Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.
All of the children and families come to Barretstown free of charge. Everything, including accommodation, food and medical assistance are provided at no cost to the family.
Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups.
Barretstown is recognised as a centre of excellence in childhood cancer care and other serious illnesses. Children are referred to Barretstown based on their medical needs. Since we first opened our gates in 1994 we have brought the magic of Barretstown to over 30,000 campers.
Horse riding at Barretstown
At Barretstown children not only get the chance to ride gentle Connemara ponies and horses, but also learn to groom them, saddle them up and most importantly get to know them. Horse riding at Barretstown is an extremely important activity and loved by the families’ that come to camp.