It’s that time of year. Easter holidays are over, the countdown can begin. The reading logs have stopped coming home. Parents are frantically discussing end-of-year teacher gifts. My kids have begun the grand countdown to the Last Day of School. Summer is almost here and a long period (3 months in Greece!) of freedom is about to start. If you are a parent in the Greek capital or if you are visiting this summer, you may want to consider sending your kids to a summer camp in Athens.Today’s options are far more varied than you might remember from your own childhood. There are camps that focus on music and theater, arts and science, language, sports, circus themes, and computers. Summer camp can be one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in a child’s life. Camp provides children with a community of caring mentors who provide experiential education that leads to self-respect and appreciation for life. All the outcomes—friendships, overcoming challenges, staying healthy and building character— prepare them for bigger, brighter lives down the road. In addition to great friendships and enduring memories, many important life skills are learned at camp.
English Language Summer Camps
Most of the international schools in Athens also organize summer camps. When my second summer baby was born, the camp of our international school gave me the freedom to spent extra time with the baby during those important weeks. Her bigger sister joined her school’s summer camp (ISA Melina’s Kindergarten) offering many hours of water play, games, and themed parties. It was also a great opportunity for her to learn more English.
Creative and Outdoors Summer Camps
There are several museums and other fun places organizing summer camps in Athens. Most of these camps are in Greek.
We aim to gather here news about summer camps in Athens, stay tuned!
For a comprehensive list of things to do in Athens kids, have a look at:
- Things to do in Athens with Children
- Top Things to do in Athens with teens
- Things to do in Athens with Baby
- Things to do on the Athens coast with kids
Have a great summer in Greece!
Celeste was born and raised in the Netherlands but lives in Greece for 25 years. She studied at the Dutch Institute of Athens underneath the Acropolis and currently lives with her family in an Athenian suburb. Celeste is the founder of Family Experiences Blog. Whether you and your family live in Greece or are visiting, this blog will show you the very best ways in which to celebrate family life here.