Hard to believe but the summer holidays are nearly upon us and unless you are able to have 6 to 8 weeks of vacation time you are going to be looking for ways to keep your kids occupied at least for some part of the summer. But fear not we have some suggestions for you.
A great way to get the kids out of the house is by taking advantage of the Luzern Holiday Pass 2019 which this year is valid from 8 July to 18 August . The pass is a regional offer from 17 participating municipalities and is aimed at children and young people (aged 6 to 18). The pass entitles them to free travel (including by bus, train and boat) and free entry into 11 Badis as well as 15 other museums and attractions. There are two passes available:
Ferienpass BLAU: CHF 12
– Free travel and Entrance fees
– Valid from the first summer holiday week
Ferienpass ROT: CHF 17
– Free travel and Entrance fees
– Activities and studios
– Movie Theatres
– Day animation (additional costs: +5 francs / day)
– Valid from the second summer holiday week
For more information and full details please visit the official website.
Joanna Christen- Glennie from the HSK Lucerne English School will be running two summer camps for kids this summer. The camps are from the 15 to 19 and 22 until 26 of July from 09.00- 15.00 each day. This fun day camp will give children the opportunity to do different outings, such as going to the Library, Meggenhorn, exploring the Luzern City Walls, and playgrounds. HSK Summer Club will be held in English, and children must be 5 years or over. . The camp costs 300 CHF. For more information contact Joanna at email@example.com
One of the few organisations running football camps during the school holidays (in canton Zug) where English is the main language. They run a variety of summer camps including:
Mini Camps: a fantastic fun introduction to Soccer for 3–5 year-olds for Boys & Girls wanting to do mornings only. Lots of fun games related to children’s ages helping improve skill, technique, balance, movement & coordination via great children’s coaches.
Junior Summer Camps: cater for 5-9 year-olds who are put into age & ability groups coached by first aid & football qualified coaches teaching them new skills/techniques through our fantastic structured coaching programs including lots of small sided matches
Academy Summer Camps are for Boys & Girls approx. 10-13yrs looking for bigger challenges over 1-5 days.
Girls Summer Camps are for 5-13-year-old Girls of all abilities with 1-5 days possible, providing the perfect fun platform to meet new friends & develop their soccer skills.
Goalkeeper Camps are 1-5 day camps for 8-13 year-olds wanting to develop their Goalkeeping skills with fun & challenging camps with a great Goalkeepers Coaching program helping participants to move up to the next level.
And more! For full details please visit the official website. http://www.intersoccer.ch/soccer-camps/
- Cost: CHF 425 or CHF 95 (single day) when booked online. Covers all instruction, a camp T-shirt, certificate and medal. Lunch is not included!
- Dates: Throughout the summer
- Contact: +41 22 361 5155 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Sports offers four- and five-day non-residential holiday camps in hip hop dancing, tennis, football, horse riding and unihockey (one day) across various locations in cantons Luzern, Zug and Nidwalden.
- Cost per camp: CHF215 to CHF395. Includes all instruction/supervision, lunches, snacks and a special camp T-shirt.
MS Sports also runs week-long residential camps in Sursee throughout the summer. Open to children from ages 7-17, each camp focuses on a particular activity for a few hours each day – karate, archery, tennis, riding, football, dance, to name but a few.
- Cost per camp: CHF 670 to CHF 790. Includes all meals, accommodation, materials and instruction
You can also contact the Sursee Campus directly: +41 41 926 26 26 / email@example.com
Now in their 11th year, Kinder-Camps is a five-day camp for children aged 6 -13 based in Kriens. Activities include climbing, football, hockey, dancing, acrobatics, juggling, and Capoeira.
- Cost: CHF 290. Includes all sports, materials, snacks, lunch, entry fees and a camp T-shirt.
- Dates: 10.07.17 – 14.07.17
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website.
For primary school children (1st – 6th grade) this sports camp takes place in Utenberg, Luzern and gives kids the opportunity to try a new sport each day!
Cost: CHF 250 per child (siblings CHF 220)
Dates: 05.08.19 – 09.08.19
The price includes supervision, coaching, lunch, t-shirt and water bottle! For more details please visit the official website.
If you want your child to enjoy something a bit different then you can send them to the International Summer Camp at the Institute Montana on the Zugerberg. Your child can go as a boarder or a day student and spend 4 weeks improving their language skills and doing a veriety of fun activities. You can find out more here .
This page is purely for information purposes.
Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Living in Luzern organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.