Summer camps


Drop the kids off at these specialised camps

Putonghua Cool
Ages: 4 to 14
Mandarin for Munchkins has a children's language camp for five-and-a-half-days every week this summer. Kids can improve their Putonghua skills through fun activities such as arts and crafts, music and storytelling. Older children also go on field trips to various Hong Kong attractions. Until Aug 30, Unit A, 14/F, Carfield Commercial Bldg, 75-77 Wyndham St, Central, 2486 9062; $1,900 to $2,250.

Katterwall summer singing
Ages: 5 to 10

Your yodelling youngsters should enjoy these five-day singing camps with two different themes. Children belt out songs from popular films such as Mary Poppins and Toy Story in the movie-inspired camp or, in the ocean-themed camp, kids sing from The Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stitch and other aquatic films. Jul 8-Aug 9, Katterwall Rehearsal Studio, Room 806, Arion Commercial Ctr, 2-12 Queen's Rd W, Sheung Wan, 2575 3931; $2,200.

ESF Sports Camps
Ages: 3 to 10
Wear out those balls of energy with these active multi-sport camps. Kids build their athleticism with exciting activities and games. Children can try out many different basic sports as well as give trampolining, gymnastics and martial arts a try. Until Aug 16, 2711 1280; $2,500 to $3,000.

Fusion Academy
Ages: 2 to 16

Kids build their confidence and musical skills with this performing arts school as they take part in performance activities such as singing, dancing and acting in the summer programme. Children get to unleash their inner TV star when they take part in fabulous activities such as Fusion Idol and Fusion Voice.
Until Aug 16,

Children's Technology Workshop
Ages: 3 to 14

Those who love building and technology will feel right at home at these summer programmes that mix the creativity and mechanics of Lego building with real world skills in computer technology and business topics. In the Summer iCamp, Lego and photography are used to create stop-animation stories. In the Super Boss camp, your miniature entrepreneurs design their own company with fun themes such as Boutique Boss or Railway Tycoon.
Until Aug 30, Unit B, 1/F, 151-153 Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, 2591 0100; $2,100 to $3,700.


Julia Tobin


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