Summer holidays are coming around again, and we know that summer camps are a lifesaver for busy parents. The camps we’ve found will not only prevent the dreaded school holiday boredom but will also give kids a fun and enriching summer experience they’ll absolutely love.
Featured Summer Camps
Tutor Time is again rearing up to take your little tykes on an adventure of a lifetime! With superhero Duo Duo and Dr. X, your kids will explore how to protect our world by becoming superheroes themselves! Tutor Time uses storytelling and immersive activities to inculcate positive traits, such as cooperation, bravery, respect and kindness, in your child. With state of the art facilities, incredible educators and lots of fun planned, this is definitely an incredible opportunity for your kids this summer.
Dates: 19 July – 13 August
Ages: 2 – 6 years
Location: Kowloon Tong, Mid-Levels, Braemer Hill, Yuen Long
Price: Price dependent on location and timings
Book: Call +852 9866 1228, book online or email [email protected]
Multi-activity Summer Camps
Good old YWCA will always have something for your tots, with a list of activities and sports so long we won’t list them all here. But fear not, if there’s a physical activity your kid is into, the YWCA has a camp for it: gymnastics, fencing, ice skating, rope skipping, basketball, baseball…plus something for their artsy sides like clay and craft workshops, healthy cooking camps, and Chinese calligraphy.
There’s lots to get them excited at ActiveKids’ summer camps if your child is 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).
This summer, Arch Education is offering Summer Enrichment Programmes to boost your child’s grammar, vocabulary and language skills. They can sharpen their critical thinking skills through the flagship “Socrates” programme, brush up on their reading and writing skills, and learn more about global issues and ethics through speaking and debate. They can also learn from industry experts in their Summer Experiential Series.
The unique Fully Immersive Scholar’s Holiday – F.I.S.H. – at Harbour School sends kids on adventures across Hong Kong. Their renown marine life courses, offer a chance to experience the fun and hard work of being a marine biologist through innovative courses, with trips to surrounding islands too. This year there’s a number camps running the gamut of interests, like “STEM challenges” to innovate by using materials in unique ways while also building upon your basic science principles, or “Around the World”, in which the younger munchkins will learn about the games, traditions and arts of people around the world.
The Summer Brain programme at Zebedee in Tai Po has entertaining and educational themed summer camps for different age groups. The K1 gang can explore traditional stories, rainforests and sea life, there’s science, maths and English fun for the K2 crowd, and K3 children get to enjoy various activities while concentrating on English vocabulary, reading and writing, and art, dance or playing board games to relax at the end of the day.
Along with their regularly scheduled classes, which include test preparation (ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL) and academic English tutoring (IB, AP, and IGCSE), The Edge if offering special summer offerings that allows your children to explore and develop their skills. Whether it’s the MUCH needed Financial Literacy course, something I’m sure you wish you had growing up, or a deep dive into the field of journalism, The Edge has a range of interesting and thought provoking programmes. Be sure to sign up soon and get an extra 20% off if you sign up for academic tutoring courses.
Dates: 9 June – 20 August
Ages: 14 – 18 years
Location: Causeway Bay and Mong Kok
Book: Call +852 2972 2555 (Causeway Bay), +852 2783 7100 (Mong Kok), WhatsApp +852 6596 6834 or book online
Sports, Movement and Outdoors Summer Camps
Kids will love the chance to go wild and get close to nature at these beautiful eco camps. Each day has a different theme: “We Are Woodworkers” lets them go carpentry crazy through a range of creative and practical tasks, for example. At “Jungle Chef Camp” they’ll spend a day harvesting from the garden and cooking on wood-fires. There’s even a camp that explores the beautiful Tai O waterfalls, where they can frolic through stunning rock pools. All activities are geared around enjoying and understanding the natural environment, with a focus on building their skills and confidence through natural play, on a scenic hillside in Mui Wo.
Dates: 21 June – 27 August (10:15AM-3:40PM)
Ages: 5 – 11 years
Location: Mui Wo, Lantau Island (with gathering restrictions at 4 persons, they will need parents or guardian’s help to bring children directly to the Ark Eden)
Price: $670 – $750 per day
Book: +852 2988 5355, or email [email protected]
Join an ESF Sports Spring Camp for one or two active weeks of Multi Sports camp or a specialist sports clinic. The Multi Sports Camp enables children to enjoy a range of sporting activities that aim to develop a core range of skills (running, jumping, turning, balance) and specialist clinics are a great way for children to further develop their swimming, tennis, kung fu or gymnastic skills during the holiday.
