Archaeology After School Clubs for Kids

Archaeology After School Clubs

Living with Covid Plan

With the current restrictions and measures announced by the government we would like to advise customers we have are continuing our bookings for our school / after-school programmes, workshops and camps in-line with the proposed government recommendations. The government guidelines have recommended a specific criteria and The SIA will follow these protocols in-line with the HPSC. We are currently working with our partners behind the scenes and will be running our camps in the summer. Dates will be added to our website in due course, so we would advise if interested to ask to be added to our mailing list and to keep up to date regularly with us on social media and on our website.

Depending on the course of the ongoing pandemic we will ensure our camps and events throughout the school year and holidays are in-line with the current phase of government guidelines. With this in mind, we always ensure, especially if indoors that our ‘activity pods’ are in smaller groups than the advised number of participants outlined by government at the time. It’s not ideal for our clients nor parents and children but it is a start in the right direction and please be advised, these circumstances can rapidly change and we may have to make amendments to our events such as times, itineraries and pricing structures where necessary.

All of our events will have a good mix of indoor and outdoor workshops and when possible, we will try to use our workshops in an outdoor setting to the best of our ability. Due to the nature of Irish weather and adverse weather conditions, the outdoors is not always possible and if we feel the safety of the participants became an issue for us, and where we felt the safety of children or our staff is under threat we may have to either halt operations or safely bring operations indoors when needed.

We intend to follow the guidelines and measures in-line with the public health restrictions. We’re working behind the scenes to keep our booking system up to date and if changes do occur, we please ask for your patience. The premises we have at our disposal and our partners who supply those locations are working closely with us but if the situation changes suddenly we may have to alter our operating procedures and this may affect your booking.

We would ask for your support and patience as we try to navigate through the ever-changing public health advice and we wish you and your families the best as you are staying safe in these strange and extraordinary times.

If you have previously booked into any of our camps or afterschools and your booking has been impacted then please contact us for more information. We will be sending emails to participants who have previously booked prior to the COVID-19 restrictions about credit vouchers, refunds or alternative options. We would ask for your support and patience as we try to figure out the best way forward in the coming few weeks. We hope you and your families are staying save in these strange and extraordinary times.

We provide after-school activities through our exciting Junior Archaeologists’ Club. Our clubs are carried out at various locations nationwide in counties such as Kildare and Dublin. We offer 6- to 10-week programmes which are suitable for children aged between 6 and 12 years old. Our Junior Archaeologists’ Club is a ideal introduction to the intriguing subject of archaeology.

For more details on booking our after-school activites, including times and what to bring, scroll to the bottom of the page to see our FAQs section.

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"My kids took part in this summer camp twice and got so much out of it. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough." Sharon Greene

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about our Archaeology Camps

Camp normally starts and finishes at 10am – 3pm. Some times may vary due to location, so if unsure contact a member of our team.

Yes, there are two breaks throughout the day, so its recommended to bring plenty of food and liquids for your child.

As Irish weather is constantly changing, we recommend clothes for all weather. Good walking boots/wheelies and suncream are essential. We also recommend if your child suffers from any allergy or medical illness that SIA staff members are notified in advance.

The camps are catered for aged 7 – 12 years old. However, we do, take younger siblings from age 6 but please contact a member of our team to know more before booking.

Cancellation is required one week prior to the commencement of the camp, no refund of deposit or fee can be redeemed on or after that time. Parents/Guardians must be contactable during the camp hours. Places will be filled on a first come first served basis. SIA reserves the right to cancel part of/or the entire programme. All cancellations will be subject to a minimum administrative fee of €20 (non-transferable).

Cancellations due to Covid-19 or medical reasons must be notified on or prior to the first day of the relevant Camp.
These cancellations must be verified in writing by the relevant participant’s doctor.
If verification is provided within 3 days, a full refund will be issued in respect of the affected participant.

Is my child eligible due to certain medical conditions or special needs? At SIA we like to ensure we are inclusive to all and we understand the needs of our clients and their children. If your child suffers from any illness or medical condition, please notify SIA. If your child has any specific special needs, we will require the accompaniment of a guardian or special needs assistant (SNA). SIA has permission to seek medical treatment in the event of an accident. If you require further information in relation to any of the above please contact us at  info@sia.ie

Yes, SIA is insured with full Public Liability

SIA team members are all fully Garda Vetted and have completed the Tusla Introduction to Child First training programme. Our staff are qualified and experienced teachers, archaeologists and we always have a first aider with us at all our courses and events.