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 day camps, now in their 11th 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 including Beginner (Grommet Surf Camp, ages 5-9) and Intermediate (ages 9-12) Surf Camps as well as an Adventure Camp (ages 7-16) with a range of outdoor activities for older children. Treasure Island makes planning for the days out easy with a ‘what to bring’ check list, and if your kid is lacking a sun hat or rashie, you can buy them on their website and the items will be waiting when they arrive for camp.
Dates: 18 June – 25 August
Time: 7.45am to 4.40pm Monday to Friday
Ages: Surfers ages 5-16
Location: Treasure Island, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island
Contact: 2546 3543 or Website
These 3 day, 2 night overnight camps (Monday- Wednesday, Wednesday – Friday from June to August) are located in Tai Long Sai Wan, Sai Kung, a stunning stretch of white sand flanking clean blue water. The camp includes fantastic outdoor adventures like sea kayaking, surfing/stand-up paddle boarding, slack-longing and canyoneering in a beautiful, natural outdoor setting. During the camp, participants will have the opportunity to develop essential life skills including a positive outlook, self esteem, strength and resilience while they are participating in a range of exciting land and water sports (exact sports offered depends on weather). Water sports experience is not required but a good basic level of physical fitness is recommended. Participants should be fairly comfortable swimming in the sea with a life jacket.
Dates: Every Mon-Wed or Wed-Friday from June-August
Ages: 7-16 Years Old
Location: Tai Long Sai Wan, Sai Kung
Contact: 2560 8838 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: ‘Go Bananas’ involves fun with bananas, like banana trekking and banana plant pots, ‘We’re making a Treehouse! (self explanatory), ‘Jungle Chef Camp’, where they’ll cook on a camp fire using organic crops from the garden, and several other fun and educational camps. 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: 25 June – 17 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: 2988 5355 or [email protected]
A great idea for sailing parents who want their kids to learn the ropes, or perhaps your child is really keen to travel the seas when they’re all grown up? Get them started with Aberdeen Boat Club’s sailing programme, where students learn to sail in “Optimists”, specially designed 7-foot dinghies.
Dates: 25 June – 24 August
Ages: 7-11 years
Contact: 2552 8182 or website
There’s so much to choose at ActiveKids summer camps, whether your child is into science, cooking, robotics, fashion design, art or chess! Camps are held around Hong Kong, depending on the creative outlet they choose. The Science Adventure camps, in which they can build and launch their own rockets, learn the fun side of physics, or become a junior paleontologist, are quite popular.
Dates: 11 June – 29 August
Locations: Kennedy Town, Kowloon, New Territories
Contact: 3480 4199 or [email protected]
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 Robotics 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: 3 July – 31 August
Ages: 4 to 6, 7 to 10 & 11 to 14
Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Sui Sai Wan
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: 11 June – 24 August
Ages: 4-15 years
Location: Sheung Wan, Kwun Tong, Causeway Bay, Pok Fu Lam and Kowloon
Contact: 2772 2108 or Website
Mochy Kid are back this summer with some brainy camps for kids aged 4-13. The 4-hour Mensa-inspired iBanker IQ camp aims to nurture your kid’s passion for IQ, cognitive and social development by guiding them into an i-banker’s mental thinking, while the STEM adventure camp (also 4 hours) focuses on cooperation, aspiration and encouragement as they work on four STEM projects: a recordable sound module surgeon, Picasso doodling robot, petite bedside table lamp and mini whirlwind vacuum cleaner.
Dates: 2 July – 12 August
Location: Wong Chuk Hang, Kennedy Town
Contact: 6776 8724 or [email protected]
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 Seussical The Musical, The Jungle Book Musical, Oliver!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Annie, Matilda, Acting Bootcamp, Roald Dahl Series plus much more and delve into week long workshops with industry professionals. Courses start from $600.
Dates & Locations:
- Hong Kong International School: 19 June – 6 July, 9 -27 July
- Red Shoe Dance Studios Central: 25-29 June, 16-20 July, 6-10 August
- YMCA TST: 30 July – 3 August, 9-13 July, 6-10 August
- Fanling Public School: 25-29 June
Ages: 4-6 | 6-8 | 7-10 | 9-12 | 11-13
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.
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 Summer Dance 2018. For young dancers they will offer ballet classes themed around the movements of popular princesses, jazz classes based on popular kids’ films, and for older students they will offer more technical classes, along with an exciting opportunity to join the Disney Parade at Hong Kong Disneyland, dancing by Sleeping Beauty’s castle in a custom-made costume.
