The school year has just started, so it’s time to think about the October holidays. Not travelling? Do you need a camp? This is why you clicked and found yourself here, right?

Did you know that October holidays are also known as Vacances des Patates? In the past kids had a week off not to rest but to help with the autumn harvest.

Here’s a list of camps I found, heard of, or were contacted to share with you (not paid partnerships). In no particular order, here we go – October camps in Geneva!

Not interested in camps but still looking for October holidays fun?
Check Parentville’s calendar!
Atelier du Square

A week of Manga art for kids ages 7+ at Atelier du Square.
October 22-25 , 14h-17h. CHF 225.-

Espace Colibri

Two camps to choose from. For ages 4-8 a week of getting to know the world of the bees in Yogartaminis studio (1205 Geneve). For ages 7-13 in Chatelaine with « Birds » as the theme.

Possibility to enrol for half-days, full days, the whole week, or just some days.


For the October holidays, Exploracentre prepared four different camps! Two themes for kids 4+, and two other themes for those 8+! All four are fun, science-oriented in a playful way! Also, by enrolling your child, you will support Exploracentre’s crowdfunding campaign that will let them maintain the best of what they have, and plan new expositions!

Half-days possible. Only whole-week enrollemnts.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Several options of a week with lego bricks in Bricks 4 Kidz center in Lancy.

Possible to enrol for the whole week and some days, half days and full days.

Institut International de Lancy

This private school has a wide range of October camps themes! Check them out here.

Swimming with ENG (Varembe)

Ecole de Natation de Geneve has two options: 5 lessons in a group, or 4 private lessons.


For children 8+. Surrounded by professionals, using their imagination, and by experimenting kids will create prototypes of a museum of the future for the MEG.

Only full-days, full-week.

Spell Languages

Very playful language courses (English or French) in the form of a camp by Spell for two age groups: 4-6 & 7-10.

Enrolments for the whole week only, half days possible.


For younger children, please check with Gymboree Geneva  and  TotUp.

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