Suitable for children as young as 1.5 years of age, tots can romp about at these pop-up camps and classes around Hong Kong. They teach four sports through one programme; tennis, football, basketball & rugby, ensuring the crucial development of hand eye coordination. Kids play together in selected age groups (1.5 to 2.5 years, 2.5 to 3.5 years and 3.5 to 5 years), ensuring safe and fun play, with a maximum of 7 kids per group.
For active kids that need to keep busy and moving, Proactiv Sports offers tons of activities in lots of locations. So you’ll definitely find something that suits you! In their multisports camp, your kids will have the chance to play Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, T-ball, Athletics, Hockey, Swimming, Dodgeball and Gymnastics! Also, they will develop their team building skills while learning about healthy eating. Proactiv also offers gymnastics camps for those looking for more specialized classes.
Dates: 5 July – 13 August
Ages: 3-12 years old
Location: Kowloon Bay, Stanley, Tsuen Kwan O, Sai Kung, Wong Chuk Hang, Admiralty and Wan Chai
Price: $1,500 – $2,500
Book: Call +852 2772 1666, book online or email [email protected]
This summer, your little ones can discover all the sweet joys of dance at Twinkle Dance Summer Dance 2021. Weekly camps and classes explore different styles of dance, with something to suit those putting on their ballet shoes for the first time, or kids with worn-in ones. They’ll enjoy dance adventures in K-pop, jazz and ballet, and even a chance to live out their Disney fantasies at the “Disney Parade Camp”: ballet and jazz students ages 6+ can join a magical performance experience as they parade along Disneyland’s Main Street.
Dates: 4 July – 28 August
Ages: 1.5 – 12 years
Locations: Causeway Bay, Central, Wong Chuk Hang, Wan Chai, Kowloon Tong
Price: $400 (single drop-in class) or $2,880 (for 8 flexi classes);
Book: Call +852 6608 6689, book online or email [email protected]om
Hong Kong’s next generation of surfers will be catching waves again this summer at Treasure Island. These week-long day camps, now in their 16th year, will teach your young ones surf skills, ocean safety and more as they join in other fun activities and make new friends. There are three camps to choose from, with daily lunch and snacks included: Beginner (Grommet Surf Camp, ages 5-9), Intermediate (ages 9-12) as well as an Adventure Camp (ages 5-16) with a range of outdoor activities. Treasure Island makes planning for days out easy with a ‘what to bring’ check list, and if your kid needs a towel, sleeping bag or other camp essentials, you can buy them on their website and the items will be waiting when they arrive for camp.
Dates: 17 June – 16 Aug (8am to 4.40 pm Monday to Friday)
Ages: 5-16 years
Location: Pui O Beach, Lantau Island (supervised pick-up and drop-off from Central Ferry Pier)
Book: +852 5236 7016, book online or [email protected]
If you child can’t stop grooving to the latest songs and loves to show off his or her dance moves, do check out Ballroom Bees. The little bees, both boys and girls, will learn the latest choreography to catchy songs, often dancing with partners. They will also develop their motor skills, agility and of course, self-confidence! The best part, parents get to enjoy a performance at the end of each week! So what are you waiting for? Ready, Steady DANCE!
Dates: 3 July – 31 August
Ages: 2.5 – 11 years old
Location: Tai Koo Shing, Clearwater Bay, Central and Admiralty
Price: $2,250 or $300/ per class pop in
Have you been watching a lot of Karate Kid (old or new)? Then perhaps your kid wants to try out Chinese Kung Fu! Heng Yue Yen Long Kwon (hyylk) is a modern Chinese martial art. Based on traditional Chinese kung fu, this art is synthesising the best principles from all martial arts to propose modern, practical and efficient techniques. During summer camp your little fighter will learn Dexterity Kung Fu Training, Nunchaku Skills, and Performance Skills. What an awesome way to spend the summer holidays!
