Scout Camps

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

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

Cappanalea NCOET can arrange for the transport to and from Killarney Train Station. We can help organise all local arrangements including food requirements, tours, hiking venues and offer a wide variety of outdoor activities including Rock Climbing, Sailing, Canoeing, Orienteering, Kayaking, Abseiling and Windsurfing.

Unfortunately we cannot run any Summer Camps at the moment due to Covid 19 restrictions

Cappanalea NCOET is continuing to monitor the Government Roadmap in respect of the reopening of the centre safely for customers and staff and will hopefully be open again soon

Please select your required date from the list below to make your booking

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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 over four days. On the first day, the students will be taught the skills required to complete a three-day journey, on both land and water, combined with wilderness camping. This will involve kayaking/canoeing, navigation, expedition planning, menu planning, camp craft etc.
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Patrol Expedition Adventure Kamp (PEAK) is a week-long event for a selected number of scouts held in participation with Scouting Ireland. This event has been run at Cappanalea NCOET in Kerry for over 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 Macgillicuddys 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.

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On a Cappanalea NCOET Standing Camp, your scouts or guides have an opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor activities which are incorporated into the traditional scouting theme.

Also included is an evening in the local sports complex; pioneering projects; traditional campfires, 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 need to do is arrive at Killarney Train Station with your personal gear and we will take care of the rest.

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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 NCOET can provide components of the One Programme for Adventure Activities.


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The serviced campsites at Cappanalea NCOET provide the ideal base for scout and guide camps offering a superb location and a wide range of adventure sports.
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