Training courses, vacation activities, camps

Children out and about Luxembourg

Do you live in Luxembourg and have children or teenagers? Like all parents, you're looking for an internship, a camp or a vacation camp? We have the solution to keep your youngsters busy at weekends or during the school vacations.

A wide range of extracurricular activities are available in Luxembourg and elsewhere. The choice is vast, from nature and discovery camps to sports, vacation courses, language courses, etc.

Extra-curricular activities offered by local authorities

Municipalities often organize courses or outings for local children during the school vacations. Young and old alike will find something to enjoy during the vacations. Parents also have a choice of languages for their children's activities.

Extracurricular activities of the City of Luxembourg

During the summer vacations, the City of Luxembourg offers "Sports Weeks" for young people aged 11 to 17. These take place in Luxembourg or even abroad. Qualified trainers and organizers supervise these training courses, water activities or land sports.

Registration is open to residents of Luxembourg City, but also to young non-residents. Fees are progressive according to trainee status. Please register early with the Bierger-Center de la Ville de Luxembourg. These courses fill up very quickly.

CAPEL - Centre d'Animation Pédagogique et de loisirs de la ville de luxembourg (educational and leisure activities center for the city of luxembourg)

CAPEL organizes free outdoor activities during the school vacations. Capel courses are reserved for children and young people resident in Luxembourg City.

Vacation activities (4 weeks during the summer vacations) take place in the afternoons from 2.00-6.00 pm. Participation is free of charge.

  • Aktioun Bambësch

Aktioun Bambësch runs from 1:30pm to 6pm during the Easter, summer and Christmas vacations. All children aged 5 to 12 can take part.

A special supervised bus service runs from various parts of the city to CAPEL. This service is free of charge.

  • Aktioun Jugend Aktiv

By taking part in the Aktioun Jugend Aktiv, young people in Luxembourg City can spend their leisure time in a friendly, enjoyable and creative way. This workshop takes place during the summer vacations for young people aged between 13 and 17,

Luxembourg City Sports Department: vacation programme

Luxembourg City offers a special vacation program for young people aged 11 to 17. These week-long sports camps take place in the Grand Duchy and abroad. Accommodation is full board in youth hostels and sports centers. Activities cater for all tastes: golf, sailing, horse-riding, martial arts, climbing, skateboarding, mountain biking, etc.

Extracurricular activities in other communes in Luxembourg

Every commune in Luxembourg offers specific activities for its young residents. Spillnometteger" or "play afternoons" are usually supervised by local young people. For more information, contact your local administration. Registration is due in May/June.

Private day care centers for children during school vacations

Private day-care centers can also welcome your children during the school vacations. As many expat families leave Luxembourg as soon as the vacations arrive, these facilities may have places available.

A wide variety of activities are on offer. More entertaining outings to the forest or to play structures in Luxembourg or the Grande-Région are also available. Find out more.

Summer camps from Luxembourg

A number of organizations in Luxembourg offer vacation camps or colonies for children and teenagers., vacation camps in Luxembourg or abroad

The colonies. lu website works with numerous organizations and associations. It offers camps for children aged 4 and over and teenagers, in Luxembourg and elsewhere. There's plenty to choose from, even after the vacations have already begun.

With a minimum duration of 5 days, the camps are supervised by certified guides. In general, one counselor supervises 8 youngsters. Several themes are offered: sports or artistic activities, adventure or discovery camps, etc.

The website is very practical. At a glance, you can identify the target age, departure and return dates, prices and organizer of each camp on offer. You can also see immediately whether the camp is still available, on the waiting list or already full.
You can request registration online, directly by filling in a form.

Caritas Jeunes et Famille, vacation camps open to all

The vacation department of Caritas Jeunes et Famille asbl organizes vacation camps for all children and teenagers. Activities are open to all, regardless of parental income, the child's background or disability. Camps for children aged 4 to 17 take place in Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, France, etc., in summer and winter. For more information, visit

SNJ - National Youth Service

A contact organization for non-formal education, the SNJ also organizes numerous leisure activities, including summer camps. It also offers training courses for young people, in partnership with associations. Available from the age of 6, most activities are conducted in the Luxembourgish language.

Adeps, sports activities and courses in Belgium

Close to Luxembourg, think of internships in Belgium. ADEPS is a public service. It offers a wide range of sports activities and courses for the French-speaking population.

Scouting activities

Have you thought about scouting? There are several scouting federations in Luxembourg. You're sure to find the one that's right for your children.

In addition to activities during the school year, scouting organizations also offer nature camps for your children during the vacations. Find out more!

Sporting, artistic, scientific and other vacation camps...

During school vacations or weekends, you can also plan themed activities and courses to suit your children's tastes and interests: sports, arts and crafts, music, etc.

Does your child have an artistic soul, or would you like to introduce him/her to the arts? Take a look at the websites of Luxembourg museums. They often offer themed workshops lasting a whole day or just a few hours.

Language vacations

Several private organizations specializing in language learning also organize language camps for young people. These camps and courses take place during the school vacations. They are usually coupled with a sporting, cultural or artistic activity.

Sport and language activities in youth hostels

You can also book vacation activities for your children at Luxembourg's various youth hostels. Choose your theme: language camp or sports camp.

Our language camps will help your children integrate more easily into their new environment, by enabling them to reinforce their German, English or even French for non-French speakers. These courses are offered in partnership with Berlitz.

If you opt for sports camps, the Youth Hostels work with the Sports Department of the City of Luxembourg. Your children can take part in a range of sports: mountain biking, water sports at the Lultzhausen base or in Remerschen, horse-riding in Luxembourg or rock-climbing in Echternach.

Scientific activities at the Luxembourg Science Center in Differdange

The Luxembourg Science Center in Differdange is a center dedicated to science and technology. Youngsters can explore over 100 interactive stations. Daily workshops allow them to discover the world in a different way. A great way to approach science and technology in a more playful way.

Creative activities Base 1 Makerspace

Base 1 on the Forum Geesseknäppchen campus offers various half-day workshops. Courses can be combined over several days.

Young people can discover programming, 3D printing, electrical work and creative sewing.

Student jobs for older kids

From the age of 15, young people can work in summer jobs during the school vacations. These jobs are paid. Young people can earn money to finance future projects and/or their studies. What's more, they can acquire professional experience at an early age. This will come in very handy when they are looking for a job.

Municipalities also offer their young residents paid summer jobs. Ask your municipality for details.

Several sites are available to help you in this process, whether you're looking for a student summer job or a student internship.

Ideas to keep your children busy during the vacations

You'll also find plenty of ideas for outings and fun with your children, whether as a family or with friends.

Take a look at Here you'll find a vast choice of free and fee-paying activities for your children duringthe school vacations . Whether you're looking for artistic or culinary workshops, language courses, sports camps or youth vacations, you'll find proposals for all ages. The selection is comprehensive and regularly updated!

Would you like to take advantage of the vacations to organize your child's birthday party ? Many expatriate families leave Luxembourg during the school vacations.

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