Scout Camps

Cappanalea OETC has the facilities to cater for two independent camp-sites on our grounds. When camping with us groups can book in on all the activities available at Cappanalea OETC, combine the range of activities with camping in some of the most beautiful parts of the country and you will find it hard to beat what Cappanalea is offering.

Campers have full access to the Cappanalea OETC’s facilities during their time here which involves the use of our camping equipment should it be required.

Cappanalea OETC can arrange for the transport to and from Killarney Train Station and give assistance and direction on all local arrangements including food requirements, tours, hiking venues and a wide variety of outdoor activities including Rock Climbing, Sailing, Canoeing, Orienteering, Kayaking, Abseiling and Windsurfing.

Build a  week of fun and adventure into your Summer Holidays - the Cappanalea Outdoor Summer Adventure Expedition is aimed at students from 15 to 18 years of age and is run for four days - from 26th - 29th June 2018.     The first day the students will be taught the skills required to complete a two day journey, on both land and water, combined with wilderness camping.   This will involve kayaking/canoeing; navigation, expedition packing, menu planning, camp craft etc.

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Jun 2018

26/06/2018 - 29/06/2018 Book Now!

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Jul 2018

16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018 Book Now!
30/07/2018 - 03/08/2018 Book Now!

Aug 2018

13/08/2018 - 17/08/2018 Book Now!

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On a Cappanalea OETC Standing Camp your scouts or guides have an opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor activities incorporated into the traditional scouting theme. Also included is an evening in the local sports complex; pioneering projects; traditional camp fires, an inter patrol challenge and a day’s tour. On a Cappanalea Standing Camp, Cappanalea arranges all the staffing; catering; equipment; in course transport and programme requirements.  All you and your troop or company have to do is turn up in Killarney Train Station with your personal gear and we will take care of the rest.  
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The serviced campsites at Cappanalea OETC provide the ideal base for scout and guide camps offering a superb location and a wide range of adventure sports.
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The ONE Programme involves a variety of activities and events, such as; weekly meetings, regular hikes, sail training, monthly overnights, periodic longer duration overnights, ceremonies to mark specific events etc. It also involves challenges such as Adventure Skills, Special Interest Badges and the Chief Scout Award. We here at Cappanalea OETC can provide components of the One Programme for Adventure Activities.    
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Patrol Expedition Adventure Kamp is a week-long event for a selected number of scouts held in participation with Scouting Ireland. This event has been run at Cappanalea OETC in Kerry for the last 30 years and we are delighted to welcome PEAK back each year. PEAK focuses on team building and mountaineering skills and culminates in an overnight expedition through the Reeks mountain range. Many of the scouts go on to complete mountain skills and mountain leader qualifications, and all will be able to make a banoffi pie in a Trangia pot, by torchlight, on a mountain swept by gale-force winds. Peak is open to scouts between the ages of 14 and 17 who have previous mountaineering experience and have an interest in learning the finer points of mountain navigation. To apply for PEAK as a scout, log on to
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