With summer upon us, and the temperatures rising, it is time to plan how to keep your kids active and still engaged over the break. Longer, warmer days mean we can all get the most from the great Swiss outdoors. Here's a listing of some of the best activities out there. Rest assured that with so many options, everyone will be smiling all summer long.
Angie Gisler Language and Personal Growth Centre
Availability 1 July – 12 July 2019
We offer young learners themed English Summer Clubs that immerse students in the English language whilst having loads of fun in the SUN!!! The club is specifically designed for younger learners, covering a range of activities differentiated according to the age and ability of the students. The Summer Club consists of a balanced programme of English Language Learning, Mindfulness Activities, Fun and Games, Sport and Movement, Development Boosting activities, plus so much more.
Availability 8 July – 16 August 2019
This summer camp offers half and whole day care. The chess school for children aged 4 to 15 years is devoted to teaching the game of chess as its positive effects on the overall development of adolescents have been proven repeatedly. Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace and though the main focus remains chess, an additional fun and interactive activity is scheduled every afternoon. Activities include art, martial art, ballgames, and hip-hop.Different courses are tailored to suit beginners and advanced players. Extended day care from 8am to 6pm is available.
Institut Montana Summer Sessions
Availability 14 July – 10 August 2019
These summer sessions offer a unique academic, social and cultural programme. A high-quality curriculum allows students to improve their German, English or French as well as discover a new academic field of their choice such as Business and Leadership or Creativity and Arts. Inspired by 90 years of experience; scenic environments, sport sessions, daytrips and a familial community come as standard! On offer are 2 sessions with duration of 2 weeks and 1 session with duration of 4 weeks.
Availability 24 June – 16 August 2019
This camp incorporates soccer courses for all ages. While the Mini Camp occupies 3 to 5-year-olds, the Junior and Academy Camps are appropriate for 5 to 13-year-olds. The up to five-day programmes are led by qualified international coaches and are suitable to newcomers as well as those packed full of tricks. English is the main language. Full day participants need to bring a packed lunch as the Zug location does not provide hot lunch. One-day Camps are available in certain weeks as are Goalkeeper Camps. Go here to find out more!
Availability 8 July– 10 August 2019
Located on a green farm, the summer holiday programme 2019 sees children spending time with Ponies as they receive the opportunity to groom and ride them. As the needs of different animals are mediated playfully, children can find their personal approach in communicating with the animals and build their self-confidence in the process. Nothing is forced and handicrafts are made available too. Best-suited but not limited to children with some previous riding experience, courses are tailored to suit the needs of children aged 3 to 15 years. Click here for more info.
Availability 8 - 12 July in Zug & 12 - 16 August, 2019 in Cham
Summer session offerings by former professional striker, Moreno Merenda. Born and raised in Baar, Merenda is passionate about sports and coaching. These camps will focus on enjoyment, improvement of skills and teambuilding. For children born between 2006 - 2009 and 2010 - 2013, group sizes are limited, so each child gets the most out of the experience. He is fluent in English, German and French.
Availability 17 June - 16 August.
MS Sports is a country wide organization that offers a variety of options in multiple locations. Parents can peruse the website and sign up online. Whether it's football, riding, dance, tennis, chess, biking or polysport, MS Sport Camps offer kids and teens the chance to get moving and have fun, learning new skills and meeting new friends.
Availability 24 June - 16 August
Nuejo's Family Center located in Baar is now registering familes for their summer camp. There is the option for half and full day camp, with many exciting activities planned. Idoor activities include ice-cream making, sceince experiments and more while outdoor activities will include zoo, museum and chocolate factory excursions. Visit their website for the entire summer program and prices.
Availability 8 July – 16 August 2019
Group swimming lessons can be booked from 11 June onwards at the Lättich swimming pool. Courses will run for four or five consecutive days, with one lesson being held each day. For the more advanced swimmers, synchronised swimming or monofin lessons are available with duration of 45 minutes. Standard lessons typically last 30 minutes. Courses are available for children aged 4 and above, information can be found here. Swim goggles, wetsuits and swimming aids are not permitted.
Availability 24 June - 28 and 1 - 5 July
Summer fun and learning - available June, July and August. Children and adult classes, German, English, Spanish and Computing, Art, Music and Seminars. Let yourself be inspired. Click here for more information.
Availability 1 July - 19 July
Science and Coding enthusiasts will be happy to know there's something for them this July. TechLabs Baar offers camps in STEM & Soccer Lab, Flight Lab, Rocket Lab and more during July. Sign-up can be done online, with prices starting at 450 CFH for a week long session. There are optoins for half and full day camps for children aged 10 and up, with sibling discounts. The STEM & Soccer Lab is open to all ages.