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What to do in Figueira da Foz: Summer Camps for Young People



Not sure what to do in Figueira da Foz with your kids in the summer? Then this article is for you. The Big Holidays are here and the need to keep the youngest active and busy while parents work or vacation around here returns, preferably with enriching activities that combine fun with personal development for the youngest.

In Figueira da Foz the offer is multiple and we made a meetselection for all tastes and purses. If you’re an adult and don’t know what to do with yourself while the little ones are having fun, we suggest, of course, subscribing to our events calendar, which tries to keep up with life throughout the municipality: Agenda – Meet Figueira. Or better still: do sport.


This year’s AgilMente Cognitive Development Summer Camps turn the spotlight on the “basics” and on local resources and charms. “We propose a summer dedicated to walks around the city, the beach and sport. 100% of the activities are developed outdoors and our goal is to spend a summer with a family format reminiscent of the times when seasons were spent at Praia da Figueira to relax, enjoy the moment and take care of health “. For children from 5 to 13 years old, in weekly “shifts”.

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The IZZI Summer Vacation ATL also has open enrollment for children from 5 years old and will run in July and August, between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm. The program of activities of this Summer ATL presents a great diversity of fun occupations for the youngest, such as SUP (Stand Up Paddel), Bowling, Mini Golf, Karate, Lego® Serious Play®, cooking, traditional games, trips to the beach and the pool, among others, including programming and creating video games. Children can attend from one to four weeks, all day or just half a day, as well as single days or the four days from August 14 to 18, and anyone who registers more than one child is entitled to a discount.

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This language school and study center has also prepared a wide agenda of activities for the summer of 2023 in Figueira da Foz. The Happy Institute proposes a “Tour of the World”, passing through several countries, “while having fun and learning from their cultures. There are 10 countries in total that you will have the opportunity to visit and stamp on your Happy Passport”. Children, from 3 to 13 years old, will have activities such as: Pool, Beach, Park, Kidzania, Dino Park, Mini Golf, Youtube Academy, Robotics, Programming, Surfing, Bodyboarding, Cooking, Emotions Workshop, Treasure Hunt, Peddy Paper, Theater, Cinema, Music, Tik Tok Academy, Horseback Riding, Gardening, Junior Masterchef, Lego Builders, English, Yoga, Spanish and much more. There are more than 100 activities, most of them outdoors. Subscriptions can be weekly or monthly.

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The Mental School summer camp also features weekly cycles packed with activities for all tastes, also with an emphasis on the outdoors and personal development of the youngest, including MS Mind Time activities, swimming pool and water park or digital games workshop. They take place from June to September.

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the Development Association + Surf ensures this year another program “SURF NO VERÃO”, with surf and bodysurf lessons and various recreational activities, from July 3 to September 1, 2023. The activities take place from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm and are open to children aged 7 to 12, with limited places.

Info and Registration: Miguel Guedes – 937 111 014 or


School Holidays in Motion, is the proposal of Naval Remo for its Summer Camp 2023, based on a pedagogical and animation project focused, of course, on water sports and rowing in particular, the club’s queen sport. A program for young people between 8 and 18 years old. The Naval Summer Camp starts on June 19 and ends on September 8, operating every working day between 09H00 and 17H00, and there may be an extra period for an additional fee.

According to the organization, “The Summer Camp will operate in different areas according to the established objectives, namely those of a sporting, cultural, social and human nature. To this end, the activities to be established are part of these areas, with emphasis on the integration and communion with the natural elements: the river, the beach, the mountains and the sea and also the knowledge of the city, its history and culture. In addition to these, activities will also be planned that stimulate the functioning of children in groups and in society, fulfilling a set of societal values”..

Find out all about it here: School Holidays in Motion… – Associação Desportiva Naval Remo – ADNR


The Gymnasium also organizes its sports Summer Camp, open from July to August. It is “an experience of multi-sports and other recreational and cultural activities”, which will operate every weekday from 9:30 am to 6 pm, with lunch and food reinforcements included. “It’s going to be 6 weeks of lots of sport and fun”, promises the club. Activities include basketball, badminton, soccer, kickboxing, swimming, rowing, rugby, table tennis, shooting, volleyball, chess and recreational and cultural activities, with a discount for members.