Dates: 31 May – 4 Sept
Ages: all ages
Location: Causeway Bay
Price: $1,698 (2 day camp) – $3,998 (6 day camp)
If golf or tennis is your child’s sport of choice, then look no further than the HKGTA summer camps. The experienced golf coaches offer both beginner and advanced courses depending on your ability and will help hone your little Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie’s skills. Tennis lovers, whether novice or pros, are all invited to their half day or full day camps which are held their indoor, outdoor and mini tennis courts. They also offer swimming, music and their very special collaboration with Britain’s finest children’s camp providers; Camp Beaumont.
S.T.E.M. and Coding Summer Camps
STEMex offer fun and inspiring courses that teach kids engineering concepts through hands-on learning. They’re running both on-line and off-line summer camps this summer, so they’ll be something for all kids to enjoy, as they spend time upgrading their STEM skills. Camps cover game design, coding, robotics and more exciting areas at introductory and intermediate levels to allow for progressive learning. Also get a discount up to 20% off if you sign up online!
Dates: 21 June – 27 August
Ages: 4 – 14 years
Location: Online, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay
Price: Depends on courses
Book: WhatsApp +852 5631 8262 or email [email protected]
Do you have a youngster who knows their way around an iPad better than you? Then these coding and technology camps 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. There’s even a chance for the younger lot to work with electric dough, a special dough that conducts electricity! New this year, as with many other places, First Code is also offering online camps.
Give your kids exciting technology experiences from the comfort of home with these varied Summer Virtual Classes and Camps. BSD Education is launching new and exciting Virtual Technology Classes and Camps to help kids learn essential digital skills, aimed at kids aged 8 and up. And it’s all very easy to do – enrol online, receive the class link and details, and they can start building something different. BSD instructors will teach children live online, covering coding, app development, game development, and entrepreneurship.
If your little one loves nothing more than creating erupting volcanos or mixing together a bunch of colours to see what they create, Curiosity Kids has the perfect camp for you! Their Science summer camp offers hands on experience and new experiments every day to teach your tots all about sustainability, space and natural disasters. Your kids will be in good hands with the finalists of Expat Living’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Kids Enrichment Programme!
Dates: 5 July – 18 August
Ages: 3 – 9 years
Location: Sai Ying Pun, Tai Tam, Soho
Price: $500 per day
Book: [email protected]
Big Bang Academy is once again offering their flagship science summer camp and this year it’s just gotten bigger and better! First up, Sherlock Holmes’ Chemistry Adventure! With glow in the dark experiments and crime solving chemistry, this first camp is ideal for any budding detectives. If your child instead has their eyes set on becoming an astronaut, then the Space Technology camp offers a rocket launch simulation and how to build a space habitat. Last but not least, is medicine and engineering, the cornerstone careers for STEM students, this camp will teach both how to perform surgery like a doctor AND how to build a massive infrastructure like an engineer.
Creative Arts Summer Camps
Calling all aspiring thespians and writers! Faust’s summer programme is brimming with theatre workshops, plays and plenty of fun for those who dream of treading the boards someday. Children will explore different content and themes each week, so they can take part in more than one week of dramatic and creative storytelling. For those more interested in creating the drama than performing it, Faust also offer creative writing workshops. The week-long programmes are designed to give children a boost of creativity and confidence in their writing skills, as they’ll look at different aspects of creative writing including metaphors, poetry and genre writing. They have also begun to offer a special musical theatre programme where your budding Broadway stars can learn singing, dancing and acting, becoming a triple threat. Workshops run mornings or afternoons, giving parents and kids lots of flexibility.
Dates: 21 June – 27 August
Ages: 3 – 16 years
Locations: Sheung Wan, Taikoo Shing, Ho Man Tin, Tseung Kwan O, Tai Wai, Mui Wo and Discovery Bay
Price: $2,980 per programme
Book: Call +852 2547 9114, book online or email [email protected]
Whether they’re “Little Movers”, “Dance Monkeys” or “Koala Boppers”, Move for Life will have three types of camps to keep your child active this summer. The young ones (aged 2 to 5), will learn two main movement/creative activities with two supporting explorative activities including stories, free play, sensory activities and singing. Dance lovers aged 6 to 12 can let loose at a camp with creative movement as the focus, featuring different dance styles, yoga, acrobatic tricks, and more. There’s also a Koala Bop, formerly known as rainbow camp for children aged 6 to 19 with special educational needs and physical disabilities.
