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Winter Camps 2021: Christmas Holiday Activities For Kids In Hong Kong

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‘Tis the season for a jolly good time and you can keep your kids happy and engaged with any of these winter camps. Over the Christmas holidays, there are camps, classes and workshops for children of all ages.

This year, just like the last, many families are choosing to stay on here over the Christmas break, rather than navigate quarantine rules in different countries. If you are here over the winter break, no doubt you will need ideas to keep the kids busy (and not too glum about missing out on their annual holiday). Fret not! With our roundup of educational and fun-filled holiday camps, you can rest assured that they’ll be happy and engaged, learning from teachers, coaches and experts, all while making new friends this festive break. From basketball training camps to forest adventures, we promise there’s something for everyone!

Editor’s note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving and it may have impacted Christmas camp offerings. Many winter camp vendors are adjusting their offerings due to restrictions or moving to virtual options, so make sure to check with them directly before booking.

Read more: Extracurricular Activities And Classes In Hong Kong: From Toddlers To Teens

Featured Winter Camps

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Qurio – Winter camps for curious young learners

Want to keep those active minds engaged for the best part of the winter holidays? Qurio is offering exciting winter-themed learning experiences across languages, arts, and STEM with its 4-day Winter camps. Each camp has creative multi-track activities – your children will enjoy language immersion in an English and Putonghua environment while engaging in hands-on arts, crafts, and STEM-based experiments.

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Use the code SASSYWINTER when you enrol for two or more camps and get 5% off. Book your sessions before Saturday, 18 December 2021.

Age: 3 to 12 years
When: Tuesday, 21 to Friday, 31 December 2021, morning, afternoon and evening sessions available (each 4-day camp runs for two hours a day)
Where: 6/F The Eastmark, 21 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $2,050
Contact: Register here, 2667 9370, [email protected], www.qurioed.com


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Growing IQ – Christmas camp with a Math twist

A child who loves to learn – does that sound like a Christmas miracle to you?! With Growing IQ, that needn’t be a distant dream. Specialists at teaching Math through creative and interactive activities, Growing IQ is offering a Mathtastic Winter Numberland Christmas Camp this year. Over three days, students will participate in Christmas-themed activities as they learn and apply real-world Math concepts designed to suit their abilities. While exploring geometry, algebra, numbers and operations, children also develop critical thinking skills with a growth mindset.

Age: 2.5 to 10 years
When: Tuesday, 21 to Thursday, 23 December 2021; Tuesday, 28 to Thursday, 30 December 2021
Where: 4/F, China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $1,500/week (2.5 to 4.5 years), $3,000/week (4.5 to 10 years), 10% off when you sign up for both weeks
Contact: Register here, 2323 9899, [email protected], www.growingiq.com.hk


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The Harbour School –  Fully Immersive Scholars Holiday (F.I.S.H.) winter courses

If you’re looking for a fun and unique experience that will allow your young scholar to explore this winter, look at what The Harbour School (THS) has to offer with its F.I.S.H. (Fully Immersive Scholars Holiday) courses. Open to THS and non-THS students, the wide range of diverse courses include everything from marine science to outdoor activities, art & crafts, STEM and more. They are led by experienced faculty and trusted external partners to offer children a variety of different and exciting courses through the winter break.

Age: 4 to 14 years
When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: The Harbour School, Grove Campus, 332 Ap Lei Chau  Bridge Road, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
How much: $3,000 to $6,500, early-bird discount of 10% for enrollment in THS-run courses before Saturday, 20 November 2021
Contact: Register here, 5744 9624, [email protected], ​​www.ths.edu.hk


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Camp Asia – Christmas camps offered at Stamford American School Hong Kong

Camp Asia is back with exciting holiday activities for children this winter break. Offering 10 unique camp choices, these 4-day camps run for three weeks. There are newly added multi-sports camps offering both indoor and outdoor activities that are perfect for active little ones as well as multi-activity ones for those who want to try a bit of everything! If your youngster is interested in science and technology, there are many options including coding camps. Early bird discounts are available until Monday, 15 November 2021.

Age: 4 to 14 years
When: Monday, 20 December 2021 to Thursday, 6 January 2022, 9am to 12pm
Where: Stamford American School Hong Kong, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $2,880/camp before Monday, 15 November 2021 ($3,200/camp after)
Contact: Register here, 3467 4567, [email protected], www.campasia.hk


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Faust – Christmas holiday camps for theatre enthusiasts

Over these winter holidays, give your young drama queen or king a stage to perform! Sign up your kids for any of Faust’s three exciting holiday programmes – the popular Holiday Theatre, Creative Writing and Musical Theatre camps. You could also opt for a one-day Play in a Day workshop. These holiday activities take place at Faust’s own studio in Sheung Wan, as well as schools in Taikoo Shing, Tai Wai and Ho Man Tin.  Register before Tuesday, 30 November 2021 to get 10% off or sign up three or more children with your friends to save 15%.

