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Christmas Camps 2017: Keeping Your Kids Busy This Holiday

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Tis’ the season for a jolly good time!

If you’re staying in Hong Kong with your family this winter, keep your kids happy and engaged with our round up of educational and fun-filled Holiday Camps! You can rest assure that they’ll be in good hands learning from teachers, coaches and experts all while making new friends this holiday break. Read on to discover all the programmes and special perks for Sassy Mama readers.

Sports & Adventure 

Minisport Christmas Camps

Minisport Christmas Camps
Minisport teaches over 400 children per week through their popular private classes, parties & holiday camps. Their Winter camps teach multiple sports through one program and some even include a trip to Repulse Bay beach for their signature beach party games. Enrol your kids into one of these sessions for an active winter!

Sassy Mama PerkSuper early bird price includes a 25% discount until 1 December. Limited to 25 children per camp per venue.

When: 18 December, 2017 – 5 January, 2018
Where: Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 9:00am-11:30am and 3:00pm-5:30pm
West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, 9:30am-12:30pm, Scenic Villas, Victoria Road Pok Fu Lam, 3:00pm-5:00pm
How much: $1500 to $1800 per child, depending on the location, more info here
Contact: www.minisport.hk, [email protected], 6183 7084

strive fitness christmas camp

Holiday Camp at Strive Fitness
Strive’s primary focus with their Christmas Camps is to make sure that fitness is made fun! With a large indoor facility as well as outdoor waterfront park, there is an emphasis on games, team activities and interactive drills to enhance speed, agility, power and improve every child’s sport skills. Each coach has years of experience in training young athletes, so you have nothing to worry about!

Sassy Mama Perk$1000/week instead of $1250/week for 13-20 year olds

When: 18 December – 22 December 2017
Where: Strive Gym, Shop 415, The Arcade, Cyberport, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
How much: 6-12 year olds, 9:00am-12:00pm; $2300/week, 13-20 year olds, 5:00pm-6:30pm, $1250/week
Contact: http://www.strivefitnesshk.com/

ESF After School Winter Camps
Get your kids breaking into a sweat with these physical activities during the winter season! The ESF Sports Camp offers Multi Sports Camps (for ages 2-11) where you can leave your kids completely tension-free, as they’re all in a safe indoor environment. ESF will also have running Football, Basketball, Netball, Gymnastics and Tennis Clinics for students to further enhance their existing skills. Not only do the coaches deliver high quality programmes, but are also absolutely great with kids! They ensure that each class is a progressive learning process as well as fun. Feeling relieved? Choose from one to two-week camps that will suit even the busiest holiday travel schedule.

When: 18 December – 22 December, 2017 and 2 January – 5 January 2018, Monday – Friday, 9am-12pm
Where: Camps are located across several ESF schools
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee
Contact: http://www.esf.org.hk/camps/, [email protected], www.esf.org.hk, 2711 1280

YWCA Centre of Learning and Life Enhancement
From basketball to gymnastic and trampoline, you’re sure to keep your kids on the go with these classes. YWCA offers well-rounded options for kids of all ages, and this Christmas, they’ve got even more in store, with ice-skating and wall climbing camps if you’re looking for something a little different!

When: 19 December – 31 December 2017
Where: Various locations throughout Hong Kong
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee
Contact: www.clle.ywca.org.hk

Language & Learning

southside mandarin christmas camp

Southside Mandarin
With Putonghua Art, Chinese Dance and Wushu in its program, Southside Mandarin will be running a holiday camp for kindergarten and primary-aged children that will allow them to be emerged in Chinese songs, games and interactive activities. Primary-aged kids will also be able to experience STEM learning, 3D drawing/printing and basic coding all through Putonghua. Get in the festive spirit as your children will be singing Mandarin Christmas carols all season long!

When: 18 December – 30 December, 9:15am-11:45am
Where: Southside Mandarin, Shop 106 – 107 One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Price varies, more info here
Contact: 3427 9619, [email protected]

Mini Mandarins Christmas Camp
Cooking and baking, arts and crafts, music and singing, fun and games – all in Mandarin under a special Christmas theme! That’s right mamas, tis’ the season to keep those language skills shinin’, and there’s no better way to do it! With all sessions lead by native speaking Mandarin teachers, this programme is ideal for 2 to 10 year olds. Kids are sure to enjoy practicing their Putonghua when it’s at the Mini Metro, with a play-area that has been transformed into Santa’s Workshop!

