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Your guide to summer camps in Lantau and wider Hong Kong

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Drama, sport, eco-adventure, Mandarin and plenty more besides! Check out these action-packed summer courses designed to keep the kids entertained and off their screens!

DANCE 

Twinkle Dance Company

Through August

2018 summer camps

This summer, Twinkle Dance Company is offering fun-packed dance classes for kids aged 18 months to nine+ years. While young ballerinas dance to themes like Moana, Barbie and Unicorns, older students are introduced to classical repertoires. For jazz students, classes include Popstar Contemporary Jazz and Film Favourites. All Twinkle Dance studios are conveniently located close to MTR stations.

Visit www.twinkledance.com, email [email protected] or call 6608 6689/ 6608 6929 (Central), 6608 1699 (Causeway Bay), 6608 1928 (Wong Chuk Hang).


DRAMA

Faust International Youth Theatre

Through August 24

2018 summer camps

At Faust’s Summer Theatre programmes in DB, Sheung Wan and Kowloon, children, aged three to 14, enjoy fun activities to encourage creativity, selfexpression and confidence. Guided by experienced leaders, they explore different themes and plays. Faust’s Creative Writing programmes in Sheung Wan see kids, aged six to 13, produce a portfolio of written work. Faust’s 20th season of weekly drama workshops begins in September at DBIS.

Visit www.faustworld.com, email [email protected] or call 2547 9114.

Rumple & Friends

Through August 24

2018 summer camps

Rumple and Friends is hosting nine weeks of fun for young performers aged three to 10. Its signature course, Magic and Circus, sees students performing magic and circus tricks, while other courses include Treasure Hunters, Comic Book Crazy and Around the World in 80 Days. Morning and afternoon classes are held in Sheung Wan.

Visit rumpleandfriends.com, email [email protected] or call 9830 8287.


ECO-ADVENTURE 

Ark Eden

Through August 17

2018 summer camps

Ark Eden’s nature camps bring out the adventurous, curious and compassionate side of children, aged five to 11. Outdoor camps are held deep in the forests of Lantau, with different activities each day. Activities include treehouse building, campfire cooking, swimming in waterfalls and fun water fights.

Visit www.arkedenonlantau.org, email [email protected] or call 2988 5355.


KINDERGARTEN & PRIMARY

Bayview House of Children

July 2 to August 10

2018 summer camps

Bayview House of Children provides six weeks of summer fun for children aged three to six in DB. The Creative programme, held in the mornings, 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.

Visit www.bayview.hk, email [email protected] or call 6114 2436.


Playtime Kids

July 3 to August 17

2018 summer camps

At Playtime Kids’ summer playgroup in DB, mums can drop off their kids or stay and enjoy mum-and-baby sessions. There’s a special emphasis on creativity with themed activities each week such as marble and canvas painting, making picture frames, working with nature, preparing healthy snacks and baking. Kids, aged six months to four years, also enjoy supervised play, beading, sand and water play, singing and dancing, circle time and story time.

Visit www.playtimekidsdb.com, email [email protected] or call 9054 0565.


Tree of Joy

July 3 to August 17

2018 summer camps

Tree of Joy’s summer school programme offers a fun and enjoyable learning experience for children, aged two to three-and-a-half, who can choose to attend classes three or five days a week. A wide range of creative activities are on offer from lemonade-making, baking and puppet shows to sand play, bubble parties and water-splash days. Children get to take home their special crafts each week too.

Visit www.treeofjoydb.com, email [email protected] or call 9787 2755.


MATHS

Eye Level Education Centre

July 16-20 & 23-27, July 30 to August 3 & August 6-10

2018 summer camps

Eye Level is running a series of four five-day summer camps in DB North Plaza to get kids ready for the coming school year. Designed for children aged three to 14, the camp aims to nurture maths skills from basic thinking through to advanced concepts and applications. Activities include Mathematical Olympiad questions and word problems, quick calculation methods for multiplying large numbers and mental arithmetic.

Call or Whatsapp 9366 0000.


MANDARIN

Dr Bear Education Centre

July 2 to August 10

2018 summer camps

Dr Bear Education Centre is offering a six-week Mandarin immersive summer camp in DB for children aged two and up. Activities, including singing, dancing and painting, allow students to develop their language skills in a creative and motivating environment. Classroombased learning includes topics such as cooking, science, nature and sports.

Email [email protected] or WhatsApp 6762 6264.

Zhizhi Chinese Education

July 2 to August 10

2018 summer camps

Zhizhi Chinese Education’s summer classes in DB are designed for primary, secondary and adult students of all language backgrounds and levels. Students can be flexible about the dates and times they attend. Programmes include a foundation intensive class, intermediate intensive class, reading and writing class, calligraphy class and one-on-one individual classes. Everyone in Zhizhi’s highly professional teaching team has Chinese-language teaching credentials.

Visit zhizhichinese.com, email [email protected] or call 9648 2966.


SPORTS

Asia Pacific Adventure

Through August 3

2018 summer camps

As Hong Kong’s leading provider in outdoor education, Asia Pacific Adventure is offering water-based summer courses for kids aged seven to 15. Programmes include Environmental Explorers, Marine Adventures and Coast to Coast. All programmes are led by an international team of experienced outdoor professionals around the beautiful Hong Kong coastline. Activities include kayaking, snorkelling, SUP and gorge walking.

Visit www.summer.asiapacificadventure.com, email [email protected] or call 2792 7160.

HK Dragons

July 3-6 & 9-13, August 6-10

2018 summer camps

HK Dragons is offering football camps in DB, Pui O and Stanley for kids, aged three and above, of all abilities. Children learn teamwork, fair play and a competitive spirit in a fun and safe environment. Professional coaching from UEFA/ FA qualified coaches ensures an improvement in skills, match awareness and fitness.

Visit dragons.hk, email [email protected] or call 5322 5556.

Kapuhala Train-in-Space

July 16-20 & 23-27, July 30 to August 3 & August 6-10

2018 summer camps

Kapuhala’s Little Warriors summer camp teaches kids, aged five to 13, about their bodies, spirits and minds. Each two-and-a- half-hour programme involves team games, speed games, boot camps and spinning. During the break, kids are given a small induction session on food and sustainability, complemented by healthy snacks. Campers are grouped by age and taught interesting indoor and outdoor routines. Part of the camp proceeds go to charity.

Visit www.kapuhalaspace.com, email [email protected] or call 9480 5949.

Surf Hong Kong 

Through August

2018 summer camps

Surf Hong Kong, part of experiential learning and leadership programme provider A-Team Edventures, offers action-packed water-sports summer camps with surfing, SUP, kayaking, canyoning and slacklining. The threeday, two-night camps are held at Tai Long Sai Wan and are open to kids aged eight to 18. Family adventure programmes are also available with camping, barbecue cooking, and fun and games on the beach.

Visit ateamedventures.com, email [email protected] or call 2560 8838.

Vikings Football Club

July 2-6 & 9-13, July 30 to August 3 & August 6-10

2018 summer camps

Vikings Football Club’s summer camps at DC cater to Mini Vikings (aged two to four) and Pro Vikings (five to 13). With structured and progressive programmes, students learn skills and drills, and take part in competitive matches. Vikings’ coaches have all played at a professional or semi-professional level, and provide the highest level of coaching for children of all abilities and mindsets.

Visit vikings.hk, email [email protected] or call 9533 2600.

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