These Fall Camps will keep everybody happy during the half-term holidays!
If you’re looking for a fantastic October half-term camp to keep kids stimulated, head over to Innovation Academy (powered by BSD Education) to check out what’s on offer this fall and don’t forget to quote our special discount code HKHUBFALL19 for $350 off!
Dates: 7 – 12 October and 21 – 26 October (times vary)
Eligibility: Aged 6+ years with at least a basic knowledge and experience of Technology (typing, using a mouse, etc.)
Location: BSD Education, 15/F, 88 Commercial Building, 28-34 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Book: From $2,880; online, 2310 0637, [email protected]
Use discount code HKHUBFALL19 for $350 discount on Innovation Academy STEAM camps
Active & Outdoor Camps
Active kids will love spending the Fall break experiencing a variety of outdoor pursuits on Lantau Island with Treasure Island’s Fall Adventure Camp. From kayaking in Pui O and hiking in San Shek Wan to biking and even an overnight expedition, this day and overnight camp was made for kids who love the outdoors. From developing leadership skills to meal planning, fire-making and learning to appreciate their natural surroundings, Adventure Camp is not only super fun but educational!
Dates: 7 – 11 October (Mon to Wed and Fri; 8am – 4:40pm, Thurs; overnight stay)
Age: 7–16 years
Location: Pui O Beach, Lantau Island (supervised pick-up and drop-off from Central Ferry Pier)
Book: $4,480, online, 2546 3543 or [email protected]
ESF’s sports October half-term camps and clinics cover all bases, with age-appropriate activities that aim to develop a core range of skills. Swimming, gymnastics and tennis clinics help them build on technique, and football and multi-sport camps will help strengthen their game. All camps combine motor skills development (running, jumping, turning, balance) with game-related abilities like teamwork, speed, and agility.
Dates: 8 – 11 October
Age: 2-6 years
Book: From $1000; online, 2711 1280 or [email protected]
Kids will love to run about and get close to nature at these beautiful eco Autumn camps. Each day has a different theme: ‘Pizza Playtime’ (woodland crafts, mud monsters, playtime and pizza making), ‘Up In The Treehouse’ (carpentry, bamboo weaving garden games, and water play), while ‘Wild Day Out’ takes them on waterfall visits and a search for water buffalos and creatures of the wild. There are many other imaginative and entertaining camps, including an overnight one, which includes stargazing and campfire stories, a perfect way to spend the October half-term holiday.
When: 7 – 11 October
Ages: 5-11 years
Location: Mui Wo, Lantau Island
Book: From $670 – $750 per day, online, 2988 5355, or [email protected]/
Children and teens will jump at the opportunity of a sailing course in lovely Aberdeen with Aberdeen Boat Club. Ages 7 to 11 will learn how to sail the sea in specially-designed 7-foot dinghies, while those aged 11 to 18 who have passed HKSF Level 2 experience are introduced to the ‘RS Feva’ dinghies, and may progress on to more advanced dinghies such as the ‘RS Feva Gennaker’
When: Various dates throughout October
Ages: 7 – 18 years
Book: From 1,320; online, [email protected]
Arts & Creative Camps
There is plenty to keep your little ones entertained at Faust International Youth Theatre’s October half-term camp. In this season’s ‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ theme, children will be led through a unique experience that will expand their imagination through stimulating theatre and creative writing camps. At the end of the week, each child will tell a story and present what they have learned in an open session for family members or share their portfolio of creative work. In addition, the ‘Play In A Day’ allows kids to stage their very own version of Pinocchio in just one day. Packed with comedy, adventure and iconic characters, children will love participating in this fun theatrical experience.
Dates: 5 – 11 October
Age: 4-12 years
Location: 5th floor, Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359 & 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
Book: $2,400 (Holiday Theatre and Creative Writing), $890 (Play In A Day). Register before 27 September to enjoy an early bird discount on all programmes; online, 2547 9114 or [email protected]
Little Picasso’s October camp is all about the famous Mexican festival, Day of The Dead. The fun-filled course allows kiddies to celebrate this wonderful cultural event with rich and colourful floral décor on skulls and skeletons, making it a little scary but more carnivalesque! Children will be inspired to create everything from their own masks to headbands, 3D skulls or canvas drawings and paintings. Get messy and have fun!
When: 14 – 18 October and 21 – 25 October
Age: 3+ years
Location: Studio 6, 15th Floor, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Book: From $900; online, 5220 7720, or [email protected]
Arts and crafts of all kinds are in the mix for children at Banana Art Club, and this October, it’s all about Halloween. Choose from camps in Causeway Bay or Discovery Bay, where junior artists and creative teens explore the world of art. Small class sizes mean they can ask for extra help when it comes to experimenting with western calligraphy, or the less serious slime-making.
When: 5 – 12 October
Age: 4 -16 years
Book: From $410; online or [email protected]
Why not immerse your kids in Mandarin this Autumn at Mandarin Time School? They have the largest number of full-time Mandarin teachers to be found in Hong Kong and all of them hold Masters Degrees in Teaching Chinese As a Foreign Language so you can rest assured that the instruction will be top quality. The kids will have fun too with plenty of interactive activities and weekly excursions. Your child will be placed in a class of their level using a free placement test and can finish a level of Mandarin every four weeks. The length of the camp is totally up to you as you can choose how many weeks to enroll your child (from 1-4 weeks).
When: 8 – 31 October (half-day and full-day options available)
Ages: 5-19 years
Location: 14/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central
Book: From $2,800 per week; online, 6111 0523, or [email protected]
Aimed at giving children a diverse language experience, these camps include storytelling and creative story writing, visual art and science while helping them brush up on their Mandarin. The half and day camps take place in a nurturing Mandarin-speaking environment and this season’s camp will explore the theme ‘Little Eco Warriors’.
When: 30 September – 19 October
Age: 1 – 9 years
Book: From $400; online, 5589 0509, [email protected]
Think of an activity your kid loves and chances are Hong Kong’s YWCA has an Autumn camp for it! There’s a host of choices, including phonics, comic illustration, drama classes, cooking classes and even kiddies scientist sessions, full of hands-on activities and experiments. Packed with tons of fun and stimulation, your little ones are sure to love an October half-term camp at YWCA.
When: 8 – 25 October
Ages: 3 – 9 years
Book: From $399, online, 34761340 or [email protected]
At ActiveKids’ Autumn camps, there is plenty to get kids excited if they’re into science and robotics, but there’s also fashion design, art, cooking, and chess. Camps are held around Hong Kong, depending on the creative outlet they choose: Science Adventures (hands-on experiments), RoboCode (build and code your own robot), The Chess Academy (chess playing at all levels), Stormy Chefs (how to cook a full course meal), ArtCrafters (learn different art techniques/media) and Mission Runway (design outfits and accessories to be presented in the final fashion show).
When: 8 – 12 October and 21 – 25 October
Ages: 3 – 17 years
Location: Flat A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town
Book: From $1,250; online, 3480 4199 or [email protected]
Check out our featured STEAM camp Innovation Academy STEAM Camps (powered by BSD Education) at the top of this page
If you have a youngster who knows their way around an iPad better than you, the coding and technology camps at First Code Academy are ideal! Computer programming, robotics, app development, and 3D printing are just some of the experiences on offer to inspire the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.
When: 2 – 25 October
Ages: 4 – 18 years
Book: From $2,250, 2772 2108 or [email protected]
It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors and enjoy some natural playtime – check out our roundup of natural play opportunities for kids in Hong Kong