When: 18 December 2017 – 5 January, 2018
Where: Central Campus Unit, 1703 17/F, Universal Trade Centre, No. 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong; Causeway Bay Campus, 7/F, Capital Commercial Building, 26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $800 per session, contact for more details
Contact: 2320-1128 (CWB) 2320 5208 (Central), or email [email protected] to register.

ESF Language & Learning
Let your little ones journey into the world of literature through well-loved stories at the ESL Kindergarten Winter Wonderland Language Camp! ESF aims to help students build their understanding and enjoyment of English. Let the little ones develop their vocabulary and confidence through discovering drama and role-play!

When: 27 December – 30 December 2017
Where: Camps are located across several ESF schools
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee
Contact: http://www.esf.org.hk/camps, [email protected], www.esf.org.hk, 2711 1280

Technology  

First Code Academy
Though coding is something mamas can be a little unsure about, there’s no denying how important it is for our little tech-savvy geniuses! If the chance to make mobile apps, games and websites sounds like something your kid would enjoy, sign them up to these hands-on, immersive, project-based Coding Camps with First Code Academy (FCA). As one of Asia’s leading institutes for kiddie coding courses, these experts develop curriculums for K-12 students, teaching key coding skills and computational thinking, whilst developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

When: 18 December, 2017 – 5 January, 2018, view full schedule here
Where: Unit 404, 4/F, Kowloon Building,
555 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon and Unit 302-305, 3/F, Hollywood Centre,
233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
How much: Prices vary depending on camps and workshops. Christmas Camps Early bird, 5% discount
Contact: www.hk.firstcodeacademy.com, [email protected], 2772 2108 (Sheung Wan), 2772 2161 (Yau Ma Tei)

maggie & rose christmas camp

Creative Arts, Music & Drama

Maggie & Rose
During this festive season, make your way into the magical wonderland of Maggie & Rose. Hong Kong’s dedicated family members’ club goes all out for the holidays and you won’t want to miss out. The holiday camps are 3-hour drop off sessions for kids 4 to 8 years, which include meals as well as creatively inspiring games and activities that the kids will adore. Let them make yummy edible Christmas gifts and tree decorations, gingerbread men, Christmas wreaths and snow globes. They’ll also get super messy and creative making Christmassy works of art inspired by street artist Bansky and sculptor Louise Nevelson.

When: 18 December – 29 December, 2017 (weekdays only)
Where: Maggie & Rose, 201 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much:  $810 per child/per camp, including meals
Contact: maggieandrose.com.hk, [email protected],  2321 5898

Baumhaus Winter Wonder Camp with Kindermusik
Baumhaus is home to Hong Kong’s number one Kindermusik program, offering a creative Dramalab program. Catering to children 0-6 years old, their talented team of professional educators make learning fun for kids of all ages and help to instil a love for the arts. This Christmas, Baumhaus will be running winter camps simultaneously in their two locations in Wan Chai and Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui. If you opt for the family package ($1120), you will have unlimited weekday playroom per child.

When: 19 December – 29 December, 2017
Where: Wan Chai and Harbour City locations
How much: $300 per class
Contact: [email protected], www.baumhaus.com.hk, 2321 5898

Faust International Youth Theatre
Give your kiddos the chance to interact in Faust’s Holiday Theatre as well as Creative Writing programme to get their imaginations flowing! Watch as your children develop their performance skills, theatre knowledge, teamwork, expression and confidence. Most of all, their love of theatre!

When: 19 December – 22 December, 27 December – 29 December, 2017 and/or 2 January to 4 January 2018
Where: 5/F, Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359 and 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: 4-day course is $2,130 and 3-day course is $1,610 (Early bird discount price before 24 November, 2017). Regular prices are $2,370 and $1,790 respectively
Contact: 2547 9114

Brought to you in partnership with Maggie & Rose, Southside Mandarin, Minisport and Strive Fitness

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