Beat The Heat at Education City

Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) summer activities programme is back with a whole raft of options for people of all ages and abilities.

To beat the heat, indoor sporting activities such as gymnastics and swimming are available at locations including Education City Recreation Centre and Qatar Academy Msheireb, while football academies with PSG Academy are taking place at QF’s Qatar Academy Al Wakra and Tariq Bin Ziad School.

There are also Ladies’ Night fitness activities at the air-conditioned Education City Stadium and reading challenges and a summer camp for kids at Qatar National Library. Youngsters with disabilities can also take part with the Ability Friendly Summer Camp taking place at Multaqa (Education City Student Center).


  • Qatar National Library: The Summer Reading Challenge, which runs until August 10, is aimed at motivating children to read and maintain their language skills. A Summer Camp for children, which offers exciting educational activities as an alternative to screen time, runs from June 23 to August 29.
  • Gymnastics Camp: Summer gymnastics classes offer a comprehensive programme for youngsters to improve their skills, build strength and enjoy creative activities. The class is open for kids aged four to 12 years until July 4 at QF’s Recreation Centre.
  • Summer Art & Design Programme: Aimed at high school students, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar programme, which takes place from July 7 to 25, is designed to empower participants to shape their educational journey by offering an introduction to various majors and allowing them to delve deeply into a chosen discipline.
  • Ability Friendly Summer Camps: Two summer camps will run this year, for two weeks each, and are open for those aged five to 18 years. Activities will include cooking, gardening, craft classes and sports such as swimming, football and playball.
  • Swimming Camp: Both QF’s Recreation Centre and Awsaj Recreation are offering swimming camps designed for swimmers of all levels from ages  four to 55, with a focus on developing swimming skills and enhancing water safety.
  • Ladies-only activities: A ladies-only camp at Multaqa is designed to encourage athletic development, teamwork and self-confidence among women and girls ages six to 30, offering sports such as football, basketball and volleyball throughout July. Similarly, Ladies’ Night at Education City Stadium offers a wide range of sessions, with activities such as spinning classes, table tennis, boxing and ability friendly activities. The next session will take place on August 5, for those aged six and over.
  • Mukhayamna Sports Camp: Fostering personal growth and teamwork through a variety of sporting activities, the camp encourages participants to enhance their skills, develop coordination and build resilience in a supportive and competitive environment. Options include ART Camp, Sports Camp and Skills Camp for boys and girls ages five to six and seven to 13, and Leaders Camp and Quantum Camp for those aged 15 and above. The camps take place on various dates dependent on location between June 30 and August 15.
  • Football Camp: Designed for young football enthusiasts, the 2024 camps are focused on skills development, teamwork and having fun on the field. Taking place at Multaqa, Tariq Bin Ziad School, Qatar Academy Al Wakra and QF’s Recreation Centre, the camps take place on various dates dependent on location from June 30 to August 29.

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