Barretstown is a specially-designed camp for children with serious illnesses - primarily cancer and serious blood diseases - from Ireland, Britain and throughout Europe, and their families.
We provide a unique programme of adventure, activities and fun – backed by the medical world - which helps children with serious illness regain their confidence and self-esteem and has become internationally recognised as having a profound and positive impact on their lives.
The medical world calls our programme ‘Therapeutic Recreation’, but like the campers, we know it as ‘Serious Fun’.
After taking part in one of our programmes, children go home with more confidence, self-esteem and more importantly, the reassurance that happiness is not just for healthy children.
Barretstown also recognises the serious impact of serious illness on the rest of the family. That’s why we also run sessions for siblings, for the whole family and bereavement programmes.