School’s (almost) out for the summer, which means your youngsters have oodles of time to make new friends, discover new skills, and explore the world around them. What better way to do so than by joining one of the fun summer camps on offer around the city. Whether your child is a creative soul, a good sport, or a bright spark, there’s plenty to keep them busy and happy. Your only problem might be persuading them to come home at the end of the day!
Providing your little ones with a wonderful stepping stone to learning a new language while building their communication skills, The Spanish Academy offers a range of exciting Spanish summer courses that are taught by teachers who are not only native speakers, but also highly qualified and experienced in tutoring kids and teens in Hong Kong. Classes are arranged in small groups to deliver highly interactive classes, with flexible date arrangements too.When: May 1–September 1Where: Suite 701, Keen Hung Commercial Building, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan ChaiHow much: $1,200–6,000Click here for more information
As part of the famed Hong Kong Institute of Languages, the HK Kidz Education Centre offers Language & Activity Summer Camps for children aged 2 to 12. With huge flexibility in their camp schedule, your little ones will get to explore and experience everything from creative writing to music and theatre. Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese, these programmes are the perfect opportunity for children to ease into a new language without feeling the pressure.When: July 2–August 30Where: 3/F, Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, CentralHow much: Call (+852) 2877 6160 or email [email protected] for pricingClick here for more information
Summer is all about spending time outdoors, and what better way to do that than by playing, exploring, and learning at the Ark Eden Summer Eco Camp? Offering a different themed adventure every day, your mini explorers will be challenged to find hidden treasures, cook tribal feasts, or even fight off a zombie or two! Come rain or shine, Ark Eden welcomes children from ages 5 to 11 to engage and connect with nature, develop basic outdoor skills, and most importantly, have fun!When: June 17–August 16Where: Ark Eden, Mui Wo, Lantau Island How much: $670–750 per dayClick here for more information
Let your little ones ride out the waves at the Treasure Island Group’s Surf & Adventure Camp this summer, and truly take advantage of the hot summer months on beautiful Pui O Beach. With three different camps available for children between the ages of 5 to 16, young surfers will get to experience the exciting outdoors through various water-based activities such as beach games, arts and crafts, kayaking, and hiking during this week-long camp.When: June 17–August 16Where: Pui O Beach, LantauHow much: $4,480Click here for more information
The RYZE summer camp is the perfect place for your little monkeys to run, jump, flip, and fly through the air. Open to kids aged between 5 and 12, the professional camp counsellors at RYZE will lead them through a series of team building activities, friendly dodgeball competitions, and of course, ninja training! Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt, daily craft projects to take home, and a delicious pizza party on the last day of camp.When: June 17–August 28Where: RYZE, 3/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road Quarry BayHow much: $1,500Click here for more information
If you’re on the hunt for an action-packed summer, then look no further than Chito Ryo Karatedo. With four themed camps to choose from, this studio is the perfect place for budding karate kids to master their skills. Whether you have a mini-Jedi, a flying ninja in-the-making, or a real Potterhead on your hands, there will be plenty of fun games, padded weapons, and of course, karate to keep your little ones up fully active.When: July 2–August 9, (9am–12pm)Where: 4B, Vincent House, 513 - 515 Lockhart Road, Causeway BayHow much: $500 per session (three hours)Click here for more information
Dive into a world of colourful cake pops and heart-shaped cakes as I Love Babycakes brings a series of fun, and definitely delicious, workshops to keep your little ones busy this summer. Classes are divided into three age groups (age 3–6, age 7–10, age 11–14), and covers everything from adorable doggie-themed cupcakes to mouth-watering cookie sandwiches. To top it off, if you sign up any time before June 15, you can get an early bird discount ($200–300) too! So what are you waiting for? Ready, steady, bake!When: July 1–August 7Where: BiteUnite, 15 Lung On Street, Wan ChaiHow much: $2,000–3,600Click here for more information
Complete Deelite has cooked up some tasty workshops this summer. Dividing each week to focus on baking or decorating, children from the age of 6 and upwards will have the choice of whipping up everything from Emoji Pinata Bombs and delicious beach cookies, to learning all about bread art and fondant toppers. And you don’t have to just stick with one thing either, as there’s the option to mix and match from their full summer camp schedule. Mini chefs are sure in for a (sweet) treat!When: June 24–28Where: 2/F, On Lan Centre, 11–15 On Lan Street, CentralHow much: $550 per workshopClick here for more information
If your kid loves nothing more than stepping into the spotlight, then the Faust International Youth Theatre’s summer programmes will be their perfect match. Running a week-long Summer Theatre drama workshop for children aged 3 to 14, your little star or starlet will be able to develop self-confidence and refine their drama skills, as they step into the exciting world of theatre. A week-long Creative Writing workshop will also be available for kids aged 6 to 13, and is perfect for unlocking your young writer’s creative potential.When: June 24–August 23Where: Locations varyHow much: $2,980Click here for more information
It’s time to get those creative juices flowing at Colour My World! Catering to a diverse range of talents, there’s plenty to keep kids entertained and inspired, from the ever-popular Art & Drama ActOUT! camp for artistic thespians aged 4 to 12, to the Art in Practice workshop offering teens specialised classes in Digital Media and Photoshop. Check out the full schedule for the summer—we promise there will be no shortage of fun.When: June 17–August 30Where: Room 108, Aberdeen Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk HangHow much: $1,950–6,400Click here for more information
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