Amazing 2020 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 15th 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. Add on a Surfer’s Ultimate Pack ($1500), which includes a Surfer’s Limited Edition T-Shirt (Kid’s S,M,L) and special photos from Hunt Smith Photography to cherish those fun summer memories. 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: 15 June – 10 July (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: $4480; online, 5236 7016 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: “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: 22 June – 21 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 (10% early bird discount for registrations by May 25); 2988 5355, online or [email protected]
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 2020 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: 15 June – 21 August 2020
Ages: 5 – 19 years
Book: In-person Morning Camp – $2,900 per week; Online Morning Camp – $2,465 per week; Summer Crash Course – in-person or online one-on-one class 16 lesson package $8,000 ($500 per lesson), 32 lesson package $14,400 ($450 per lesson); 6153 7108, online or [email protected]
Sports, Outdoors & Other Activities
These varied camps, whether you choose the one-day family programme 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. Three or five-day Kids EDventure 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.
Dates: Contact to check dates and receive enrollment form
Ages: 8 – 16 years
Location: Tai Long Sai Wan, Tan Ka Wan and Sai Kung
Book: 3-day camps (group size min. 6 , max. 10) $3,500 (10% off for groups of 3 or more); 5-day camps (group size min. 6 , max. 10) $5200; 2 day/1 night family camps $1,800; 2560 8838 or [email protected]
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.
Dates: 16 June – 21 August
Ages: 7 – 15+ years
Book: from $6240; 3568 0406 or [email protected]
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 trips to surrounding islands too. This year there’s many camps running the gamut of interests, like “Hike and Bike through Hong Kong” to study the biodiversity of the different islands and explore the diverse terrain and landscapes around the city, or “Animals Around Us”, in which the younger set will embark on fun animal walks and take part in improvised theatre games.
Dates: 29 June – 8 August
Ages: 4 – 17 years
Location: Ap Lei Chau
Book: from $4000; 3905 0180 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: May – 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: 29 June – 7 August
Ages: 2-16 years
Book: from $920; 2711 1280 or [email protected]
Suitable for children as young as 1.5 years of age, tots can romp about at these pop-up camps and classes at Victoria Park. 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.
Dates: 18 May – 11 June
Ages: 1.5 – 5 years
Location: Victoria Park
Book: from $1200; 6183 7084 (WhatsApp) or [email protected]
S.T.E.M. and Coding
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 – enroll 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.
Dates: Starts May 18 and will run throughout the summer
Ages: 8+ years
Book: $120 USD for classes once a week for 6 weeks or $300 UDD for 5-day camps; 2310 0637 or [email protected]
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.
Dates: 23 June – 28 August
Ages: 4 – 14 years
Location: Online, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay
Book: from $1350 (join 2 courses to get 10% off); 5631 8262 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! New this year, as with many other places, First Code is also offering online camps.
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: 1 June – 29 August
Ages: 3 – 17 years
Location: Kennedy Town
Book: from $1250; 3480 4199 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: 22 June – 21 August
Ages: 3 – 14 years
Locations: Sheung Wan, Kowloon, Tai Wai and Discovery Bay
Book: $2680 (10% early bird discount for registrations by May 31), $2,980 afterwards; online, 2547 9114 or [email protected]
Whether they’re “Little Movers” or “Dance Monkeys”, 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 Rainbow Camp for children aged 6 to 19 with special educational needs and physical disabilities.
Dates: 6 July – 14August
Ages: 2 – 19 years
Location: Pok Fu Lam and Kowloon
Book: from $2500 (from $2000 early bird discount for registrations by June 13); 5577 8047 or [email protected]
Their camps always delight year-round, and this summer Little Picasso will show your kids how to have fun making artwork about their favourite cartoons and movies. They’ll delve deep into their imaginations to create drawings, paintings, clay and 3D sculptures inspired by popular films from “Finding Dory” to “Star Wars”.
Dates: 6 July – 28 August
Ages: 3 years and up
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Book: from $900; 5220 7720 or [email protected]
Starlit Voice presents “Summer 2020 Magical Tales”, starring your kid! The summer programme is filled with musical fables like “Into the Woods” and “Once Upon a Mattress”, along with heartwarming tales like “The Little Mermaid”. Students will learn to expand their imagination and become more confident onstage, while creating special memories to treasure forever in the one-week theatre camp. There’s also a summer weekend programme on offer if your kid prefers a more flexible, one-off workshop.
Dates: 15 June – 7 August
Ages: 4 – 10 years
Location: Wong Chuk Hang and Sheung Wan
Book: from $3172 (1 week workshop) or $200 (one-off workshop); 2108 2182 or [email protected]
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.
Dates: 7 July – 7 August
Ages: 2.5 – 8+ years
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Book: $2400 – $3900 per week; 3596 7094, 6112 8409 (WhatsApp), or [email protected]
This summer, your little ones can discover all the sweet joys of dance at Twinkle Dance Summer Dance 2020. 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 Kpop, musical theatre 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: 5 July – 29 August
Ages: 2 – 12+ years
Locations: Causeway Bay, Central, Wong Chuk Hang, Wan Chai
Book: $370 (single drop-in class) or from $1320 (camp); 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 7 students, so they’ll be able to get any extra help and attention if needed.
Dates: 8 June – 21 August
Ages: 10+ years
Location: North Point
Book: $1500 per course; 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. 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! Really let them explore their artistic sides and sign up for all six days, saving 5%.
Dates: 18 May – 2 September
Ages: 4 –16 years
Location: Causeway Bay
Book: $410 (2 hour class or $610 for 3 hour class); 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: 13 July – 21 August
Ages: 4-10 years
Book: $3780; 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: 22 June – 17 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]
The Summer Smarties programme at Zebedee in Tai Po has entertaining and educational themed summer camps for different age groups. The K1 gang can explore music and movement and partake in cooking and story reading, 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: 13 July – 21 August
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Location: Tai Po
Book: $3200 (refundable deposit of $500 to reserve your place); 2650-3339 or [email protected]
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. 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.
Dates: 1 June – 31 August
Ages: 2.5 – 10 years
Location: Causeway Bay and Central
Book: $8000 (20 sessions) or $800 (one session); 2320 1128 or [email protected]
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: 6 July – 28 August
Ages: 15 months – 6 years
Location: Stanley, Happy Valley and Tseung Kwan O
Book: $1800; 2813 4277 or [email protected]
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: 29 June – 21 August
Ages: 4.5 – 12 years
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Book: $2,880 for weekly camp (20% early bird discount for registrations before May 30, 15% early bird discount for registrations before June 13, 10% early bird discount for registrations before June 27); online, 3427 9619 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: 20 July – 14 August
Ages: 6 – 14 years
Location: Harrow International School, Tuen Mun
Book: $14,500 (5 days and 4 nights); 3619 2371 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.
Dates: 6 July – 29 August
Ages: 1 – 12 years
Book: from $1500; 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: 6 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: 15 June – 21 August
Ages: 3 – 14+ years
Location: Central and Discovery Bay
Book: from $2000; 2486 9012 or [email protected]