Amazing Summer Camps Your Child Will Love
Wondering how to keep keep the kids occupied through the long, hot, summer holidays? We've got you covered with this fantastic selection of summer camps for kids of all ages.
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
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 12th 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 7-16) with a range of outdoor activities, including an overnight expedition. 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 August (7.45am 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: $4480; online, 2546 3543 or [email protected]
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. Both workshops run mornings or afternoons, giving parents and kids lots of flexibility.
Dates: 24 June – 23 August
Ages: 3 – 14 years
Locations: Sheung Wan, Kowloon, Tai Wai and Discovery Bay
Book: $2680 (10% early bird discount for registrations by May 17), $2,980 afterwards; online, 2547 9114 or [email protected]
These varied camps, whether you choose the one-day family programme, overnight camping trip or kids watersports camp, will ensure your child, or the whole family, walk away with fond memories of outdoor adventures. They’ll also learn new skills and make new friends, all in the stunning setting of Tai Long Sai Wan beach or Tan Ka Wan. Kids Adventure Camps include fantastic outdoor adventures like sea kayaking, surfing/stand-up paddle boarding and canyoning , and Family EDventure Camps offer water sports plus camp activities like fire-making and BBQ. Or opt for the Exclusive Private Family Adventure for a fun day out on the water exploring the coastline and culture of Cheung Chau Island with paddling, coastline exploration, coasteering/canyoning and more to entertain the whole family.
Dates: Every Monday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Friday from June – August (Family Camps July – August)
Ages: 7 – 16 years (family camps min. age 6 accompanied, min. age 8 unaccompanied)
Location: Tai Long Sai Wan, Tan Ka Wan and Cheung Chau
Book: 3 day/2 night kids camps $3,500 (10% off for returnees or groups of 3 or more); 2 day/1 night family camps $1,500 per person or $900 per person (day camp, first day only, 10% off for returnees or groups of 3 or more), private family adventure $900 per person (min. 4, 10% discount for returnees or groups of 6 or more); 2560 8838 or [email protected]
This summer, your children can “Reach for the Stars” with Arch Education’s INSPIRE 2019 summer camp celebrating space, exploration and invention. The 8-day residential camp offers students exposure to boarding school teaching and culture, in the convenience of their home city. One day they’ll learn about exciting topics like celestial study, the next they’ll have the chance to write their own sci-fi story. The wide-reaching content also covers history, technology and sports like golf and tennis, in which kids will learn athletic skills and character building by world-class golf and tennis coaches. It all takes place at a great venue, the Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy, with Sai Kung’s stunning natural countryside as the backdrop.
Southside Mandarin’s camp isn’t just about Putonghua lessons, there’s also tons of fun activities for children like Wushu (Kung Fu), Chinese dance, PTH Art, STEM, bi-weekly outings and performances. Camps are taught entirely in Putonghua where children will be immersed in a complete Putonghua environment, and the optional outings allow children to explore more based on the themes they’re studying. Sounds like an educational and fun-filled summer.
Dates: 17 June – 30 August
Ages: 2.5 – 12 years
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Book: $2,880 for half-day camp (Monday to Friday), $5,600 for full-day camp (Monday to Friday), (15% early bird discount for registrations before June 1); online, 3427 9619 or [email protected]
Give your kids exciting technology experiences during summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) camps by BSD Education! They have several 3 and 5-day camps for kids age 5-17, so they learn all about coding, robotics, entrepreneurship, 3D printing and more with confidence. Little engineers and makers can learn the ropes of coding and robotics through LEGO and robot-building with hardware, while teens eager to get a head start will like the “Intro To Computer Science For University” to pick up the fundamentals of computer science – there’s a camp for kids and teens of all ages and experience levels!
Dates: 1 July – 30 August
Ages: 5 – 17 years
Location: Sheung Wan
Book: from $2880 they are offering $350 off for all HK HUB readers, please use the code BSDHKHUB19; online, 2310 0637 or [email protected]
If your hoping to immerse your students in Mandarin this summer, check out these summer camps from 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 added to 16 Comprehensive Mandarin lessons each week. Five Mandarin levels will be available this summer. Your student will be placed in a class of their level by means of a free placement test and can finish a level of Mandarin every three weeks. The length of the camp is totally up to you as you can choose how many weeks to enroll your student (from 1-8 weeks).
Explore the Great Outdoors
The unique Fully Immersive Scholar’s Holiday – F.I.S.H. – at Harbour School sends kids on marine biology adventures across Hong Kong. They’ll experience the fun and hard work of being a marine biologist through innovative courses, with field trips to Ocean Park and surrounding islands too. Kids 10+ have the chance to “camp like a scientist” in an advanced course covering ocean chemistry and animal biology that includes a 2-night camping expedition on the Black Dolphin. After sailing to their campsite, they’ll set up camp and conduct scientific observations before learning outdoor safety and survival skills.
