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Hong Kong's Best Kids Summer Camps 2017

By Jenny Leung 5 June 2017

School's done for another year, the kids are at home, and they're bored. But it doesn't have to be this way - summer is a great opportunity for your little ones to expand their skill sets, brush up on things they're not so good at, and most importantly, have fun. When it comes to summer camps, there are so many on offer in Hong Kong, so we've picked some of the best ones around which cover a few different areas of expertise. School (doesn't have to be) out for the summer.

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Hong Kong Institute of Languages

As part of the famed Hong Kong Institute of Languages, HK Kidz Language and Activity summer camps, which are available in five different languages, are the perfect opportunity for your child to benefit from quality language courses while also still enjoying themselves so it doesn't feel too much like work. By encouraging your child to explore, experience, create, and interact in French, English, German, Spanish and (or) Mandarin, these camps boost both communication skills and self-confidence naturally, effectively, and rapidly. When: July 3 - August 31 Where: Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central How much: Contact Stella on (+852) 2877 6160 or by email at [email protected] for pricing Click here for more information


Ark Eden - Summer Holiday Eco Camps

Summer should be all about getting outdoors (although Hong Kong's weather would have something to say about that), and Ark Eden's Summer Holiday Eco Camps encapsulate that. The kids will learn basic outdoor skills as well as discover a new found respect for nature throughout the day trips. A litany of outdoorsy things are explored in a different adventure every day with themed outings like 'Bushcraft & Survival', 'Up in the Tree-house', and 'Chef Camp'. Camps come in three different formats - three-day, five-day, and five-day with one overnight stay. When: July 3 - August 11 Where: Ark Eden, Mui Wo, Lantau Island  How much: Three-day camp package - $2,050; Five-day camp package - $3,450; Five-day camp package with one overnight stay - $4,200 Click here for more information 

Treasure Island Group

School’s out and surf’s up! What could be cooler than hitting the waves on beautiful Pui O Beach in Lantau? The adventurous team at Treasure Island Surf Camp is inviting the next generation of Hong Kong wave riders to join them for a week of water-based action, as they learn how to surf like a pro and be safe in the ocean. Surfers aged between 5 and 15 years can join one of three camps, which run daily and cater for all levels and interests. Mixing beach games, sports, arts and crafts, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking, we can’t think of a better way to spend the summer. Click here to find out more about the surf camp. When: June 19 - August 25 Where: Pui O Beach, Lantau, (+852) 2546 3543 How much: $3,980 - $4,200 Click here for more information and registration



The insanely fun trampoline park's hugely popular (and dodgily named Tramp Camp) returns this summer, inviting 6 to 12 year olds with tonnes of energy to get active in airborne sessions. In addition to keeping fit, each two-hour session is great for developing muscular control, and is guaranteed to keep them happy! Healthy refreshments and BOUNCE grip socks are included in the fee too. So, if you're up for being one of those cool parents, then look no further. When: Runs until August 31 Where: BOUNCEinc HK, G/F, EMAX, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, (+852) 2556 9555 How much: $500 per day; $450 per day if you book a complete week Click here for more information and registration

Hong Kong Football Academy

Can your kid bend it like Beckham? Let them put their talent to the test at the Hong Kong Football Academy summer camp. Fancy footwork, ball control, and how to score the perfect goal is the name of the game at this camp. Younger players, aged between 3 and 5, can enroll in the evening Happy Feet sessions in Causeway Bay while older children, aged between 5 and 11, can choose between Stanley or Causeway Bay. Every player must bring their own football to the camp, which means they are all set up to continue working on their skills when they get home! When: July 10 - August 11, (9am - 12 noon, 9.30am - 12.30pm, or 5pm - 6.30pm) Where: The Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay Stanley Waterfront Playground, near Stanley Main Street, (+852) 5132 5943 How much: 1,300 - $1,700 per week Click here for more information and registration


Creative Coding

Digital literacy is becoming more vital each day, and Creative Coding is aware of this and wants to help your child by exploring coding through robotics. The company offers two camps, the first being Creative Coding with mBot for children aged between 6 and 16. The summer camp theme is Smart Home, which means that your child will learn to code and make projects with their robot, learning both hardware and software. The second camp is called S.M.A.R.T (Science, Maths, Art, Robotics, and Technology), which is designed for children aged between 5 and 7 years who adore arts and crafts but wish to take it to another level by combining it with science and technology. The camps will be held at five different centres, so check below to find one near you. When: June 26 - September 1, ( 3-hour camps, times vary depending on location) Where: Click here for locations How much: 5 day camps/3-hours a day - $3,300 (mBot and stem kit $700) Multiple camp discount: enrol for 2 camps and get $500 off, enrol for 3 camps and get $1,000 off Click here for more information and registration  

Rumple and Friends

Hong Kong's favourite clown and his troupe of zany pals are offering up one of the funnest summer camps in the city with Rumple's Big Top Academy. With four courses to choose from - Magic and Circus, Dinosaurs and Mini Monsters, Explorers and Adventures, and Pirates and Mermaids, there's something for even the pickiest of kids. Under the guidance of this enthusiastic team of professionals, your budding circus performers - aged between 3 and 10 years old - will learn the art of puppetry, acro-balance, circus tricks, and team work. Plus, there’s a showcase at the end of each course so mum and dad can see what their little clowns have learned. One thing’s for sure - they’ll have plenty of tricks up their sleeve. When: June 26 - August 25 Where: Kin On Commercial Building, 5/F, 49-51 Jervois St, Sheung Wan How much: $2,500 - $3,000 Click here for more information