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 If you miss the early bird registration available until Tuesday, 30 November, quote “Sassy Mama” when registering online to enjoy a 10% discount.

Age: 3 to 16 years
When: Saturday, 18 December 2021 to Thursday, 6 January 2022
Where: Faust Studio, Sheung Wan (Holiday Theatre, Creative Writing, Musical Theatre, Play in a Day), DSC International School, Taikoo Shing (Holiday Theatre), Island School, Tai Wai (Holiday Theatre), King George V School, Ho Man Tin (Holiday Theatre)
How much: $2,480/4-day camp (Holiday Theatre, Creative Writing, Musical Theatre), $890 (Play in a Day)
Contact: Book here, 2547 9114, [email protected], www.faustworld.com


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Big Bang Academy – STEAM Christmas camps for kids

Give your kids the opportunity to enter the wonderful world of science this Christmas. By doing Christmas-themed experiments such as making a snowball launcher, building a snow palace and constructing a zip-line Santa sleigh, they will learn to understand and appreciate concepts of Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Art. Morning and afternoon sessions of these 5-day camps are available for three age groups at three locations across the city.

Age: 3 to 11 years
When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: Causeway Bay (Maggie & Rose), Whampoa (Magart International Kindergarten), Tai Po (Malvern College Hong Kong)
How much: $2,399 to $4,799, early-bird discount of 10% available before Tuesday, 30 November 2021, bring a friend or sibling for additional 10% Buddy discount
Contact: Register here, 6606 1595, [email protected], www.bigbangacademyhk.com


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Babel Film Workshop – Christmas camps for kids interested in movie-making

Let your teens and tweens start prepping their Oscar acceptance speeches when you let them step into the world of movie-making with Babel Film Workshop. They can embark on a North Pole filmmaking adventure, learn voice acting and sound effects for animation, and turn a cherished holiday memory into a movie script. Teens can play a Mad Libs filmmaking game, re-edit a movie trailer, and create a New Year’s resolution video. There are winter camps for students with different levels of interest in film (no prior experience needed).

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Get 5% off with discount code SASSY5W until Monday, 29 November 2021

Age: 8 to 15 years
When: Monday, 20 December 2021 to Friday, 7 January 2022
Where: Unit 1704, 17/F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: From $590 to $3,680, 10% off for returning students along with a discount for enrollment in multiple camps
Contact: Register here, 9839 9830, [email protected], www.babel.com.hk


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JEMS – Christmas holiday programmes that focus on character-building

Over Christmas and the season that’s associated with giving, compassion and morality, why not enrol your kids in classes that focus on character development? Realising that leaders of tomorrow need more than knowledge and skills to excel, JEMS will help your little ones grow socially and emotionally in a fun and meaningful way! Topics include patience, self-control, determination and more, so they’re sure to help develop your little person. Early-bird discounts are available (read below). Short-term programmes are available for K1 to K3 and P1 to P6 students over the Christmas holidays.

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Only for Sassy Mama readers! Get a complimentary JEMS welcome tote, a pair of socks, a folder, as well as a small notepad on enrolment for this Winter Camp.

Age: 3 to 11 years (K1 to P6 students)
When: Tuesday, 21 December to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: JEMS Character Academy, 5/F China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $1,500 to $3,500 (10% early-bird discount for enrolment before Tuesday, 30 November 2021)
Contact: Book here, 3188 1516, [email protected], www.jems.com.hk


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Center for Artists in the Making – Creative immersion winter  camp for art-curious kids

Do you have an artist in the making at home? Now there’s a winter camp that has their name on it! This inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts programme was founded by working artists and progressive educators and your children can experience it for themselves at their Winter Pop-up this year. Designed for kids from 4 to 18+ years, this 5-day workshop draws from contemporary theatre, dance, visual arts and media-making and will have your young artists involved in the co-creation of a collaborative, interdisciplinary art project.

Age: 4 to 18+ years
When: Monday, 27 December to Friday, 31 December 2021, 9am to 6pm (classes run for 1.5 to 2 hours each)
Where: The Wild Lot, Shop B, G/F 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $2,150 (ages 4 to 10 years), $2,500 (ages 11 to 18 years)
Contact: Book here, WhatsApp: 9252 5517, [email protected], www.centerforartistsinthemaking.com


Winter Holiday Camps: Registrations Now Open

Now that schools are finally done with the mid-term breaks, most camp providers have turned their attention to Christmas and winter holiday camps. Announcements are being made every week, so make sure to bookmark this page and refer here for your pick of holiday camps and activities for kids. Whether you have a child who is into sports or science, arts or theatre, language or music, you are sure to find a holiday camp that they’ll love.

