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Full Day Summer Camps

2 July - 9 August 2024// Ages 5-11 years

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Overview

Looking for full-day camps with both sports and languages? ESF is offering precisely that. Children between 5-11 years old can join a language camp in the morning, followed by a multi-sports camp in the afternoon for a full day of learning and fun!

Available at Renaissance College, Kowloon Junior School, South Island School

The language camps start at 9 am and finish at noon, and children have various themes to choose from, such as Journey with Eager Explorers, Primary Reader’s Theatre & Primary Writing, Spanish through Art and Culture, Primary Science (STEM) and much more!

Multi-sports camp starts at 1 pm, and they combine a range of age-appropriate activities that aim to develop a core range of skills such as fundamental motor skills through to more sophisticated game-related abilities.

*Wet camps (water play session included) are available at RC and SIS, whereas Dry camps at KJS do not include any water session. Wet camp includes a 30-minute water session everyday, but previous swimming experience is not required - children will only engage in fun activities in the pool with the support of underwater platforms. Children will need to change into their swimsuit for the water session as they will be entering the pool everyday. Please prepare a swimming suit, swimming cap, google and towels to bring to class.



Lunch Arrangement: Parents are expected to pack food for their children to bring to class every day – lunch delivery is NOT allowed. There are no microwaves / refrigerators available, so something light and easy to carry, say sandwiches and wraps for example, is highly recommended as there is a sport session after lunch. Children will be having lunch in a designated area supervised by teachers between 12 nn and 1 pm. There will be breaks during class, parents may prepare snacks for their children.

School Bus Service: School bus service is available for Full Day Summer Camps (classes start at 9am and end at 4pm) and Morning Courses (classes start at 9am and end at 12pm) at South Island School only, please click HERE for more details.


*More programmes and locations coming soon, if you wish to receive any updates about our Summer Camps, please fill up the Interest Form HERE

Programme Options

AM: 0900-1200 // PM: 1300-1600

Age
5 years
6-8 years
9-11 years
12-18 years
Week 1
02-05 Jul
Week 2
08-12 Jul
Week 3
15-19 Jul
Week 4
22-26 Jul
Week 5
29Jul-02 Aug
Week 6
05-09 Aug
Week 1
02-05 Jul
Week 2
08-12 Jul
Week 3
15-19 Jul
Week 4
22-26 Jul
Week 5
29Jul-02 Aug
Week 6
05-09 Aug
Week 1
02-05 Jul
Week 2
08-12 Jul
Week 3
15-19 Jul
Week 4
22-26 Jul
Week 5
29Jul-02 Aug
Week 6
05-09 Aug
Week 4
22-26 Jul
Week 5
29Jul-02 Aug
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Primary Preparation
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Primary Preparation
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Primary Preparation
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Primary Preparation
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Primary Preparation
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Primary Preparation
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Primary Preparation
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Primary Preparation
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Primary Preparation
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Primary Preparation
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Primary Preparation
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Primary Preparation
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Reader's Threatre
Option
First Steps in English
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Option
Drama Star Creativity Camp
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Reader's Threatre
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Star Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
First Steps in English
Option
STEM - Ancient Science
Option
Drama Star Creativity Camp
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
STEM - Ancient Science
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Star Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Creative Writing
Option
First Steps in English
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Creative Writing
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Stars Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
First Steps in English
Option
STEM - Ancient Carnival
Option
Beginners Spanish - Spanish through Art and Culture
Option
Drama Star Creativity Camp
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
STEM - Ancient Carnival
Multi-Sports
Option
Beginners Spanish - Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Star Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Loop Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Reader's Threatre
Option
First Steps in English
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Reader's Threatre
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Option
Creative Writing
Option
First Steps in English
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Journey with Commander Earth
Multi-Sports
Option
Creative Writing
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Upper Primary Debate - Debate & Dialogue
Option
First Steps in English
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Upper Primary Debate - Debate & Dialogue
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
First Steps in English
Option
STEM - Ancient Science
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
STEM - Ancient Science
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Creative Writing
Option
First Steps in English
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Creative Writing
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
First Steps in English
Option
STEM - Science Carnival
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
STEM - Science Carnival
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
Option
Drama Circle Creativity Camp
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Primary Debate - Debate & Dialogue
Option
First Steps in English
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Primary Debate - Debate & Dialogue
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
Option
Spanish through Art and Culture
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
Creative Writing
Option
First Steps in English
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
Creative Writing
Multi-Sports
Option
First Steps in English
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(12-14 years - Full Day)
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(15 - 18 years - Full Day)
Option
10-Day Building Brands: An Expert-led course (Full Day)
Option
5-Day Entrepreneurship & International Business in Asia (Full Day)
Option
5-Day Documentary & Filmmaking
(Full Day)
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(12-14 years - Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(15 - 18 years - Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
10-Day Building Brands: An Expert-led course (Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
5-Day Entrepreneurship & International Business in Asia (Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
5-Day Documentary & Filmmaking
(Full Day)
Multi-Sports
AM
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(12-14 years - Full Day)
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(15-18 years - Full Day)
Option
10-Day Building Brands: An Expert-led course (Full Day)
Option
5-Day Entrepreneurship & International Business in Asia (Full Day)
Option
5-Day Documentary & Filmmaking
(Full Day)
PM
Multi-Sports
AM
PM
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(12-14 years - Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives
(15-18 years - Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
10-Day Building Brands: An Expert-led course (Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
5-Day Entrepreneurship & International Business in Asia (Full Day)
Multi-Sports
Option
5-Day Documentary & Filmmaking
(Full Day)
Multi-Sports