Dates: 2 July – 9 August
Ages: 5 – 10+ years
Location: Ap Lei Chau
Book: from $6,500; 3905 0180 or [email protected]
Kids will love the chance to go wild and get close to nature at these beautiful eco camps. Each day has a different theme: “Forest Fun” let’s them do some organic gardening, build dens and play in the stream. At “Jungle Camp” they’ll make their own musical instruments, climb trees and more. 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: 17 June – 16 August
Ages: 5 – 11 years
Location: Mui Wo, Lantau Island (drop-off and pick-up available at Central Ferry Pier 6 or Mui Wo Ferry Pier)
Book: $670 – $750 per day, 2988 5355 or [email protected]
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
STEMex offer fun and inspiring courses that teach kids engineering concepts through hands-on learning. They’re running 12 courses this summer, so they’ll be something for all kids to enjoy, as they spend 2.5 hours or more upgrading their STEM skills. Camps take place mornings and afternoons, and cover game design, coding, robotics and more exciting areas at Junior, Master and Apprentice levels.
Dates: 8 July – 30 August
Ages: 4 – 14 years
Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Fan Ling, Sai Wan Ho and Siu Sai Wan
Book: $3,040 or $3,800 (15% early bird discount for registrations by May 31), 3462 2018, 5631 8262 (WhatsApp) or [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!
Dates: 10 June – 23 August
Ages: 4 – 18 years
Book: from $3000 for 4 – 5 day camp (10% early bird discount for registrations by May 12); 2772 2108 or [email protected]
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).
Dates: 17 June – 31 August
Ages: 3 – 17
Location: Kennedy Town
Book: $1850 – $3,400, 3480 4199 or [email protected]
Starlit Voice presents “The Blockbuster Project”, starring your kid! In a series of workshops, young rising stars will be challenged to create a whole play in just five days inspired by the worlds of Pokémon, Toy Story, Avengers, King Arthur, Lord of the Rings, Artemis Fowl and Dora the Explorer. This crash course in theatre will give them confidence, enrich their communication skills and best of all, let them have a blast preparing a unique group performance. Plays are divided by age, so pick an age group, a play and enjoy.
Dates: 1 July – 5 August
Ages: 4 – 13 years
Location: Kowloon Bay and Wong Chuk Hang
Book: $3080 per week; 2108 2182 or [email protected]
It’ll be a musical summer at M.int Academy, a newly-established music training centre in Hong Kong. M.int Academy (Music International) offers all-round classical music training for all ages, with summer camps for beginners, those looking for a holiday refresh, or a pre-exam fix. Young ones will be introduced to different instruments in the orchestra family, more experienced kids will have their hand at songwriting, and so much more in between at these educational and entertaining weekly camps.
Dates: 1 July – 9 August
Ages: 2.5 – 8+ years
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Book: $3080 per week; 3596 7094 or [email protected]
This summer, your little ones can discover all the sweet joys of dance at Twinkle Dance Summer Dance 2019. Workshops, weekly camps and flexible drop-in 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. The pre-summer workshops (1.5 or 2-hour classes) include adventures in Kpop, musical theatre and ballet, and weekly summer dance camps feature the theme “The Magic Lamp”.
Dates: 18 June – 31 August
Ages: 18 months – 12+ years
Locations: Causeway Bay, Central, Wong Chuk Hang, Wan Chai
Book: $370 (single drop-in class), $620 (pre-summer workshops from June 18 – 28), $1,320 (weekly camps from July 2 – 12) or $2,640 (for eight classes from July 7 – August 31); 6608 6689 or [email protected]
Break out the paint brushes and grab your smock! This camp will encourage your child to become a creative individual and artist using a variety of techniques and media. Working in conjunction with chosen conceptual elements, they’ll create challenging works of art that you’ll be proud to show off at home. Classes have a maximum of 10 students, so they’ll be able to get any extra help and attention if needed.
Dates: 24 June – 26 July
Ages: 10+ years
Location: North Point
Book: $1500 per course (10% early bird discount for registrations before May 31); 9722 8353 or [email protected]
Camps at Banana Art Club offer a little bit of everything, like mixed media, painting, arts and crafts, manga and cartoon, and sketching. Classes are held in the mornings at their Causeway Bay location, and afternoons in Discovery Bay, and parents can choose a special custom-made programme developed especially for your child’s needs.
