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.
Our Top Picks
Asia Adventure Sport’s MAD summer program – which stands for Multi-Activity Discovery – is all about taking kids aged 5+ out of their comfort zone and developing problem-solving skills, ability to work in a team, and listening to instructions in an outdoor environment. Their five-day-long programs, which run from the morning until 2:30pm, are built around kayaking, canyoning, coasteering, rock jumping, and beach team activities in three locations around Hong Kong: Clearwater Bay, Southside of Hong Kong Island, and Sai Kung.
All activities are led by English-speaking instructors, so on top of immersing in nature, your little one can practice their English. And with a 1:5 instructor to camp-goer ratio, you can be confident they’ll experience a healthy challenge in a safe environment that increases their independence and social skills. For a limited time, use the code ‘MADSUMMER2022’ when registering online for 20% off all weeklong programs, with extra discounts if you sign up for multiple weeks.
Camp Beaumont (10% off with promo code HKHUB10) *
Camp Beaumont offers year-round holiday camps – Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Easter – for four age groups: Playtime (3-4yo), Magic (5-7yo), Active (8-12yo), and Teens (13-16yo). This Summer, your kids can choose from over 40 creative and adventurous activities like drama, multi-sports, arts & crafts, coding, sensorial play, cooking, and STEM for all ages, with the addition of outdoor play and field trips into nature for 8- to 16-year-olds. The camps are hosted by renowned schools around the city, such as Malvern College Preschool, Dibber International Kindergarten, and Wycombe Abbey School, which offer their world-class facilities for camp-goers’ use.
Caring for children for 40 years in the UK and now bringing their expertise to Hong Kong, Camp Beaumont’s motto is “Inspiring Learning”, getting kids to try new things and explore ways to express themselves creatively, all while forging friendships and getting a much-needed break from school.
The HK HUB’s readers can enjoy an exclusive discount of 10% off with promo code HKHUB10 from now until 22 June. Other early bird discounts are available and students from host schools can also enjoy discounts. Please get in touch with Camp Beaumont for more details.
Dates: June to August 2022; dates vary with locations
Ages: 3 – 4, 5 – 7, 8 – 12, 13 – 16 years
Location: Aberdeen, Hung Hom, Sai Kung, Sai Ying Pun, Tai Po, Yau Ma Tei
Price: Prices depend on location and program (Get 10% with promo code HKHUB10)
Book: Book online, email [email protected], or call +852 6549 8602
Full day camps are split between Spanish or English immersion and multi-sports. Morning language learning sessions have themes like Primary Reader’s Theatre, First Step in Coding, or Spanish through Art and Culture to develop kids’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The second half of the day is dedicated to multi-sports (swimming, tennis, gymnastics, football, fencing, etc.), which is perfect for exposing your child to a wide range of sports they haven’t tried before.
The highlighted camp this year is the four-week-long Planet Guardian Adventures, which will see ages 3-8 embark on themed adventures through storytelling and games.
The half day camps, with 40+ activities to choose from, are ideal for diving deeper into particular hobbies or skills: theatre, abstract art, coding, Krav Maga, hockey, basketball, and more. Check ESF’s summer camp brochure for more details.
Dates: 27 June – 26 August 2022 (half day camps) or 4 July – 26 August 2022 (full day camps)
Ages: 15 months – 17 years
Location: ESF schools and other locations across Hong Kong
Price: $7,200 for full day camp, from $3,450 for half day camp, $1,250 for single sport camp, $460 for single workshop
Book: Enroll online
Multi-activity Summer Camps
ActiveKids’ summer camps are dubbed a “Summer Fest”, and for great reason. From interactive science to chess, arts & crafts to fashion design, and robotics coding to Ivy Camps with instructors from the top 10 universities in the US, this is a cornucopia of activities designed to get your kids hands-on with the activities they love. Most programs are three days long. Register your little one for a special summer memory with ActiveKids.
Dates: June – August 2022
Ages: 3 – 17 years
Location: Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s St, Kennedy Town and other schools and venues across Hong Kong
Price: $1,950 to $3,200 for Ivy Camps; $2,200 to $3,400 for all other camps
Book: Enroll online, email [email protected], or print and fax the enrollment form to [email protected].
Camp Asia operates camps for three age groups: 4-7, 8-10, and 11+. Programs are crammed with activities such art & design, communications, coding, science, and a variety of sports such as swimming, football, and basketball, because they believe that children learn best when they’re having fun. All programs take place at Stamford American School which houses a 25-metre swimming pool, 10,000 sq.ft arena, and music and art rooms. Morning camp-goers have the convenience of a free shuttle bus from Yau Ma Tei and Ho Man Tin MTR stations.
