2017 Summer Camps for English-Speaking Children

When school’s out & your children want an adventure

With the arrival of warm weather (finally!) in the Czech Republic, summer vacation doesn’t seem that far away. For school-aged children enrolled in Czech state schools, this year’s summer break runs from July 1 through September 1. While your child may dream of sleeping in and lazy days at the pool, summer is also a great time to meet new friends, try different activities and have adventures that aren’t possible during the school year.

Prague.TV has rounded up some tips on summer camps that are accessible to English-speaking children in the Czech Republic. Whether your child dreams of traveling the world (See Class Acts’ 5 Days – 5 Continents day camp), exploring the outdoors while sleeping away from home (See Eurocamp & Goldlife outdoor camps in “Overnight Section”) or mixing Minecraft training with Escape & Evasion survival techniques – best wishes from Prague TV for an unforgettable summer!

Day Camps in Prague

Summer Fun at Prague British School (Active Outdoor)

This year Prague British School is offering its popular “Summer Fun” program in both July & August. At the camp, children can develop new skills, boost self-esteem, speak English, and make new friends. Children do not have to attend PBS to attend the summer camp. Camp leaders will provide active, varied fun with new activities and different experiences for each day of the week. Campers can join for one day, one week, or attend the full two-week program.

Website: www.pbschool.cz/Summerfun
Dates: July 10 – 21 & Aug 7 – 18
Time: 8.30 – 17:00
Location: PBS Kamýk, K lesu 558/2, Prague 4
Cost: 1 000CZK /day *includes lunch & snacks
Discount: For families with more than one child enrolled: 400CZK /day (2nd child) & 300CZK / day (3rd child)
Age: 4-11
Register here

League 5 Multi-Sports Summer Camp – in English/Czech/French

League 5 Academy specializes in teaching basic football skills to children in the languages of English, Czech and French. They offer year-round Sunday & Tuesday trainings organized by age as well as Football/Multi-Sports summer camps for boys & girls. During summer camps, children practice hand-eye coordination with sports activities such as football, futsal, bowling, softball, swimming, freestyle football, dodgeball, laser game, trampoline, beach volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and football golf. And outdoor games in the park. The camp runs throughout the summer in one-week sessions. Maximum capacity per session is 30 kids. Click here to see a demo video of some in-camp action.

League 5 also organizes adult football and futsal corporate tournaments throughout the year.

Website: www.league5events.com
Location: Slovenska 2, Prague 2
Dates: July 24 – 28, July 31- August 4, August 7-11, August 14-18, August 21-25, 2017
Time: 8:00- 16:30
Cost: 3 900 CZK (-10% on behalf of Prague TV) *includes lunch & all extra activities
Age: 6-14
Register: [email protected]

Class Acts Summer Camp – 5 Days – 5 Continents in English (Geography, History & Arts)

Class Acts is an organization started by three parents of bilingual children in 2006 that offers support for bilingual and multilingual families in Prague. Class Acts runs a variety of year-round programs in English themed in art, language, theater, history, and outdoor play.

For the third year running, Class Acts is offering a traditional summer day camp for fluent English speakers. Children will explore 5 different continents through the lens of geography, history, and culture (including music and art). Participants will create their own world map, a diary, and other crafts typical of each continent. The camp is open to English-speaking children aged 5 – 12.

Website: classacts.cz/event/summer-camp-2015
Dates: July 17 – 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 -17:00
Venue: KC Prádelna, Holečkova street, Prague 5
Age: 5 – 12
Catering: by Ekolandia (2 x snack, warm lunch – soup and main course (vegetarian meals are possible), drinks and fruit all day)
Fee: 3 500,- Kč / child
Register here

Minecraft & Adventure Camp (Gaming Technique, High-Adrenaline, Active Outdoor)

In its third year running, the Minecraft “supercamp” is geared toward English, Czech and bilingual-speaking children who like to combine computer time with high adventure experiences. During the morning, campers will work on their Minecraft skills in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Afternoons will be spent either learning Escape & Evasion techniques from Bruce D, a private security expert and Krav Maga instructor or trying out a high-adrenaline sport.

