Residential Camps for International Students

Donegal Adventure Centre campus is perfectly located along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland. 

County Donegal is a beautiful and historic location, and we are often the preferred choice of schools travelling from overseas.

Our Adventure Ireland programmes are suitable for high school students, outdoor and surfing enthusiasts. We offer a range of different programmes depending on what is it you are looking for. We provide English lessons and classroom teaching in Irish History, Literature and Culture.

Classes are combined with outdoor activities, team-building and development, cultural sight-seeing, interactive experiences with international and Irish students the same age, and much more.

Surrounded by beautiful beaches with excellent surfing, we are home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe – Sliabh Liag.

There are many more beautiful places nearby, such as national parks and gardens which we visit on our day tours.


Which Camp Should I Choose?


Ideal for teenagers 11-18 who are learning English as a second language. Five mornings a week are dedicated to classes covering grammar, oral & written English. This is an excellent course for improving fluency and ability to converse in English. There is a mix of students from continental Europe & beyond.   Afternoons and evenings are full of fun activities including surfing, climbing, archery etc. There is one half- day and one full-day tour per week, to places of interest such as the highest sea cliff in Europe – Sliabh Liag, Ireland’s oldest town – Ballyshannon and Derry – a city steeped in history. All students enjoy evening fun and games. This course is best suited to students who need to improve spoken English (Elementary – Intermediate Level)


Students who are interested in Irish culture, history, music and arts can enjoy lectures on these subjects, and field trips to places of cultural interest. All students will enjoy afternoon and evening activities with other students from Ireland, the UK and Europe. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Irish hospitality in a very friendly and safe environment.

This requires an upper intermediate level of English. The course involves Irish history, music , drama and interactive classes, excursions and field trips with other European and Irish students. It also includes environmental and sustainability workshops with community projects and guest speakers.


No English classes, Ideal for sporty surf-mad teens! Surf every day also learn surf theory, body boarding and water safety. Join in with the rest of the teens for evening fun. Try a bit of everything…climbing, canoe, kayak, body board, hike, great for a healthy happy holiday. This may also suit if you’re not a surfer but your English is good, or if you prefer to learn just by doing activities.