By Denis J. Croke
THE 2020 GAA Cul Camps camp programme is set to start on Monday 20 July. In adition and an exciting new GAA Cúl Camps TV programme will air on TG4 from Monday 29 June to get kids up and ready for the real thing.
This good comes after the Safe Return to Gaelic Games Document and the easing of restrictions brought into place due to Covid. A list of all venues will be confirmed on the cúl camp website on Monday next, 22 June when bookings reopen. Prices are: First child €65/£55, Second child €60/£50, Three children or more €50/£45.
There may be reduced capacity at certain locations and there may be less venues due to health and safety protocols that will be put in place. Camp schedules may be also be reduced in certain counties.
GAA President John Horan said: “I am delighted that we are in a position to confirm plans around arrangements for our 2020 Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps and acknowledge all of the work that has taken place in recent weeks in an effort to get us to this point.
“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone and we have had to revisit what are the most successful underage camps run by any organisation, anywhere.
“We were determined to run the camps this year and while they have to be organised differently, I hope the essence of what they represent will still shine through.
“I’d also like to acknowledge the support of long-term partners Kellogg’s for their ongoing support and also TG4, who will play a central role in the first phase.”
The GAA Cul Camps television series will be produced by Waterford based Nemeton TV, and presented by Grainne Bleasdale. The series will include skills, drills, games, nutrition, and wellness segments that will appeal to all the family.
It will feature All-Ireland winning Cork camogie and football star, Rena Buckley, Dublin hurler Liam Rushe and former Donegal footballer star Kevin Cassidy.
Ruth Hughes, Kellogg Market Head Ireland said “We are delighted the Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps are going ahead this year with the exciting addition of bringing it to people’s homes on the small screen.
“The GAA have strict health and safety guidelines in place and I look forward to sending my own kids to our local camp.”
TG4’s Head of Sport, Ronán Ó Coisdealbha said “We are very excited to be working with the GAA and Kellogg’s on this initiative and to be giving the next generation of children the opportunity to improve their GAA skills from home.”
“The GAA Cul Camps television series, along with our Campa Cula4 programme will form a one-hour block each morning which will entertain and educate children with action-packed activities during the summer.”