See You at the Dreamiest Summer Holiday Camps in Abu Dhabi in 2021

Published 01 June 2021 at 01:41

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See You at the Dreamiest Summer Holiday Camps in Abu Dhabi in 2021

The summer school holidays are finally upon us, offering our kids three whole months to spend however they please. Whether your little ones want to explore a new interest, advance their skills or break into a new field, these summer holiday camps in Abu Dhabi have short learning and entertainment options that will give children the confidence they needed to turn their dreams into goals and achievements.

RFLCT Creative Arts

RFLCT Creative Arts

Whatever form of art your child is interested in, summer holiday workshops by RFLCT Creative Arts cannot fail to be one of the most exciting artistic experiences. Inspired by spring and flowers, the expert team is unveiling a special series of children’s camps for this summer school holidays. The 2.5-hour sessions are jam-packed with an impressive timetable of creative activities including drawing, colouring, handicrafts and planting – and these are just a few of the options on offer. The lucky residents of Abu Dhabi aged 5 to 12 get the chance to explore their creative potential through different media, techniques, materials and processes.

All camps are run by an exceptional team of local artists who pass on their enthusiasm and love of art to the kids. The philosophy of RFLCT Creative Arts is to get everybody involved at their own level, to give everybody the chance to create and flourish individually in the artistic environment. The programme of the camp is in no way exclusively intended for those with a natural gift for fine art or crafts but is made available to any child who shows enthusiasm and interest for it. In a short time, your child will be up and running creating art even if they have no prior experience!

Dates: 5 June – 30 August 2021;

Timing: 8:30am – 11am, 11:30am – 2pm;

Ages: 5 – 12;

Fees: daily admission: 120 AED per 2.5-hour session or 525 AED for a 5-day programme;

Location: RFLCT Creative Arts Center, Al Rayyana Compound, Behind Al Forsan Club, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.

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Alliance Française

Alliance Française

Children with a sense of adventure thrive at the worldwide Alliance Française network in Abu Dhabi. Alongside the language learning, the youngsters are able to play, have fun, forge friendships and even travel through time at the French Summer Camp this year. Being fully immersed into different decades from the 1920s to the 1990s, the kids hardly realise that they are scaling a peak of conversational fluency.

As well as offering the best language holiday programme, Alliance Française is always finding new ways to reach out to children at all levels of experience. Whether your child is a beginner or is well on the road to mastering the French language, opting for the French summer camps would be a perfect choice to make on their behalf. The campers will be involved in a variety of indoor and outdoor sporting and creative activities such as painting, cooking, swimming, arts and crafts, watching films, shows and much more. The activities will be incorporated into the theme of the decade of the week.

Dates: 4 July – 26 August 2021;

Timing: Sunday to Thursday 9am – 4 pm;

Ages: 4 – 12;

Fees: from AED 875. Discounts are available for members and families;

Location: Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, Villa 99, Al Qouʻ Street, Al Bateen.

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Kip McGrath

Kip McGrath

With over a 40-year history and an international reputation, Kip McGrath Educational Centre helps children to improve their knowledge of maths and English. The programs here cover all curriculum topics that students are expected to learn at school.

Children learn at personalized tutoring programs to make sure that they focus on the areas where they have gaps. Each 80 minute+ session includes written and computer-based activities, plus ongoing progress reports and regular tutor feedback.

The study program is progressive so the sessions will start at the fundamental level and students will work their way up to the set goal. Kip’s proven methods and techniques allow to achieve great results while children study in a relaxed, friendly, and encouraging environment.

The program also contains extension modules for when students are ready for more challenging work, and more complex and advanced activities for senior students who want to improve their skills.


  • +971 50 409 2133 / Al Raha Mall Centre;
  • +971 54 777 6915 / Mushrif Mall Centre.

Social media: Facebook, Instagram.

Dates: Saturday to Wednesday, 4 July - 26 August.

Timing: See the website for the opening hours.

Ages: 5-18

Location: online or Al Raha Mall Centre, Mushrif Mall Centre, Abu Dhabi.

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Ivy Camps USA

Ivy Camps USA

We can’t think of a more fascinating camp than Ivy Camps USA for those interested in business, STEAM, arts, media and communications to flourish in a rapidly changing global marketplace. You may have preconceptions about what an online holiday camp is like – but Ivy Camps USA is an organisation like no other. The compound of original hands-on projects, role-play activities, innovative teaching and an English immersive environment is meshed together by students' willingness and ability to learn. The Ivy’s reputation is hardly a secret. This success is helmed by their instructors who are talented undergraduates from the American Ivy League universities namely Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Brown and Dartmouth College.

