We have prepared a special compilation of the most interesting events organized during the summer period in Krakow and Warsaw, aimed at children and youth from Ukraine.
The summer vacation for school-age children started on June 24 and will last until August 31. Summer camps, cultural activities, and other activities offered by non-governmental organizations and cultural institutions can be a great opportunity for your children to not only explore their passions or acquire new skills but also to establish closer relationships with their peers. Games and activities are a great opportunity for integration, so we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the following available events!
Events and Summer Programs for Children from Ukraine in Warsaw
Terminal Kultury Gocław, located in the Praga-Południe district of Warsaw, offers art workshops in the form of individual classes and short-term sessions. One of them is Art.Combo, where children have the opportunity to learn the basics of graphics and digital illustration during a series of morning meetings. The youngest participants also learn the basics of acting with the body and voice, as well as improvisation.
Terminal Kultury Gocław also offers ceramics classes and afternoon fencing courses for age groups 8-9, 10-13, and 13 and above. More details and registration information can be found here.
The Integrative Support Point Muditais organizing free summer day camps for children with disabilities, their siblings, and caregivers this year. The activities will take place at the organization’s headquarters at Aleje Jerozolimskie 123. Participants will spend time from 11 am to 4 pm engaging in integration, art, music, and other activities.
The organization plans four sessions:
- July 24 to July 28
- August 7 to August 11
- August 14 to August 18
- August 28 to September 1
More details and registration can be found on the organization’s profile (here).
Dom Kultury on Brzeska Street 18 in Warsaw’s Praga district has entered the summer period but continues its activities for children according to the previous plan. Weekly information is published on their Facebook profile (here).
The LIFE Poland Foundation launched the Summer in the City campaign in the last week of June. The organization announced several weeks of special attractions for children. In the opening week of summer, they offered alternating soccer and art classes. For the following weeks, they announced themed meetings, workshops, and events:
- July 3 to July 7 – Ping Pong Week
- July 10 to July 14 – Week of Experiments
- July 10 to July 14 and July 24 to July 29 – Two weeks at the swimming pool
- July 31 to August 4 – Fashion Week
- August 14 to August 18 – Dance Week
- August 21 to August 25 – Week with Warsaw
The activities take place in various locations in Warsaw, so it’s worth following the organization’s profile (here).
The Ukrainian Children’s Educational Center in Marki, organized by the LIFE Poland Foundation, is offering paid summer camps for children aged 7-17 as part of the “Ukrainian Summer in Warsaw – 2023” program. The camps will take place in four sessions, each lasting two weeks:
- July 3 to July 15
- July 17 to July 29
- July 31 to August 12
- August 14 to August 26
During the camps, children will have the opportunity to learn about Poland and participate in artistic activities that will enhance their creativity. It’s also a chance to meet children from other countries and practice Polish and English. The center is located in a green area in the suburbs of Warsaw. For more details, click here.
The Invincible Ukraine Foundation is organizing day camps called “Around the World in 10 Days” in Warsaw (Al. Jerozolimskie 179), Krakow (ul. Świętego Filipa 25), Wrocław, Poznań, Łódź, Lublin, Gdańsk, and Katowice. The camps are designed for children aged 6 and above and will be held in three age groups.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore the cultures and landmarks of different countries through play. Older children will work on teamwork skills and have the chance to meet specialists from Polish companies and improve their digital skills.
The day camps started in early June. The next sessions will take place on the following dates:
- July 3 to July 14
- July 17 to July 28
- July 31 to August 11
- August 14 to August 25
Additional information and the registration form can be found here.
The Polish Migration Forum publishes a weekly plan of activities on their Facebook page. They offer sensory-musical workshops for the youngest children and afternoon group activities for children aged 7-13. Details can be found here.
The Multicultural Centerorganizes Thursday meetings for board games, language café, and film screenings. More information is available on their Facebook page (here).
Events and Summer Programs for Children from Ukraine in Krakow
Miejsce Otwarte (Open Place). Center for Intercultural Integration was created through the collaboration of various organizations supporting refugees. It continues to offer a rich program of activities for children and teenagers. During the week, the center provides English language lessons in different age groups, developmental activities, and psychological workshops. They also organize self-defense lessons for the youngest and Brazilian martial art capoeira.
The activity plans for each week and the registration form can be found here.
The “Unity” Foundationhas organized a paid program for teenagers (13-18 years old) to help them find themselves. The activities are planned for four weeks. The organizers invite participants to take part in the entire program or in individual weeks.
- July 3 to July 7 – School of Non-Boring Philosophy, a series of lectures on philosophy and how the issues addressed by philosophy relate to each of us.
- July 10 to July 14 – Navigating the Unstable World (VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), a series of meetings that will help participants find their balance.
- July 17 to July 21 – Summer School of Stoicism, philosophical conversations that will help participants find peace and self-assurance in the most challenging times.
- July 24 to July 28 – Hero’s Journey: self-development and writing course. During the meetings, participants will learn how to create their own heroic path.
More details can be found here.
Słoneczna Przestrzeń Wsparcia Zabłocie is one of eight locations in various parts of the city that were established as part of a joint initiative by Krakow and UNICEF. During the summer, they invite children from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Children spend time in age-appropriate groups and the center offers activities such as theater, music, language, and art therapy. Details can be found here. It is also worth checking the initiative’s website for information about other locations (here).
Międzyszkolny Ośrodek Sportowy Wschód organizes sports day camps for children (6-14 years old) from the territory of Ukraine who arrived inPoland after February 24, 2022. The activities are partially paid and take place in 5-day sessions from 7 am to 5 pm. The day camps are held at the center in Nowa Huta. Details and information can be found here.
The Krakow Sports Infrastructure Management Board has prepared training sessions in various sports disciplines at selected sports facilities. Kayaking sessions will take place on July 5 and August 9, soccer training on July 29 and August 26, and swimming sessions on July 22 and August 19. Registration is required and can be done on the ZIS website (here).
Additionally, the city offers swimming lessons for parents residing in Krakow with children aged 5 to 16 at certain swimming pools. More details can be found here.
The Museum of Krakow, as part of the Summer in the City campaign, has also organized a series of events for parents and children. The schedule includes walks around Krakow, art workshops, and city games. The schedule is available here.
Search for summer events for children from Ukraine on Mapuj Pomoc
The above list certainly does not exhaust all the initiatives carried out by non-governmental organizations and includes only a part of those available in Warsaw and Krakow. To find more cultural events in other cities, we encourage you to browse our map.
To search, select a specific region of the country (province or city) and the category “Culture and Integration” and/or “Education.” Also, follow our social media profiles (Facebook, Instagram), where we provide up-to-date information on interesting and valuable initiatives for refugees from Ukraine.