Connemara Maths Academy
5 Star Residential Summer Camps. Discovery, Creativity and Adventure. Kylemore Abbey; Glenstal Abbey; Delphi Resort.
Learning through discovery and visualisation is the cornerstone of our educational philosophy, promoting critical thinking, problem-solving and educated risk-taking, in a challenging and demanding intensive programme where a strong emphasis on physical activity (Kayaking, Rockclimbing, Sports) and creative arts (Music Technology & Production/Choir) and technology is central to the programme.
We have a wide range of incredible adventure sport, creative & STEM activities for 2018 at Delphi Resort along the Wild Atlantic Way and at Rockwell College on Ireland’s Ancient East. Activities vary from Centre to Centre.
Adventure Sports include Surfing, Kayaking, High Ropes, Abseiling, Zip Wire, Zip ‘n’ trek, Orienteering & Archery among others.
Technology & Workshops inlcude Music Technology, Sound Production, Song Recording, Movie Making, Song Writing, STEM Challenges, Coding, Robotics, Raft Building, Water Rockets, Virtual Reality, 360 Degree Digital Film, Drone Design & related Maths interactive discovery led workshops.
Sports include Tennis, Football, Tag Rugby, Hurling, Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Gaelic Football, Water Polo & Swimming among others.
Surfing is scheduled three times per week at our Summer Camp Delphi Resort. Daily Weather forecasts determine exact schedules in order to maximise surfing experience. Surfing on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is an incredible experience with some of the world’s best surfing conditions.
Zip Wire & Zip ‘n’ Trek
Another incredibly popular activity is the gravity defying Zip Wire and the Zip ‘n’ Trek course.
Archery (Delphi & Rockwell)
Archery is used to explore probabilities while exploring the geometry and ratios of the circle and discovering for themselves what Pi is
Music Technology & Performance (Delphi & Rockwell)
Using an array of technological strategies, not only through the media of iPads, but also using music and media technology to illustrate and explore key mathematical concepts, CMA invite students to form real and meaningful relationships with them. Creating music with technology and mathematics becomes a fascinating way to explore patterns and sequences.
In Trigonometry for example Sine Waves are heard and visualised giving students an inherent understanding of what they are, while seeing and discovering their natural place in the world, and not simply accepting the traditional teaching approach that sine is simply a number or a ratio of one value to another.
Students who play an instrument may avail of our Maths Rock Band where music is performed based on mathematical concepts. Usually our electric & digital group of musicians play drums, electric guitar, bass guitar, electronics, iPads, controllers, violin, cello, piano, tin whistle, clarinet and harp among many others.
It's a fascinating exploration into mathematics and music and the results are powerful and usually very loud and fast!
Digital Film & Photography (Delphi & Rockwell)
Students will also have the opportunity to script, produce, edit and make a movie including composing the soundtrack, which will be completed in Music Technology workshops.
Easter Camp Blackrock College
Junior Certificate Maths & Science Exam Prep Programme April 2nd – 7th 2018
CMA is proud to announce a new Residential Easter Camp 2018 at Blackrock College, County Dublin for students (girls and boys) sitting the Junior Certificate exam in 2018 & 2019.
For girls and boys traveling from outside Dublin, collection from the main bus and train stations in Dublin city to Blackrock College (& return) is included in the price. On return our staff will ensure students are safely on their respective buses and parents will be informed when they have departed.
Key concepts underlying Junior Cert maths & Science are explored through CMA’s usual mix of interactive, hands-on workshops, activities and creative technologies while there will also be JC Past Paper driven workshops led by highly experienced Maths & Science teachers running in parallel with our highly visual and interactive workshops.
As always there’ll be plenty of physical activities such as team sports, swimming (indoor pool) and Zip Wire, some of which will be used as data sources for analysis in maths statistics & probability workshops.
CMA mission statement for this particular programme is to have students physically and academically Exam ready while having a brilliant time with us, getting to grips with the key concepts and feeling really confident in them.
- Key Concept Exploration
- Creative Technologies (Music Tech, Coding, AI, VR)
- Past Paper Driven Workshops
- Small class sizes
- Expert, patient and passionate teachers
- Individually Assigned Mentors
- Maths Clinics
- 3 Month Post Camp Online Support with TheMathsTutor.ie (included in price)
- Incredible facilities
- Accessible & convenient location
- Day attendance option (9am-9pm)
- Collection from main Dublin bus & train stations (included in price)
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner & supper
- Arrival Monday April 2nd at 5pm; Departure Saturday 7th at 2pm
Price: Residential €680; Day (9am-9pm) €540
CMA run residential Summer Camps for students from Ireland and from all over the world at Delphi Resort on the Wild Atlantic Way and at Rockwell College in County Tipperary on Ireland’s Ancient East.
In Summer 2017 we welcomed students from all over the world, including of course Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, US and China as well as from countries in the Middle East and South America, with approximately half of our students coming from across Ireland.
Summer 2018 Schedule
- Summer Camp Delphi: July 1-7; 8-14; 15-21; 22-28.
- Summer Camp Rockwell College : June 24-30 & July 29-August 4
Stay 2 or more weeks & get Sat night & weekend activities for free! Transport between Rockwell and Delphi camps is included in the price.
€850 per Week for All Summer Camps, June – August, 2018. A deposit of €150 secures a place.
Credit & Debit Cards/Pay Pal options (with usual card and admin processing fees). Direct Bank Transfers & Cheques possible (no fees applied) by contacting office directly on 09531925 or email [email protected].
Airport Transfers to and from camp serving Dublin & Shannon Airports are available while a Bus Service serving Dublin City, Athlone & Galway will also be available to book online.
CMA Director, Aengus O’Connor B.Sc., D.L.S., M.Phil., P.D.E., has over 20 years experience in education, both nationally and internationally, including as School Director (Academic & Whole School) of the International School of Chouiefat Damascus, Syria; Head of Department, IST, Italy; Course Director, Senior Lecturer & Researcher, Technology Innovation Centre, Birmingham City University, UK; and Project Leader & Head Teacher with the Ministry of Education, Italy (Flacco School, Bari, Italy) among other roles having taught mathematics, physics, music technology, electronics, acoustics and applied mathematics at secondary and third levels.