Wondering what to do with the kids over the next school holidays? Hong Kong offers a variety of activities and summer camps to keep children engaged, active and entertained during school breaks. From sports and outdoor adventures to art and music programmes, there’s something for everyone. And with our guide to kids’ holiday and summer camps in Hong Kong, you won’t even notice school’s out!
If your kids are into kicking balls, shooting hoops or honing their swimming strokes, here are our picks of holiday camps for a sporty summer.
- Asia Pacific Soccer School, Kinder Kicks, Tiny Tots and Brazilian Football Academy all offer professional football coaching sessions for kids of all ages through July and August.
- ESF Sports offers a range of sports activities and coaching clinics all summer long, including intensive swimming lessons.
- Hong Kong Basketball Academy teaches basic basketball skills in three locations on the island.
- Sport4Kids is another great all-rounder, with options ranging from art and craft to gymnastics and rugby.
- Hong Kong International Tennis Academy holds classes for junior aces aged 3-12.
- Summer means long days in the pool or at the beach, make sure your kids have all the swimming skills they need with a camp at Harry Wright International.
- TopCamps by TopSchools is offering two new multi-sport camps in Clear Water Bay with a great range of ball and stick sports.
Art, Drama and Dance
Are you raising a young performer or a budding artist? Then these camps offer just what you’re looking for!
- Twinkle Toes Dance classes are available at several different locations across the city. Other options for those with the dancing bug include Academy of Dance, Red Shoe Dance Company and Jean M Wong Ballet.
- Faust International, Stage Right Youth Theatre, Starlit Voice, Centrestage Studios and Kids Gallery have a range of drama programmes on offer for talented young performers.
- Artists will enjoy spending their days creating works of art and fine-tuning their skills at camps run by Anastassia’s Art House, Art Loop, Colour My World and Banana Art Club.
Keep young ones healthy and active with one of these options!
- For something a little different check out the programme at FLEX for kids aged 7 and up and choose from yoga, pilates and a range of movement classes for teens and tweens.
- Treasure Island on Lantau takes advantage of the island’s beaches for surf camps for kids aged 5-12, including an overnight camping for older kids.
- Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park offers indoor fun all-year-round, with sessions suitable for kids of all ages.
Many of the city’s international schools offer their own camps, but over the summer they are open to all. Some of the schools offering holiday camps this year are HKA, Malvern Pre-School, ESF, CDNIS, Woodland Schools, Kido, Spring, TutorTime, and Yew Chung.
If you’d like your child to work on their Mandarin over the summer try Hong Kong Institute of Languages, Mini Mandarins, Southside Mandarin, Mulberry House and Mandarin for Munchkins.
Other great ideas for a fun and fruitful summer for the kids:
- Get ready for an innovative, educational and super-fun summer break! Children from 3 to 17 will love the multiple activities on offer at the camps run by ActiveKids Hong Kong; choose from STEM Science and Robotics, Chess, Cooking, Arts and Fashion Design. The three-to-five-day camps run until 28 August. 3480 4199 | 9178 7376
- Patsy Summer Camp, Complete Deelite, and The Mixing Bowl all offer cooking and baking classes for young chefs.
- Bricks4Kidz themed LEGO camps offer the chance to build something new and take home a creation at the end of the week.
- First Code Academy is running workshops for junior web developers, for ages over 6.
- Camp Asia is running over a dozen different camp streams at Stamford American School for ages 4-16, covering language, coding, creative arts and other skills.
- FairPlay’s Summer Impact Camp is a great option for teens interested in a career working with a charity or social enterprise.
For more things to do make sure you keep your eye on our calendar and weekly things to do round-up.