Hong Kong’s best Easter Camps for 2017

Fun-filled Easter camps in Hong Kong for your little ones.

Anglo Academy Camp
Riding on the success of last summer, Harrow International School will again be hosting this residential camp. Suitable for kids aged seven to 13, the Monday to Friday camp offers an insight into a British boarding experience in Asia. A dynamic programme that covers areas such as business and innovation, sports and arts.
Dates: April 10-14; T: 6549 5071; E: info@anglo-academy.com, W: www.anglo-academy.com

Maggie & Rose
Oodles of Easter fun for littlies down at Repulse Bay, these camps run for three hours each day and includes lunch or tea, snacks and drinks. They can try their hand at art, music, baking – think yummy hot cross buns, rice krispy egg nests and carrot bread – plus Easter crafts like bunny sock puppets and Faberge style eggs. It sounds almost too good for just the kids!
Dates: 10am-1pm & 2-5pm, April 3-7 & 10-14; T: 2638 7191; E: info@maggieandrose.com.hk; W: www.hk.maggieandrose.com

Lego Education
Lots of workshops to keep those pesky Danish bricks firmly out of your shagpile. Drop them off for a “playful” learning experience aimed at nurturing creativity. The workshops are packed with fun challenges and are sensibly divided by age group into 3 & 4s; 5 6s, 7-8s and 9-10s and if you enroll via Cityline you can enjoy a $100 discount.
Dates: April 11-22; T: 2804 6883; W: www.leas.com.hk  

Treasure Island
Kayaking, biking, hiking and gorging are the exciting activities on offer on South Lantau this Easter. Suitable for children aged 8-15, the Spring Adventure Camp is based on Pui O beach with supervised drop off and pick up at Central Ferry Pier. Included is one night overnight stay, a healthy lunch each day plus snacks.
Dates: 8.30am-4.30pm, April 3-7, 10-14; T: 2546 3543; E:   inquiries@treasureislandhk.com; W: www.treasureislandhk.com/

Colour My World
A “wild arrangement” of Easter art and drama workshops for 4 to 14 year olds. The arts are inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, with surreal sprouting gardens of imaginary plants, delicate floral canvases with surprise effects and crops of complementary collages. Drama classes include tribal-inspired song, dance and movement.
Dates: 10am-12.45pm daily, April 11-13 & 18-20; T: 2580 5028; E: info@colour-my-world.com; W: www.colour-my-world.com

Ark Eden
Ark Eden runs forest play and hands-on environmental outdoor camps over the holidays. The camp is located in a secluded valley in Mui Wo, South Lantau, and offers single-day and overnight camps. The camps are suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years with the aim of reconnecting to nature.
Dates: T: 9277 4025; E: jasmine@arkedenonlantau.com; W: www.arkedenonlantau.com.

ESF Sports
Multi-Sport
Join ESF for its Sports Spring Camp over one or two weeks of multi-sports camp or a specialist sports clinic. The multi-sports camp enables children to enjoy a range of sporting activities while the specialist clinics are a great way for kids to develop their swimming, football, tennis or gymnastic skills.
Dates: April 3-13; T: 2711 1280; E: sports@esf.org.hk; W: www.esf.org.hk/camps

ESF Language & Learning
A chance for kindergarten and upper primary students to build confidence in speaking and writing English. Children will engage in role play and drama to unleash their creativity and imagination at a variety of locations across Hong Kong. A great opportunity to polish up their language skills.
Dates: April 10-13; T:2711 1280 ; E: language@esf.org.hk; W: www.esf.org.hk/camps

Southside Mandarin
Come and find out all about Easter in Putonghua through games, art, Chinese music, Wushu and Chinese dance. Non-stop action and fun-filled activities for children aged 3 to 10 years at the camp’s One Island South venue in Wong Chuk Hang.
Dates: 9.15-11.45am & 2.30-5pm, Apr 10-21; T: 3427 9619; E: info@southsidemandarin.com; W: www.southsidemandarin.com

Elephant Community Press
Creative workshops for kids aged 4 to 14 that will spark imaginations and guide students through the entire writing process, from brainstorming and drafting, to revising, editing and publishing their stories. All the action takes place on Pottinger Street in Central. And just for Easter, Elephant Press has launched King of Hong Kong, a fun workshop for kids aged 9-12 that combines board games and writing, in collaboration with Press Start Hong Kong.
Dates: April 5-8, 10-13 & 18-21; T: 3487 3153; E: info@elephantcommunitypress.com; W: www.elephantcommunitypress.com

HK Art Tutoring
It’s great to create these holidays, with challenging art workshops looking at the natural artistic design cycle using a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed-media in two and three-dimensional forms. Suitable for crafty kids aged 9 and up and hosted in the HK Art Tutoring studios in North Point.
Dates: 9.30-11am & 11.15am-12.45pm, April 3-7 & 10-13; T: 9722 8353; E: info@hkarttutoring.com; W: www.hkarttutoring.com

Banana Art Club
The Easter camps are being run in Causeway Bay, Discovery College and Kennedy School and offer children aged 3 to 15 the chance to explore drawing, canvas painting, cartoons, manga, mixed media, crafts and clay making. This is a one-stop art school that leaves all the clearing up for someone else to do.
Dates: 9.30am-12.30pm, April 5-8; T: 6020 5476; E: bananaartclub@gmail.com; W: www.bananaartclub.com

