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Egg-cellent Easter Camps for Kids!

The Easter holidays are fast approaching, and while it’s great having family time, the fact is the kids get a lot more time off than we do. And let’s face it, more free time means more opportunity for boredom to kick in, so to help you keep them engaged on the educational side, while still letting them have heaps of fun, we check out some of the best kids’ Easter camps around town.


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For Sporty Kids

Hong Kong Football Academy

The Academy’s famed football camps have built a reputation for fast-tracking kids’ development in all aspects of football, while maintaining a focus on fun and building friendships no matter what their skill level. Available in single classes or a week-long block, the Hong Kong Football Academy’s Easter programme (pictured) has been designed in a way that students learn organically in progressive, step-by-step format. Perfect if your kids are footie mad!

When: Block one – April – 3 – 8; Block 2 – April 10 – 15
Where: Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay
How much: $300 – $2000
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Sport4Kids

Whether your kids are good at sports or you just want them to be, Sport4Kids has three choice camps that cater to a litany of sporting preference. First up, their Multi-Sports Camp (ages 4-10) splits the kids’ time between tennis, rugby, basketball, and hockey – teaching the the inherent foundations of each sports and important periphery lessons such as teamwork. Next up is Mini-Sports & Mandarin Camp (ages 18 months – 3) – a mix of sports and Putonghua that incorporates storytelling, music, plus arts, and crafts. Last but not least is the Art and Gymnastic Camp (ages 4-11) – as well as teaching the kiddies the skills, coordination, and balance synonymous with gymnastics, there will also be pottery, painting, and sculpting.

When: Block one – April 5 – 7; Block two – April 10 – 13, (times for each camp can be found here)
Where: Sport4Kids, Room A-06, 1/F, Hang Fung Industrial Building, Phase 2, Hok Yuen Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon.
How much: $1,512 – $2,520
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Hebe Haven Yacht Club

A great option for getting your kids (or the ones aged 6-15 anyway) outside and taking in that good sea air during the holidays. There’s loads of great activities going on over the school holidays with the Yacht Club’s Adventure Watersports Week like sailing, day trips to the outer islands of Sai Kung, beach games, mini-Olympics, and kayaking. There’s two separate blocks of dates in April, so if you miss out first time, you can catch the second week.

When: Block one – April 3 – 7; Block two – April 10 -14, (both 10am – 7pm)
Where: 10.5 Miles Hiram’s Highway, Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung
How much: $3,675 (members), $5,250 (non-members)
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Harry Wright International

Does your little one sink like a lead balloon in the pool? Are they fighting for their lives every time they have a deep bath? Well that’s not ideal. Thankfully, good ol’ Harry Wright and his team of expert teachers will soon have the little tykes splashing and gliding through the water like they were born with gils. Or, at the very least, will stop you having a heart attack every time they go near the water. These Easter camps aren’t just for absolute beginners as well, there’s a full range of programs that basically cover every iteration of early swimming development. Much like the Hebe Haven Yacht Club’s schedule, Harry Wright has two separate blocks of dates to choose from.

When: Block one – April 3 & 5 – 7; Block two – April 10 – 13, (both 10am – 7pm)
Where: West Island School, English Schools Foundation West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam
How much: $980
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 For Active Kids

Treasure Island Group – Surf & Adventure Camp

Treasure Island (pictured) offers children and adventurous youths unforgettable fun, discovery, and personal development through a series of adventure, community, and environmental programmes. Treasure Island’s camps are the only public programmes around that cater for students from all different international schools and countries, making them uniquely inclusionary. The Surf and Adventure camp is now in its 11th year and has always remained popular, with amazing water-based group games and activities where kids will learn the basics of surfing as well as get an education on the environment.

When: Throughout April (click here for more information)
Where: Pui O Beach, Lantau Island
How much: TBC
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YMCA

These guys have a ridiculous amount of stuff going on over Easter with a litany of activities and age groups catered for. To keep it (very) brief, they have Family Programmes that include horseback riding and care, family Easter fun day, and an outdoor overnight camp. In terms of more traditional camps, they offer a jungle adventure camp, “Children’s Classics” day camp, explorer camps, sports camps, speciality camps with things like science, nature, cooking, and robotics in there. And that’s not all – there’s also residential and tenting camps, Lamma Island outdoor camps. You know what, just read the brochure.

