Separately, we will be submitting our first Irish Sports Camp / Cúl Camp description to the Naperville Park District this week. The camp will take place for three consecutive days next summer in June or July, with the dates to be determined between us and the Park District. Here is the description:
Irish Sports Camp / Cúl Camp (pronounced "Cool" Camp)
This camp introduces kids from age 6-14 to two of the national sports of Ireland; Gaelic Football and Hurling. Exceptional coaches, including several from Ireland, will teach the basic rules of play and fundamental skills using a variety of fun games. Agility, hand-eye, and foot-eye coordination are developed as well as fitness in a supportive environment. Skills learned in this camp are transferrable to baseball, soccer, hockey, handball and lacrosse. Give your kids a chance to experience what kids play on the Emerald Isle!
We are also working on a youth program that will run weekly from April to June 2015. One of our aspirations has been to launch a successful youth program locally. It is important to us as parents but also to the long-term growth and success of the sport. Finally, we are still looking for field space for both an indoor winter youth program and an adult hurling program. As soon as we get more news on these things, we'll share them!!