The school holidays have already begun or are close to beginning. Like almost all parents, are you seeking courses or summer camps, an internship or a colony to keep your children and youth busy all year long, during the weekends or the school holidays?
Many extracurricular activities are available in Luxembourg or elsewhere, for both young adults and children. Besides, you will find linguistic offers.
You will find below the references which Just Arrived recommends in order to occupy at best your children: nature and discovery camps, sport, holidays training courses, language courses…
Activities proposed by the municipalities
During school holidays, municipalities organise very often training courses or outings for children from the municipality.
City of Luxembourg
Every year during the summer holidays, the City of Luxembourg offers young people aged 11 to 17 “sport weeks” in Luxembourg or even abroad. Nautical activities or land sports, these interships are supervised by qualified coaches and animators. Registration is open to all residents of the City of Luxembourg or not, including non-residents in Luxembourg. Rates are progressive according to the trainee’s status. Be sure to register the soonest with the Bierger-Center of the City of Luxembourg, these courses are very quickly complete.
The “Aktioun Bambesch” and “Aktioun Jugend Aktiv” programs offered by CAPEL are also available during all school holidays, including summer.
Each municipality offers specific activities such as “Spillnometteger” or “afternoon games”. Check with your municipal administration, registration is to be done in May / June. Inquire with your municipal administration.
You are rather interested in a language study holiday? Numerous structures specialised in language courses organise linguistic camps coupled most of the time with a sports, cultural or artistic activities.
Holiday Camps or Colonies
Here again, organizations offering holiday camps or colonies for children and teenagers are numerous.
The website colonies.lu works with many organizations and associations and offers camps for children from 4 years old and teenagers in Luxembourg and elsewhere. The choice is important, even after the holidays have already begun. The camps last at least 5 days and are supervised by certified counsellors, usually 1 counsellor for every 8 children. Several themes are proposed: sports or artistic activities, adventure and discovery camps, … Very practical, the website colonies.lu allows you to identify at a glance the target age for the proposed camp, the departure and return dates, the prices, the organizer, as well as whether the camp is still available, on a waiting list or already full.
You can request registration online, directly by filling out a form.
The holiday service of Caritas Jeunes et Famille asbl organises summer or winter camps, for all children and teenagers, from 4 to 17 years old. Activities are open to all, regardless of the parents’ income, the child’s origins or possibly his/her disability. Summer camps in Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, France, … More information www.youngcaritas.lu
Have you thought about scouting? 2 scouting federations are at your disposal in Luxembourg, there is no doubt you will find the one that suits your children best.
Scouting organisations also offer nature camps to your children during the holidays. Inquire!
Sports, artistic, … activities
Many private organizations offer diverse internships. Does your child have an artistic soul or do you let him discover the arts? Also check the websites of Luxembourg museums, which often offer thematic workshops over a day or a few hours.
Student jobs for the oldest ones
From the age of 15, young people in Luxembourg can apply for a summer job during school holidays. Then, they earn money in order to finance future projects and / or their studies, but they can also gain valuable work experience early on, very useful when they will have to find a job after their studies.
The municipalities offer students paid summer work. Inquire with your municipality.
Several sites are available to help you in this process, whether in summer student job or student internship. More information.
Ideas to keep your children busy
Take also a look at the Petitweb.lu website. You will find a vast choice of charged or free activities that you could suggest doing to your children during school vacation: artistic or culinary workshops, linguistic courses, sports camps, holidays gathering youngsters of various ages…
The selection is very complete and regularly updated!