summer youth work

Dreamscheme Summer Preview

If you know Dreamscheme, you know that we are always busy throughout the summer. This year is no different. Our team has been working hard over the past few months to put together a fun and action-packed summer programme for more than 250 young people over the next 9 weeks.

Take a look at out month by month guide to the upcoming summer months, and see what you can do to get involved!


JUNE 2019

26th of june 2019

beauty and the beast - camp sonshine portugal fundraiser

TUDOR cinema comber, 22a drumhirk road, 7pm

This year we are bringing a group of young people to Camp Sonshine Portugal. This fundraiser will go towards paying for less fortunate Portuguese young people to go to the camp. Camp Sonshine is an amazing experience for young people and we can’t wait to bring a group out yet again!

If you want to buy tickets for this fundraiser, please send a message to one of our social media pages!


July 2019

Milltown Group Residential & Week of Day-Trips

During the first 2 weeks of July, we are busy with our Milltown group. throughout this time, we are taking the group on a residential to Tollymore Outdoor centre, where we will do various activities and stay overnight.

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As well as this, we have planned a week of day-trips for the group. The first 2 weeks of July is a time when young people face a lot of pressures to take risks, try alchohol and get in trouble, especially around bonfire sites – so the aim of the week of trips is to divert young people from this environment for a while and spend quality time with them doing positive activities together.

As well as this, our Milltown group will be participating in various joint trips with the Roma, Braniel and Moneyreagh groups over the month of July.

If you would like to volunteer with our Milltown Group, find out more here: www.dreamschemeni.org/volunteer


15th - 22nd of July 2019

Camp Sonshine Portugal

Here we go! This year, we are sending another group of young people and young leaders to Camp Sonshine Portugal for a week of fun, learning and meeting new people from all over the world. Camp Sonshine is the highlight of the summer and we can’t wait for our young people to go and experience it!


AUGUST 2019

2nd of august

supercup ni/portrush trip

Major throwback to a SuperCup NI trip a few years ago!

Major throwback to a SuperCup NI trip a few years ago!

This is one of our most anticipated trips of the year! This is the day when all our groups come together to go up north for the day! We spend some time in Portrush, grab some food and hang out together. Last year we even called in to Edge Watersports Coleraine to go on the inflatable assault course! After this, we head to the Ballymena Showgrounds to watch the SuperCup NI Finals. This is one of the most prestigious youth football tournaments in the world, with teams like Arsenal, Valencia and Manchester United all sending their brightest young talents to play in the tournament! We can’t wait for this one!

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12th - 16th of august

the braniel/gilnahirk banter week 2019

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Just when you think things are starting to slow down towards the end of the summer, step in the Braniel Banter Week. This will be the 3rd year of the Banter Week and each time it has been so much fun! We have morning sessions for children P1-P7, which run from 10am-12pm each day! These morning sessions include fun games and teachings, colour runs and water fights! There will also be evening sessions for older young people who are Year 8-13. The evening sessions will have the young people taken on fun trips and enjoying their summer nights!

For more information and to register your child, visit www.dreamschemeni.org/summer


19th - 23rd of august

DS Football camp 2019

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This year we are excited to run our very first football camp! The camp is open to young people aged 8-12. For just £32, your child will get IFA qualified coaching, a breaktime snack and drink, football every day from 10am-1pm, not to mention the amazing opportunity to meet new friends and engage in a team! This is a camp not to be missed!

For more information and to register your child, visit www.dreamschemeni.org/football-camp


AND RELAX…

As you can see, this summer is packed out with amazing trips, events and activities that are sure to keep your children busy over the long summer months. As well as the events shown here, all of our groups will continue over the summer on their designated nights!

  • MILLTOWN/belvoir group - tuesday nights

    year 8-10: 6.30pm - 8pm

    Year 10-14: 8pm - 10pm

  • ROMa/botanic group - wednesday nights 7pm - 9pm

  • Braniel Group - thursday nights 6.30pm - 8.30pm

  • newtownbreda group - friday nights 6pm - 8pm

  • moneyreagh group - friday nights 8pm - 10pm

Thank you for your continued support! Have a fantastic summer!