Summer Holiday activities


Camden Youth Services summer activities programme
and Camden Summer guide

There's lots of activities on offer for children, young people and families over the summer holidays.

Youth, play and leisure centres across Camden are running packed programmes - and to help young people and their families to find out what's on we've produced a handy guide to summer activities for young people, as well as the Council’s main Summer Programme.

The Council has also launched a new website for children and young people, called Camden Rise, where local activities, opportunities and support is all brought together in one place in a way that is much easier for young people to find what they're looking for.

Camden summer guide  Camden Youth Services summer activities programme 2019 front cover

Camden Summer University

Camden have over 80 courses - each lasting either a day, a few days or a whole week. Courses are available throughout the summer, ranging from first aid, football and fashion to Caribbean cooking, journalism and life drawing.

This year, Camden have some amazing courses with great Camden organisations, such as The British Museum, Ted Baker, The British Library, The Central School of Speech and Drama, The Wellcome Collection and the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins.

Students must be aged 13 to 19 and living or studying in the London Borough of Camden, or attending a Camden Council-run youth centre. For more details and to apply, please click here:

Camden Spark

Camden Spark provides opportunities for children and young people in Camden to benefit from the amazing creative and cultural offer in the borough. See here for details of their Summer events.

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Young Camden Foundation

Camden-based charity Young Camden Foundation launches holiday hubs in partnership with Kitchen Social and Mayor’s Fund for London. Sidings Community Centre and ARC youth club will provide nutritional meals, and access to physical and enriching activities during the summer holidays for local children and young people, especially those eligible for free school meals (FSM). 

To find out more or, if you have any immediate questions, please get in touch with the YCF team at


Launchpad and Summerversity

Summerversity gives young people aged 13+ who live or go to school or college in Islington the chance to learn new skills, develop interests and talents, make new contacts and most of all have fun.

The Launchpad programme helps young people 16+ prepare for work, careers and further education. Many courses offer accreditations leading to a nationally recognised qualifications – great for CVs.

This years programme is larger than ever with over 70 courses and drop in events spread over 20 venues in Islington. It is all being coordinated by Isledon Arts CIC who have consulted with young people and then partnered with over 20 organisations to bring together this exciting high quality programme:


Free Friday Football


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