Opting for Business Leadership, expect two programmes relevant to everyday business activity and leadership training: Build Your Own Business + Design Your Brand: Marketing and Advertising; and Take Charge! Leading as a CEO + Become a Stock Market Expert. A unique curriculum fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and helps children develop a deeper understanding of business realities.

There are two virtual programmes taking place throughout the STEAM summer course: Physics Building Adventures + Science of Motion and Machines; and Engineer a Better World with the Stanford Design Cycle + Design Cities with Lego.

The world of Arts, Media, and Communication has never been more prominent in our daily lives and this summer programme is designed to give youngsters an insight into both the practical and theoretical aspects of the ever-evolving media industry. It features two programmes: Launch Your Own Podcast + Comic Book Design and Acting for Stage and Media + Mastering YouTube Content Creation.

Summer programmes are available for three age groups of students: 6 – 8, 9 – 11 and 12 – 14 years old. Every student will receive ten days of professional industry tuition from the comfort of their home. Classes are held online and the duration of one is 90 minutes. Each group is limited on spaces up to six students, so please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Dates: 7 June – 16 August 2021;

Timing: Monday to Friday 3pm – 6:30pm Abu Dhabi local time,

Ages: 6 – 14;

Fees: 1281.95 dirhams for a 2-week programme;

Location: online.

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Act One

At the Act One Theatre Camp, they are fortunate to have a number of highly successful American improvisers and incredible acting instructors, dance coaches, singing, and on-camera teachers who have been consistently working in children's theatres and can share their insights with your kids. During the summer camps, they will teach the children aged 6 to 15 in workshops and group tutorials through the use of a virtual learning environment. Known for its excellent learning support, collaborative, practical approach, and dynamic experimentation, this is a summer camp that nurtures the whole spectrum of ability: the participants are challenged and stretched. The creative juices are certainly flowing here – being deeply immersed into the exciting world of theatre, music videos and filmmaking, the campers spend each day acting, singing and dancing alongside studying many other practical and theoretical aspects of performance. The originally written movies and music videos for their world premiere Final Performance are a true highlight. Every group creates their own movie and is responsible for every element of the final production which can be viewed live online by all the relatives and friends around the world.

There are three practice-based and diverse camps on offer: Hollywood Backlot Bonanza, Adventure Awaits and Game Show Mania. From the shy wallflower to the class-clown, everyone wants to be at the Act One Theatre Camp, so be sure to register early. All levels of experience are welcome!

Dates: 14 June – 13 August 2021;

Timing: Monday to Friday 8pm – 1am;

Ages: 6 – 15;

Fees: $700 for a 3-week camp.

Location: online.

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Plato’s Planet Summer Camps

Plato’s Planet Camps

Plato’s Planet online summer camps offer a plethora of exciting online activities for young researchers! The instructors of Plato’s Planet are real big in edutainment so kids will never forget these four weeks filled with fun and interesting classes! Top experts will provide lots of group discussions, collaborations, so kids will be able to find new friends and learn something new.

Online Multi Activity Summer Camp

This camp includes several types of activities: Robotics, Orator, Artist, Inventor, and SportStar. Here, kids will learn the fundamentals of coding, different speaking techniques to improve communicational skills. The Inventor activity will engage children in experimenting and exploring the world around them. The Artist's direction will encourage young artists to create their masterpieces and develop creative skills and Sports Star will take care of kids’ physical activity.

Age: 8-13.

Timing: 10 am – 12.45 pm

Virtual Summer Robo Camp

The schedule of the camp includes Virtual Robotics with Vex VR, Machine Learning and AI with Pictoblox, 3D Modelling with OnShape, Arduino Projects with TinkerCAD, and a Physical Kit.

Kids will learn to create virtual simulations of robots using block-style coding or a Python interface, explore the concepts of AI like computer vision, face detection, optical character recognition, etc. In the 3D Modelling lessons, kids will learn to convert 2D into a 3D design, understand basic engineering principles and find out how to design parts and assemblies.

Arduino projects are another cool stuff that kids will learn: they will design circuits using microcontrollers, so they will find out how to create traffic lights, gate automation, and so on.

Age Group: 9 - 13 Years.

Timings: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Dates: 4th July – 31st July, Sunday-Thursday.

Fees: 799 AED.

Contacts: +971509646427 / +971527271581.

Location: online

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By Anna Khan

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