Super Summer Camps
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.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Hong Kong’s next generation of surfers will be catching waves again this summer at Treasure Island. These week long camps 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 including beginner and intermediate surf camps as well as an adventure camp with a range of adventurous activities for older children.
Dates: 19 June – 25 August
Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Ages: Surfers ages 5-16
Location: Treasure Island, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island
Contact: 2984 8711 or Website
Kids will love the chance to go wild and get close to nature at these beautiful eco camps. Each day has a different theme: ‘Indiana Jones, The Lost Forest’, ‘We are Woodworkers’, ‘Walking with Waterfalls’ and ‘A Day On The Farm’. All activities are geared around enjoying and understanding the natural environment and will include adventure walks, building dens, swimming in rock pools, planting vegetables and visiting farm animals. There will even be the option for overnight camping.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
STEMex offer fun and inspiring courses that teach kids engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Their engineering camps will get children from 4-14 involved in fascinating design projects perfectly targeted to the children’s developmental stage. In the ‘2020 Robotic Olympic’ camp kids will design and program robots to compete in simulated Olympic events. In the ‘Challenge to the Sky’ camp, the youngest engineers will explore fundamental concepts related to aircraft and spacecraft design. In the ‘Kodu Kart Racing’ camp, young engineers will create their own racing game inside Microsoft’s Kodu gaming environment.
Dates: 10-14 July, 14-18 August
Ages: 4 to 6, 7 to 10 & 11 to 14
Location: Quarry Bay
Contact: 5631 8262 or Website
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.
Dates: 12 June – 25 August
Ages: 5-15+ years
Location: Sheung Wan, Kwun Tong and Kowloon
Contact: 2772 2108 or Website
Drama & Dance
CentreStage Studios HK Summer Camps will have them acting, singing and dancing their way through the Summer break. Featuring a mix of dance, drama and musical theatre, public speaking and with workshops tailored to specific age groups, these Summer Camps aim to develop kids’ confidence, courage and creativity! Choose from Dr. Seuss, Annie, Hamilton, Wicket, Matilda, Acting Bootcamp, Roald Dahl Series, Singing and Dancing Masterclasses plus much more and delve into week long workshops with industry professionals. Courses start from $600
Dates & Locations:
- Discovery Bay International School: 1-2 July, 12-13 August
- The Repulse Bay Club: 3-7 July, 10-14 July, 17-21 July
- Hong Kong International School: 19 June – 7 July, 10 -28 July
- Red Shoes Studios Central: 17-21 July, 7-11 August, 3-7 July, 7-11 August
- YMCA TST: 24-28 July, 31 July – 4 August
Ages: 3-4 | 5-6 | 7-10 | 11-13 | 14+
Contact: 5689 2272, 5236 7960 or Website
Baumhaus is home to Hong Kong’s #1 rated Kindermusik program, Kindermusik with Crisel, and Dramalab classes, the Baumhaus Summer Camp is perfect for younger kids from babies to age 6. The action all happens in their beautiful treehouse playrooms in Wan Chai and Harbour City, where you can pick and mix from a selection of Kindermusik and Dramalab classes to suit your family.
Dates: 11 July – 1 September
Ages: Newborn-6 years
Locations: Wan Chai and Harbour City
Contact: 2321 5898 or Website
This summer, your little ones can discover all the sweet joys of dance at Twinkle Dance Sweet Summer 2017. For young dancers they will offer classes themed around the movements of popular princesses, and for older students they will offer more technical classes, including a new choreography workshop for those age five and up.
Dates: 2 July – 26 August
Ages: 18 months – 12 years
Locations: Causeway Bay, Central, Wong Chuk Hang, Spring
Contact: 6608 6689 or Website
Calling all aspiring thespians! Faust’s summer programme is brimming with drama workshops, plays and plenty of fun for those who dream of treading the boards someday. Course content is specifically tailored to the age group, and includes topics such as character development, physical and vocal expression, imaginative thinking and storytelling. For those more interested in creating the drama than performing it, Faust also offer creative writing workshops.
Dates: 26 June -25 August
Ages: 3-14 years
Location: Sheung Wan
Contact: 2547 9114 or Website
Budding performers might also love Rumple & Friends summer circus skills camp.
Children will unleash their creativity by immersing themselves into a variety of mediums such as clay, drawing, painting, collage and printmaking. They will be creating artworks inspired by a different artist each week. All chosen artists are known to be bold, playful and to personify child-like qualities such as: Picasso, Hundertwasser, Appel , Botero, Miro and more.
Dates: 3 July – 25 August
Ages: 3-5 & 6+
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Contact: 5220 7720 or Website
Typhoon Club’s Summer Magazine Writing Programme
Young writers will have the opportunity to hone their writing and speaking skills at these Summer Writing Courses. Each course is meant to introduce students to local places of interest as well as teach practical speaking and writing skills. Each student will create their own magazine that features their writing which can serve as a souvenir of their summer camp experience.