Dates: 20 May – 2 September (Causeway Bay); 2 July – 9 August (Discovery Bay)
Ages: 4 –16 years
Location: Causeway Bay and Discovery Bay
Book: $410 (2 hour class or $610 for 3 hour class Causeway Bay), $480 (2 hour class Discovery Bay), get 5% off for 5+ days; 6020 5476 or [email protected]
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: 15 July – 23 August
Ages: 4-10 years
Book: $3550; 2806 1030 or email
With separate camps for ages 6 – 9 and 10+, these classes will lead your kids on a culinary journey. The Mixing Bowl’s Junior Baker Summer Camp is perfect for young foodies, as they’ll explore cultures and history through food, learn basic cooking essentials and healthy eating, plus put science and math into practical use through food science. Finally, they’ll be able to wow everyone by cooking their own dishes. Classes run Monday through Friday and feature morning sessions for budding chefs aged 6 – 9 and afternoon sessions for kids 9 and up.
Dates: 24 June – 19 August
Ages: 6 – 10+ years
Location: Sheung Wan
Book: $3500 (10% discount for 3-week enrollment, 5% discount for sibling); 2524 0001 or [email protected]
This one-week summer programme (with morning and afternoon sessions) is for “kidtrepreneurs” who want to learn more about entrepreneurship, but in a fun way. Kids will be taught directly from startup founders and entrepreneurs in interactive sessions hosted by Jumpstart Media, which donates proceeds they make to charity. In the past two years, $30,000 has been donated to the Hong Kong Dog Rescue and SPCA, something your animal-loving child will be happy to know.
Dates: 22 – 26 July
Ages: 8 – 12 years
Book: $4000;; 5182 9550 or [email protected]
The Summer Smarties programme at Zebedee in Tai Po has entertaining and educational themed summer camps for different age groups. K1 kids will discover fairy tales and “minibeasts” as they learn about the world of little bugs, plus engage in a bug search in
real soil. There’s nature fun and space exploration 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.
Dates: 22 July – 16 August
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Location: Tai Po
Book: $3200 (20% for am class or 30% for pm class early bird discount for registrations by May 30); 2650-3339 or [email protected]
Budding writers will love attending one of these 1-week workshops as they join other young authors from all backgrounds and share their creative sides. Children as young as 4 can attend “Summer Storyland” and discover the world of storytelling, and bigger kids can explore and strengthen their skills via workshops focussing on research and writing.
Dates: 24 June – 23 August
Ages: 4 – 16
Book: from $1,320 (10% super early bird discount for registrations by May 11, 5% early bird discount by June 1); 3487 3153 or [email protected]
Good old YWCA will always have something for your kids, 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.
Dates: 1 July – 31 August
Ages: 2 – 17 years
Book: from $460 per class; 3476 1340 or [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.
Dates: 2 July to 9 August
Ages: 2-16 years
Book: from $920; 2711 1280 or [email protected]
Hong Kong’s premier swim school has numerous sessions this summer for infants, preschoolers or pre-teens. Options vary by location, and include beginner and advanced sessions, along with a popular Infant Aquatic Programme (parental assistance is required in the water) for babies as young as 4 months old.
Dates: 2 July – 11 August
Ages: 4 months – 11 years
Location: Pok Fu Lam, Causeway Bay (until June 30), Kowloon (until June 29) and Discovery Bay (until June 30)
Book: from $1375; 2575 6279 or [email protected]
With six locations to choose from in Hong Kong, these camps are suitable for children as young as 1.5 years of age. Tots can romp about at a playgroup camp (a guardian must be present at the venue), while bigger kids can let loose with games of basketball, football, tennis and other athletics. There’s yoga too, plus a range of party games and free-play time.
Dates: 1 July – 13 September
Ages: 1.5 – 9 years
Book: from $1750 (15% super early bird discount for registrations by May 6, 7.5% early bird discount by June 3); 6183 7084 (WhatsApp) or [email protected]
If Harry Potter left your kids craving their own English boarding school experience, then this unique camp should fit the bill! Located at the prestigious Harrow International School campus, the camp provides an unforgettable pre-boarding experience. There’s a strong emphasis on challenging collaborative activities and engaging course life, combined with sports coaching, performing arts and more. It’s the perfect camp if you have plans for your child to study away from home, as they’ll get a fully residential experience.
Dates: 5 – 16 August
Ages: 6 – 13 years
Location: Harrow International School, Tuen Mun
Book: $14,500 (full board, all inclusive); 9108 6399 or [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. Choose from 1-8 week camps where they’ll have a great time learning Mandarin indoors and outdoors in the lovely summer weather.
Dates: 2 July – 24 August
Ages: 1 – 12 years
Book: from $1200; 5598 0509 or [email protected]
These English camps for kindergarten and lower 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 “Eager Explorers”, incorporating drama, games, storybooks and art.
Dates: 8 July – 30 August
Ages: 2 –11 years
Book: from $470; 2711 1280 or [email protected]
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.
Dates: 2 July – 30 August
Ages: 3 – 12+ years
Location: Central and Discovery Bay
Book: from $2000; 2486 9012 or [email protected]