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Time to sign your kids up for summer camp in DB, Lantau and around Hong Kong

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 Read on to discover 20+ summer camps to keep your kids entertained all summer long.

It’s all happening in and around Discovery Bay over the holidays, with a range of summer camps on offer to suit every child. Drama, dancing, sport, ecology, computing, Mandarin and more are on offer to ensure that your young ones are not only kept busy, but will learn and grow while having fun.

Act quickly to secure your children’s spot in a camp suited to them. Most of the camps run for only a week or two, so they are easy to work around summer vacations, and your kids will be home each night.

Get creative

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Acting Antics International offers kids the chance to audition, rehearse and perform in The Candy Girls at its acting camp. There are 18 roles for boys and girls aged seven to 12 and every student gets a role with dialogue. You can expect dancing, fabulous costumes and an internationally experienced director at Discovery College from July 18 to 22. Contact 8122 9475, admin@actingantics.com, www.actingantics.com.

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Ark Eden’s eco-camps, held across Lantau in July and August, encourage kids to build relationships with the outdoors and one another. Children, aged five to 11, become aware of environmental challenges, and feel empowered and enabled to find solutions. Activities include swimming in waterfalls, tree planting, organic farming, composting, caring for animals, arts and crafts and rock climbing. Contact 6110 9293, jasmine@arkedenonlantau.com, www.arkedenonlantau.com.

ESF Language and Learning is offering a number of fun enrichment camps in July and August at Discovery College. These include Spanish, writing, science and discovery and drama courses, plus art and debate for students aged six to 12. Contact 2711 1280, language@esf.org.hk, www.esf.org.hk.

Faust International provides week-long drama (three to 14-year-olds) and creative writing programmes (six to 13) in Sheung Wan from June 27 to August 26, led by a team of experienced teachers with lots of great new scripts, themes and content for inspiration. Discounts are available for multiple registrations. Contact 2547 9114, info@faustworld.com, www.faustworld.com.

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Faust Groups runs exciting weekly Saturday workshops at Discovery Bay International School from September onwards for kids aged four to 16. Students experience new theatrical adventures and develop confidence and performance skills, while having lots of fun. Contact 2547 9114, info@faustworld.com, www.faustworld.com.

Junior Snappers’ annual filmmaking summer camps are fun, interactive and hands-on for kids aged eight to 16. The camps are held in Discovery Bay and Sheung Wan, June 27 to July 2, July 4 to 8, August 8 to 12 and August 15 to 19. Contact 9849 0050, juniorsnappershk@gmail.com, www.juniorsnappers.com.

Mopsamsterdam’s Beauty Summer Make-up Camp, held in DB from July 18 to 22, is a workshop for kids aged 11 to 16 years who are inspired by make-up and want to see how it’s done. Participants learn basic to advanced techniques of some of the most classic and famous make-up looks. Contact 5910 1107, mopsamsterdam@gmail.com, www.mopsamsterdam.com.

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Rumple and Friends’ Big Top Academy Summer Camp, from June 27 to August 26 in Sheung Wan, sees students explore a different theme each week using drama, puppetry, circus and musical theatre. Themes include space, magic and circus, mythical beasts/ fairy tales and superheroes. These courses are taught by professional performers and the kids, aged three to 10, put on a show for the parents at the end of the week. Contact 9830 8287, info@rumpleandfriends.com, www.rumpleandfriends.com.

Get groovy

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DMR School of Ballet offers kids aged six to 16 the chance to tap, twist, kick and shout their way into a new set of moves at its choreography camps from June 27 to July 2 in Discovery Bay. Using the storybook theme, students dance to ballet and modern music, create their character and have fun with crafts, before strutting their stuff on stage in the final show. Contact 2987 4338, info@dmr-hk.com, www.dmr-hk.com.

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Edge ‘n Pointe summer classes are open to children and adults and feature quality training in ballet, jazz dance, contemporary dance, musical theatre, Kindermusik and Zumba. The classes take place in Tung Chung throughout July and August and discounted rates are available for those taking full courses. Contact 6688 2167, admin@edgenpointe.com, www.edgenpointe.com.

Get smart

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Coding Kids HK offers a full coding camp for kids aged eight to 12 from July 18 to 29 in Discovery Bay. The camp blends online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with unplugged activities that require no computer at all. Although the majority of exploration is done on iPads, coding principles are applied to fun, real-life situations. Contact 6274 1167, info@tmrwdigital.com, www.codingkidshk.com.

Discovery Mind Education Organisation is offering four exciting weeks of discovery, with six different themes, for children aged 15 months to 10 years. Camps are held at the two Discovery Mind campuses (DB and Tung Chung) from June 20 to July 29. Contact 2987 2202, 2915 0666, www.discoverymind.edu.hk.

Kidznjoy offers an ongoing programme in DB, Tung Chung and throughout Hong Kong designed for early childhood. Classes combine learning basics, such as alphabet, numbers, colours and shapes, with fun activities to help build children’s confidence and prepare them for school. Contact 6273 7347, info@kidznjoy.com, Kidznjoy HK Facebook page.

Little Stars at Play offers playgroup classes for kids aged six months to three years, plus ‘drop-in and play’ for kids aged two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half years. Summer classes in Tung Chung, from July 11 to August 2, include English Adventures, Tiny Tunes, Kindermusik and Crafty Me! Phonics for kids aged three to six. Contact 6479 0390, Little Stars at Play Facebook page.