Read more! Check out our interview with Rumple the Clown

Faust International Youth Theatre

After receiving over 900 applications for last year's summer camps, Faust have upped the ante in 2017 by expanding their summer program to include the popular one-week courses at their new Discovery Bay and Ho Man Tin locations (as well as their base in Sheung Wan of course). There are two different courses on the go this year - Creative Writing and Summer Theatre, so whether your kids want to improve their acting or their writing, or simply be introduced to either in a creative spectrum, this is a good way to go. When: June 26 to July 28, (10am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 4pm) Where: Sheung Wan - Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359-361 Queen's Road Central; Discovery Bay - Discovery Bay International School, Discovery Bay; Kowloon - George V School, 2 Tin Kwong Road, Ho Man Tin How much: $2,960 Click here for more information and to download an application form

Colour My World

The multidisciplinary school with a focus on the creative has some really interesting courses available this summer, breaking from the conventional mould to offer kids something of an alternative education. First up, their Art of Persuasion classes unlock the amazing potential of persuasion to reach our goals and achieve success, ideal for kids that are planning on becoming politicians or professional criminals (or both!). Next, you have The Hong Kong Arts & Culture Show - enabling participants to dust off their reporting skills and learn to present and interview guests on Colour My World's very own TV show! Lastly, there's Poetry Jam - Explore and Develop your sense of word-play, utilising evocative and well-placed language to unlock the power of words. When: June 26 - August 17, (9.15am - midday) Where: Colour My World Visual & Performing Arts Studio, Room 108, Aberdeen Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road How much: $3,500 Click here for more information and registration


Twinkle Dance Company

This summer, the popular ballet school is offering a dizzying array of options across every age group. Workshops include things like Ballet Princess, Ballet Variation, and even a trip to Hong Kong Ballet for a backstage tour, they also have classes that incorporate music as well as dance. Down in Aberdeen, Twinkle Dance Company is also running a summer program for children with special needs. When: July 2 - August 26 Where: Aberdeen, Central, Kennedy Town, North Point, and Wan Chai, (+852) 6608 6689 How much: $2,240 - $2,520 Click here for more information and registration

Read more! Was your kid born for the d-floor? Check out the Top 4 Dance Classes for Kids


Complete Deelite

The baking maestros have cooked up some special workshops this summer for any budding mini-chefs. Kids have the choice between Unicorn Cake Pops and Cupcakes, Ice Cream Drip Cake, and Safari Inside Cupakes (or they could do all three classes and get a discount!). In every workshop, kids will be provided with all the tools and guidance they require to make a professional looking cake, cupcake, pop, whatever it is they're making, with a final product that isn't just delicious, but a lot of fun to make and recreate at home with mum and dad. When: July 4 - August 11 Where: 2/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central How much: $650 per workshop (discounts available for booking more than one) Click here for more information and to book a workshop

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Safari Kid

This massive, 3,500 square foot play school's Safari Summer Adventure camps (pictured) will seek to unlock some imaginations for kids looking to live on the wild side. With three different groups - Safari Explorers Playgroup (12 months - 24 months), Safari Adventures (2 - 7 years), and Safari Rangers (3 years - 6 years) - the camps are finely tuned to each respective age group. Activities include things like football, music, movement, Mandarin, arts and crafts, science, construction, speech and drama, and cooking so there's a wide variety of activities to keep the kids engaged all summer. When: July 3 - 28 Where: L101, Chi Fu Landmark, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, Pok Fu Lam How much: $1,400 - $2,900 Click here for more information and to register

Kornhill International Nursery

Together with Kornhill Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten, this English camp seeks to provide an engaging educational program for boys and girls from the ages of two to six years old. The curriculum brings together both the local and international students, offering a unique learning opportunity with elements from both integrated into the summer camp. The kids will develop not only their language skills, but also their social skills through a number of courses that incorporate various themes, encompassing language and maths exercises, arts and crafts, music and movement, water play, cooking, P.E, and a whole heap more. When: July 17 to August 25, (9am - 2pm) Where: 6 Hong Shing Street (Opposite Block E), Kornhill, Quarry Bay How much: $2,000 per course Click here for more information and to download an application form

Woodland Pre-Schools

Mixing things up every day to keep things fresh, Woodland Pre-Schools summer camp will get the kids involved in arts and crafts, cooking, music, and  drama, the idea being that the change in discipline will stop things from getting too stale. Open to kids aged six months to seven years, you can opt to enrol for a single week or the whole six weeks for those who believe that happiness and time off are for hippies. When: July 3 - August 11, (8.45am - 11.45am) Where: All over Hong Kong (click here for locations) How much: $2,400 per week Click here for more information 

Lego Education

It may be the summer break, but little brains are constantly developing and learning. Keep your child’s brain active with fun activities that won’t feel like homework – it is summer after all! Pioneering a new way of learning, budding builders will love the LEGO Education Summer Workshop. Four age groups, catering for 3 to 10 year olds, can attend these colourful, hands-on sessions at various locations across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. The beauty of this learning approach is it gives you an insight into your child’s mind as they replicate their understanding of the world in LEGO form. Plus, it’s easy to continue building, learning, and playing at home with mum and dad! When: July 3 - August 28 Where: Locations vary, (+852) 2804 6883 How much: $1,680 per course; $100 discount per workshop Click here for more information
Read more! Check out these Academic and Creative Classes for Kids or find out How To: Help Your Children Fall in Love with Reading.

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Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. She loves just about anything to do with music and doesn’t shy away from belting out a tune or two when it comes to karaoke. If she’s not out and about exploring the city and practising her photography skills, she’s probably tucked up in bed with a book or glued to her laptop doing her online shopping.

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