If you’ve got kids, you probably know Posties, the English weekly newspaper published by the South China Morning Post. But did you know that SCMP Posties also hosts educational summer camps for kids in journalism and more? We find out more about them – plus details of some special offers!
About SCMP Posties Camps
If you’re looking for a fun and educational summer activity for your child, SCMP Posties’ interactive camps are designed for kids who are curious about the world around them and eager to learn new skills.
The journalism-themed camps, in particular, are a fabulous way for kids to learn about what reporters and news anchors do. In the “Create Your Own Posties” camp, for example, children aged from six to eight years get the chance to find out how a newspaper is produced; they’ll take on the role of a news reporter and learn to write their own stories and create their own Posties cover page.
In the “Becoming a News Anchor” camp, children from nine to 12 will learn news reporting skills and write a news anchor script – they’ll even get the chance to have their own news story recorded in the SCMP studio!
Both one-week camps are offered from 17 to 21 July, 24 to 28 July, 31 July to 4 August, and 7 to 11 August.
STEAM Camps and More
Posties offers a range of other camps, too, covering STEAM topics such as NFT, Roblox and website creation, plus a brand new camp that combines Scratch coding with storytelling. And the popular “Summer in the Wild” camp is three days and two nights of camping, hiking, canyoning, stand-up paddleboarding and wildlife spotting (divided into two age groups: six to nine, and 10 to 12).
Fact File on SCMP Posties Summer Camps for Kids
When: 17 July – 18 August
Where: Various locations including the SCMP Office, 20/F, Tower 1, Times Square, Causeway Bay; InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong; and University of Hong Kong, Main Campus (HKU Station)
Ages: 6-12 years
Early Bird Offer: $300 discount on a single order booking of over $8,000 if you sign up by 10 June
Group Offer: Five percent off when signing up a group of six or more
Complimentary Posties Summer Subscription: Campers can enjoy 13 issues of Posties mailed to their home (T&Cs apply), every Wednesday from 5 July to 27 September 2023
Find out more at camp.posties.hk/expatliving.
This article first appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.