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Vacation and Community Programs

Group of ZIS Lower School students

Give your children new opportunities and broaden their horizons outside the school year by joining a ZIS vacation or weekend program.

Vacation Programs

ZIS offers a wide range of vacation activities during academic breaks. We have STEM camps, gymnastics, soccer, kayaking, fun activities and more.

ZIS Summer Break Program

Two lower school children painting


Week 1: June 19 to 23, 2023

Something for all Grades

  • Multi-Activity
  • Multi-Sports
  • STEM 
  • Physics
  • 3D Fabrication
  • Science
  • IB Extended Essay
  • Analogue Photography
  • Kayaking
  • Football
  • Fun Swimming
  • German is Fun
  • Gymnastics
  • Kayaking
  • Fitness

Times and costs:

  • Five mornings (09:00 to 12:00) CHF 250
  • Five afternoons (09:00 to 16:00) CHF 250
  • All day programs (09:00-16:00) CHF 500 (Kayaking CHF 600)

Register for Week 1


Week 2: June 26 to 30, 2023

Something for all Grades

  • Freestyle ZIS
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Physics
  • Kayaking
  • Running
  • Multi-Activity
  • Multi-Sport
  • Football
  • Gymnastics

Times and costs:

  • Five mornings (09:00 to 12:00) CHF 250
  • Five afternoons (13:00 to 16:00) CHF 250
  • All day programs (09:00 to 16:00) CHF 500



Register for Week 2


Week 3: July 3 to 7, 2023

Early Childhood to Grade 8

  • Multi-Activity
  • Science / STEM
  • Girls Running
  • Gardening

Times and costs:

  • Five mornings (09:00 to 12:00) CHF 250
  • Five afternoons (09:00 to 16:00) CHF 250


Register for Week 3


Week 4: July 31 to August 4, 2023

Early Childhood to Grade

  • Multi-Activity
  • Girls Running
  • Gardening
  • English / EAL
  • HL Maths

Times and costs:

  • Four mornings (09:00 to 12:00) CHF 200
  • Four afternoons (13:00 to 16:00) CHF 200

Register for Week 4

Private Summer Camps (not ZIS)

Summer Camps offered by Hebbian

  • ETHZ Research Advisor Program (June-July, flexible): High school students pair up with ETHZ students 1-on-1 for a 6-week mini research project in their passion area (neuroscience, robotics, AI, engineering, etc.). Grand prize for the highest quality research paper. Registration deadline 4th June.
  • Artificial Intelligence Art (June 26-30): Generate and print digital art on canvas using the latest AI tools, and have your art displayed at a gallery auction. Grand prize for the most original and creative art exhibition. Registration deadline 11th June.
  • Web Entrepreneurship (July 3-7): Build and launch your own web shop using Shopify and AI. Grand prize for the web shop that makes the most sales in the coming months. Registration deadline 18th June.
  • Data Science and Machine Learning (July 17-21): Learn the fundamentals of app market analysis using machine learning, including customer and competitor research. Grand prize for the best-performing machine learning model. Registration deadline 2nd July.
  • Circuit Design and 3D Printing (July 24-28): Create your own hardware projects in collaboration with the ETHZ student project house. Grand prize for the most innovative and functional project. Registration deadline 9th July.

All Hebbian Workshops


Soccer Camps:

  • 26-30 June
  • 3-7 July
  • 10-14 July
  • 24-28 July
  • 31 July - 4 August
  • 7-11 August

Further Information


Two middle school girls conducting a science experiment in science camp

Winter Break Program

A two-week program during the Winter Break of fun activities.

ZIS Lower School student during art camp, painting

Spring Break Program

Offers children two weeks of fun activities during Spring Break.

Lower School girl kicks the ball in a soccer match

February Break Program

During February break for a week of fun at multi-activities camp or gymnastics camp:

ZIS students kayaking on Lake Zurich during ZIS Summer camp

Summer Break Program

Four weeks of fun activities - options for whole weeks, morning or afternoons. 

Weekend Programs

We also offer weekend programs throughout the year including basketball leagues and STEM Saturdays (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

ZIS Lions Mini Basketball League

ZIS Studnets participating the in ZIS Lions Mini Basketball league

The ZIS Lions Basketball Mini Leagues let students build basketball skills and understanding of the game while competing. The mini leagues games and practices are open to all students in Grades 4-10.

Saturday STEM Workshops

ZIS Kids in the Design Lab soldering a circuit board

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - a series of Saturday (and Sunday) morning workshops offered throughout the year to ZIS students and prospective families.