Welcome to Camp Glamp!
My name is Clara – a working mother of two, entrepreneur and founder at Camp Glamp. Amongst many other things, I am a seasoned professional in healthcare and quality innovation systems, where I worked for the past 20 years.
Looking after a family while working full-time can make life very busy and demanding. Opportunities for spending time together, recreation and pleasure, require planning and organisation, and holidays are what we all look forward to.
Holidays are such an important and enriching part of a family life. Holidays are a time for families and friends to regroup, reconnect and re-evaluate.
Having friends and relatives dispersed across the globe among Ireland, Spain and Australia, I decided to organise a gathering for everyone in the beautiful picturesque Spanish seaside town Almuñécar, during the summer of 2017. Being half Spanish, I had lived in Spain for 6 years running my own Spanish restaurant, so it was great to go back and re-visit my other homeland and all the gastronomic delights it has to offer.
There I was joined by my parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and some old friends, and where my loved ones and I enjoyed the rare opportunity of being in one place all together at one time.
It was at that moment and time that it occurred me: it wasn’t just the location that made this such a special experience but the carefully planned logistics of finding the right accommodation and conveniences to make this special event happen.
This particular holiday made me reflect on all the holidays my family and I had undertaken in the past, including experiences which were less successful. I came to realise at this point, that there really is an Art to Holidaymaking in terms of getting it right!
After a lot of thought, planning and consideration, I decided to embark on the journey of setting up a lifestyle business where I could not only strike a better work-life balance for my Family and I, but strive to help others to experience a perfect family holiday, by creating a natural space and environment where friends and families can convene for the experience of a lifetime; An experience where memories are created and carried with us for the rest of our lives.
At Camp Glamp, our aim is to eliminate the stress that can come with travelling, ensuring that every need is catered for: all you have to do is relax. We wish your time spent at Camp Glamp becomes your most memorable holiday ever and a possibly a life changing experience.
Looking forward to meeting you all and making new friends and memories…
Camp Glamp is situated at Powerscourt Paddock, between Enniskerry Village and Roundwood, in County Wicklow.
The site offers stunning views of Wicklow Mountains, Wicklow Way and the countryside. Guests are permitted to use designated grass areas within Powerscourt Paddock House Estate for picnics, but also have access to several public walks and woodlands, where they can take a picnic and dine out al fresco in the delights that nature has to offer.
Walk along the privately accessed Wicklow way, visit the stunning waterfall of Powerscourt and have a picnic by the breath-taking views of Lough Tay. Chill out, recharge your batteries and take in the tranquillity of this beautiful natural environment. Wicklow, Ireland’s Garden of Ireland is the natural place to go. This camping experience is like no other. A place where you can reconnect with your friends and family in nature, relax and rejuvenate.
Open your favourite bottle of wine and perhaps indulge in some Camp Glamp Gourmet Treats, listen to the sounds of nature while you sit around your private fire pit … kiddies can toast marshmallows while you relax as your campfire crackles, sleep deeply and wake up to the most spectacular sunrise over the Wicklow Mountain.
In-House Dining- We offer fantastic cooking facilities with full kitchen or you can try your hand at self-cook barbecue dinners. A selection of fresh locally produced foods are available from you to choose from daily. Eat outdoors on your private deck area with spectacular views or move inside for cooler weather by the cosy wood burning stove.
What We Offer
Guest are entitled to bring their own food but we will provide a pop-up grocery shop on site offering a selection of fresh local produce including a range of bottled water, organic fruits & vegetables, juices, dairy and freshly baked breads on certain days. Local chutneys and jams will also be on offer.
In addition guests can pre-order a selection of meats and other food produce from recommended local Award Winning Food suppliers and Camp Glamp can arrange for collection and delivery straight to your tent door.
- Butcher James Whelan Butchers, Kilmacanouge. Co Wicklow (Dry Cured Meats)
At James Whelan Butchers grass-fed beef is naturally reared in rich Tipperary pastures. Their certified beef is then dry-aged in the traditional way and cut into thick, juicy steaks by their master butchers.
- The Happy Pear Greystones, Co Wicklow (Vegetarian Foodies)
The Happy Pear Shop in Greystones stock a whole range of seasonal fruit, veg and whole food products as well as specialties like their famous Newtella and their own brand of Coffee. In addition they also do a delicious range of snack bars, bread, cakes and cookies, Pestos and Hummus Dips and a range of Fermented products.
- Butler’s Pantry, Bray, Co Wicklow (Hand-made delicious recipes)
At The Butler’s Pantry, they make all their food by hand and from scratch in their own kitchen. Using the finest ingredients, with no additives and preservatives. Menus change with the seasons. The talented chefs and bakers in Butler’s kitchen work with an abundance of wonderful Irish produce. The Butler’s Pantry is all about getting people together around a table to share good food. They prepare food the way you would at home, with a generous spirit and using only the very best of fresh, natural ingredients.
Nearby Points of Interest
- Powerscourt Estate & Gardens
- Powerscourt Waterfall
- Djouce Mountain & Woods
- Wicklow Way
- Lough Tay Guinness Lake
- Victor’s Way Indian Sculpture Park
- Mount Usher Gardens
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