Full day of fun!

Morning
9AM - 12PM
14 programme options available:

Journey with Commander Earth

Upper Kindergarten: 4 – 5 years
Primary: 6 – 8 years

Join Commander Earth for 4 weeks of adventure as he travels over, under, forwards and backwards throughout the world, space and time! This course uses drama, games, story books, art to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills whilst broadening knowledge and experiences. With four weeks of programmes to choose from, students will embark on an exciting new journey each week, such as….

Over – creep through the jungle to learn about wildlife; trek through the rainforest and meet indigenous tribes and endangered species

Under – dive into the sea and explore the magnificent coral and hidden treasures; discover ways to protect our oceans through conservation and environment related projects

Backwards – travel back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth to discover more about extinction; brave fire breathing dragons to save the princess from the castle tower

Forwards – launch into space for a galactic adventure; design cities of the future and 

The course materials are on   4 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-4 are different every week and Weeks 5-8 start the rotation again. 

Language

Primary Preparation

P1 / Year 1 starters

This course is for kindergarten graduates who will be starting P1 after the summer. It provides a boost of skills, confidence and independence through lots of fun games, drama and activities in an ESF primary school setting. 

Over the course of two weeks, students will practise a range of essential skills which will provide an important foundation to ease their transition into primary school. This includes development of their understanding of the following: up to 100 high frequency words; capital letters and simple punctuation; basic sentence structure; speaking clearly during presentations; vocabulary development through a range of medium including art projects

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 start the rotation again. 

**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended 

Language

Primary Reader’s Theatre

Ages 6-8 Years

Reader’s Theatre is a technique to develop reading with understanding and fluency. Using a variety of scripts to practise and apply new techniques, students will:

  •         become immersed in Reader’s Theatre to bring scripts to life as they work together to read and act out stories and their own writing
  •         practise phonics, pronunciation and intonation through character portrayal and presentations
  •         build vocabulary and creativity through their own script writing
  •         be immersed in a rich, English speaking environment to build their understanding, confidence and enjoyment of the language.

This course is a great opportunity for your child to develop their English language proficiency. The carefully selected scripts give students essential practice in oral reading fluency and public speaking. The scripts also provide an opportunity for group interaction and student cooperation.

This is a one week course, therefore we suggest:

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
Language

Creative Writing (Primary Writing)

Lower Primary (Ages 6-8 years), Upper Primary (Ages 9-11 years)

Whether you know oxymoron from onomatopoeia or haiku from hyperbole, each week students will learn a range of techniques, vocabulary and grammar as they explore different text types.

Week 3 / 7 – Creative Writing: Creative juices will be flowing this week as students explore poetic and literary devices to bring their ideas to life. Our budding writers will then present their work at Open Day at the end of the week.