When: Refer to brochure
Where: Refer to brochure
How much: Refer to brochure
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For Kids Who Can’t Get Enough of School

 Coast to Coast

This exclusive Monday to Friday residential camp offers the quintessential British boarding experience (if they moan about having to do more schooling over the holiday, just tell them it’s like Hogwarts – lying is okay sometimes). The Coast to Coast (pictured) kids will be surrounded by stunning facilities, with a top-notch teaching pedigree to boot. In addition to the expert English curriculum, the course combines traditional elements of top British boarding schools with other aspects of Hong Kong life such as business and innovation. It’s not all work though, the courses come with a sporting component where the kids receive training from some of the best tutors in the city.

When: April 10 – 14
Where: 38 Tsing Ying Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories
How much: $11,050
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Hong Kong Institute of Languages Easter Camps

Creating a language program that involves songs, drama, storytelling, role-play, and games, The Hong Kong Institute of Languages Easter Camps strike the perfect balance between fun and learning. And, it’s not just limited to languages, as the Institute offers a huge range of workshops that cover things such as arts, drama, music, science, and cooking – all with a twist to encourage kids’ language abilities. There’s a huge amount of flexibility with classes available in Central, Wong Chuk Hang, or Sai Kung, with the choice to register for one to five sessions per week.

When: April 3 – 21
Where: Central – 6/F, Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central; Wong Chuk Hang – Units 306 – 307, Level 3, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: Contact Stella on (+852) 2877 6160 or by email at infokidz@hklanguages.com for pricing
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British Council

Keep the kids’ minds sharp over the Easter holidays with one of the British Council’s intensive courses. Each last around nine hours so they can’t complain that you’ve robbed them of all their holiday time. Kindergarten, primary, and secondary school ages are all catered to, with a breadth of courses available covering things like English speaking & listening and interview preparation for kids in kindergarten. There’s also drama, performance, reading, research, technology, and everything beyond and in-between.

When: April 10 – 12
Where: 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
How much: $1,700 – $2,230
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Mandarin for Munchkins

The adorably named Mandarin For Muchkins offers kids aged between 2.5 to 14 years old an Easter Camp with plenty of interesting games and activities in Central and Discovery Bay. These are intended to be intensive five-day programmes (though you can book single days as well) where children will learn Mandarin through many activities – including arts and craft, music, stories, cooking, games, and singing. So it won’t quite feel like school at least. The older kids have the opportunity to do trips around the city to visit museums, beaches, and parks, returning to the classroom afterwards to put together a journal detailing their day out. These classes are ideal for kids who already have a basic knowledge of Mandarin or for kids on holiday or visiting family from overseas.

When: April 3 – 13 
Where: Hong Kong Island – Unit A, 14/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 75 – 77 Wyndham Street, Central; Discovery Bay – Unit 1, LG/F, Office Block 1, North Plaza; Sai Kung – 2/F & Roof, 37 See Cheung Street
How much: $380 – $4,160
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English Schools Foundation (ESF)

ESF has two different Easter camps this year – the Spring Sports camp and a Spring Language & Learning Camp. The sporty one boasts an expert team of coaches who can help develop your child’s skills in a choice of basketball, football, gymnastics, netball, swimming, or tennis. The Spring Language and Learning Camp is an intensive, four-day course that can help boost your little one’s language skills in a less pressurised environment than their traditional school, maybe helping them engage better before they go back to school.

When: Spring Sports Camp – April 3 – 13 (various dates available in four-day blocks); Spring Language and Learning Camp – April 10 – 13
Where: Dependent on course/date chosen (locations can be found here)
How much: Courses start at $1,035
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British Tutors Hong Kong

British Tutors Hong Kong’s team of specialists have created two unique, creative writing programmes to support academic stimulation over the school holidays. The first, Stories of the Ancient World, lets your kids delve into the myths and legends of Greek and Roman times, letting them create their own unique adventure story. The second, Kid’s Detective Agency, draws inspiration from Sherlock Holmes and the great detectives of literature while creating your own nail-biting detective story.

When: Stories of the Ancient World (April 10, 10am – midday); Kid’s Detective Agency (April 12, 10am – midday)
Where: 15/F, Yardley Commercial Building, 1-6 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan
How much: $1200
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For Kids Who Love Science and Technology

First Code Academy

Advanced computer skills and coding are becoming a larger part of the integral skill sets of the new generation, so getting them started young and having them develop an inherent love and confidence with advanced computing is not a bad thing. First Code Academy (pictured) has organised its summer camps into age groups, naturally offering the older ones more complicated courses. Their are three and four-day courses with the groups split into ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-plus, and 15-plus, with curriculum differing depending on the age group with things like robotics, hardware, coding, 3D printing and modelling, animation, Minecraft modding, app development, virtual reality programming and development, IOS, and mobile app development all in the mix.

