National Camp

National Camp

Basketball Ireland’s National Camp 2018

Ireland’s longest running basketball camp returns to Gormanston College this July for Boys & Girls aged between 12 and 17 years.

The Basketball Ireland National Camp at Gormanston is the longest running basketball camp in Ireland and has seen some of the country's best ever players come through its ranks. This coming summer will mark the 45th year of the camp and it is going as strong as ever with the best coaches from home and abroad attending annually to divulge their knowledge to hundreds of young hoopsters.

2018 Camp Schedule:

Week 1:  Sun 8th July to Fri (morning) 13th July

Week 2:  Sun 15th July to Fri (morning) 20th July

Camp registration will open on November 9th 2017. 

Registrations will be received online only via the Basketball Ireland website 

Camp Prices:

Residential Campers:  €420 + booking fee

Day Campers: €275 + booking fee


Both girls and boys have a choice of either a single room or a six bed dorm.

******Week 1 - Sold Out  - Waiting List Only for Boys and Girls *******

******Week 2 - Sold Out - Waiting List Only for Boys and Girls ********

If you would like to add your son/daughter to the waiting list please email 

To register for the Camp, click on link camp application form.

Payment Options
Camper Name and Week



You can keep an eye on the Gormanston Camp Facebook page and over the coming weeks for more information. 


Camp Frequently asked Questions

I don’t have a pay pal account, so how can I make the camp payment?

You don’t actually need a PayPal account to make the payment online, you can choose to pay by credit or debit card.  There is a link under the PayPal login details which allows payment without a PayPal account.

Our camper wants to be in a single room beside his friend.  Is this possible?

There is a space on the online registration form to input the friends name.  Please ensure to enter it here.  If your application has already gone in, please email the request to and we will do our best to arrange it.  Please note that both campers must already be registered at the time to organise the accommodation as requested.  In all cases, we do strive to accommodate all requests when it is possible to do so.

I have registered my campers place and I received the PayPal confirmation via email but I did not get a confirmation yet from Basketball Ireland.  When will I get a confirmation?

You will receive an email from Basketball Ireland confirming receipt of your application after a few days.  An official receipt will be sent after that confirming the choices made on the application.  You will receive a final receipt with a list of things to bring to camp and a camp schedule etc at least two weeks prior to camp.  Applications received without payments are not valid and will be discarded. 

I want to send my camper to the two weeks of camp.  Can care and accommodation be provided for the weekend in between?

Absolutely not.  Our staff takes a much needed break over the weekend between camps so there is no facility to provide for campers during this time.  Parents/Guardians must collect their child between 8:30 and 10am on the Friday morning that camp ends.

Is there a Swimming evening this year?


What is the camp schedule?

Click HERE for a sample schedule based on last years camp.  An updated schedule will be sent to all registered campers ahead of camp via email.

Is there public transport to Camp?

No unfortunately there is no direct public transport available to the college.  The best way to travel is by car.  For taxi fare information, click the following link: the place of departure with the destination “Gormanston College” and it will give you a taxi cost breakdown.  We do not have a partnership with any taxi firm but for your convenience, we have a list of taxi websites below:

Official Partners