Anastassia’s Art House
An exciting offering of festive spring workshops for children aged from 3 to 5 years and from 6 years plus. Students will get stuck into painting, drawing, collage, craft making and work in mixed-media. Studios are located throughout Hong Kong including Happy Valley and Repulse Bay.
Dates: April 3-13; E: happyvalley@arthouse-hk.com, repulsebay@arthouse-hk.com, saikung@arthouse-hk.com; W: www.arthouse-hk.com

Art Loop
Pop art workshops are sure to hit the spot at this One Island South-based studio, including art history lessons, story time and creative skills development. The two workshops are Egg-cellent Pastels, and with Andy Warhol as your inspiration, you’ll learn acrylic pattern-making to create gorgeous eggs, or Pop! Bounce Bunny teaches the art of acrylic print-making. There is also a two-day family ceramic art workshop (one adult, one child). Suitable for children aged 3 and up, dependent on workshop.
Dates: 10.30am-12pm & 2-3.30pm, April 5-21; T: 5238 8186; W: www.artloop.hk

Faust
Faust
For 18 years Faust International has brought the wonderful world of theatre and performing arts to Hong Kong’s young people. This Easter the theme is woodland adventures, exploring children’s classics such as The Gruffalo, Robin Hood and more. There will be fun holiday classes in both theatre and creative writing. They run morning and afternoon and are suitable for ages 4 to 12 and take place at the Faust studio in Sheung Wan.
Dates: 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4.30pm T: 2547 9114; E: info@faustworld.com; W: www.faustworld.com

HK Kidz
HK Kidz is running a selection of fun and activity-packed camps in English, French, German, Spanish and Mandarin. Each workshop is jam-packed with songs, drama, storytelling, role play and games. Programmes include language and arts, drama and music, science and discovery and language and cooking. Pick one, or mix and match. Available in Central and Wong Chuk Hang.
Dates: 1.5 hour, half-day or full-day, April 3-21; T: 2877 6160; E: infokidz@hklanguages.com; W: www.hkkidz.com

Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong Ballet’s Easter Theatre Camp will be taking Fairy Fantasy as its theme (we can just imagine all those sparkly tutus) and is a fun three-day event whereby young balletomanes can learn all about theatrical ballet production. There’ll be hands-on workshops and the chance to act and dance the roles of enchanted characters.
Dates: April 14-16; T: 2573 7398 E: education@hkballet.com; W: www.hkballet.com/ballet_camp

Complete Deelite
“Egg-citing” classes for budding bakers and aspiring cake decorators. Two hours of fun will all supplies provided for class use. Students also get to bring home their edible treats (packaging for transporting the masterpieces included). Suitable for children aged 8 years and up.
Dates: April 5-12; T: 3167 7022; E: classes@completedeelite.com; W: www.completedeelite.com

YWCA
Choose from over 100 camps this spring at YWCA’s International Kids Club. Courses include Kids Can Cook for 3 to 6 year olds, science camps for 6 to 9 year olds, a trampoline and gymnastics day camp and a parent and kid climbing fun day. There will also be a four-day camp covering music, movement, props and costume making, culminating in an Easter Parade.
Dates: April 3-21 (varies according to camp); T: 3476 1340; E: clle@ywca.org.hk; W: clle.ywca.org.hk

Rumple & Friends
Fun and frolics with Rumple & Friends – there’s a signature Circus & Magic course in week one, after which kids get to take home their own magic kit. And in week two there’s a “play in a week” camp – a brand new course to encourage budding actors, puppeteers and adventurers to produce an awesome play in a week.
Dates: April 3-6 & 10-13; T: 9830 8287; E: info@rumpleandfriends.com; W: www.rumpleandfriends.com

Mindful Wing Chun
Mindful Wing Chun is a martial arts practice which maximises the body’s power through relaxation and promotes self awareness. These one-and-a-half hour classes at the Central-based studio pass on Wing Chun principles through game-based activities, with partner pad work, relays and meditation for older age groups.
Dates: 10-11.30am (3-5 yrs), 12-1.30pm (6-9 yrs); April 14, 15 & 17; T: 6620 7050; E: tom@mindfulwingchun.com.hk; W: www.mindfulwingchun.com.hk

Mini-sport
Get them up and running with a mini-sport camp. West Island School is laying on football, basketball, athletics, team building games and more at its Pok Fu Lam campus these holidays. Age groups include 3 to 4 years, 5 to 6 and 7 to 10.
Dates: 9.30am-12.30pm, April 3-7 & 10-13; T: 6183 7084; W: www.sportsclassesforkidshk.com

Canadian International School
The Aberdeen-based school will be opening its doors to all with over 21 different camps running over the spring break. Classes include gymnastics, swimming, netball and football. All activities cater for multiple age groups and skill tiers.
Dates: April 10-13; E: activities@cdnis.edu.hk; W: www.cdnis.edu.hk

Brainchild
Explore robotics, 3D printing, beginning programming and science in a fun and creative way. Camps include DIY Bluetooth Speaker, DIY Solar Night Light, Star Wars Make-a-thon, 3D Printing, Coding for Kids and Techie Junior. Perfect for inquisitive kids aged from 5 and up (age dependent on specific camp).
Dates: April 3-21; T: 2528 6862; W: brainchildltd.com

First Code Academy
First Code Academy
Learn how to make your first game, mobile app or Minecraft mod with First Code Academy’s Easter camps. Coding courses are aimed at children from 5 to 18 years and the academy hopes to make technology creators out of kids at its Sheung Wan and Yau Ma Tei campuses.
Dates: From March 29; T: 2772 2108; E: hello@firstcodeacademy.com;
W: www.firstcodeacademy.com

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