Schools will close for the summer break in a month and if you are staying in Dubai for some or all of the summer, and don’t want your children to spend their holidays indoors glued to their iPads, here are some of the city’s exciting camps to keep them buzzing and active throughout. From art and craft to fitness and sports, these camps focus on skill development.
Ivy Camps USA In Dubai
Ivy Camps USA has partnered with Esol Education and is coming to Dubai this summer offering comprehensive programmes in business, arts and junior Ivy programme. All curriculums are devised using expert advisors including people from TV, international and start-up businesses and more. Programmes aim to develop 21st century skills and empower campers to explore their full potential.
Price: per week Dhs 1,950
Location: Dunecrest American School, Wadi Al Safa 3 (next to Al Barari)
Dates: Session 1: 4 August to 8 August, Session 2: 11 August to 15 August
Timing: 9am to 3.30pm
LEGO, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summer Camp
Oraganised by Bricknowland Child Skill Development, the camp activities are designed for children aged between five and thirteen. There will be trained staff with the best child ratio to provide proper attention to each child. Children will enjoy using LEGO Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO games and will explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie making. AI classes will challenge the students to use AI technology to solve real life problems.
Prices: Dhs 650 for 1 one week and Dhs 1,300 for two weeks, full summer pass at Dhs 1,499
Location: Bricknowland Creative Centre, Al Barsha, Hessa Road; Al Diyafah High School, Al Nahda, Ghusais; St. Mary's Catholic School, Oud Mehta, Karama, and Horizon International School at Umm Al Sheif
Dates: 7 July to 30 August
Time: 9am to 1pm
Age Group: 5 to 13 years old
Summer Camp At Kids HQ
Every week will be a different theme and activities will be themed around LEGO week, little chef week, science with Oscar's lab, carnival week, spy kids, fairy tale, Hawaii and superheroes. The day will start with free play followed by group activities. Children will have snack time for half an hour at 10am. There will be themed based fun activities followed by group games. Post lunch, children will finish the day with a movie session.
Price: Dhs 105 per day and Dhs 420 per week (10% sibling discount)
Location: Al Barsha 2
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm
Summer Camp At Kids DXB
At this camp, children will be able to start multiple sports at a beginner level and constantly add onto their skill sets. Children would be taking part in multiple sports activities including football, basketball, golf, tennis, badminton, gymnastics, dodgeball and more. Personal development sessions allow children to unlock their potential in multiple aspects that help them grow into more socially aware and successful adults. Children would be engaging in team building activities, maths challenges, arts and craft, inventions and much more.
Price: Dhs 840 per week
Location: Amity School, Etisalat Academy, Dubai stars sportsplex, Hartland International School and Nord Anglia.
Dates: 7 July to 29 August
Age Group: 3 to 13 years old
Summer Camp At Splash 'n’ Party
Exciting activities such as canoeing, water aerobics, robotics, science lab, and culinary activities will deliver a fun and stimulating experience for the little ones. Children will keep themselves active, stimulated and happy with over 15 different activities.
Outdoor Activities: Include access to splash pads and slides, bungee trampoline, dunk tank, canoeing, snorkelling, aquatic zumba, water aerobics, tug of war, sack race, treasure hunt and more.
Indoor Activities: Include culinary activities, robotics, science lab, dance mania, board games, creative arts, archery, table tennis, air hockey, boxing, magic show and more.
Price: Dhs 499 per week
Location: Villa no. 1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah
Dates: 7 July to 29 August
Time: Outdoor Activities- 9am to 11am, Indoor Activities- 11am to 2pm
Summer Camp At STEM for Kids – Dubai
If your children are excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), they would certainly love to practise under field experts. This summer, Stem for Kids is offering a number of summer camp options that will help children develop critical soft skills, critical thinking and determination. Different summer camp options include STEM and coding camp, business boot camps for children aged 10 to 14, finance camp for children of ages between 8 and 12, and mindfulness camps for all children. You know your child the best and you can choose a programme that suits them the best.
Price: Dhs 1,100 per week
Location: Rove Hotel, Downtown and Rove Hotel, Trade Centre
Dates: 7 July to 29 August
Time: 8.30am to 2.30pm
Age Group: 5 to 15 years old, varies per camp
Elite Sports Academy Summer Holiday Camps
Elite Sports Academy, one of Dubai’s premier sports coaching academies for children are on hand again this summer offering a wide range of holiday camps. Elite Sport Holiday Camps are great fun and actively engage your child in numerous sporting and sport specific activities throughout an action-packed day. Children participate within their own age group to ensure they are safe and fully challenged. The camp takes place in a fully air-conditioned sports hall. Activities include football, hockey, tennis, dodgeball, basketball, cricket and many other different fun games and sports. All children will participate in a minimum of 6 sports every day with the sports and activities changing daily to ensure diversity.
Price: 8 week summer pass for Dhs 4,200, 3 week pass for Dhs 2,016 and Dhs 672 per week
Location: This summer camp will take place at 8 venues throughout Dubai:
- Horizon International School (Umm Al Sheif)
- Horizon English School (Al Safa)
- Ranches Primary School (Arabian Ranches 2)
- Regent International School (The Greens)
- Victory Heights Primary School (Sports City)
- Universal American School (Festival City)
- Southview School (Remraam)
- Sunmarke School (JVT) - FOOTBALL CAMP ONLY
Date: 7 July- 29 August
Time: Full day: 8.30am to 3.30pm and Half day: 8.30am to 12 noon / 12 noon to 3.30pm
Age Group: 4 to 14 years old
Creative Media Camps At SAE Institute
If a camera excites your child, here’s a perfect summer camp for them. ‘Creative Media Camp’ will be running animation, audio and design workshop this summer. If children attend all three workshops, they will go back home with a major production work that they can show to friends and families and can boast about their newly acquired camera and editing skills.
Price: Dhs 1,500 per week, Dhs 3,500 for three weeks
Location: Dubai Knowledge Village
Dates: 7 to 25 July and 4 to 22 August
Summer Holiday Camp At Dwight School Dubai
Orgainsed by Infinite Sports, Dwight School Dubai is offering a multi-sport summer camp to combat any signs of boredom with nine consecutive weeks of fun fuelled activities at the school’s new facilities. Activities will range from football, gymnastics, dancing and dodgeball to cricket, water sports, obstacle courses, team building and more. All participants will be able to enjoy fun games and a variety of sports challenges, with something for everyone.
Price: Dhs 900 for five days,Dhs 650 for three days, Dhs 250 for one day
Location: Dwight School Dubai, Al Barsha South
Date: 30 June to 29 August
Time: 9am to 2pm
Age Group: 4 to 11 years old
2019 Summer Camp- Body And Mind At Blossom By Babilou Nurseries
During summer camp, children will be given an opportunity to explore new settings, work on their cognitive thinking skills, and learn though music as well as numerous games that work to optimise spatial awareness. Summer camp activities also include spatial sports such as baseball, gymnastics, art and crafts. Healthy lunches will be provided to all and morning and afternoon snacks for children as of 6 months old.
Date: 30 June-27 August
Age Group: 8 week - 4 years