Dates: 10 July – 18 August
Ages: 4-10 years
Location: Various locations depending on course
Contact: 2806 1030 or Email
With separate camps for ages 6-9 and 10+ and 15 classes that will lead your kids on a culinary journey, The Mixing Bowl’s Junior Baker Summer Camp is perfect for young foodies. Ravioli and Creme Brûlée, Orange Chicken and Pretzels and Fajitas are just a few of the things your youngsters will learn to make. The classes run Monday through Friday and feature a morning session for budding chefs ages 6-9 and an afternoon session for ages 9 and up.
Dates: 26 June – 21 August
Ages: 6+ years
Location: Sheung Wan
Contact: 2524 0001 or Email
This Startup Bootcamp is the first of its kind in Asia, focused on teaching the next generation all of the skills they need to run their own business. The hands-on courses cover topics such as Sharing Economy, Crowdfunding, E-commerce, Media and Publishing.
Dates: 3-7 July, 7-11 August
Ages: 8-12 years
Location: Sheung Wan
Contact: 5182 9550 or Email
Other options for creative types include Hong Kong Art Tutoring in North Point for a range of creative drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture classes for 9+ or Banana Art Club’s summer camps around HK for ages 3 all the way up to 17. Faust International’s summer camps include a creative writing option.
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, and specialist clinics are a great way for children to further develop their swimming,tennis or gymnastic skills during the holiday.
Dates: 3 July to 11 August
Ages: 2-16 years
Location: Various locations across Hong Kong
Contact: 2711 1280 or Website
Kids who are passionate about swimming can take their skills to the next level at this swim camp. Todd Schmitz coached the USA women’s swim team at the 2012 Olympics and he will be part of the coaching team for these summer sessions. Choose from the Performance Swim Camp for advanced age group swimmers, or the Development Swim Camp for swimmers aged 9-12.
Dates: 7-12 August
Ages: 9+ years
Location: West Island School, Pok Fu Lam
Contact: 2575 6279 or Website
Aerial Fitness, Jazz Funk Dance and Yoga are just some of the ways your kids can stay active this summer at Flex Studio – one of Hong Kong’s most comprehensive teen fitness providers. There are two weeks of classes for younger kids and a week of camp devoted to teenagers as well.
Dates: 19-23, 26-30 June, 3-7 July
Ages: 6+ years
Contact: 2813 2399 or Email
Day camp at The Little Gym will give your little ones the experience of summer camp in a comfortable and low-commitment environment. The camps combine both physical activity, group games and fun arts and crafts to engage both your children’s bodies and minds. Options include Super Quest Camps where 3-8 year olds will spend three hours a day on an exciting quest with their fellow campers. The Grade School Skill Thrill are more advanced gymnastic camps for your older kids ages 6-12.
Dates: 13 July – 9 August
Ages: 3-12 years
Location: Harbour City and Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: 2368 8777 or Website
Aimed at giving children a diverse language experience, these camps will engage and educate children using their favourite themes including food, music, transportation, animals, family and summer 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.
Dates: 3 July – 26 August
Ages: 1-7 years
Contact: 5598 0509 or Website
Kids will love this camp’s focus on the ‘magic of Mandarin’ as it explores Chinese characters, pronunciation and sentence structure. There’s also a Mandarin Chef and Bakery option which will see youngsters cooking a three-course Chinese meal and learning all the ingredients along the way. Older students will benefit from more intensive small-group classes in the afternoons.
Dates: 3 July – 25 August
Ages: 3+ years
Location: Central, Discovery Bay
Contact: 2486 9012 or Website
Join ESF Language & Learning English camps for kindergarten and lower primary students to build confidence in speaking English, writing English and expanding their range of vocabulary. For more information regarding ESF Language & Learning Spring Camps, please visit their website.
Dates: 10 July – 25 August
Ages: 2-11 years
Locations: Various locations around Hong Kong
Contact: 2711 1280
Still can’t decide? These great options offer a little bit of everything:
- ESF will run Language & Learning and Sports Camps & Clinics at various ESF schools around Hong Kong.
- At YWCA’s Central campus, all ages from 1 – 17 are catered for with many fun and interesting classes including rock climbing, Chinese Calligraphy, art classes, science and maths, coding, Mandarin, swimming, gymnastics and more.
- Kellet School’s summer programme is open to all and covers creative arts, sports and learning classes, parents can put together half day and full day programmes to suit their child’s interests.
- HKIS have a very wide ranging summer programme available at their Tai Tam campus.
- International Montessori School‘s summer fun camps for kids aged 3 to 9 will take place at their Stanley campus and include a Mandarin immersion option. There will also be mathematics, reading and writing and sports camps on offer.
- Tutor Time will run themed summer camps for kids aged 2-6 at various locations around Hong Kong.