The Ox Mountain Adventure Camp is a family run business located in the heart of Ox Mountains surrounded by stunning views of the hills and valley which date back over 900 million years in time. The rich supply of wildlife, wildflowers, forest and blanket bog vistas ensures your group get a true feeling of being “in the wild”.
Our site is approximately 6 miles from Tubbercurry and fully secure behind our gates, on-site we have campfire facility’s as well as toilets, washroom, kitchen and changing areas.
We start at our sites adjacent intact Mass Rock where students can see first-hand how people practised the Roman Catholic religion in darker periods of Ireland’s past.
Next we move through a forest trail to explore the wildlife and trees of the woodlands and see what forest dwellers your group can discover. Stop off at our bushcraft shelter where students can learn about its construction using only the woodland resource’s around us and have a quick relax on our “bush bed”.
From the woodland, we move into our base campsite where the group can use the site facilities and prepare for our guided hike. We set off to a hilltop peek knowing locally as ‘The Robbers Den’ to sample the all-round views of the valley while the group will hear and learn about blanket bog life and visit boulder size rocks to learn about mountain building and the effects of the ice age.
Weather permitting, we enjoy our hilltop picnic at the Robbers Den. Students are asked to bring a normal school lunch.
On return to base camp, students will be split up into different groups to sample our traditional games on the camping grounds. Should the weather not be in our favour we run this section of the day in our Bunk ‘n’ Barn building.
We conclude the day by lighting our sites campfire which the group can sit by on our campfire-style log seating and enjoy some complimentary marshmallow’s to roast and share the day’s stories. (Weather permitting)
All common child protection protocols are followed throughout.
Price € 20.00 per child