Dates: 3 July – 30 August
Ages: 18 months – 12 years
Locations: Causeway Bay, Central, Wong Chuk Hang
Contact: 6608 6689 or [email protected]
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. The week-long programmes are designed to give children a boost of creativity and confidence in their performance and/or writing skills.
Dates: 25 June -24 August
Ages: 3-14 years
Location: Sheung Wan
Contact: 2547 9114 or [email protected]
Budding performers might also love Rumple & Friends summer circus skills camp.
Children will unleash their creativity while having fun learning about basic elements in art including shapes, texture, perspective and movement. There’ll be a weekly theme on each topic connected to famous art movements like Futurism, Expressionism and Impressionism, plus amazing art projects. Choose from 1-4 week camps or an 8 week camp.
Dates: 3 July – 24 August
Ages: 3-5 & 6+
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Contact: 5220 7720 or Website
Young writers will have the opportunity to hone their writing and speaking skills at these Summer 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. Each student will create their own magazine that features their writing which can serve as a souvenir of their summer camp experience.
Dates: 16 July – 24 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. Swedish meatballs, chow mein, homemade sausage and Victoria sponge cake 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: 18 June – 20 August
Ages: 6+ years
Location: Sheung Wan
Contact: 2524 0001 or Email
This one-week summer programme for ‘kidtrepreneurs’ aged 8-12 is 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, and Social Enterprise.
Dates: 3-7 July, 7-11 August
Ages: 8-12 years
Location: Sheung Wan
Contact: 5182 9550 or Email
Their inner CEO will come shining through at the Kids Biz Academy entrepreneurship camp. The learning camps teach them how to start and operate their own business, in this case running a company in the friendship bracelet industry. After they’ve worked together in teams of six and created their brand, from what to name their company to how much to charge for their products, they’ll see how they do at the Kids Sales Bazaar. There’s no real money to be had, just lots of fun.
Dates: 2 July – 10 August
Location: Kowloon Tong, Homantin, Sheung Wan, Pokfulam
Contact: 6996 8915 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 go on a ‘Jungle Safari’, where they can find out about all the colours and sounds of the jungle, ‘Opposites’ includes reflective discussion, music and movement, plus arts and crafts for the K2 crowd, and K3 children will have ‘English Summer Fun’ through reading and writing, along with art, dance and playing board games so they experience a ‘time to learn’ and a ‘time to play’.
Dates: 16 July – 10 August
Ages: K1 (3+), K2 (4+), K3 (5+)
Location: Tai Po
Budding writers will love attending one of these workshops as they join other young authors from all backgrounds and share their creative sides. Children as young as 4-6 can attend the ‘Storyland Workshop’ and discover the world of storytelling, and bigger kids can explore and strengthen their skills via workshops focussing on research and writing, and literary analysis.
Dates: 16 June – 24 August
Contact: 3487 3153 or [email protected]
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.
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 10 August
Ages: 2-16 years
Location: Various locations across Hong Kong
Contact: 2711 1280 or Website
Hong Kong’s premier swim school’s summer term offers up to 19 sessions (date and number of sessions depend on location) for your very little one (new parent and infant programme), preschooler or pre-teen. Options vary by location, and include beginner and advanced sessions, along with ‘swim for fitness’ ones.
Dates: 5 March – 13 July
Ages: Infant (with parent) – 11 years
Location: West Island School, South China Athletic Associations, Kellet School, Discovery Bay International School
Contact: 2575 6279 or Website
AntiGravity suspension fitness, AntiGravity aerial yoga and hip hop dance are just some of the ways your kids can stay active this summer at Flex Studio – one of Hong Kong’s most comprehensive kids and teen fitness providers. There are 5-day summer camps for ages 6 and up running in June and July that will make them sweat a bit while trying something new… like swinging, stretching, spinning and expanding their imagination through aerial yoga.
Dates: 25-29 June, 2-6 July, 9-13 July
Ages: 6-11 years
Location: Wong Chuk Hang
Contact: 2813 2212 or [email protected]
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: 16 July – 13 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 – 25 August
Ages: 1-7 years
Location: Central, Wong Chuk Hang
Contact: 5598 0509 or [email protected]
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: 25 June – 24 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: 3 July – 24 August
Ages: 2-11 years
Locations: Various locations around Hong Kong
Contact: 2711 1280 or [email protected]
Still can’t decide? These great options offer a little bit of everything:
- 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.
- Hong Kong International School has 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 Mid-Levels and South Horizons campuses and include a Mandarin immersion option. There will also be mathematics, reading and writing on offer.
- Tutor Time will run themed summer camps for kids aged 2-6 at various locations around Hong Kong.
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