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Helsinki’s summer is full of supervised sports – enrolment for children’s camps and courses started 27 May

The sports camps and courses, as well as other supervised activities organised by the City of Helsinki in summer 2020, start in June.

“Despite these exceptional times, we can still offer most of the planned sports camps, courses and other activities. Naturally, we will observe the restrictions and instructions related to the coronavirus situation, meaning that we will maintain safe distances, take care of hand hygiene and avoid physical contact in the summer activities,” Sports Services Director Tuuli Salospohja says.

Children aged 7–12 can participate in courses on tennis and canoeing, among other things, as well as various sports camps in Töölö, Myllypuro and Pirkkola. You can enrol for children’s holiday activities from 9 am on Wednesday 27 May onwards, via the usual website asiointi.hel.fi or by phone 27–29 May 9 am–12 noon, tel. 09 310 87501, 09 310 87913, 09 310 87205 and 09 310 41905.

The sports courses and camps for children aged 7–12 that require registration are listed here >> (in Finnish)

The City of Helsinki also organises EasySport camps and courses throughout the city, in collaboration with Helsinki-based sports clubs. These collaboration courses can be found here >> (in Finnish)

Sports without registration

The free FunAction summer sports for participants aged 13–17 and the free Nyt sports for participants aged 18–29 also start 1 June. The programmes of FunAction and Nyt include outdoor workouts, kettlebell exercises, ultimate and ball games, among other sports. More detailed information on the sports and schedules can be found at funactionnuorille.fi (in Finnish) and nytliikunta.fi (in Finnish).

The applied summer activities include walking football and park exercise sessions free of charge. The applied summer activities are listed here >> (in Finnish)

Popular park exercise sessions around Helsinki

This summer, free park exercise sessions are held mainly in the larger parks – such as Aurinkolahti beach, Myllypuro sports park and Rastila – where it is easy to maintain safe distances. The number of participants in the smaller parks will be restricted as necessary. All of Helsinki’s park exercise sessions and their schedules are listed here >> (in Finnish)

The schedules for supervised sports in summer 2020 are subject to change.

Foto: Maarit Hohteri