Summer Scheme: Campa Chormaic 2019
Violet Hill is a proud supporter of Campa Chormaic and will be entering its 8th year in the summer of 2019. We have been consistently the most well attended Campa Chormaic throughout Ulster in this time. We are very proud of the fact that we host girls and boys from P5 - Year 11 at our camp in the College. Every year we have to turn people away due to the sheer level of interest in this unique camp.
In 2018 we welcomed former Armagh All Ireland winning Captain and current Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney to speak to our participants. It was a memorable occasion.
Campa Chormaic is the Irish Language and Sports Summer Camp held in the memory of Cormac McAnallen, who was captain of the All-Ireland winning Tyrone Senior team, when he died in 2004 of a previously undetected heart condition.
Campa Chormaic was set up initially in the Brantry, a small rural townland near Eglish in County Tyrone. Since then the camp has grown and flourished in Antrim, Derry and Down and each year it provides young children between the age of 9 and 16 years of age with a platform to learn the language, culture and Gaelic games and gives them the opportunity to learn about those ideals which defined Cormac as a person, in sport and academically. 2014 saw further expansion of those ideals with the hosting of Seachtain 2 Tir Eoghain.
Campa Chormaic is about sport, culture, spirit and about fun. Campa Chormaic is a legacy to the young Gaels of Ulster and it embodies the spirit of Cormac McAnallen. Each camp runs a daily activities which embraces learning and sport where students get the chance to learn the language, and on the playing field they get the chance to play our sports under the watchful eye of teachers as well as some very special guests from across football, ladies football, hurling and camogie. And of course each participating student gets a cherished Campa Chormaic jersey unique to those students who attend the camp.
St Colman's College has been an ardent supporter of Campa Chormaic since its introduction at Violet Hill in 2012. Thanks to the generosity of the Board of Governors and staff at the College this unique summer camp thrives, providing great experiences for males and females from 9-16.