Knockadoon Camp Facilities

Knockadoon camp has a wide range of facilities which make the camp and ideal location for the KYW. Below is short introduction to some of these facilities accompanied by an image to give you a better idea of what the camp has to offer.

Two camp bunkhouses


Knockadoon Camp has 7 bunkhouses in total and can house up to 150 people in total. During the Knockadoon Youth Week, the number of campers we can bring down is a lot smaller as some of these bunkhouses are used to house our leaders, the camp kitchen staff and brothers of the Dominican Order.

There is 4 camper bunkhouses in total that can host a maximum of 105 campers. Each bunkhouse has its own communal toilet and shower area and has 5 rooms in total that can host 4-5 campers per room.

Leaders will conduct daily bunkhouse inspections and encourage the campers to keep them neat and tidy. The toilet/shower area is cleaned daily by the camp staff.

Bunkhouses are generally split by gender & age and campers are not permitted to enter a bunkhouse other than their own. At night time, there is a minimum of two over 18 leaders per bunkhouse who stay overnight in a separate room for supervision.

Les reading out the rules

Old Hall

The Old Hall is the epicenter of Knockadoon camp and the most used building during the KYW. The hall is situated down the front of camp and looks out onto the seafront.

During the day time, competitions are held in the Old Hall such as pool, table tennis and darts. In the evenings, the majority of our activities also take place in this hall as the leaders make use of the stage and transform the hall into a theater. The Old Hall is also the location where all our famous discos take place!

The hall also has a little tuck shop located at the back of the room which is opened for several hours a day. Campers can yous their pocket money to purchase refreshments and merchandise from this shop.

Les in New Hall

New Hall

The newest building on camp which is where it gets its name from, the ‘New Hall’ is a massive sports hall that can host a range of sports such as Football, Dodgeball & Basketball.

This hall is also where all the campers meet in the morning for catechises.

Everyone in Canteen


Kids on beach

Beach Area

Church altar


Josh in backfield