Keeping our boys and girls engaged in activities outside school is at the top of most parents’ list. It is during our children’s formative years where their minds are open to new challenges, and signing them up for afterschool activities help to hone in on their passions. Luckily for our youngsters, Dubai and Abu Dhabi…Read More
For many parents across the UAE, this Thursday can’t come fast enough! The summer holiday is finally within reach, and we’re all more than ready to take a collective breather and put down the teacher’s hat for now. With many families choosing to stay put for the holiday, however, we’re looking at some great camps and workshops to keep your kids busy and engaged this summer.
1. Kidzapp TV Summer Pass
If you’re looking for ways to keep your boys and girls busy this summer, look no further! Join Kidzapp TV’s Summer Pass, an all-access subscription for your kids to enjoy up to 120+ sessions of fun and development.
We have teamed up with top providers to make sure your youngsters are kept engaged and entertained with the GOOD KIND OF SCREEN TIME, offering activities ranging from fun magic classes with UAE’s favourite magician, Magic Phil, to ballet and boxing!
Choose to sign up for just 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month or 2 months.
All sessions will be conducted via Zoom
Kidzapp TV Summer Pass is a great way for your kids to learn new skills and try out very different and varied activities in bite-size chunks and find their passion.
You can look forward to activities such as Arts & Crafts, Ballet, Book Reading, Boxing, Circus Tricks, Cooking & Baking, Crochet, First-Aid, Karate, Kids Fitness, Kids Yoga, Magic, Maths, Mime, Quiz Fun, Puppetry, Science, Sports, Stomp and more!
2. Magic School Online Classes & Summer Camp by The Magic Academy
Join The Magic Academy’s online classes or summer camp and explore your inner magician. The lessons and magic camps are aimed at beginners who want to fast track their learning by learning directly with professionals!
Now is your opportunity to learn illusions and tricks that will entertain your family, astound your friends and impress just about everyone else. The secrets you’ll master will open a whole new realm of knowledge to you and major fun along the way.
If you sign up for the summer camp, a Magic Kit will be delivered to your child, free of charge in DUBAI, before the start of the camp.
Jul 5 to Aug 27
Sun-Thu (3hrs per day)
Exact timings to be confirmed
3. Summer Programme with Green Grass Nursery
This programme is suitable for the FS1 age group: 3.5-5yr old children
Join a fun and engaging learning programme designed to ensure that learning continues every day. The programme enables your children to have a stable routine and prepares them for the big school this September.
– Full English e-Learning Programme
– Full Arabic e-Learning Programme
– Custom programme including both languages
The e-Learning Programme contains:
– Private, one-on-one Zoom sessions with the class teacher
– Virtual preschool circle time themed sessions
– Tutorial videos
– Activity sheets on a story-based approach
– Weekly planning
– Links to educational materials and websites
– Weekly physical development session with Kiddie gym
– Weekly reports
4. Theatre Storytelling Summer Camp
This Summer, your kids don’t have to miss out on their favourite summer camp! Courtyard Playhouse is taking your child on a magical journey, where they will creatively explore the exciting world of Julia Donaldson picture books! Each week you’ll explore a BRAND NEW theme with a BRAND NEW set of storybooks! Week 1 Under the Sea, Week 2 Amazing People, Week 3 Interesting Animals. You can sign up for just one week or two weeks, or join all three!
This Summer Camp will nurture and stimulate children’s passion for storytelling, develop literacy skills and build confidence through the exploration of drama games, movement games, and crafts! Your child will be taught by qualified teachers with a wealth of experience of teaching children of all ages and abilities.
Each day we will explore a new Julia Donaldson story and it will be the inspiration for the theatre games, mime, role-play, art and craft, speech and learning basic stagecraft while having fun. Through drama, the children will be developing their communication skills, learning to work as part of a team, thinking on the spot and building confidence.
5. Kids Active Summer Camp @ Fly High Fitness
Keep your kids active throughout summer at Fly High Fitness. Sign up for their summer camp, which includes gymnastics, CrossFit, boxing, bootcamp, fitness and much more.
Sign up for half days for kids aged 4 to 7 (8:30 am – 12:30 pm), or opt for their full day option for kids 7 and above (8:30am – 2:30pm)
Limited bookings for teens
6. Apple Camp at Home
This summer, Apple Camp is giving your kids ages 8–12 free, fun, digital programs to experience from their favorite spot at home. Apple’s easy-to-follow Activity Book shows your Camper new ways to create in video, art & design, and coding. The camp offers live virtual sessions for valuable guidance and to answer any questions you may have to make the most of your time at Apple Camp.
Sessions are 30 minutes (Orientation) or 60 minutes (Q&A) and take place via Webex. The self-guided Activity Book, available as a Pages document, can be completed at their own pace.