For the high-adrenaline portion of the camp, external providers include Abyss Lanový Park (ropes park), Lezecké centrum smíchOFF (climbing center), Areal Gutovka (climbing & freestyle), Jump Park Kolbenka, and Lanové centrum PROUD (ropes course). During Escape & Evasion sessions, campers will learn survival techniques (compass & map reading, self-defense, building a bivouac, camouflage) as well as leadership, teambuilding and much more. The Escape & Evasion Adventure Week is for hard-core outdoor adventurers.

Website: www.supercamps.cz
Location: EDUCANet, Prague 4 (see map)
Dates: July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28, July 31 - Aug 4, 2017 (plus Escape & Evasion August 7 – 11)
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Cost: week session - 3,950 CZK/week *Does not include lunch or snacks (10% sibling discount)
Ages: 6-13
Register: www.supercamps.cz (form at bottom of webpage)

Goldlife Summer Day Camps in English (Gymnastics, Arts & Crafts, Multi-Sports)

Goldlife is a Prague-based organization started in 2009 by expat mothers balancing career demands with raising a family. In addition to organizing year-round sports clubs for children as well as providing family support services (babysitting, birthday parties, career planning & more), Goldlife also runs a series of summer camps taught in English. (Instructors also speak Czech).

The Goldlife summer day camps in Prague are offered in the disciplines of Gymnastics & Swimming (June 26 – 30 only), Arts & Crafts & Movement (taught by Gil Conti) or Multi-Sports, including ball games (basketball, volleyball, football), tennis, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, high and low ropes, and climbing. See their website for details about each day camp.

Website: www.goldlife.cz/en
Dates: June 26 -30, July 10-31, August 1 – September 1 (check website for specific camps)
Time: 9:00 – 16:00
Locations: Prague 6 (SK Hradcany, Strahov pool, Petynka pool, Brevnov, Zaverka 18, Riverside International School & ZS Nebusice)
Cost: 4 900 CZK/week, Individual day - 1 200 CZK *Prices include lunch and snacks
Ages: 5-14
Contact: Renata Ljunggren at [email protected]
Register here

FastTracKids Camp in English - Ready, Steady, Travel 1

For children who’d like to keep learning during the summer, FastTracKids offers week-long day camps to off-set the “holiday education back slide” (according to their website). Join their “Ready, Steady Travel” session in mid-July to get a taste of how life looks on different continents and other regions of the world. Through games, foods and other activities, children will explore life in India, Mexico, Australia, and China. At the end of the week, enjoy an International Exposition prepared by your children.

This one-week camp is offered in English for English-speaking children, although FastTracKids does conduct similar camps in Czech throughout the summer. FastTracKids also offers regular programs for enrichment experiences and English lessons throughout the school year. See here for more information.

Website: fastrackids.cz
Dates: July 17 – 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 18:00
Location: Těšnov 15, Praha 1 (Florenc)
Price: 3,950 CZK/week including supplies, snacks, and lunch in nearby Hotel Opera *Check website for half day options
Age: 3 – 8 (English-speakers)
Register: [email protected], 730 802 507

Muddum Art Center – Exploring Kinetic Art in the Letna Neighborhood

Muddum Art Center is a community art space in Prague 7 that offers year-round art classes and weekend workshops for adults and children. Every summer Muddum organizes summer camps that combine art activities with outdoor play in nearby Letna Park and excursions in Prague. This summer’s workshop focuses on exploring the Letna neighborhood. Children will visit the nearby Technical Museum, the Metronome and some hidden local spots. The focus is on kinetic art. Price includes all materials, although lunch and snacks are brought from home.

Website: www.muddum.cz (Click on Summer Camp icon)
Dates: July 31 – August 4 & August 7-11
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Location: Kostelni 24, Prague 7
Cost: 500 CZK/day, 2 200 CZK/week, 3 900 CZK/two weeks
Age: 5+

Overnight Summer Camps

For adventurous kids who’d like to experience the rich tradition of “letní tábory” as weeklong (or more) overnight camps held in Czech nature, there are possibilities ranging from holiday camps in English, camps where both English & Czech are spoken and traditional Czech summer camps.

