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!
July 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24
Banana Art Club is hosting art camps at Discovery College over the summer for kids aged three to 16. Its varied range of classes includes acrylic, watercolour and Chinese painting, drawing, manga and cartoon, sketching and arts and crafts (handicrafts and clay). Classes are more diversified than the regular after-school programme, and kids can attend for as many days as they choose.
June 25 to August 24
At Faust’s Summer Theatre programmes, children, aged three to 14, enjoy plenty of fun activities to encourage creativity, self-expression and confidence. Kids explore different themes and plays under the guidance of experienced leaders, and perform for their families at the end of the week. Workshops are held in DB, Sheung Wan and Kowloon. Faust’s week-long Creative Writing programmes for kids, aged six to 13, are held in Sheung Wan.
June 25 to August 24
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.
Email [email protected].
June 25 to August 17
Ark Eden’s nature camps bring out the adventurous, curious and compassionate side of children and provide outdoor fun for kids, aged five to 11. 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.
June 15 to August 3
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.
Kids, aged four to 10, get moving at Once Upon A Dance & Mat, The Beat’s Summer Fun Staycation camp in DB. In addition to fun, kid-friendly Zumba routines (and an explosion of music, dance and energy), they can also explore their bodies and minds through Yoga 4 Kids, developing body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and concentration. Snacks are provided as are video screenings.
July 3-6 & 9-13, August 6-10
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.
June through August
Kapuhala’s Little Warriors summer camp teaches kids, aged five to 13, about their bodies, spirits and minds. Each two-anda- half-hour programme involves team games, speed games, bootcamps 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.
June through August
Lantau Twisters is offering outdoor dodgebee and tumbling classes in Pui O this summer to get kids tumbling, twisting and flipping. Two-hour dodgebee classes are held on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons for kids aged six to 15, while one-hour tumbling classes are held on Tuesday afternoons for kids aged three to 15. A combination of dodgeball and frisbee, dodgebee is an exciting, fast-paced, interactive game that promotes healthy exercise, team sportsmanship, communication skills and safe play among children. Tumbling classes aim to build on kids’ flexibility, coordination, posture and strength. Children gain social skills through the activities, while being stimulated and challenged.
Visit www.fb.me/LantauTwisters or Whatsapp 5967 4338.
June 18 to August 17
At Treasure Island’s Surf Camps on Pui O Beach, kids, aged five to 12, can try their hand at surfing, plus a range of other outdoor activities. Treasure Island’s Adventure Camp sees kids, aged seven to 16, exploring a variety of exciting pursuits such as gorging, coasteering, SUP, kayaking and biking, as well as an overnight camp and a mini expedition.
July 2 to August 10
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. The children grow in confidence and learn about leadership and working as a team.
Discovery Mind’s summer programme, for children aged 15 months to 11 years, aims to develop essential skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Programmes include Jumpstart to Playgroup, Get Ready for Primary School, and Summer Fun. A free school bus runs between DB and the DMPS Tung Chung campus.
July 3 to August 3
Discovery Montessori School’s camps in DB and Central are a fun and hands-on experience through which children, aged one to 12, discover new abilities and ideas, and make friends. The wide range of theme-based activities on offer include field trips, gardening, sports and water games; as well as academic programmes for phonics, maths, creative writing and Mandarin.
Visit www.discoverymontessori.info or call 2812 9668 (DB) or 2850 8006 (Central).
July 3 to August 17
Playtime Kids’ summer playgroup in DB, for kids aged six months to four years, places a special emphasis on creativity. Themed weeks include art week (marble painting and fork art), pirate week (decorating treasure chests) and creative week (making picture frames and baking). Kids also enjoy supervised free play, beading and LEGO play, plus singing and dancing, circle time and story time.
Email [email protected] or call 9054 0565.
July 3 to August 17
Tree of Joy’s summer school programme offers a fun and enjoyable learning experience for children, aged two to three-and-a-half years, 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.
July 16-20 & 23-27, July 30 to August 3 & 6-10
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.
July 2 to August 10
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. Classroom-based learning includes topics such as cooking, science, nature and sports.
Email [email protected] or WhatsApp 6762 6264.
June 19 to August 17
Mandarin for Munchkins runs a fun Mandarin summer school in DB North Plaza suitable for kids aged three to eight. Attending morning or full-day classes, kids explore different themes each week through science and discovery, arts and crafts, story and drama, and group games. The goal is to help students discover the joy of learning Mandarin through a wide range of activities.
June 25 to August 10
Mandarin for Teens’ seven-week morning camp or full-day boot camp in DB North Plaza caters to students aged nine to 15 of all levels. The morning camp is a twoand- a-half-hour intensive course with a customised course plan for each student. The full-day boot camp combines language classes with fun activities. The camps are suitable for both Chinese and non-Chinese students of Mandarin.
July through August
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.adventure, art, dance, drama, kids activities, kindergarten, mandarin, maths, primary, sports, summer camp guide