Autumn half-term holiday for schools in Hong Kong run for one week sometime in October, depending on the institution. A time for young students to pause and charge up for a strong finish to the semester, this period is the perfect opportunity for kids to review subjects they require additional support in, or develop a skill or hobby. These 2022 fall camps will keep everybody happy during the half-term holidays!
Sports & outdoor camps
For a rough and tumble camp out in Lantau, check out Ark Eden’s half-term camp. For children aged 5 to 11 to learn about farming, zombie survival, and mud days!
Learn more: www.arkedenonlantau.org
Offering both multi-sport and sports-specific camps this autumn, you can be sure your kids are in good hands at Proactiv Sports. Budding athletes can join and learn Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, as well as Team-building and Fun Games.
Learn more: www.hk.proactivsports.com
Your favourite adventure sports camp is offering two options this fall. Five to 9 year olds can join their Autumn Adventure Camp, and for teens they have the Autumn Teen eXtreme Camp.
Learn more: www.treasureislandhk.com
Move For Life guides kids through three different programs: Little Movers (2-6yrs) includes dance and play, Move Monkeys (6-12yrs) add yoga, acrobatic tricks, and more, and Koala Bop (6-19yrs) is a rainbow camp for children with special educational needs and physical disabilities.
Learn more: www.moveforlife.asia
For some soccer love, join Kinder Kicks. From just walking to five year olds, each activity is designed to improve your child’s motor skills and social skills… while having fun!
Learn more: online.cse.hku.hk
For older kids (7-15yrs) looking for adventure, Camp APA is your solution. From gorge walking, to rock climbing, to paddling, October is one of the best times of year to experience the outdoor activities in Hong Kong.
Learn more: www.asiapacificadventure.com
For this mid-term holiday, you can sign your child up for a three-day or five-day filled with adventure! In Sai Kung, Clear Water Bay, or HK island, they can explore the outdoors and build up social skills through sports.
Learn more: www.asiaadventuresport.com
Join the forest camp this October to experience the magic of nature while learning bushcraft skills, climbing, and playing! Your kids might just come home with some sticks and leaves in their hair.
Learn more: www.hongkongforestadventures.com
Earth, wind, water and fire – these are not just the four elements but also the basis for the activities in this autumn camp. Expect lots of outdoor activities in country parks and hiking trails, games, and socialising with new friends!
Learn more: www.thebackyardgang.com
For exciting adventures and outdoor fun, join the awesome Autumn Adventure Camp. With fun activities such as hiking, kayaking, and snorkelling, it is sure to be an action-packed fall break.
Learn more: www.learnwithdragonfly.com
Sign up your daughter for Kembali’s signature programmes, Daughters of the Earth or Gaia Girls, to help them feel empowered and reconnect with nature.
Learn more: www.kembali.org
Arts & creative camps
Add a bit of creativity and confidence to your child’s routine this fall break. Faust is offering Holiday Theatre, Creative Writing, and Musical Theatre programs for kinds aged 3-12.
Learn more: www.faustworld.com
The Group Music Exploration Classes learn basic music theory, note-reading (which are learned alongside and simultaneously with musical instrument playing), and group singing to add more genres and songs to their repertoire.
Learn more: www.mintacademyhk.com
Help get your kid’s creative hat on because this autumn camp with tons of drawing, sketching, painting, sculpting, arts & crafts, and more!
Learn more: www.bananaartclub.com
Kids from 3 to 15 years old are invited to join art and craft activities camp which includes painting, mixed media, drawing, crafts, and digital drawing.
Learn more: www.chocolart.com.hk
Wanting something a bit different and more applied this October? Join the Lifelong Labs which adopt a project-based, industry-informed, and future-focused curriculum. From Youtube Production, to Fashion DIY, to Industrial Design, your children take away not just skills and memories but also a tangible output!
Learn more: www.lifelonglabs.org
In addition to their regular programming and classes, The Edge is holding two Holiday Specials: Descriptive Writing and Journalism. Develop your child’s English or specifically journalistic writing skills.
Learn more: www.theedge.com.hk
The Living Room is offering three-day workshops of their beloved Rock School programme. It puts children (7-14yrs) in a band where they play, learn songs, and write their own song together.
Learn more: www.thelivingroom.hk
Putonghua learning camps
Want to hone Puntonghua skills in a native environment? Join the C Club for theme-based Chinese learning where your kids will practice their speech, listening, reading, and writing.
Learn more: www.thecclub.com.hk
Mandarin Theatre Camp is Hong Kong’s first drama program exclusively in Mandarin! If your tot isn’t into the dramatics, there is also the Midterm Mandarin Camp where they will be puppets, science, arts and crafts, etc.
Learn more: www.yifancamps.com
Practice and perfect your child’s mandarin this mid-term holiday. From 5 to 19, and with 14 levels of fluency, there is definitely an appropriate Putonghua class for your kid.
Learn more: www.mandarintimeschool.com
Their 2-hour workshops are filled with festive crafts, stories and games, plus their award-winning curriculum with roleplay to help your child to nurture confidence in Mandarin and make new friends too!
Learn more: www.minimandarins.com
Fully Immersive Scholars Holiday (F.I.S.H) is back! From marine science to sports to art & crafts to language, THS uses their active learning approaches to real-world issues to help the little ones grow into curious scholars.
Learn more: www.ths.edu.hk
This multi-activity camp is sure to keep your little ones busy this mid-term break! Programs are filled with activities such art & design, communications, coding, science, and a variety of sports such as swimming, football, and basketball!
Learn more: www.campasia.hk
This award-winning camp is suitable for every 3-16 year old. Your kids can choose from a number of creative and adventurous activities like drama, multi-sports, arts & crafts, coding, sensorial play, cooking, and STEM for all ages.
Learn more: www.campbeaumont.hk
English Schools Foundation is back with their autumn camps and you have lots to pick from! They have Sports, Language, Arts, STEM as well as some fun workshops like magic and pottery.
Learn more: www.esf.org.hk
Short-term workshops such as Respect, Teamwork, Empathy, and other character building opportunities are back for October. Supplement your child’s internal growth with these fun activities.
Learn more: www.jems.com.hk
Join the hands-on camps at ActiveKids to level up your hobbies. From The Chess Academy, to Robocode, to Mission Runway, pick your child’s favourite activity and ensure a fun and educational mid-term break.
Learn more: www.activekidshk.com
To be ahead of the tech game, enrol your child in the Cobo Academy mid-term camp. From AI, NFT, Mobile App Development, Game Development, Web Design, Robotics, and Virtual Reality to Python, there is something that excites every young tech enthusiast.
Learn more: www.coboacademy.com
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