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Olive GilsenanBy Olive Gilsenan
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Olive GilsenanBy Olive Gilsenan
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About

Kickstarting our Headquaters in Dublin, Ireland.

 

The very first Detective Academy H.Q and Museum will officially open its doors to the public in March 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

The state of the art Spy,Secret Agent and Detective Training Academy will be accessible to everyone, firstly in Dublin. We then hope to open our second and third premises in Cork and Galway by September 2015.

Our ultimate aim is to be the best fun, Spy, Secret Agent and Detective Training Academy in the world. A place where children will be inspired and feel confident to pursue their dreams no matter what they may be.

What do we do at The Detective Academy? 

We teach children aged 4 - 17 in a cool, fun way on how to be a Super Spy, the secrets of being a Secret Agent and the science and skills of being a great Detective. We achieve this through a number of different ways, such as, a 3 Hour Experience, Spy camps, School Tours, Birthday Parties or Group Workshops.

This is also a fantastic way for children to interact with others and work as a team while having great fun.

Activities at The Detective Academy H.Q:

  • Training our agents by way of target shooting, fun obstacle courses and laser missions. 
  • A dedicated Crime Scene Investigations Unit with a lab to suit all age groups will be a fascinating area of The Detective Academy for all.
  • The clock will be ticking down as they navigate their way through a real laser maze, break open a safe door, enter a vault and deactivate a bomb before the time runs out.
  • Code making and breaking with an array of some of the coolest spy gadgets around. There will be plenty of missions to be carried out with clues, puzzles and codes to be cracked throughout the academy to suit everybody's abilities.
  • We will have a museum with some of the oldest spy gadgetry to the newest tech spy gadgets on the market. The museum will have many facts about real life Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives. It will also house some of the most amazing gadgets from all of their favourite Spy and Detective T.V series, cartoons and movies.
  • There will also be a creative area where children can learn how to create and make cool spy gadgets that they can take home and use. You have been warned!

Why Kickstarter?

With funding from this Kickstarter project we can purchase the necessary equipment and gadgets required to make The Detective Academy a truly fantastic experience. As some of the equipment and gadgets that we need to purchase are high tech it can be quite expensive for even the smallest of gadgets. 

Some of the equipment required:

  • Laser Beams with safety eyewear.
  • Sensored targets.
  • Miscellaneous spy gadgets.   

So every pledge made by you, however big or small, will be extremely important for our project to be successful.

Our story.

In October 2013 The first Detective Academy Camp was set up. Since then we have gone from strength to strength and have run camps for children in various locations throughout Ireland. We have also catered for Birthday Parties, School Tours and Corporate Family outings.

Skerries Camp, Agent L. in October 2013, who returned to our Summer camp in 2014.
Skerries Camp, Agent L. in October 2013, who returned to our Summer camp in 2014.

The Detective Academy has been run from multiple premises and has been mostly mobile. We soon realized that we would need our own full time H.Q to facilitate the demand for our services. Financially, it also made more sense to have a permanent base where everyone can come and experience our fun academy anytime.

Easter Camp Blanchardstown 2014.
Easter Camp Blanchardstown 2014.

The hardest part of this process has been finding a suitable premises to facilitate The Detective Academy and all the activities that we wish to hold. We have narrowed down our Dublin site and we are now in the process of securing the premises.

Dundrum Summer Camp 2014.
Dundrum Summer Camp 2014.

This has been quite a costly process and in order to get the Academy fitted with the equipment that it requires to be the best Spy, Secret Agent and Detective Training Academy in the world, we will need your help.

IF YOU ACCEPT THIS MISSION YOU WILL BE GREATLY REWARDED.

Pledges and Rewards!

Each pledge and reward is different but every backer will receive entry to The Detective Academy with a very warm welcome and a MAGNIFIED THANK YOU.

Our Kickstarter Rewards do not have an expiry date.

Our KIckstarter rewards can be redeemed anytime in the future at any one of our Academies. So, if you are planning a trip to Dublin, Galway, Cork or Ireland even 5 years from now, your reward will be honoured.

Any extra funding raised will go towards the cost of setting up the Cork and Galway Academies, so all funds raised will benefit everyone.

The Detective Academy was set up for children, however, we believe that there is a Cool Spy just dying to go on a secret mission in all grown-ups. So, we are delighted to be rewarding adults with our pledge rewards so that you guys can also experience the fun at The Detective Academy. Well, why should children have ALL the fun?

Risks and challenges

Our biggest concern is that we will not have the equipment and gadgets required to make The Detective Academy the amazing experience that we are striving for in time for the official opening of our first H.Q in March 2015.
This can be solved by funding from you.

With the assumption that we will be successfully funded this is our Timeline and Plan:

8th December 2014: Funded.
10th December 2014: Confirm orders with suppliers.
January 2015: Confirm The Detective Academy H.Q Address and add it to our website.
Preparing and fitting out of the premises.
February 2015: Installing all equipment and gadgets.
1st March 2015: Send rewards to backers with details of how to redeem them.
28th March 2015: Grand opening of Ireland's only dedicated Spy,Secret Agent and Detective Training Academy. Thanks to you.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    A sneak peek around The Detective Academy and a visit to the Museum with this reward. There is no time limit on when the reward can be used and it can also be used at any one of our Academies in the future.

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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    Admission for 1 child to The Academy 3 Hour Experience. Normally €25. There is no time limit on when the reward can be used and it can also be used at any one of our Academies in the future.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    Admission for 4 children to The Academy 3 Hour Experience.
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    Pledge €75 or more About $85

    Camps. Admission for 1 child to any of our Easter, Summer or Mid - Term camps that will be held at venues throughout Ireland. Normally €100.
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    Pledge €180 or more About $205

    A Cool 3 Hour Spy Themed Birthday Party at any of our venues for 15 children with catering provided. Normally €260.
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    Pledge €300 or more About $341

    Adults only evening at The Detective Academy H.Q for 20 guests.
    3 Hours of fun, Crime Scene Investigation and Museum Tour Included.
    Ideal for Birthday, Anniversary, or Hen and Stag celebrations.
    No alcoholic beverages available or allowed on the premises.
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    Pledge €500 or more About $569

    Access All Areas in style!
    Bond themed black tie evening. This reward includes the exclusive use of The Detective Academy H.Q to host your very own Bond themed evening. This reward is for a 5 hour Experience for up to 20 guests. If you wish to add extra guests please get in touch.
    Whatever the occasion or celebration, everyone will be guaranteed to be shaken but not stirred.
    Two of our Secret Agents will be available to you for the duration of the evening. All activities for the evening can be decided by you in advance. You decide whether you want this to be a family evening with children included, or adults only.
    Catering Provided. No alcoholic beverages available or allowed on the premises.
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Funding period

- (28 days)