Twenty young people took part in an exciting two day virtual youth camp with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) recently that proved extremely popular.
Led by the team at LYS’ Garryowen Youth Together Project, the virtual camp was hosted on Zoom with the young people enjoying workshops that included art, baking, cyber safety, mindfulness and sports.
‘It was excellent and the feedback from the young people and their parents has been overwhelming positive,’ said LYS’ Gillian Boland.
‘They loved spending time with their friends and they really enjoyed the virtual camp,’ said Gillian adding with a smile ‘they were certainly full of energy!
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic a lot of LYS youth clubs/groups have moved to the online world as the youth organisation uses digital youth work and virtual classrooms to engage with young people.
It was the Garryowen teams first time holding such a large youth work camp on Zoom but they took to it like a cyber duck to virtual water!
‘We didn’t know what to expect at the start but the young people were very patient with us and after a few little hiccups we were in full swing,’ laughed Gillian who is looking forward to running another virtual camp in the future.
Gillian thanked young people, their families and her colleagues at LYS and Garryowen Community Development Project for their support.
A part of LYS, Garryowen Youth Together Project is located at John’s St, Limerick and engages with and supports young people across the local community.
A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.