Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

Yes, definitely available. - Aug 2022

Yes, everything including girl and boy scouts, horseback riding, ballet, karate, and all your usual sports. - Mar 2022

There are tons of activities for kids at the school, through the embassy, and on the local economy. If your kid likes it then you can probably find it in Egypt. You can even ski at Ski Egypt inside the Mall of Egypt in 6th of October. - Dec 2021

Yes, there is a local little league, boxing, soccer, swimming, ballet/dance. You need to look around for these at different sport centers. However, if your kid is competitive in anything, I would definitely research that first. Maadi House, the embassy "community center" offers classes in tennis, archery, karate, swimming lessons. There is also a Cub Scout pack (Covid has stopped it for now), and a very active Boy Scout Troop and Girl Scouts. - Feb 2021

Maadi House has swimming lessons, tennis, tae kwon do, and archery (and maybe others). Osana Family Wellness offers some kid activities. CSA does ballet, gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do. There are also music classes around. CAC does many after school activities. - Jan 2018

Yes, if you're not picky about which ones. We were not able to locate a good gymnastics program, for example, but soccer was great. - Jan 2016

Through the school - Jan 2016

Yes! Our kids play soccer and baseball, and there are other sports programs as well. Swimming is huge here. - Oct 2014

There are a lot of sports available at our club such as tennis, soccer, gymnastics, fencing, karate, swimming, diving, etc. - Aug 2014

Through the school, many private programs (Wadi Digla) and community baseball for kids and adults. - Aug 2014

Yes, through schools as well as many clubs - including "country clubs" that you can join. - May 2014

Through CAC. - Mar 2014

Yes, same as you get in America for the same prices. All are in Maadi. - Jul 2013

There are some programs via Maadi House (the U.S. Club), but as the western presence draws down, these will be harder to find. - Jul 2013

Yes, the Maadi House, near where most of the families live, has dozens of sports programs. - Jun 2013

Yes, most are through Cairo American College. - May 2013

Yes. After-school programs are good. A kids' baseball league is available. - May 2013

Absolutely. There are plenty of activities for kids. - May 2013

Sports programs are available through the schools. (For adults, there is an active softball league, a runners club, two clubs for bikers - road and mountain - a rugby club, and a hash-hound-harriers group, to name a few.) - Feb 2013

Yes. Cairo American College runs Little League baseball and soccer, among other things. - Feb 2013

There are some available via the school and Maadi house. - Mar 2013

Our kids are enrolled in a number of after-school activities, including soccer. - Mar 2013

Yes. - Feb 2013

Yes, via CSA, school, private groups and the Maadi House. - Nov 2012

Yes, through CAC and other international schools. None for kids under 5 that I saw.... - Sep 2011

Yes. Don't expect American football, but a wide variety of sports are available, mostly through the schools. - Aug 2011

Yes, through the schools, sporting clubs and missions. - Aug 2011

There are sports available through just about all of the schools -- soccer, swimming, and track at a minimum. Also there is a soccer league and a t-ball league in the Maadi neighborhood regardless of the school you kids attend or where you live. There is also a softball league for adult men and women and a rugby league for kids and adults. - Jul 2011

Yes, mostly through the school. There are leagues for Rugby and soccer. Sporting clubs are also popular. - Jun 2011

Yes, through the school. There are several amusement parks around Cairo. - Sep 2010

Plenty of opportunities for kids. But you need to expect late and lazy teachers. - Jun 2010

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