Looking for something specific? Jump ahead to the winter camp category that is most likely to appeal to your child:

Multi-activity
Creative And Performing Arts
Outdoor Adventure And Sports
Science And Technology
Language And Learning

Multi-Activity Winter Holiday Camps

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ActiveKids – Multi-activity camps and workshops

Not sure what type of camp your kid will love? Check out ActiveKids. With its Science Adventures, RoboCode, Stormy Chefs, Art Crafts, Mission Runway and The Chess Academy programmes, you’ll be spoilt for choice! This year, ActiveKids is also offering winter camps at an additional location in Kowloon.

Age: 3 to 17 years
When: Monday, 20 December 2021 to Saturday, 8 January 2022
Where: Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong,
Kiddikraft, G/F 107 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary
Contact: 3480 4199, 9178 7376, [email protected]hk.com, www.activekidshk.com


Ballroom Bees x Minisport – Dancing plus sport winter camps

Ballroom Bees is offering quite a few winter camp offerings this year, but the most unusual one is a mash-up of sports and dancing – perfect for boys and girls looking to get active this winter. All kids get free T-shirts, certificates of participation and there’s a show for parents on the last day of the camp.

Age: 4 to 8 years
When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 24 December 2021
Where: Adventist College Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $3,000/4 days, $3,750/5 days, with a 10% early bird discount until Monday, 6 December 2021
Contact: 4622 3215, www.ballroombees.com


YWCA Centre of Learning and Life Enhancement – Wide range of Christmas camps

The YWCA winter camps are great for children of all ages. There are holiday classes and activities for sports enthusiasts, along with those who love STEM, ballroom dancing and cooking. We’re looking forward to the nature play activities and outdoor camps this year.

Age: 2 to 17 years
When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary, click here for more details
Contact: 3476 1340, [email protected]clle.ywca.org.hk


More winter camps with multiple holiday activities

Harry’s Kitchen – Christmas-themed baking workshops, www.harryskitchenhk.com

The World of Yoga – Yoga, meditation, anatomy and mindfulness camps, www.worldofyogaschool.com

Read more: Skills That Our Children Will Need In 10 Years’ Time


Creative And Performing Arts Workshops And Winter Camps

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Banana Art Club – Flexible holiday camps for young artists

This kid-friendly art centre always offers fun and unique art classes every school holiday. There is no minimum enrolment at its Causeway Bay centre, so sign up on days that the kids have holidays, as per their interest, or even opt to join in on Zoom. Banana Art Club is also offering a 3-day winter camp at Discovery Bay in the week of Christmas.

Age: 4 to 16 years
When: Monday, 13 December 2021 to Friday, 21 January 2022
Where: Flat 49, 14/F, Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong,
Discovery College, 38 Siena Ave, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong,
How much: $480/2-hour session, $630/3-hour session (Causeway Bay), $2,250/3-day camp (Discovery Bay)
Contact: [email protected], www.bananaartclub.com


Elephant Community Press – Christmas workshops for budding writers

This Christmas break, Elephant Community Press is offering both in-person and online workshops. The online Christmas workshops will be conducted live so the children can interact with teachers and their fellow students. Most of these winter camps run for 3 or 4 days.

Age: 4 to 13 years
When: Monday, 20 December 2021 to Friday, 6 January 2022
Where: Unit 704, Lap Fai Building, 6-8 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices range from $1,150 to $3,500.
Contact: 3487 3153, www.elephantcommunitypress.com


More winter camps with a focus on creative and performing arts

Centre for Artists in the Making – multi-disciplinary arts workshop over the Christmas holidays, www.centerforartistsinthemaking.com

Colour My World – winter camps for art, sculpture and visual art enthusiasts, www.colour-my-world.com

Move For Lifedance camps in the winter holidays, www.moveforlife.asia

Read more: Art Classes In Hong Kong: Creative Courses And Workshops For Kids


Outdoor Adventure And Sports Winter Camps

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Ark Eden – Winter camp for kids who love the outdoors

Ark Eden is offering holiday camps for children aged 5 to 11 years. These take place in a forested valley in Mui Wo, though the kids often venture out to beaches, waterfalls and other islands during the course of their outdoor adventure. Most are day-camps offered on weekdays, though there are also a few options for overnight camps where children pitch and sleep in tents.

Age: 5 to 11 years
When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: 11 Tung Hang Mei, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Prices range from $670 to $750 per day
Contact: 2988 5355, [email protected], www.arkedenonlantau.org


RugbyTots – Christmas camps for rugby-loving kids

Always engaging, RugbyTots follows a different format for their Xmas camps from their regular weekly rugby classes. They are confident that they will keep your little ones entertained and promise that you’ll see plenty of fun, games and group participation.

