Summer camps and courses

The City of Espoo Youth Services organises summer activities for young people aged 9–17 in the form of courses and camps. The total number of camp and course places available is approximately 800.

Youth centres are open in autumn and spring. What keeps youth instructors busy at other times? They organise summer camps and courses – that is fun things to do also in summer!

Starting from 1 March 2022, the camps and courses of the City of Espoo Youth Services will be listed online at link) (enter NEkesä in the search field). Registration for summer activities will open on 14 March 2022 at 9:00, when a registration link will appear in the service for each camp and course. The most popular camps and courses tend to fill up quickly, so it pays off to be quick about it.

The courses cost around €25 and the five-day day camps cost around €50. Overnight camps cost around €75. It is possible to obtain an exemption from the fee on financial grounds, for example. In such a case, please contact Hanna-Leena Strang-Kilpelä, Youth Work Coordinator,, 046 877 1230.

As in previous years, the summer camp and course selection will be plentiful and varied. The day-camp themes include, for example, hobby horses, board and console games, music, coding, adventures, theatre, animation, animals/nature and cooking. The overnight-camp selection includes, for example, a tent camp in Nuuksio, a summer camp in Kukonnotko in Heinola and a canoeing and hiking camp in Repovesi.

The course themes include scale models, ceramics, hobby horses, woodwork and manual skills.

If the activity has to be cancelled due to restrictions resulting from the coronavirus, the registered participants will be contacted and a possible fee will be refunded automatically. offers fun activities for summer and hobbies all year round! is a joint online service of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, offering in addition to the camps and courses organised by the City of Espoo Youth Services also summer activities organised by many other operators. The search function allows you to search for activities by theme, price, date and age, for example.


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