** Please note that students need to be at the early writing stage to join the Lower Primary Writing programme. This includes spelling some commonly used words and attempting to write sentences independently. Students who do not meet this requirement will be better suited to the Commander Earth programme in which there will still be some writing components but at a more appropriate level.

Primary Writing runs every other week; therefore, we would suggest:

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
Language

Spanish Through Art & Culture

Ages 7-11 Years

Spanish is a vibrant language with a fascinating culture. This summer, we are excited to offer a brand new Spanish course, in which students are immersed in the Hispanic art and culture as they develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Each day, students will build their understanding of the language through a different component of the culture. From latino music to indigenous art, students will travel in time through all the richness of Hispanic music, customs, people and colours. An immersion into different activities and art projects that will enrich not only their communication skills but also their love for art and their knowledge of different art techniques.  

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 starts the rotation again. 

**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended

Art

Primary Science - STEM: Past, Present & Future

Lower Primary (6-8 years old), Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

Technology is advancing and the world is evolving: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has come to the fore and it is now vital for all students to know the essentials of this subject…. or lose out!

Students will gain vital hands-on skills as they dive deep into engineering, design and simple technology challenges. Not only will they learn about the scientific method, they will also develop an understanding of a range of text types such as explanations and reports as they write up their experiments.

Week 2 / 6 – Ancient Science: From ancient irrigation methods to mummification, students will step back in time and complete STEM challenges based on ancient civilisations

Week 4 / 8 – Science Carnival: Students will become immersed in the carnival theme in which they will work on a series of mini-projects, including putting their knowledge of forces and motion into action by building their own carnival game to be played at Open Day

Primary Science runs every other week, therefore we suggest: 

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
STEM

First Steps in English

Lower Primary (6-8 years old), Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

This course focuses on the basic fundamentals of the English language. The lessons will provide a firm foundation for understanding and being able to apply basic grammar rules which are essential for communicating effectively

Students will work on  sentence structure and grammar to improve communication skills through a range of engaging writing and speaking activities

Everyday English for different life scenarios, in both formal and informal settings, will also be covered. This includes essential English for overseas travel and basic email English.  

*Please note that First Steps in English courses are only for beginners or those at a very basic level of English. If your child has a good grasp of English, please choose a different course from the range on offer from ESF Language & Learning. 

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 start the rotation again. 

**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended 

Language

Primary Debate - Debate & Dialogue

Debates are fun and engaging activities that exercise the brain to use all four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, sometimes concurrently.

In this course, students will:

  • Understand how debating works, what the rules are and how to debate effectively
  • Use formal language, persuasive techniques and connectives in a speech
  • Structure ideas on a given topic, using evidence and examples to enhance arguments
  • Develop critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills
  • Learn to express themselves confidently, coherently and assertively

This course is suitable for students who are new to debating and those who have already developed a taste for debating in their primary schools.  It can also prepare them for a variety of opportunities that they will come across in their secondary schools.

This is a one week course, therefore we suggest:

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
Language

Drama Creativity Camp

Drama Star (5-6 years), Drama Loop (6-8 years), Drama Circle (8-12 years) 

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will study an engaging theme and become the characters of the story. There will be a filmed performance at the end of the course.

 Students will:

  •   Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
  •   Perform individually and as a team
  •   Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
  •   Create costumes, props and set pieces
  •   Create their own filmed performance

Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Art

5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives (12-14 years)

This dynamic course is designed to empower students aged 12-14 to explore diverse career paths. Each day, students will focus on a specific in-demand industry with the guidance of a vetted industry expert who will be sharing their experiences and insights.  

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Science & Technology
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Media & Communication
  • Legal

Students will step into the roles of entrepreneur, scientist, wellness expert, media practitioner, and lawyer, learning what it takes to thrive in these careers through 5 engaging phases:

  • Discovery: Get a taste of different careers by understanding sectors and responsibilities, misconceptions vs. reality, future and growth potential, and what a typical day looks like for someone in each industry.
  • Core Competencies: Learn and build essential technical and soft skills as well as qualities needed to succeed in each industry.
  • Experience: Put knowledge to the real-world test by engaging in hands-on activities and applying learnings to accomplish project deliverables.
  • Pathways: Learn how to chart future career paths, from choosing the right course and university to actively seeking internships and upskilling opportunities.
  • Reflect: Solidify learnings and develop a roadmap for success through guided reflection and post-program support.
Business

5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives (15-18 years old)

In this immersive program, students aged 15-18 will explore diverse career paths and jumpstart their professional journey. Each day, students will focus on a specific in-demand industry with the guidance of a vetted industry expert who will be sharing their experiences and insights.  

