Vacation Recreation

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Easter Break
Title When Note
O1 – Together – Learn and Live Cultural Diversity April 6 to 9. 2020 Canceled due to Corona

O2 – Let's Get Creative Using All Our Senses

April 14 to 17, 2020
Title When Note
Summer Break

S1 – Active Together

June 29 to July 3, 2020

Fully booked

Only for children between 6 and 11 years of age

S2 – Sport, Circus, and Performances

July 6 to 10, 2020

Fully booked

Only for children between 6 and 11 years of age

S3 – Creative Week

July 13 to 17, 2020

Fully booked

Only for children between 6 and 11 years of age

Title When Note
Fall Break

H1 – The World of Machines

October 12 to 16, 2020

Two spots available

Only for children between 8 and 13 years of age

H2 – On Nature's Trail

October 19 to 23, 2020

Fully booked

Only for children between 6 and 11 years of age


What Is the University Adventure Playground?



Susanne Paasen



+49 241 80 96567



Target Group

The University Adventure Playground is a vacation recreation service for the children of RWTH members and students. The RWTH Family Services Center initiated this service to give employed and student parents the possibility to have their children supervised during the Easter, summer, and fall breaks.

Children of employees of the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen can register at the Family Service Office for the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen vacation recreation

Registrations for staff outside the University can also be considered for weeks that are not fully booked.


The program is designed with children aged six to eleven in mind. It is targeted towards sports enthusiasts and adventurous children who want to experience something special during the break. Each week has a different topic: The children will be researching, playing, crafting, discovering, and doing sports together. Some of the topics are related to RWTH and its institutions and faculties.

It is also possible to form integrative groups including children with disabilities. Please contact the Family Services Center for more details. Please note, however, that we cannot supervise children who cannot climb stairs or are in need of nursing support, as our facilities and restrooms are not fully accessible for the disabled.

We will send you the final details about the week that you have booked at least a week before the program starts.

Daily Schedule

Children and their supervisors go on exciting discovery and experience tours in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion area and within our university during the supervised period.

You can drop your child off at the specified meeting point between 7:45 and 8:30am. The program ends at 4pm. Please pick your child up by 4:15pm. If you need to pick your child up at an earlier time on a specific day, please let us know in advance.

An adventure playground day starts with a collective self-made breakfast. Excursions and games start afterwards. At lunch there is either a warm meal prepared by the participants, a meal at one of the Student Services canteens or cafeterias, or a self-packed lunch for on the road.

Vacation Recreation Mailing List

If you would like to stay up to date with information on programs we offer and the places available, you can subscribe to the vacation recreation mailing list. We will send out a maximum of about four emails via this list each year.

You do not need to create a member account to register, you simply need to enter your email. After registering, you will need to confirm your email address. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time.


Impressions From Past Activities