Fighting Words Summer Camps 2022: Schedule and Information

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Bringing Communities Together – Ireland & Ukraine

Fighting Words is bringing young people together in a community of friendship and creativity this summer!

Working together with Ukrainian Action in Ireland and the Irish Red Cross, our camps this year will take place at the Ukrainian Community Centre, Vicar Street, Dublin 8 D08 X0Y0.

Half the places on each camp will be allocated to the Ukrainian community via our partner organisations and the other half by lottery.

Camps this year will be offered to three age groups: 8-10 years, 11-13 years and 14-17 years. All camps are completely free of charge.

As always, our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

Application Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 - apply today!

Parents who have applied for a place will be advised no later than Thursday, 23 June 2022


Schedule and Information

Days and Times - All Camps Start on Tuesdays

  • Camps for 8-10 years run from Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm
  • Camps for 11-13 years and 14-17 years run from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm

Camp Schedule – July 2022

July 5-8: Graphic Fiction, 11-13 years: Create your own graphic fiction/comic storyline with a team of artists and illustrators. No drawing experience required, only imagination!

July 12-15: Playwriting, 11-13 years: 

Work with experienced scriptwriters and theatre practitioners to begin developing a script, devising characters and exploring stage craft.

July 19-22: Playwriting, 14-17 years: 

Work with experienced scriptwriters and theatre practitioners to begin developing a script, devising characters and exploring stage craft.

July 26-28: Fiction Writing, 8-10 years: Explore aspects of writing fiction with experienced writers and receive advice on your own creative writing.

Camp Schedule – August 2022

August 2-4: Creating Poems, 8-10 years:  Explore the fun of words and poetry with experienced poets!

August 9-12: Fiction Writing, 11-13 years: Explore aspects of writing fiction with experienced writers through exercises and prompts and receive advice on your own creative writing.

August 16-19: Songwriting, 14-17 years: Spend four days creating your own song (or songs!). We will discuss and explore various types of songs and approaches to song writing with plenty of help and advice. No musical instrument required – the focus is on writing.


Important Terms and Conditions for All Camps – Please Read Carefully

Applying for a Place

  • Apply for a place for your child by submitting the online application form.
  • Submitting an application form does not guarantee a place.
  • Places will be allocated using a lottery system to guarantee fairness.
  • Age ranges: due to high demand for places, we are very strict regarding the age ranges for each camp. 
  • Application forms for children who are outside the stated age ranges will NOT be considered.
  • In the case of siblings, please use separate application forms for each child.
  • If your child is interested in more than one camp, please complete a form for each camp. 
  • Please note that due to high demand and limited numbers, children are only permitted to attend one camp.
  • If your child receives a place, please confirm it as soon as possible. 
  • Failure to confirm a place may result in the loss of the place and a reallocation of the place to a child on the wait list.

Our Team

  • All camps are delivered by experienced writers/artists and Fighting Words staff.
  • Our staff, workshop facilitators and volunteer mentors are trained in our child protection procedures and are Garda vetted by Fighting Words and the Irish Red Cross.
  • Interpreters and translators have been Garda vetted by the Irish Red Cross.

Publication of Work

Fighting Words publishes work from each participant or group of participants to celebrate their creativity and achievement.

Copyright of the work created at Fighting Words rests with the authors, with permission granted to Fighting Words to feature the creative work in any of their publications, promotional materials and websites.

Photography/Filming

We take photographs of our programmes in action for inclusion on our website, social media and other promotional materials about our work.  All participants will be included. 

Please note that this is requirement for participation and not optional.

Cancellation Policy

If your child is unable to attend a Fighting Words summer camp for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible. Any available places will be offered to children on the waiting list via lottery.


Just a Few More Things…

  • All participants are expected to abide by the Fighting Words Positive Behaviour Policy.
  • All camps are free of charge, but participants will need to bring a lunch and their own drinks.

Questions? Contact us on info@fightingwords.ie

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 15 June 2022