This Christmas break, take the guesswork out of booking a holiday camp. Here is our guide to a variety of different holiday education providers in Hong Kong so you know exactly what you are getting into and can choose the most stimulating winter camp for your child. We’ve rounded up our picks of winter camps focusing on specific hobbies or multi-activities so that every little one can engage their muscles, tickle their brain, or find a creative outlet.
Join Camp Asia for an exhilarating winter experience for your children. Camp Asia offers three weeks of captivating, fun, and engaging activities for children aged between 4 and 14 years old. Camps operate on the Stamford American School Hong Kong campus in the heart of Kowloon. You can expect state-of-the-art facilities, engaging instructors, and additional peace of mind with an on-site nurse. With flexible morning, afternoon, and full-day options, there’s something for everyone!
Topics vary for the three age groups:
* Ages 4-7 can explore the world of science and tech through experiments, robotics, and coding or try it all in the multi-activity camps to get a bit of art and crafts, storytelling, science, and sports games.
* Ages 8-10 and 11-14 can choose from topics covering art & design, coding, creative communications, science, and multi-sports.
Programmes deliver a unique experience each week, so your child can enrol for consecutive weeks and experience new activities and themes. MTR shuttle bus available from two MTR stations.
Dates: 18–22 & 27-29 December 2023, 2-5 January 2024
Ages: 4-14 years
Location: Stamford American School Hong Kong, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin
Price: $2,900 – $5,800
The three-day Afro Multi-Activity Christmas Camp aims to help children of all ethnicities develop relationships, confidence, and skills through multiple activities, such as painting, dance, designing, cooking, and drumming.
Learn more: www.africacenterhk.com
Minisport winter camps, which last between 50 and 120 minutes per session, cover a different sport each day at various locations across Hong Kong. The sports include basketball, football, rugby, tennis, athletics, and team-building games.
Learn more: www.minisport.hk
Move For Life is conducting two dance camps this winter. The Little Movers (2-5 years) one will take participants through two main movement or creative activities with two supporting explorative activities. Move Monkeys (6-12 years) puts the focus on creative movement with different dance styles.
Learn more: www.moveforlife.asia
Check out the different classes for children aged between 1.5 years and 12 years old in locations across Hong Kong. Choose from the five-day camp or the three-day camp — at the end of which the kids will put on a dance show for their parents and friends.
Learn more: www.ballroombees.com
Each four-class course at Just Climb helps children aged 4-6 and 7-11 years old develop critical thinking, strength, and a positive growth mindset. The courses take place at five locations across Hong Kong, and will be held in the second week of December.
Learn more: justclimb.hk
With themed camps based on the latest tech and science topics and STEM workshops based on learning core STEM knowledge, The Genius Workshop provides educational learn-through-play Christmas break camps for kids aged 4.5-14 years old.
Learn more: www.g-workshop.com
Choose from a variety of winter camps located in different school campuses in Hong Kong, depending on how old your child is. There are two camps in December and one in January, for children kindergarteners, primary school-aged kids, and pre-teens.
Learn more: www.campbeaumont.asia
These one- and two-day camps in the last two weeks of December will get children aged 2-10 years old to make the most of their time outdoors by going on nature walks, creating tools they can use in the outdoors, and making shelters.
Learn more: www.hongkongforestadventures.com
If you’re looking for a Christmas camp with a dash of holiday magic, then one of Faust’s end-of-year camps may do the trick. Each programme covers topics like holiday theatre, creative writing, and musical theatre for kids in the 3-15 age group.
Learn more: www.faustworld.com
Got a budding filmmaker in the family? Babel offers holiday camps that cover several aspects of movie-making, from voice acting for animation and special effects for kids in the 4-11 age group, to vlogging and screenplay writing for teens.
Learn more: www.babel.com.hk
There will be read-aloud sessions and a wide range of activities designed to enhance reading comprehension, as well as engaging hands-on projects and activities. Baker & Bloom also creates personalised coaching sessions for groups of 3-6 students.
Learn more: www.bakerandbloom.com
Ark Eden offers Forest Christmas Camps that include organic farming, carpentry, and scavenger hunts, with overnight options for older children. The organisers have Santa, Grinch, and even dinosaur-themed events planned during their camps.
Learn more: www.arkedenonlantau.org
This workshop for children aged 3-8 years old includes offerings like Christmas storytelling, Santa Claus arts and crafts, gingerbread man-making, and music box creation. Children can practise their speaking skills at the ‘Mini Metro’ in a fun play setting.
Learn more: minimandarins.com
The Rock School will have a three-day camp that will insert participants into a band situation where they will be taught basic music theory, the dynamics of playing in a band, and songwriting. The camp will end with a concert where the bands will perform for family, friends, and students.
Learn more: thelivingroom.hk
Header image credits: Camp Asia