Basecamp East & Make-A-Wish Ireland

Sometimes a worthy cause just catches your heart & imagination. For us, working on exciting events each week specifically for kids, Make-A-Wish Ireland was this cause. We are now delighted to announce our partnership with Make-A-Wish Ireland.

We’re really excited to help this amazing charity grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. What better way to announce this news than to launch our kids event calendar for the year. We are also in the early stages of planning a charity survival event for summer so watch this space.

Here is our Basecamp East’s 2017 Events for the year. Check out the dates below.

This should allow you to plan your year ahead with military precision and get your adventure dates in your diary!

Kids Army Bootcamp – Easter, Summer and Halloween camps

School Tours

Daily from 5th June to 30th June – by prior booking only. Contact us now to get your place: or call 0860665116.

Night Patrol*

(Sat 1700 – Sun 1000):

  • April 22nd
  • May 27th
  • July 22nd
  • August 26th
  • September 16th

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*further dates to be added

Private Bookings:

January to December
Birthdays, Schools, Sports Teams, Youth Groups, Overnight Survival

Easter 2017 Kids Army Bootcamp

Get your place on our Easter 2017 camp!

It’s coming to that brighter time of year again. The winter has been amazingly mild and lets hope it continues this spring and summer. Either way, a few showers never stopped us from getting outside….and it will be the same this Easter.

Its time to unpack our house bound kids and get them outdoors again on our action packed 4 day military-style camp during the Easter holidays starting 10th April 2017.

We’ve been busy updating our kit and are planning some new surprises….

We don’t just put your kids through our activities, we get to know each one individually and aim to send them home happier and more confident than when they arrived.

We also recognise that you are busy parents, and as such, we will offer supervised drop off again from 08.30 once notice is given.

More Kids Camp info here.

You can book below or contact us on or 0860665116 if you have any questions.

  • Dates: 10th to 13th April 2017
  • Where: Basecamp East HQ, Killegar Farm, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
  • Time: 09.15  – 15.00. Camp begins at 09.15. Supervised drop off from 08.30 (notice required)
  • Age: Boys and Girls 8-12
  • Price: €150 for one child. €10 discount for every additional child. Online payment required to book place.


Halloween Kids Army Bootcamp

Brace yourself, winter is coming but the brave troops of Basecamp East train on. We have a high- tempo, action packed 3 day Kids Army Bootcamp planned for the Halloween mid-term and we want your’ bravest.

We will be in the forests, in the water, lighting fires and braving the elements with the usual expert staff from our instructor cadre.

Our Halloween programme is specifically tailored to the winter elements so rest assured your troops will stay warm, muddy and happy.

Places are going to fly so get yours now….

  • Dates: 2nd to 4th Nov
  • Where: Basecamp East HQ, Killegar Farm, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
  • Time: 08.30 – 15.00. Camp begins at 09.15. Supervised drop off from 08.30.
  • Age: Boys and Girls age  8-12
  • Price: €100 for one child. €5 discount for every additional child.
  • Deposit: Only 50% deposit needed to book your place.


Ladies Survival Night

You’ve asked so we’ve delivered….

Join the Basecamp East Team for a LADIES ONLY survival night under the stars in Enniskerry on Saturday 1st October. Learn how to build shelters, light fires, gather, trap and prepare food all in a unique hands on learning environment.  Rest assured it won’t all be hardship, we guarantee you’ll have great craic with the girls while we take you out of your comfort zone on this unique challenge.

Top it all off with a glass of wine around the fire in your forest home for the night.

We guarantee this will be an experience to remember!


  • Date: Saturday 1st Oct 2016
  • Time: 17.00 – 11.00 overnight!
  • Where: Drop off at Killegar Farm carpark
  • Price: €65 PP


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Basecamp East Halloween Camp Date Launched

Delighted to announce we have just set our 2016 Halloween Camp date.

This will be a 3 day military-style camp on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th November with a spooky twist on our usual camp itinerary including;

  • Air rifling
  • River trekking
  • Survival
  • Bushcraft
  • Camouflage Skills
  • Self Defence

More on Halloween Camp here.

Book online here.

 Basecamp Night Patrol

We also want to share on what a fantastic Night Patrol we had in August. Ten of our best and fearless recruits took on a night under the stars with our experienced instructors.

Here is what they had to say:

Thank you so much, he had a great time, he is exhausted with a  big smile on his face! Lisa


C had a fantastic time. Thanks so much for giving her a great experience. Lisa M.


He loved the whole experience. See you again soon. Arlene.


Our next one is 10th Sept. A must for any aspiring military adventurer.

More on Basecamp Night Patrol here.

Launching Birthday Bootcamps

Basecamp East have just launched our birthday bootcamp package and feedback has been amazing!


“The boys loved the instructors and the whole experience. They all went home saying it was the best thing they had ever done together and the birthday boy was so chuffed. The stuff of Legends.” Catherine B


“My 8yr old had his “Army survival camp” today and I can honestly say it was the best birthday party he’s ever had and his mates (boys + girls) said it was the best party they’ve EVER been to!!!! Loved every second – thanks Basecamp East”. Jennifer M.


Find out more about our legendary birthday package here.


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***Our Summer 2016 Proclamation***

Basecamp East Kids Army Bootcamp summer dates are now launched and we want to liberate your kids from the TV, Tablet and Playstation. Let us train and develop your troops through our unique Military Kids Bootcamp where we teach real military skills; survival, camouflage, air rifle shooting, water safety, work ethic, teamwork, self defence and confidence. Early Bird rate until the 30th April so book online today and enlist your troops. This is your CALL OF DUTY.

What our Easter Troops (eh Mums) had to say;


My son went to the Easter camp and had a great time, in his words “best camp ever”. Can’t wait for summer camps to start. Tracy G.


What a fantastic time the kids are having – loving every action packed minute. Orla H


My son is having such a great time he loves it. Johanna D.


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Kids Army Bootcamp Launch – BOOK NOW

Basecamp East are delighted to launch bookings for our Easter 2016 Kids Army Bootcamps. This March book your kids into the challenge they will never forget and let our instructor team do the rest. The camps will take place from our newly developed HQ in Enniskerry on the following dates:
  1. Monday 21st March to Friday 25th March
  2. Tues 29th March to Fri 1st April 2016
Places are limited and bookings will be allocated through payment on our online system.