When: April 5 – 21 
Where: Hong Kong Island – Unit 302-305, 3/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan; Kowloon – Unit 404, 4/F, Kowloon Building, 555 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei
How much: Courses start at $3,150
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Science Workshop – Easter Odyssey

With a custom-built programme designed to compliment the whole spectrum of school syllabi in the related subject area, Science Workshop is the perfect stop-gap over the holidays to the kids engaged in their schoolwork. The program covers science, maths, and tech in broad strokes – instilling some more fun and practical, hands-on activities in each subject (it is the holidays after all). This is definitely a good option if you want little Timmy and Sally (those are kids names right?) to be ahead of the game when the school term starts up again?

When: April 11 – 21 (full schedule breakdown can be found here)
Where: 1305, Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central
How much: $1,800 – $1,950
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 For Creative Kids

Rumple & Friends

Roll up! Roll up! Join Rumple and Friends (pictured) and learn the tricks of the circus trade. From puppetry to juggling, magic tricks to plate spinning, it’ll be an Easter holiday your kids won’t forget. Rumple the Clown has plenty of child-friendly pals wanting to play – meet Melody the Mermaid, giggle with Astro-naughty, and party with Princess Pandora. Workshops scheduled for the holidays are Rumple’s Circus and Magic Course, where your kids can learn all the tricks of the trade and take home their own magic kit at the end of the week! Or, they can check out the new Play in a Week course, which sees budding little actors, puppeteers, and adventurers put on a stellar performance complete with loads of fun costumes and props!

When: Block one – April 3 – 6; Block two – April 10 – 13
Where: 5B, 5/F, Kin On Commercial Building, 49-51 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Early bird prices start at $1,850
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Banana Art Club

Taking a slightly alternative approach, Banana Art Club drag art lessons kicking and screaming into the 21st century by including things such as mixed media, manga and cartoons, painting, sketching, and fashion design. The camps are in short bursts so your kids don’t have to give up too big a chunk of their precious holiday time, while still giving them something to do during the day. Be sure to check the schedule for dates and times as the vary across the art club’s three locations.

When: April 5 – 13 (specific dates and times here
Where: Causeway Bay – Flat 49, 14/F, Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue; Discovery Bay – 38 Siena Avenue; Pokfulam – 19 Sha Wan Drive
How much: $398 – $1,194
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Little Picasso

This neat little art studio is fully embracing the Easter theme by getting arty and crafty with eggs. There will be egg hunts, shiny sequins on Fabergé-style eggs, as well as an education on the decadent Fabergé culture (kids are into Russian history right?). There will also be Easter blanket designing, and kids will learn how to do cool floral drawings. There’s a big range of options with one day to one week camps available, so whether your child is a little Picasso or needs a little help in the art department, they’ll still have a great time.

When: April 10 – 14 (schedule can be found here)
Where: Studio 6, 15/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: $900 – $2,500
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The Mixing Bowl

This culinary school is well respected among budding adult bakers so it’s rather exciting that The Mixing Bowl is opening its doors to the sprogs for their Junior Baker Easter Camp. They’ve designed five classes that will take your kids on a culinary journey this Easter with five classes designed for kids aged 7 to 14. The World Kitchen, Cooking Essentials, Healthy Eating, Food Science, and Cook to Impress classes will explore cultures and history through food, teach them the basics of cooking and recipes, and help them understand the basics of nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle.

When: April 10 – 14 (schedule can be found here)
Where: The Mixing Bowl, 23/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
How much: $3,000
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Complete Deelite

Sweet treat maestros Complete Deelite have some amazing Easter classes coming up for any budding bakers. Cookies, cake pops, and cakes are all covered across three different workshops where kids will learn how to bake and decorate these delicious treats. All the supplies are provided and the kids will be able to bring home their hopefully edible creations.

When: April 5 – 12 (schedule can be found here)
Where:
Complete Deelite, 2/F, On Lan Centre, On Lan Centre, Central,
How much:
$650 (one workshop); $1,100 (two workshops); $1,500 (all three!)

 Faust

For 18 years, Faust International has brought the wonderful world of theatre and performing arts to the young people of Hong Kong, nurturing untold amounts of creative talent among the city’s youth. Not only are their sought-after holiday programmes great for developing the kids’ talents on stage, they also provide solid confidence-building and social development in a unique way. The four-day holiday theatre workshops are for ages 4 through to 12 (different age groups are available at different times) and take place at Faust’s studio in Sheung Wan.

When: Block one – April 3 – 6; Block 2 – April 10 – 13
Where: 5/F, Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359 & 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
How much: $2,280
Click here for more information


Read more! Still stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained this Easter? Discover 20 Fun Things to do with Kids or explore our Family section.

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