Day Camps in Zurich

Spring and summer is almost here and all parents are wondering which activities they should enroll their young ones in!

We bring to you the most requested sports camps on Momizen and created a list for a large range of hobbies and interests, including sports, science and robotics, as well as artistic and creative camps.    

The summer camps will not only free-up the hands of parents after the closing of schools in the Zurich region, but, above all, will help children have an unforgettable summer full of educational experiences, new friends and endless play!

Is Summer Camp Right For Your Child?

Before deciding if summer camp is right for your children, ask them how they would like to spend their time over the summer holidays.  It is always important to know if your children would like to deepen their knowledge on a specific skill such as art or theatre, if they would like to catch-up on other skills such as languages or sports, and if they are willing to participate in a structured program throughout the day.  After taking into consideration your children's preferences, it would be great to build a short list with options that fit their age-group, family schedule and budget, and decide together. 

3 Types of Summer Camp for Kids & Teens

When choosing a summer camp there are different types of summer camps to consider.  Depending on your location and the preferred type of learning for your children, you can choose among a virtual camp, a day camp or an overnight camp. 

Virtual Camp

A virtual camp is often a suitable match for children that are not able to attend a physical class or commute to the camp facility.  It is also a great way for children to learn new skills from the comfort of their own home.  Virtual camps include art workshops, programming, language classes to name a few skills, and have a set starting and ending time.  It is still possible to connect and make friends during virtual classes as children have the chance to meet like-minded peers online.   

Day Camp

A day camp often combines indoor and outdoor activities throughout the day, while children return home in the afternoon.  While focusing on a specific skill in the morning, there are opportunities to enjoy outdoor play in the afternoons.  A day camp offers time away from the parents throughout the day and provides the opportunity to socialise on a one-to-one as well as group level.  Most day camps around Zurich offer a late pick-up for an extra fee.   As most camps include lunch, several do not have facilities to prepare food and children are requested to bring their own packed lunch.   

Overnight or Residential Camp 

At residential camps children can stay away from home one to eight weeks.  Residential or sleep-away  camps often focus on a sport or outdoor activities in combination with a preferred skill such as music, languages, art and programming

Through games and physical exercises, a child develops strength, speed, flexibility and endurance while achieving motor development and proper neuromuscular coordination. 

Children who play sports develop self-confidence and improved social skills. Sports and athletic activities reinforce principles such as discipline, cooperation, noble rivalry, acceptance of defeat, all while sharpening the spirit.  Children also learn to communicate effectively with others and at the same time they have fun. Sports also improve a child’s self-esteem.  

While there is a program throughout the day, residential camps offer relaxing time so children can socialise and connect.   The age groups for residential camp begin as of 7 years old, but it is always important to consider the readiness of the children to stay away from home for at least a week.   Separation anxiety among children that are not ready to be away from home, may be an obstacle in having fun and immersing in the summer camp experience.  

Most importantly, summer camp is about having fun, building friendships and creating life-long memories.   

Day Camps Around Zurich

Our list includes a wide range of interests so that you can find the right camp that fits for your kids.  Check out our top providers in these categories: 

  1. STEAM (MINT), Coding & Robotics Camps

  2. Creative Camps

  3. Sports Camps

STEAM (MINT), Coding & Robotics

Techspark Academy Technology Camps for Kids and Teens in Zurich - 10% Momizen Discount!

Near Paradeplatz in Zurich, with easy public transport access, Techspark Academy offers children and teens starting from age 7+ a range of options to discover and deepen existing knowledge in 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Python programming
  • Hacker Mode - Cybersecurity
  • Web Design and  Animation

Techspark Academy Technology Camps for Kids and Teens in Zug - 10% Momizen Discount!

In a new location in Zug, Techspark Academy offers children and teens starting from age 7+ a range of options to discover and deepen existing knowledge in 

  • Python programming
  • Animation and Game Design


Storycraft Summer Camps in Rüschlikon

Little Hands Cooking and Baking Camps for children in Horgen

Summer dates start July 15 - 19, July 29 - August 2 and August 5 - 9.

At our camps, children are immersed in the world of cooking and baking, where they not only whip up delicious treats, but also embark on a journey of learning and developing skills such as

  • measuring
  • teamwork
  • Developing fine motor skills
  • Learning to solve problems.


Summer Camp Dates
  • 15th July - 19th July 2024
  • 12th August - 16th August 2024

Full and half-days are available, plus extra care available.  

In the region of Zurich those who enjoy one-on-one sports, tennis is a great choice. Tennis is a sport that teaches children self-control and concentration. Among other things, tennis can teach a child

  • responsibility
  • social skills and
  • healthy competition.

It also boosts a child's self-control, concentration, self-esteem and self-confidence while helping them have patience on and off the field. Also, tennis is a sport that enhances the mood for noble rivalry and at the same time discipline, elements that result in the improvement of their learning ability.


Padel Arena

If tennis is too mainstream for you or your child you should definitely try out padel. Padel is a fun mix of tennis and squash and it is played with a small racket and a soft tennis ball inside a closed glass room! Children from 4 years old and their families can play together during all days of the week. Padel Arena offers a camp and a junior academy for young learners aged 10 to 18. After training everyone can relax and have a snack at the comfy bistro.

Tennis Center Horgen

Another great tennis centre is The Horgen Tennis Centre. Here children from 3,5 years old can train on tennis, have individual lessons, join the holiday camps or throw a children's birthday party.



Football on the other hand is a team sport with many health and social benefits. Playing football can help a child acquire a strong and flexible muscular system as well as strong bones, due to the strength and flexibility exercises included in the training. Shots and dribbles of the ball develop agility and coordination. Running and sprinting guarantees very good physical condition. Playing on a soccer team develops the child's ability to work and interact with other children as part of a team. To win a football game, the whole team must communicate and work together. Football further develops a child's social skills.

Intersoccer in many locations around Zurich

At Intersoccer boys and girls will learn new skills, play mini-matches and have lots of fun making new friends! Intersoccer offers a great number of Grass Football Courses and Camps in Zurich and around Switzerland. Courses are suitable for all children from a young age, including preschoolers.


Wakeboarding Academy

At the Wakeboarding Academy located at the Frischer's Fritz camp in Zurich, children can learn wakeboarding, wakesurfing and water skiing through a week-long day camp.  Along with the water sports, young campers will enjoy their lunch at the Frischer's Fritz restaurant and relax by the water.

Sailing camp at Children's Sailing School in Kilchberg

Learning to sail is a great hobby to start at a young age.  Learning about the wind, the weather, the water and of course the boats that can travel with the force of nature can have a positive impact among young children. At Kilchberg Children's Sailing School children can learn how to sail in a fun and easy way on an optimist, in Lake Zurich.

Yacht Club Horgen

The Yacht Club Horgen offers the opportunity to young people from 8 years to learn how to sail and train in sailing.  The Yacht Club Horgen which was founded in 1968 aims to promote sailing and touring sailing, the training and care of the young and the preservation of Lake Zurich.

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