Eurocamp (An International Summer Camp in English) – 10 Days in Hawaii

In their 12th year running as Eurocamp (and with many previous years leading the English 4 You and Summer Time camps), this well-known organization offers a multicultural environment for children from different backgrounds. Campers from different countries come together to enjoy nature, participate in traditional outdoor camp activities, improve their English language skills, and become more independent. This year’s theme is “10 Days in Hawaii” and the camp website has a special section in English for children here.

The camp uses English as its international language with native-speaking camp leaders who speak English & Czech. It is equally geared toward non-native speakers who’d like to improve their English language skills as well as native English speakers who’d like to make friends from different countries.

Eurocamp is held in an idyllic setting in South Bohemia and has small cabins for sleeping, a large central building for meals and indoor activities and spacious grounds for outdoor exploration. Situated near the Lužnice River, water activities include canoeing, boating and swimming. Sessions run every 10 days throughout the summer.

Website: www.euro-camp.eu
Dates: Six 10-day sessions running from July 1 through September 1
Location: South Bohemia in a valley between Tábor and Bechyně
Cost: 212 Euros/session
Age: 7-16 (geared toward children with a basic understanding of English as well as native English speakers)
Contact: [email protected] or here.
Register here

Goldlife Adventure Sports Camps – Fun Away from Prague

Goldlife runs summertime adventure sports camps. This year’s camp is located in the Jizersky Mountains. Expect a week filled with outdoor sports activities, including rock climbing, high and low rope courses, rafting, canoeing, biking, swimming, and orienteering. Additional activities include treasure hunts, geo caching, scouting, and evening campfires.

Website: www.goldlife.cz/en
Dates: July 10-14 & August 14--18
Location: Start: Riverside School by coach to Korenov, Penzion Tucnak
Cost: 5 900 CZK/week
Age: 7-14
Contact: Renata Ljunggren at [email protected]

Other Summer Activities

Letní Letná – Theater, Circus & Interactive Exhibitions

Letní Letná, which runs July 17 – August 3 in Prague's Letna Park, is a popular international theater and circus festival with special shows and activities for children. It is a great way to close the summer with a bang.

The festival runs a Summer Festival School for children 6 -15 years old called Letní Letňák where children learn the basics of juggling, acting, circus skills, graphic arts, voice performance, etc. The festival school closes with a public performance.

Website: www.letniletna.cz/2017
Section for children’s activities: www.letniletna.cz/2017/letni-letnak

Pražských domů dětí a mládeže (DDM)

Neighborhood leisure centers for children and youth in Prague (Pražských domů dětí a mládeže or DDM for short) offer a multitude of year-round leisure activities at reasonable prices for children and youth in the Czech Republic. Each district in Prague has its own website with cultural activities, courses, events and camps. Although speaking Czech is beneficial for these classes, children who've been exposed, even moderately, to the language could participate in one of these fun summertime activities.

Check your nearest DDM for summer time day camps.

Website: www.ddmpraha.cz
Summer Camps: www.ddmpraha.cz/ddm/tabory

Class Acts Legoland Overnight Trip & Thermal Spa Adventures (A Back to School Treat)

If you’d like to visit Legoland with your children, but want a group experience with something for adults as well, put the Class Act’s September trip LEGOLAND® +THERMEERDING on your calendar now. In cooperation with Zájezdy pro děti, Class Acts will visit the Legoland amusement park as well as the nearby Therme Erding spa resort in a two-day trip.

Event: classacts.cz/event/lego-land-trip-2017-with-class-acts/
Date: September 9-10, 2017
Cost: 3,200 CZK for children under 16, Adults 3,400 CZK (includes coach transportation, overnight accommodation, one-day entrance fee to Legoland and 4-hour spa entrance)
Reservation: [email protected]
More detailed information on website: www.zajezdyprodeti.cz

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