Starlit Voice is offering an exciting new twist on their regular drama and communication classes. Your kids will be welcome to explore a world of myth and fantasy where they’ll learn the fundamentals of performance while creating their own unique, magical tales. Lovers of Harry Potter, Narnia and Star Wars, have a special invitation to join this one of a kind experience to learn all about acting and performing. They also have a new, special programme called Limitless Learning which combines their curiosity for the sciences and humanities with their love of all things theatre!
It’ll be a musical summer at M.int Academy (Music International), which is bringing back their most popular music camps – and some newly crafted ones. There are musicianship camps for budding youngsters looking to build their musical foundations, trial camps for students choosing their first (or second) instrument, and supplemental camps for musicians looking to take their music education to the next level.
With the last two years spent behind screens and on zoom calls, 513Paint is offering an into the wild workshop! This is an opportunity to get in touch with nature and explore the beauty of Hong Kong through art. OBSERVE allows students to take in nature and recreate what they see through life drawings. EXPLORE is a specially organized treasure hunt, searching for patterns in nature. Finally, RE teaches your kid how to create a unique plant pot to start their very own garden. Into the Wild Workshops will be running every Friday and Sunday this summer!
Camps at Banana Art Club offer a little bit of everything, like mixed media, painting, arts and crafts, manga and cartoon, and sketching. Choose your preferred day (Monday through Saturday) and timeslot (9:30-11:30 / 10:30-12:30 / 9:30-12:30) and let them create away! Or, if you’d rather sign up for Discovery College, check out their biweekly sessions! This summer, let your kids explore their artistic sides!
Dates: 31 May – 27 September
Ages: 3 –15 years
Location: Causeway Bay, Discover College, online
Price: $480/2-hr session, $690/3-hr session, $3240/6 sessions
Book: Call +852 6020 5476, book online or email [email protected]
If you are looking for an Art Lab or Art Playground for your child to discover, explore and create, Choco L’ART is just the camp for you! They offer various art projects for this summer like clay, watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, pastel and mixed media! Their workshops are fun, lively and safe spaces for your kids to unleash their artistic talents, pursuing projects at their own pace. They also offer themes and ideas for those experiencing a creative block. They also hold digital art workshops for those looking to hone their photoshop skills.
Art, Cooking AND Music! Maggie and Rose provide for all your children’s creative needs,. They have weekly themed classes such as Global Traveller – where you can visit Spain, India, Italy, Brazil and Hawaii, The Great Outdoors – where you have BBQs, Camping, Beach Party and a Fete! and Ancient History – where you learn about Vicious Vikings, Awesome Egyptians, Rocking Romans, Great Greeks and Mysterious Mayans. And this is just the surface! With their mission to help children and their families play, learn and grow, you know your kids will be inspired and excited.
Elephant Press Community is an established and loved organization that offers students the chance to publish their very own books! Since 2008, they have been running writing workshops to help your child hone their skills and create imaginative and fascinating stories, ones that will live on forever. Their summer courses range from creative writing (Experimental Elixirs), fantasy writing (Supernatural Summers) to informational writing (Sharks) and Research and Persuasive writing. So bring your pens and pencils and get writing!
Dates: 28 June – 20 August
Ages: 6 – 14 years
Location: Central and Online
Price: $1,500 – $3,750
Book: Call +852 3487 3153 or book online
Young writers will have the opportunity to hone their writing and speaking skills at these Summer Magazine Writing Courses. Each 5-day magazine writing course is meant to introduce students to local places of interest as well as teach practical speaking and writing skills. Students will create their own 12-page magazine that features their writing, which will later be posted to them so they can flip through and remember their cool summer camp experience.