Dates: 27 June to 29 July 2022
Ages: 4 – 14 years
Location: Stamford American School, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin
Price: $3,000 to $3,500
Book: Enroll online, email [email protected], or call +852 3467 4567
Africa Center Hong Kong’s whole day summer program for ages 2 to 13 will run for two rounds this summer: 4-8 July and 15-19 August, with activities based on professions like lawyer, artist, and chef.
Learn more: www.africacenterhk.com
Registered non-profit charity organization Zebedee offers story telling, dance, and music immersion English playgroups for ages 3 to 6 during the summer.
Learn more: www.zebedee.edu.hk
Move For Life guides kids aged 2 to 19 through movement and explorative activities ranging from dance and multi-sports to crafts and sensory play.
Learn more: www.moveforlife.asia
Experiental learning programs for ages 6 to 16 to help your little ones develop their talents for art, forensics, biology, and anthropology with experts from those fields.
Learn more: www.arch-education.com
Harbour School offers deep dive programs into marine science, history, STEAM, and outdoor activities in small groups in thieir FISH programs (Fully Immersive Scholars Holiday).
Learn more: www.ths.edu.hk
Taking place in Sai Kung, Mui Wo and Cheung Chau, with exciting activities such as coasteering, abseiling, stand-up paddleboard, canyoning, survival skills, and much more!
Learn more: www.learnwithdragonfly.com
Half and full-day camps with small group sizes and a variety of themes (food and culture, textiles and costumes, fairy tales and more) all while brushing up on their Mandarin.
Learn more: www.mulberryhouseasia.com
A well-rounded development camp with one hour each of Chinese and English learning time, daily outdoor time, and a range of cooking, gardening, digital media, and culture studies.
Learn more: www.littlegeniushouse.com
JEMS’ July-August summer camps has 15 new topics for kids aged 3-12, highlighting feelings, manners, virtues through storytelling and historical figure workshops.
Learn more: www.jems.com.hk
Young Folk Therapy’s speech and language therapy summer groups revolve around building essential development areas like social skills, motor function, and independence.
Learn more: www.youngfolktherapy.com
Sports, Movement, and Outdoor Summer Camps
Red Shoe Dance’s summer camps in their Wong Chuk Hang and Central studios are perfect for intermediate and beginner dancers with ballet, hip hop, and contemporary classes.
Learn more: www.redshoedance.com
Since 1996, Treasure Island has been bringing the classroom outdoors. This summer, they’re holding surf, camp, and adventure programs to teach survival and camping etiquette.
Learn more: www.treasureislandhk.com
Since 2008, Ark Eden’s holiday camps based in Mui Wo have been getting children aged 5 to 11 engaging in outdoor imaginative play and sustainable living.
Learn more: www.arkedenonlantau.org
Proactiv Sports holds multi-sport or sport-specific camps for gymnastics, beach safety for little ‘nippers’, and soccer at renowned international host schools, learning discipline and social skills.
Learn more: www.hk.proactivsports.com
Twinkle Dance offers dance camps focused on jazz, ballet, and K-pop for ages 1.5 to 6 years. The classes culminate in an on-class open stage where the little twinkle-toers show off what they’ve learned.
Learn more: www.twinkledance.com
Heng Yue Yen Long Kwon is a modern martial art developed in Hong Kong. The school’s 13-week summer program teaches dexterity, kung fu training, and nunchaku skills.
Learn more: www.hyylkmartialarts.com
Your little juniors can master their swing and putt or backhand and serve in a relaxed, motivational environment with the Golf & Tennis Academy’s summer programs.
Learn more: www.hkgta.com
Football, basketball, and multi-sport programs held at schools and football clubs around Hong Kong. Children learn social skills, motor skills, and even get to practice English/Mandarin.
Learn more: www.kinderkicks.hk
Kids will step way out of the comfort zone, discover the amazing outdoors, and learn survival skills with Camp APA’s weeklong day and overnight camps for ages 7 to 15.
Learn more: www.asiapacificadventure.com/campapa
Over five full days, little ones aged 6 to 14 will experience a range of land and water sports like kayaking, dinghy sailing, and paddleboarding in beautiful Sai Kung.
Learn more: www.hhyc.org.hk
A place where kids can truly be kids. Our summer programmes are packed full of fun, educational, and engaging outdoor activities for kids aged 3-9 years old.
Learn more: www.thebackyardgang.com
S.T.E.M. and Coding Summer Camps
STEMex’s holiday camps run for 1 to 5 consecutive days, focusing on learning accessible programs like Scratch and Minecraft while learning coding principles.
