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What is a "Cúl Camp"?

St. Patrick’s G.A.A. Club will host a Gaelic Football and Hurling Camp (often referred as “Cúl” Camps because “cúl” in Irish or Gaelic means goal) are, the official summer camps of the Gaelic Athletic Association (“GAA”). The camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 15 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity & games.  The Camp is designed to introduce boys & girls to the thrills and excitement of Gaelic football and hurling.  Whether a child is experienced or never played gaelic football or hurling before, the camp is designed to provide a rewarding and fun time.

These camps are held in every county in Ireland as well in the United States and many other countries where Gaelic sports are played.

Key features of the Cúl Camps are:

  • The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day;

  • The program involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.

  • On the last day of the camp a game will be organized to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.

When is Cúl Camp?

Camp hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Mon, June 29 through Fri, July 3, 2020.

Where is the Cúl Camp?

The Camp is located at the Main Athletic Field of Notre Dame High School, 220 Jefferson St., Fairfield, CT. 06825

How Much Does the Camp Cost?

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A DEEP DISCOUNT FOR REGISTRATIONS MADE BY FEBRUARY 19, 2020
First child, Second child and Third child in family $200 each
Each additional family member Free

Register before February 19th and camp is only $200 per child.  No family pays more than $600!

For Registrations AFTER February 19th: 

Per child $250

In addition to lunch each day campers receive an official St. Patrick’s Cúl Camp jersey. This registration fee may be paid through St. Patrick’s web site.

Lunch/Snacks

The cost of lunch is included in the registration fee. 

How Do I Register For This Camp?

Parents or Legal Guardians must register for their camp on St. Patrick’s website and upload, or submit, a health form for each camper:

Step 1 – For each camper, obtain a copy of the State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record from your child’s pediatrician.

  • This is the same health form required by every school in Connecticut prior to the start of each school year.

  • If this form indicates that the camper has been prescribed medications, you must also obtain a copy of Authorization for the Administration of Medication form from your child’s pediatrician. 

Step 2 – Complete the camp application online through St. Patrick’s website (see Registration Section).

Step 3 - Send us your child’s health screening form by any one of these methods:
(A
) Upload the Health Forms here

OR

(B) Mail  “hard copies” to St. Patrick’s GAA Club

St. Patrick’s  G.A.A. Club
c/o 532 Jackman Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825 

OR

(C) Email health screening documents
Scanned copies of these forms may be emailed to camp@stpatricksgaa.us

Payment Options

On-Line Payment Option

Submit payment via St Patrick's website secure on-line payment system. Checks may be mailed to St. Patrick’s at the address listed above.

Transportation

Parent/legal guardians are responsible for transportation to/from Camp.  All camp activities will take place on the campuses of Notre Dame High School and Sacred Heart University. 
 
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION
Recognizing the possibility of physical injury associated with Gaelic games and in consideration for the St. Patrick’s Gaelic Football Club, Inc., the NY Minor Board GAA, and its affiliates accepting the registrant for participation in its program and activities, parents/legal guardians or heirs, executors and administrators  release, discharge, hold harmless, waive and forever discharge and/or otherwise indemnify St. Patrick’s Gaelic Football Club, Inc., the NY Minor Board GAA, and its affiliate organizations and sponsors, their employees, associated personnel, volunteers, coaches, and trainers, and all other persons associated with the implementation and functioning of the program or camp, including the owner of fields and facilities utilized for the program or camp against any and all claims by or on behalf of the registrant as a result of the registrant’s participation in the Programs, including claims resulting from any injury, death or property damage and transportation, to or from the same camp or program, which transportation I hereby authorize.  As the parent or legal guardian, you must attest that the participant has received a physical examination by a physician and has been found physically capable of participating in the program or camp.  You also must give your consent to have St. Patrick’s G.F.C., the NY Minor Board GAA, and its affiliates provide the camper or participant with medical assistance and/or treatment and agree to be responsible financially for the reasonable cost of each assistance and/or treatment and agree to not seek indemnification or recoupment of expenses related to such provision of medical assistance or treatment.