Dates: 19 July – 27 August
Ages: 6-11 years
Location: Various, pick up and drop off Kowloon Tong MTR Station
Book: Call +852 2806 1030, book online
Language Summer Camps
Would you like to make the most out of your kids’ summer holiday this year? How about boosting your child’s confidence in their Mandarin skills? Mandarin Time, the biggest Mandarin camp provider in Hong Kong, will hold its 2021 Summer Camp as usual, with special measures like temperature checks, masks on, and hand washing before entry. There’ll also be a new online morning camp and online one-on-one classes this year. The fun and immersive programme has a maximum six students per class, and each student can complete one Mandarin level in four weeks, learning from some of the top teachers in Hong Kong. Unsure about your child’s level? You can book a free placement test or a free trial lesson.
Dates: 28 June – 26 August
Ages: 5 – 19 years
Location: 14th Floor, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley St, Central
Price: In-person Morning or Afternoon Camp – $3,000 per week; Summer Crash Course –one-on-one class: 25 lesson package – $500 per lesson, 50 lesson package – $450 per lesson.
Book: Call +852 6153 7108, book online or email [email protected]
These English camps for kindergarten and primary students help build confidence in speaking and writing English, and expand their vocabulary range. Kids can take a different learning route each week through varied camps, including “Journey with Commander Earth” which is a 4 week adventure as your kids will travels over, under, forwards and backwards throughout the world, space and time!
Anyone looking help their kids polish their English skills should surely consider Delia School of Canada. Their English as Second Language courses, for both elementary and secondary school students developing everything from phonetics and spelling to written communication skills and literary text analysis. They also offer various University preparation courses such as English and Maths. Delia is also hosting zoom and in -person class in collaboration with BSD Education.
At the British Council, their motto is “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow” The summer camps go beyond just teaching the language, they set up their students for a bright future. They offer courses for kindergarten, primary and secondary, each specially designed to help the students at their particular stage of life. The kindergarten course will inspire and engage your children, growing their love for the language. The primary course helps develop creativity and critical thinking skills and the secondary course helps prepare their students for the DSE and various other exams. Designated credit cards get discount before 30th June, so be sure to sign up soon!
Dates: 12 July – 20 August
Ages: 3 – 18 years
Price: $3,030 – $7,730
Book: Call +852 2913 5100 or book online
It’s easy to study Mandarin when there’s fun playtime alongside the lessons! Mini Mandarins offers a specially-designed and immersive academic in-centre summer program for children aged 2.5 to 10 years. It has been voted Hong Kong’s best language learning centre for 3 consecutive years! Activities will be conducted in real-life replica classrooms, and this summer that means a Chinese restaurant, construction sites and farm for your mini learners to embrace. They also offer a 5 day certification course for $900 add on price!
The C Club at Southside’s camp isn’t just about Putonghua lessons, there’s also tons of fun cultural and wellness activities for children like cooking (wellness + Chinese), STEM, calligraphy, drama, performances and outings. Camps are taught entirely in a Putonghua environment, and this year it all takes place at their new campus, with a fully equipped kitchen. Sounds like an educational and fun-filled summer.
Dates: 21 June – 13 August
Ages: 4.5 – 12 years
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Price: $3,200 per week (half day), $6,000 per week (full day). Further discounts for multiple weeks
Book: Call +852 3427 9619, book online or email [email protected]
Aimed at giving children a diverse language experience, these half and full-day camps will engage and educate children using a variety of themes (food and culture, textiles and costumes, fairy tales and more) all while brushing up on their Mandarin. Class size is small and the curriculum is highly engaging, giving your children a real boost in their language ability.
Kids will love these camps as they’ll learn Mandarin through various enjoyable activities, including arts and craft, music, stories, cooking, games and science. Weather permitting, there’s also opportunities for snack time and games outdoors! Older kids 9 and up can participate in a full day boot camp combining language class and indoor/outdoor activities in Mandarin immersion.
If you’re hoping your young one will master French, luckily for you there’s summer clubs from Lou Pichoun. They’ll have oodles of fun practising their ouis and s’il vous plaîts through arts and crafts, games, stories, music, dance, STEM activities and more. There’s three happy campuses to learn at for families across Hong Kong, with a playgroup or language immersion club to choose from.
Dates: 5 July – 27 August
Ages: 15 months – 6 years
Location: Stanley, Happy Valley and Tseung Kwan O
Price: $2,800 per week (half day), $4,800 per week (full day). Early bird discounts still available
Book: Call +852 2813 4277, book online or email [email protected]