Summer vacations in Poland are slowly gaining momentum and will last until August 31. Below, we have prepared another compilation of various events for children and teenagers from Ukraine—this time those organized in Wrocław and Poznań. Non-governmental organizations invite you to attend day camps, workshops, excursions, and fun activities that will help the youngest and teenagers integrate and adapt with the local community, as well as with Polish peers.
If you are interested in summer initiatives from other regions of Poland, or are looking for other forms of support (e.g., psychological help, educational or legal support), we encourage you to browse our interactive map.
Day camps, picnics, and fun activities for children from Ukraine in Wrocław
Miejsce Otwarte. Centrum Integracji Międzykulturowej[Open Space: Multicultural Integration Center] – located at 40 Braniborska Street, is one of several points in Poland operated by UNHCR in collaboration with other organizations. Open Space offers a children’s play corner during the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On Tuesdays, teenagers can take Polish language lessons, and on Thursdays, thematic workshops for children are organized. As part of the Thursday activities in July, children learned how to make diaries, glitter jars, and mascots. A mask-making workshop is planned for the last Thursday of July. More information is available here.
Stowarzyszenie Edukacji Krytycznej [Critical Education Association] – focuses on activities in the area of development and education for communities at risk of exclusion, including the empowerment of women and educational, upbringing, and charitable projects for children and teenagers. In August, the association is organizing Summer Picnics thematically related to various fields of the University of Wrocław. It will be a series of 5 meetings for children aged 7 to 12. The main attraction of the picnics will be three-hour thematic workshops; organizers also announce additional attractions such as circus or dance classes.
Dates of August meetings for children
- August 2, Faculty of Biological Sciences – an outdoor game in the Botanical Garden of the University of Wrocław that will help participants discover plant species and get to know all the departments of the garden.
- August 3, Department of Chemistry – during the workshops, children will have the opportunity to learn about chemistry through hands-on experiments. This will make the knowledge gained during the workshops easier to remember and will also help children understand the world around us.
- August 9, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science – the main topics of interest will be logical and mathematical puzzles.
- August 10, Faculty of Philology – the theme of the picnic will be Polish Nobel laureates in the field of literature.
- August 11, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences – the workshops will focus on urban art and multiculturalism in Wrocław. Participants will solve puzzles related to Wrocław’s cultural richness along with facilitators.
Due to their themes, the picnics will take place at various locations in Wrocław. The desire to participate must be confirmed by registering on the event pages. Details can be found on the association’s website under the ‘events’ tab (here).
Centrum Społeczności Lutheran World Federation [Lutheran World Federation Community Center] – organizes daily activities for children and teenagers, including during the holidays, all of which are free of charge. The center has organized a morning camp for children and, in addition, offers afternoon workshops for the youngest who are not participating in the camp. Prior registration is required for both initiatives. Detailed plans for each week can be found here.
Centrum Rozwoju i Pomocy „Razom” [Razom Development and Assistance Center] – organizes paid day camps from June 1 to August 31 for children aged 5 to 12. According to the information available on the Center’s website, the activities will be organized according to thematic weeks. Participants can look forward to theater, culinary, and creative workshops. The day camps can also be an opportunity for additional learning in English, math, Ukrainian, and Polish. Excursions and walks are also planned. More information can be found on the Center’s website (here).
Wrocław for Ukrainian teenagers: personal development and creativity
Fundacja Kalejdoskop Kultur [Kaleidoscope of Cultures Foundation] – organizes Teen Space at the Open Space located at 40 Braniborska Street for teenagers aged 11 to 16. Teen Space is a series of free meetings with a psychologist, during which teenagers will discuss topics such as: adaptation in a new place, plans and dreams, conflict-free communication, and how to choose the right profession. Further information is available on the Foundation’s website (here).
Przejście Dialogu [Dialogue Crossing] – will conduct from July 19 to August 23 a series open to all children over 12 years old who want to learn how to create comics. The classes will take place every Wednesday at 4:00 PM. During these sessions, participants will learn the language of comics, the meaning and symbolism of colors, how to create dialogues, characters, and the storyline. Above all, the organizers promise good fun with many creative exercises, such as staging scenes. Importantly, participants do not need to know how to draw to have a good time! The classes are free, but registration is required. Details about the workshops and registration can be found here.
Poznań: literary and artistic workshops for children from Ukraine
Centrum Adaptacyjne Bilingwo[Bilingwo Adaptation Center] – organizes paid day camps for children from Ukraine aged 7 to 13. The day camps run in sessions from Monday to Friday. The camp program includes excursions that will allow participants to discover interesting places in Poznań, as well as culinary workshops, bracelet-making activities, t-shirt painting, and board game sessions. Further information, photos from previous sessions, and the registration form are available on the Center’s profile (here).
Stowarzyszenie Lepszy Świat [Better World Association] – as part of a project co-financed by Oxfam, conducts Polish lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays for teenagers, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for children. Lessons in the Better World are an opportunity to learn practical communication in a safe atmosphere. The classes are free of charge, and registrations are accepted via email. More information can be found on Better World’s Facebook page (here).
Szlachetny Sygnał [Noble Signal] – invites children of all nationalities to participate in their summer program. Noble Signal is a group operating in the Wichrowe Wzgórze neighborhood. Until August 11, they are organizing activities for children aged 6 to 11, and until July 28, activities for teenagers aged 12-15. The proposed events have a religious character, but children also spend time on sports and artistic activities. The classes cost 25 zlotys per week. The price also includes meals and the purchase of materials. At the same time, Noble Signal runs a program for teenagers aged 15 and up who want to be mentors for younger children. Registration is required for the activities, and details are available here.
Centrum Inicjatyw Międzykulturowych Horyzont[Horizon Center for Intercultural Initiatives] – is organizing intercultural holiday activities for children from July 17-21. During the activities titled ‘Little Discoverers of Cultures in Łazarz!’, children will develop communication skills in English, expand environmental awareness, and their sensitivity to art. The classes are free of charge and are intended for children aged 7 to 12. The program includes excursions, programmed activities, and games. Registration is available on the event’s website here.
Language Courses and Activities for Ukrainian Youth in Poznań
Centrum „Spilno” UNICEF [“Spilno” UNICEF Center] – is an integration point for children and adults located at Bukowska Street 27/29. The Center organizes a variety of activities for children from different age groups. For example, in July, the Center offers English lessons, as well as a “Model School” course, photography classes, gardening, and a magic school. Older children can get acquainted with artificial intelligence or take part in assertiveness training. More information is available on the Center’s website (here).
Migrant Info Point [Migrant Info Point] – offers free Polish language classes for Ukrainian children aged 12 to 17. The youth will be divided into two age groups: 12-14 and 15-17 years old, and each meeting will consist of a Polish lesson as well as getting to know Poznań through joint outings to interesting places. More details and registration: here.
Browse the interactive aid map and create individual lists
In conclusion, we again encourage you to use our free and publicly accessible aid map. There you will find over 1500 diverse initiatives aimed at refugees from Ukraine. All you have to do is select a specific region of the country (province or city) and the category that interests you. Both online and in-person forms of support are available. We recommend using one of our new features that allows you to create individual lists of aid points. These can be conveniently shared online, downloaded, and printed.