Art, dance, drama, sport, Mandarin and plenty more besides. Check out these action-packed summer courses designed to keep the kids entertained and out of your hair.
Ark Eden’s multi-day Summer Forest Camps bring out the adventurous, curious and compassionate side of children and provide outdoor fun for kids, aged five to 11 years. The camps are held from June 17 to August 16 on a hillside in Mui Wo, with different activities, like treehouse building, campfire cooking, swimming in waterfalls and fun water fights, on offer each day.
Asia Pacific Adventure
Asia Pacific Adventure’s week-long summer camps, held in Sai Kung, are available from July 1 to August 2. Activities, for children aged seven to 15 years, include kayaking, snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding. Programmes are led by an international team of outdoor professionals.
Non-profit DB community-based ice hockey team the DBees offers summer programmes (and year-round coaching) for girls and boys of all skill levels, aged five years and up. With a new rink opening in DB in April 2020, the DBees are looking for more participation from the DB community – players, coaches and support volunteers. Join the team now to participate in the 2019-2020 season at Elements Rink in Kowloon.
Discovery Bay Golf Club Junior Golf Camps
The Discovery Bay Golf Club is running three two-day camps on July 2-3, July 29-30, Aug 8-9. Shorter sessions will introduce Pee Wees and Beginners to golf: the safety, etiquette, and swing basics, as well short shot and putting technique. Longer sessions for Intermediates will cover advanced swing technique, ball flight, and specialty short game shots in both practice drills and two hours on the golf course at the end of the day.
HK Dragons Football Club
HK Dragons Football Club offers summer camps (and year-round coaching) for girls and boys of all abilities, aged three to 18 years. The camps run from July 2 to 5, July 8 to 12, August 5 to 9 and August 12 to 16 in DB, Pui O and Stanley. Coaches aim to motivate players to try new things, develop their game skills and realise their full potential, both on and off the pitch.
At Kapuhala’s week-long DB summer camps, running from July into August, kids train, play games and have lots of fun while learning new skills. Each day, the camp warriors, aged five to 13 years, challenge themselves through a different activity, like movement training, boot camp, spin, touch rugby and team games.
At Treasure Island’s five-day summer surf camps on Pui O Beach, kids learn ocean safety as well as surf skills. Grommet Surf Camp is for children aged five to nine years, Intermediate Surf Camp for kids aged nine to 12. Treasure Island also provides a Summer Adventure Camp, from June 17 to August 16, with a range of outdoor activities, including an optional overnight camp, on offer for kids aged seven to 16 years.
Kindergarten & Primary
Bayview House of Children
Bayview House of Children is providing six weeks of summer fun from July 2 to August 9 for children aged three to six years in DB. The creative programme, held in the morning, includes arts and crafts, musical movement, gardening, science and cookery. At the afternoon multi-sport programme, kids learn various sports and play fun, physical games. Children grow in confidence, while learning about leadership and working as a team.
Discovery Mind Kindergarten & Primary School
Discovery Mind’s summer programmes, for children aged 15 months to 11 years, are available from July 2 to 26 at DMK and DMPS DB, and at DMK Tung Chung. Fun classes are designed to build self-esteem, develop social skills and ensure learning opportunities continue throughout the holiday.
DMPS DB: 2914 2202, [email protected]
DMK DB: 2987 8088, [email protected]
DMK Tung Chung: 2987 8070, [email protected]
Discovery Montessori School & Academy
Discovery Montessori School & Academy’s summer camp in DB is tailor-made to be fun, educational and social. It is designed to develop each child’s personality and skills using the creative Montessori learning method in a mixed-aged environment. A variety of exciting theme-based activities are on offer for children aged 12 months to 10 years, with a primary focus on Montessori Cultural Studies.
Early Adventures Playgroup
Early Adventures Playgroup is offering eight weeks of fun-filled activity for children from July 2 to August 23 in DB. The summer playgroup is available for children aged two to four years, with daily arts and crafts and a different theme each week.
Woodentots Montessori’s DB summer programme runs from July 8 to August 15, with classes available from Monday to Thursday. Children, aged three to six years, enjoy theme-based activities, arts and crafts, games and cookery.
6108 9131, [email protected]
DMR School of Ballet
DMR School of Ballet’s summer programmes have been running in DB since 1984 and are designed to suit children’s every artistic need. The age range for classes, running from July 1 to August 9, is from three to 15 years. DMR’s choreography camps sell out fast due to their creative and action-packed content.
Faust International Youth Theatre
At Faust’s five-day summer theatre programmes in DB, Sheung Wan, Kowloon and Sha Tin, kids, aged three to 14 years, explore different themes and plays, and perform for their families at the end of the week. Faust’s week-long Creative Writing programmes in Sheung Wan and Sha Tin, encourage kids, aged six to 13 years, to bring their imagination to the page.
Island Dance is running weekly dance camps at Discovery Bay Recreation Centre and Club Siena in DB throughout the summer for children aged four to eight years, and nine to 12 years. Kids experience different dance styles, including hip hop, freestyle, jazz and ballet, over four actionpacked days and perform for their parents at the end of each camp.
Dr Bear Education Centre
Dr Bear Education Centre is offering a six-week Mandarin immersion summer camp from July 8 to August 16 in DB for children aged two years and up. Activities, including singing, dancing and painting, allow students to develop their language skills in a creative and motivating environment. Classroom-based learning for children aged five years and up includes topics such as cooking, Chinese culture, nature and sports.
9685 7856 or 6762 6264 (WhatsApp), [email protected]
Mandarin for Munchkins
Mandarin for Munchkins’ summer programme provides 100% mandarinimmersion for children aged three to eight years, and nine to 13 years. Full- or halfday classes are on offer from July 2 to August 16 in DB. Using the ‘learn through activities’ approach, kids explore and solve problems in imaginative and playful ways – exclusively in Mandarin.
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