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Professor Peter Finn with Michaela Foundation volunteer leaders

 

For the fourth consecutive year, St Mary’s University College will host the County Antrim Michaela Foundation Summer Camp from 3rd – 7th July.


The five-day camp for girls, inspired by the life of Michaela McAreavey, who was a St Mary’s graduate, strives to meet the needs of local girls and those from the wider County Antrim area.


The Michaela Foundation Antrim Camp is one of nineteen camps that will take place across Ireland in 2017. Campettes aged 11-13 will complete five unique activities daily comprising the themes of “fun”, “faith”, “fashion”, “fáilte” and “well-being”. Voluntary leaders will strive to provide a fun, friendly and welcoming environment in which campettes not only develop their skills and talents but self-esteem too.  


Úna Kelly of Michaela Foundation expressed the charity’s appreciation to St. Mary’s University College stating:


“We greatly value our partnership with St Mary’s and are most appreciative of the hospitality they extend to our campettes and leaders each year. It’s a pleasure to work with an institution whose ethos is so similar to the Michaela Foundation’s, with faith, fun and fellowship at the core.”


Not only does St Mary’s host the camp and training events, but many students of the University College volunteer as Summer Camp leaders. The generosity of spirit and time comes as no surprise to Professor Peter Finn, Principal of St Mary’s University College, who states:


“One of the greatest aspects of St Mary’s is the vitality of our student body and its commitment to service as well as to volunteering.  Each year hundreds of St Mary’s students demonstrate care for their fellow citizens through volunteering, and by doing so, they contribute to the vital process of social cohesion.”


Every year the Antrim Camp has been fully booked. With just over ten places left for this year’s camp, it looks set to be fully booked, also. Those interested in attending camp should register online: www.michaelafoundation.com.


For Further Information: Úna Kelly 07712323716 una@michaelafoundation.com