Learn more: www.hk.stemex.org
First Code Academy offers online coding, programming, and STEM classes for ages 5 and up to help your child develop lifelong problem-solving skills.
Learn more: www.firstcodeacademy.com
BSD Education is running several summer virtual technology camps for students aged 8-18. Students can attend to and grow their coding, web development, and game development skills.
Learn more: www.bsd.education
Ages 3-12 will enjoy Big Bang Academy’s STEAM camps with hands-on science experiments, take-home activities, 1:8 teacher to student ratio, and a certificate at the end of the program.
Learn more: www.bigbangacademyhk.com
Preface Coding’s summer bootcamps will have your little techies learning fundamental coding skills, building an NFT collection, experiencing the metaverse, and learning robotics.
Learn more: www.preface.ai/boot-camp
Learn more: www.idtech.com/online
Ages 2.5 to 12 can benefit from learning critical thinking skills and real-world applications for mathematical concepts in these weeklong, themed math camps.
Learn more: www.growingiq.com.hk
Blue Inno’s online English summer camps help your kids (ages 6 to 14) develop their STEM, coding, knowledge of AI, and app-building in small class sizes.
Learn more: www.blueinnotechnology.com
A Global Training Partner of Microsoft and Minecraft, Cobo’s weekly camps will stoke ages 4-16s’ interest in coding, app development, virtual reality, and more with Montessori influence.
Learn more: www.coboacademy.com
Creative Arts Summer Camps
Youth theatre Faust offers weeklong camps in creative writing and musical theatre for ages 3 to 16 to help children develop teamwork and creative self-expression.
Learn more: www.faustworld.com
An all-round performing arts holiday camp for any little one who has shown a love for dancing, singing, passionate speeches, and just a little bit of drama.
Learn more: www.starlitvoice.com
Banana Art Club always has fun, original, structural, and creative art camps lined up every school holiday. Register per day only.
Learn more: www.bananaartclub.com
Creative Kids’ art and design curriculum is based on building kids’ confidence with explorative art output. They run summer camps in Kowloon City, Sai Ying Pun, and Taikoo.
Learn more: www.creativekids.com.hk
Lifelong Labs is no ‘while the summer away’ camp – their program will guide kids aged 7-12 through building a professional portfolio for fashion, photography, film production, etc.
Learn more: www.lifelonglabs.org/camp
Future Leaders’ weeklong debate, public speaking, and writing workshops teaches kids ages 6-12 how to present their ideas in a powerful, persuasive way.
Learn more: www.futureleaders.com.hk
Your little singer, drummer, or pianist will thrive at this locally grown music school based in Wong Chuk Hang. Classes are limited to small sizes to ensure students get sufficient attention.
Learn more: www.aspiremusic.com.hk
Fun for all ages! Spend time building confidence, fine tuning your voice, and making every movement have meaning. Be stronger together, building relationships and working as a team.
Learn more: www.stagerighthk.com
Baumhaus’ Kindermusik summer programs run from July until September, with levelled classes from 1 month all the way to 4 years. They also have a creative storytelling class for ages 4-6.
Learn more: www.baumhaus.com.hk
Based in Sai Kung, The Living Room lets kids write their own songs, record instruments and vocals, and even offers fishing outings in the islands of Sai Kung.
Learn more: www.thelivingroom.hk
Language Summer Camps
Mandarin Times’ immersion Mandarin camp lasts 3 to 8 weeks for ages 5 to 19, giving your kids an intensive yet enjoyable Mandarin language education.
Learn more: www.mandarintimeschool.com
Your kids aged 2.5-10 will build their Mandarin vocabulary through listening, speaking, and writing, and apply their learning in the Mini Metro roleplay area.
Learn more: www.minimandarins.com
The C Club at Southside’s camp isn’t just about Putonghua lessons, but also wellness and cultural activities like cooking, STEM, calligraphy, drama, performances and outings.
Learn more: www.thecclub.com.hk
Ages 3.5-10 will learn Mandarin through various enjoyable activities, including arts and craft, music, stories, cooking, games and science. Older kids can do full-day boot camps.
Learn more: www.mandarinformunchkins.com
If you’re hoping your young one will master French, luckily for you, there are summer clubs from Lou Pichoun at two campuses: Tseung Kwan O and Stanley.
Learn more: www.loupichoun.com
Qurio’s English immersion camps for toddlers 3 to 8 come in three themes: Sea, Jungle, and Forest with fun, multi-sensory multi-activities based on the theme!
Learn more: www.qurioed.com
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