There’s always plenty of options for the little ones in Hong Kong, but what do you do to keep your too-cool-for-school teenagers occupied in the break? Here’s a few ideas for school holiday camps that should appeal to older children and get them doing something engaging or constructive during their time off.
Get your kids out learning to surf or engaging in a spot of abseiling or rock climbing on Lantau at a Treasure Island Group camp. The camp programs offer the chance for teens to have fun, while also engaging in personal development and discovery. The camps are usually held in chilled-out Pui O with some even including overnight camping. Their camps are usually suitable for teens aged up to 15 years.
The holidays are a good time to catch up and consolidate on some of the year’s class work. The British Council usually offers intensive English language courses in the holidays. The program is divided into three age sections and classes aim to help children improve their language skills through activity-based learning techniques. The courses cater for kids aged up to 16 years.
Banana Art Club
If your children have an artistic bent, Banana Art Club caters for ages three to 17-year-olds. Their art classes will involve exploring painting techniques and creating a themed piece of art. They are running camps at their Wan Chai studio, Kennedy School, Discovery College and Beacon Hill School.
Active Kids aims to provide fun and stimulating educational programs. They hold a number of different school holiday camps catering for kids up to the age of 12, with their chess camp specifically aimed at students aged up to 17 years. Chess is a great brain workout which teaches spatial reasoning, strategic thinking and attention span. The classes are run by chess coaches with international experience.
Adventure Watersport Weeks
Hebe Haven Yacht Club holds holiday camps perfect for those keen on watersports. They offer five, full days of activities including sailing on various dinghies at the centre, day trips to the outer islands of Sai Kung, beach games and a mini-Olympics. Suitable for ages up to 15 years.
First Code Academy
First Code Academy is dedicated to empowering children to learn to become creators with technology through teaching coding so kids are not just playing on their phones, they can actual program them! They have school holiday camps for kids which will allow them to create their own game, mobile app, website and hardware projects. Courses are streamed into 12 to 15 year olds and 15 years and older.
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