More information: or 233418765

With a tradition of several years in the Rowing section of Ginásio, the Multisport Holiday Camp organized by the Club is joined by the “Rowing in the Holidays” program, taking place from July 10 to August 4.
These are fun mornings at the Centro Náutico da Fontela, from 09h30 to 12h30 every weekday, for young people between 8 and 18 years old.
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In the summer course of the Clube Náutico da Figueira da Foz, young people between 7 and 17 years old will be able to feel the sensation of sailing by their own means in a sailing boat. In addition to sailing, during the summer course, there are also the disciplines of motorboating and padle. These activities are held in the estuary of the Mondego River and ocean bay of Figueira da Foz and start on July 17, from Monday to Friday, from 09:30 to 13:00. Interested parties can register at the CNAFF facilities, located at the Figueira da Foz recreational dock, or through the website, where they can also find more information.

Find out all about it here: CNAFF |


Dude Surf School, based in the inevitable Praia do Cabedelo, has also prepared its children and youth program for the summer of 2023. The Surf Clinics, which were a success last year, are back to provide the youngest with experiences in surfing, bodyboarding, SUP and skateboarding lessons, accompanied by experienced and certified coaches.

Find out everything here: Dude Surf School Figueira da Foz | Summer 2023 – Surf Clinic Vacations


The Foz do Mondego Bodyboard Association also bets on the Summer Clinics model, with activities aimed at children between 6 and 18 years old. The program starts on 26 June and the Clinics run until 8 September. Clinics are held Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm, with surfing and bodyboarding experiences and lessons throughout the week. ABFM provides all materials and insurance. The activities take place at Praia da cova Gala.
Registration: or 233 011236.

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The Tua Cara Association, based at the Caras Direitas Theatre in Buarcos, also offers various leisure programs during the summer vacations, for all ages and tastes. These are mainly proposals in the arts, as is the hallmark of the dynamic association: “We propose to fill the kids’ free time with workshops and workshops, where they will be allowed to explore different areas. We have Music and Painting workshops for all ages and also Atelier das Artes for adults where you can train intuitive painting and expand your creative side. We have ATL only in the month of August – one or two weeks in the summer camp that gives you the best moments, the best adventures and the best friendships!”. A suggestion for creative people, not to be missed.

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For high school students with a penchant for biology and the sea, Laboratório Marefoz has open registration for the Saber+ @MAREFOZ Bootcamp, which will take place from September 4 to 8, 2023, at the UC Campus in Figueira da Foz and at Laboratório MAREFOZ. “This course presents an interactive program of introduction to the scientific method in the field of marine sciences. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and apply scientific research techniques used in ecology studies in estuaries and coastal areas.
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And if you still don’t know what to do in Figueira da Foz in the summer, here is another option, although without organized programming is the Adventure Park, whose strong dish is Arborism, which consists of making routes in height in the trees with several challenges: Crossings of nets, slides with more than 100 meters, bridges of boards and nets, tunnels of net and wood, spider webs, etc. Special conditions for groups over 10 people. This tree climbing park is located next to the Gymnasium Figueirense pavilion, in a space with picnic tables. An initial training / briefing is carried out and from then on, the participants carry out the routes in the established order, with the support and surveillance of the monitors. At the following times:

April 01 to June 15 – weekends from 14h00 to 18h00
June 16 to June 30 – Thursday to Sunday from 14h00 to 18h00
July 1 to August 31 – every day from 10h00 to 18h00
September 1 to September 15 – Thursday to Sunday from 14h00 to 18h00
September 16 to October 31 – weekends from 14h00 to 18h00
November 1 to March 31 – by appointment

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Jorge Bártolo Architecture

It’s not really for children, but aimed at pre-university students. In a differentiating proposal, the office of Figueirense architect Jorge Bártolo organizes the“Architecture Summer Camp“. This summer program is“a unique opportunity to learn the techniques, at an introductory level, to the professional practice of architecture in relevant fields and at different scales“. With only 10 places available, registrations must be made here .

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