Age: 2 to 5 years
When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: Victoria Park (Causeway Bay), Sun Yat-Sen Park (Sai Ying Pun), Sai Kung
How much: $200/day, when you sign up for the week
Contact: 5307 6677[email protected], www.rugbytots.hk


Treasure Island Group – Winter adventure camps

Your water babies will love the Treasure Island Group’s popular Winter Adventure Camps Programme! A mix of day and overnight camp, this one is for the slightly older, independent and confident child (5 to 16 years). The kids get to develop outdoor leadership skills while having a whale of a time!

Age: 5 to 16 years
When: Week 1: Monday, 13 to Friday, 17 December 2021; Week 2: Monday, 20 to Friday, 24 December 2021; Week 3: Monday, 27 to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: Treasure Island, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: $4,480/week
Contact: 5236 7016, [email protected], www.treasureislandhk.com


More sports and adventure winter camps

ESF Sports – Popular holiday camps for ESF and non-ESF students, www.esf.org.hk

HK Forest Adventures – Camps and outings in Hong Kong’s forests and parks, www.hongkongforestadventures.com

Minisport – Well-loved sports camps for babies, toddlers and school-aged kids, www.sportsclassesforkidshk.com

The Backyard Gang – popular adventure and outdoor camps, www.thebackyardgang.com

Read more: Where To Find Sports Classes For Kids In Hong Kong


Science And Technology Winter Holiday Programmes

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Cobo Academy – Coding camps for tech enthusiasts

As official Global Training Partners of Microsoft and Minecraft, Cobo Academy’s programmes are always ahead of the hottest tech trends. Its winter coding camps are a great way to hone your young geek’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Age: 4 to 16 years
When: Monday, 20 December 2021 to Friday, 7 January 2022
Where: Wan Chai Campus, 6/F, Yam Tze Commercial Building, 23 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,
Whampoa Campus, 6/F, Room 7, Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Wan Hoi Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
How much: From $3,200 to $4,000/week
Contact: 3905 1111, WhatsApp: 9816 3905, [email protected], www.coboacademy.com


First Code Academy – Online coding camps

For your young coding genius, look at the online coding winter camps being conducted by First Code Academy. Details are likely to be announced soon.

Age: 6 to 12+ years
When: Monday, 13 December 2021 to Friday, 7 January 2022
Where: Online
How much: Starts at $2,500
Contact: 2772 2108, [email protected], www.firstcodeacademy.com


More science and coding holiday camps

Curiosity Kids – Christmas-themed drop-in classes at PMQ, www.curiositykidshk.com

Koding KingdomOnline and in-person Christmas camps, www.kodingkingdom.com

Read more: Science, Tech And Coding Classes For Kids In Hong Kong


Language And Learning Winter Camps

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ESF Language & Learning – Winter camps and classes in English and Spanish

ESF’s holiday camps are always hugely popular, whether for language, STEM or sports. Get this team of experienced and qualified educators to help your kids build confidence in communicating in English through different language, arts or STEM activities. They can also learn Spanish at the winter camps.

Age: 15 months to 16 years
When: Monday, 20 December to Friday, 31 December 2021
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary
Contact: 2711 1280, [email protected], www.esf.org.hk


Yifan Mandarin – Mandarin camps for the winter holidays

Designed for children learning Mandarin as a second language, Yifan Mandarin’s Christmas Camps are perfect for brushing up that “xīn nián kuài lè” for the New Year!

Age: 3 to 9 years
When: Monday, 20 December 2021 to Friday, 7 January 2022
Where: Unit A, 14/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong;
LG07, Office Block 1, North Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary, check the camp planner for the schedule and prices
Contact: 2486 9012, [email protected], www.yifanmandarin.com


More Mandarin Christmas camps

Mandarin Time – Immersive Mandarin half-day camps for 5 to 19-year-olds, www.mandarintimeschool.com

Read more: Mandarin Lessons For Kids In Hong Kong: Chinese Classes, Playgroups And Tutors


Editor’s note: We can expect many more Christmas camps and holiday workshops to be announced over the next few days by popular camp providers and after-school class organisers. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for winter camps in 2021.

This article was published in November 2020 and updated in Oct 2021.

The "featured" sticker indicates a paid partnership. Main image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Qurio, image 2 courtesy of Growing IQ, image 3 courtesy of The Harbour School, image 4 courtesy of Camp Asia, image 5 courtesy of Faust, image 6 courtesy of Big Bang Academy, image 7 courtesy of Babel Film Workshop, image 8 courtesy of JEMS Character Academy, image 9 courtesy of Center for Artists in the Making, image 10 courtesy of Anastasia Shuraeva via Pexels, image 11 courtesy of Getty Images, image 12 courtesy of Ark Eden,  image 13 courtesy of Cobo Academy via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of Jeswin Thomas via Unsplash

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