7. Summer Spectacular with Music Monkeys
Enjoy five weeks of your favourite songs brought into your living room through Music Monkey’s interactive zoom classes! Live classes will be running every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday with Rachael and Emily.
10:00 – 10:30 | Mini/Jumping (18m to 2yrs +)
10:45 – 11:15 | Baby/Cruising (3-17m)
10:00 – 10:30 | Cruising/Mini (11-24m)
10:45 – 11:15 | Jumping (2yrs+)
10:00 – 10:30 | Jumping (2yrs+)
10:45 – 11:15 | Mini (18-24)
Maximum group size is 12
8. Junior Improviser's Summer Camp
Sign your child up for Courtyard Playhouse’s Improv Summer Camp for young improvisors and let them experience the wonderful world of improvisation! It’s is a fast-paced, exciting week of theatre where performers aged 8-11 and 12-16 can explore the different styles of improv that dominate the writing, acting and comedy worlds today.
Improvisation has been popularised by the TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? and is a skill learned by performers, teachers, business managers, creative experts and children all around the world. It’s also a lot of fun! Your child will be taught, via Zoom, by qualified teachers with a wealth of experience of teaching children of all ages and abilities, all from the comfort and safety of your own home.
The Summer camp caters for all levels of improvisor, from beginners to more experienced players. Together you’ll learn and refine performance skills by playing drama games, doing scene work and exploring a variety of improv exercises that unleash children’s natural creativity and humour. It will be a week filled with self-expression and spontaneity, where children will learn to be better listeners and storytellers – skills they can take back to school after the holidays are over.
9. Code Wiz Summer Camps
Join hundreds of students who are learning the latest technology, working together with friends online and building in demand-skills, all from the comfort of their home. Kids can show off their Minecraft skills, collaborate with other students, challenge their learning with the latest technology, Artificial Intelligence, Roblox, Java, Apps for Amazon and Alexa and more. Daily problem solving, socializing and fun with lot’s of course options to choose from to build solid skills for the future.
Best of all, there are multiple options to choose from, for different ages. Whether they want to create their own apps, learn how to animate, build websites, explore Python and Minecraft, there’s plenty for all sorts of interests.
10.Summer Futsal with Warrior Sports & The Football Academy
Warriors Sports has teamed up with The Football Academy to give your kids an incredible month-long summer camp from home. U14 & U13 players will enjoy a futsal season featuring ball mastery, dribbling, goal keeping, passing and loads of fun! The Zoom sessions will be held twice a week for one month.
11. Prepare For School with Cassie
Get your little ones prepared for their first years of school, minus any of the stress involved with the help of Cassie. This school readiness program will run for the whole summer (8 weeks).
Children will have live sessions with Cassie each week:
SUN — Pre-recorded story
MON — Online small group activity
WED — Online small group activity
THU — Singing time
Each week will focus on a different aspect to get your children ready for school such as sharing, separation and communication.
The children will also be given a set of weekly activities that they can do at home with their caregiver to help them prepare such as fine motor activities, pre phonic activities etc
Parents, you will also be part of a private Facebook group where Cassie will be providing parenting support and weekly webinars on what to expect and how you can help their child. You will be supported throughout the whole process.
12. Plato’s Planet Summer Camp
Engage your kids in an online summer camp from the comfort of your own homes. Choose from one of three camps that are focused to offer interactive projects and activities based on various skill sets, and might as well just change this year’s boring summer to an exciting one! Plato’s planet have adapted to online tools that will focus on giving students a chance to experience a Summer Camp like never before.
Online Multi-Activities Summer Camp
Age Group: 8-14 years
Camp timings: 10am – 12:45pm
The All-in-one Camp develops life skills of students through these activities:
– Coding & Robotics
– Oratory & Public Speaking
– Art & Craft
– Sports & Health
– Inventors (DIY projects)
Online Tech-Pro Robotics Camp
Age Group: 10-14 years
Camp timings: 10am – 12:00pm
The goal of the Generation Next Tech-Pro Robotics Camp is to provide tech savvy students a platform to explore the new developments happening in the world today. From Robotics to knowledge of computing to creating their own products with 3 D design & developing an app for it! An experience like this can provide students understanding of various aspects of science, technology and engineering which could give them an edge over others in the future!
Week 1 : Robotics with Lego Simulation
Week 2 : Understanding Computers using Microbit
Week 3 : Product 3 D Design with TinkerCAD & Animation
Week 4 : App Development & Game Design
Online A.I. & Python Coding Boot Camp
Age Group: 13 years & above
Camp timings: 3pm – 5pm
This specialized Coding Camp is focused on learning Python programming language from Basic to Advanced Level. Companies from Google to Amazon, all use Python, and our aim is to have students learn & understand what does it exactly take to make it into one of these top companies by the power of coding.