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.

16 May 2017 — By Melanie Grosjean / Activities / Education / Family / Kids
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Explore the Great Outdoors

Summer Surf Camps at Treasure Island

Surf Camp at Treasure Island

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

Read more about surf camp here.

 

Ark Eden’s Easter Eco 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: ‘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.

Dates:        3 July – 11 August
Ages:          5-11 years
Location:   Ark Eden, Mui Wo, Lantau Island (Can drop off/pick up at Central ferry pier 6, or Mui Wo ferry pier)
Contact:    [email protected] or website 


Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

STEM Summer Camps with STEMex

StemEX camp

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

 

First Code Academy Easter Camps

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

 

Also check out the YWCA and ESF science camps.


Drama & Dance

CentreStage Studios Summer Camps

Annie at CenterStage Studios

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

 

Summer Camp at Baumhaus

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

 

Twinkle Dance Sweet Summer 2017

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

 

Faust International Summer Theatre and Creative Writing Programs

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.


Hands-On Creativity

Little Picasso Summer Camp: Playful as Picasso

Little Picasso

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

 

The Mixing Bowl’s Junior Baker Summer Camp

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

 

Jumpstart Kids: Startup Bootcamp for Children 

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.


Sports

ESF Sports Summer Camps and Clinics

ESF Sports

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

 

Harry Wright International Summer Swim Camp with 2012 U.S. Olympic Coach Todd Schmitz

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

 

FlexTeen & FlexKids

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
Location:   Central
Contact:     2813 2399 or Email

 

Also check out Sports 4 Kids  and Minisports for a wide range of sporty classes across Hong Kong. For something to stretch them body and mind try  The Yoga RoomLittle Yogis

 

Day Camp at The Little Gym

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


Language

Mulberry House Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp

Mulberry House

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
Location:   Mid-Levels
Contact:     5598 0509 or Website

 

Mandarin for Munchkins

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

 

ESF Language & Learning

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

 

Mini Mandarins  and Eton House are also great options for Mandarin-focused summer camps.


All Rounders

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.

This post is full of inspiration on how to entertain kids in the school holidays.

little girl playing on grass


 


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