School Summer Holidays are just a few weeks away. For most of us holidays plans vanished after Covid19 knocked at the door. No trips to the French Riviera, Tuscany or other exotic destinations. A staycation is more like it.

Next question: ‘Are there Summer Camps for the kids in the Haarlem Area?’ The answer is YES!

Hello Haarlem did some research and has 5 Summer Camp Tips for you, or better, for the kids. Tip: Registration for different camps are open already. Don’t wait too long!

Surfana Surf Camp

At the border of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal aan Zee, next to Beach Club Rapa Nui, you’ll find Surfana Surf School.

Boys and girls, age 8 – 11 years can be registered for a day camp. There is also a sleep – away camp for boys and girls age 12 – 15 years.

Surfing, and activities on the beach or in the dunes, a whole week long!

Good to know: all instructors are also certified life guards.

Swim diploma A and B are required.

Costs start at 315 Euro for day camp and 495 Euro for a sleep – away camp.

Click here for more info and contact details on the website.


Hockey camp

Since 1996 Bovelander and Bovelander, with base in Haarlem, organize hockey camps in Haarlem, Bloemendaal, Heemstede, Bennebroek and Zandvoort amongst others.

You can choose from day camps as well as as sleep – away camps, depending on the age of your kid.

Camps offered are Mini Camps, Junior Camps, Classic Camps, Goalie Camps and Beach & Hockey camps.

Costs varies from 189 Eur – 595 Eur

More info in English can be found on the website.


Pony Camp

Stal De Naaldenhof, located in Bentveld, organizes pony day camps on three different dates in July and August.

Kids with little experience are welcome too. If your kid has no experience a alll but love to come, the advice is to take a few private lessons in advance.

Costs for a Naaldenhof rider are Eur 275 or Eur 300 for a non-Naaldenhof rider.

More info and contact details can be found on the website.


Sailing, Surfing and Stand Up Paddling Camp

Water Sport Centre Dynamique, an oasis near the banks of Mooie Nel, organizes small – scale sleep – away camps for kids age 8 -15 years, with a duration of 3 or 5 days.                                                                  If your kid is home sick, no problem. He or she can sleep at home and come back every day.

It will be all about having fun, making new friends, stretching skills. Cell phone and screens free, how about that! The instructors have a lot of educational experience.

In 2020 camps are planned July 6 – 10, 13 – 17, 20- 24.

Registration has already started. There are just a few spots left during these three dates.

More info, contact details and registration form can be found on the website.


LEGO Summer Camp

If your kid is a LEGO fan, this might be the camp for him or her!

Summer camps are planned on July 6 – 8, 13 – 15, Aug 3 – 5,10 – 12.

The kids are welcome every day from 9 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. at the Korte Verspronckweg 7 – 9.


Kids are welcome 1 or 2 days on JUL 9 – 10, 16 – 17, Aug 6 – 7,13 – 14

Costs varies from Eur 65 per kid/day to Eur 70.

More info can be found on the website. You can also send an e-mail to or make a call  to Ka Chun