The Story Studio offers creative summer fun for imaginative kids aged seven to 12 at its week-long writing workshops in Discovery Bay, Mui Wo and Tung Chung. The course, running July 4 to 8, 11 to 15 and 18 to 22, is perfect for children who love reading and writing and want to expand their knowledge of the written word. Contact 6341 3989, www.thestorystudiohk.com.

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Yifan Mandarin in Discovery Bay aims to create a 100% Mandarin immersion environment, including classroom theme learning, group activities, cooking, group lunches and field trips, during its camps from June 20 to August 26. Students, aged two-and-a-half and up, learn to speak Mandarin in a natural way, with the focus on the use of vocabulary, syntax and understanding of the language. Contact 2486 9012, learn@yifan-mandarin.com.hk, www.mandarinformunchkins.com.

Get sporty

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Adventure Sports Academy has partnered up with EpicLand, DB, to offer a multi-sports camp followed by a one-hour daily pass entry into EpicLand. The camps, running from July 11 to 15, are catered to children aged from 18 months to six years and aim to see kids have fun while being introduced to the concept of football and basketball. Contact 3998 4042, info@adventuresportsacademy.com, www.adventuresportsacademy.com.

Bayview House of Children in DB provides creative sporting options for children aged three to six at its camps running July 4 to August 12. The camps combine an action-packed morning at the nursery, with multi-sport training in the afternoon at DB Marina Club. Contact 6114 2436, ramesha@bayview.hk, www.bayview.hk.

ESF Sports’ daily camps at Discovery College, running from June 27 to July 15 for kids aged two to 11, are split into separate age groups. All camps combine a range of age-appropriate activities that aim to develop core skills, ranging from basic motor skills (running, jumping, turning and balance) through to more sophisticated game-related abilities (teamwork, speed and agility). Contact 2711 1280, sports@esf.org.hk, www.esf.org.hk.

Forward Motion offers kids, aged six to 16, the chance to try their hand at a wide range of sports, including tennis, basketball, football and baseball. The focus is on having fun, while learning basic motor skills. Kids can also expect mini-competitions and water-based activities at DB Marina Club, from June 27 to August 11. Contact ajit_gidwani@hotmail.com.

HK Dragons offers football camps where children of all abilities, aged five and up, get to play and learn in a fun and safe environment. Professional coaching from UEFA/ FA qualified coaches ensures an improvement in skills, match awareness and fitness. Held in DB, Tung Chung and Mui Wo, the camps run from June 27 to 30, July 4 to 8 and August 8 to 12. Contact 2987 4274, www.dragons.hk.

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Harry Wright International offers a successful programme of swimming lessons and training for children. It provides three- to five-day swim camps at Discovery Bay International School, running from June 27 to August 12, for swimmers aged four months to 12 years. Contact 2575 6279, swimming@harrywright.com.hk, www.harrywright.com.hk.

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iGym is offering weekly gymnastics fun for those aged three to 15, and ranging from beginner standard to advanced. iGym’s innovative programmes, designed to support healthy, happy children, run in DB and include a toddler motor development programme. The camps run from June 27 to July 14. Contact 6077 2758, igymhk@icloud.com, iGym Gymnastics Facebook page.

KHT International Kindergarten’s multi-sports programme, running from July 18 to August 6 in Mui Wo for children under six, targets specific sporting skills and encourages active participation and team spirit. Kids are encouraged to be eco-friendly through videos, games and craft-making. Themed mornings (Frozen, Outer Space, Dinosaurs, Construction and more) are on offer and a 10% discount applies on enrolment before the end of June. Contact 2109 9886, info@deikindergarten.org, www.deikindergarten.org.

La Cantera’s summer football camps are tailored for kids aged five and up and offer goalkeeper training in partnership with Asia Goalkeeper Academy. Children learn to ‘make the round ball talk’ through a series of training sessions in Tung Chung between July 4 to 8, July 11 to 15 and August 1 to 5. Contact 6151 3507, office@lacanterasoccerschool.com, www.lacanterasoccerschool.com.

Motiv8 Sports offers weekly camps from June 27 to August 12 using indoor and outdoor facilities at Club Siena, DB. Designed for children aged four to 12, each session focuses on different sports and activities, which include rock climbing, cricket, basketball, yoga, mini Olympics, soccer and tennis. Contact richard@motiv8sport.net, www.motiv8sport.net.

RugBees Fun in the Farm summer courses, for kids from walking age to five, focus on the basics of rugby, such as kicking, catching, passing, key motor skills, balancing and teamwork. Private sessions are also on offer. Held in DB and across Hong Kong, the camps run from July 4 to September 4. Contact 2117 3055, nicepeople@RugBees.com, www.rugbees.hk.

Treasure Island is offering children, aged five to 15, the chance to learn to surf on beautiful Pui O Beach. Qualified instructors run week-long, daily camps from June 20 to August 19. Contact 2984 8711, surf@treasureislandhk.com, www.treasureislandhk.com.

Vikings Football Club offers structured and progressive programmes, designed to ensure enhanced motor skills and coordination. Students, aged five to 11, enjoy professional soccer coaching at Discovery College from July 27 to August 8. Contact 9533 2600, www.vikings.hk, vikingshk@outlook.com.

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