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Science & Technology
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Media & Communication
  • Legal

Students will dive into the roles of entrepreneur, scientist, wellness expert, media practitioner, and lawyer, learning what it takes to thrive in these careers through 5 engaging phases:

  • Discovery: Demystify career paths by exploring industry sectors, key responsibilities, separating myths from reality, and understanding future growth potential. Gain a glimpse into a typical workday for professionals in each field.
  • Core Competencies: Develop and refine essential technical and soft skills, along with the qualities needed for success in their chosen industry.
  • Experience: Apply learnings by engaging in hands-on activities and completing project deliverables that simulate real-world scenarios.
  • Pathways: Explore university and course options, learn how to actively seek internships, and discover upskilling opportunities to stay competitive in their chosen field.
  • Reflect: Develop a roadmap for professional success and solidify learnings through guided reflection and post-program support.

 

Business

10-Day Building Brands: An Expert-led course

14 – 18 years 

This 10-day experience is the perfect avenue for students aged 14-18 to explore the exciting field of consulting. 

Participants will dive into a business challenge by applying design thinking principles, working collaboratively to pitch an innovative business idea and receive feedback from a panel of experts. This approach fosters the OWNIT professional core competencies crucial for future success in the consulting industry: 

  • Openness and growth mindset
  • Work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Networking and communication
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Teamwork and empathy

In this course, students will learn from leading global brands making their mark in Hong Kong and beyond. They will get the opportunity to network with industry professionals, hone their presentation skills, and discover if a career in consulting aligns with their strengths.

Business

5-Day Entrepreneurship & International Business in Asia

14 – 18 years

This programme is tailored to empower aspiring high school entrepreneurs with the skills and insights needed to navigate the complex business landscapes of China and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Through interactive workshops and case studies, you’ll discover how Hong Kong serves as a launchpad for international business ventures and as a prime example of global economic integration. This immersive experience will enable you to step into the role of a global entrepreneur and forge your path in the international business arena. Whether it’s honing your skills, expanding your network, or broadening your horizons, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and insights shared by industry experts and successful business leaders.

Business

5-Day Documentary & Filmmaking

14 – 18 years 

Are you passionate about storytelling, social issues, and the power of visual media? Do you wish to delve into the lives of diverse communities and bring untold stories to the screen? This intensive program invites budding filmmakers to experience Hong Kong’s rich cultural tapestry and explore the pressing issue of environmental protection through documentaries. Through hands-on workshops and mentorship from experienced documentary filmmakers, students will learn to create impactful documentaries that shed light on the environmental challenges faced by Hong Kong and its communities.

Join us to capture the essence of Hong Kong’s urban spirit while raising awareness about environmental issues through the lens of your documentary vision. Together, let’s amplify the voices advocating for a sustainable future in Hong Kong.

Arts

Journey with Commander Earth

Upper Kindergarten: 4 – 5 years
Primary: 6 – 8 years

Join Commander Earth for 4 weeks of adventure as he travels over, under, forwards and backwards throughout the world, space and time! This course uses drama, games, story books, art to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills whilst broadening knowledge and experiences. With four weeks of programmes to choose from, students will embark on an exciting new journey each week, such as….

Over – creep through the jungle to learn about wildlife; trek through the rainforest and meet indigenous tribes and endangered species

Under – dive into the sea and explore the magnificent coral and hidden treasures; discover ways to protect our oceans through conservation and environment related projects

Backwards – travel back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth to discover more about extinction; brave fire breathing dragons to save the princess from the castle tower

Forwards – launch into space for a galactic adventure; design cities of the future and 

The course materials are on   4 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-4 are different every week and Weeks 5-8 start the rotation again. 

Language

Primary Preparation

P1 / Year 1 starters

This course is for kindergarten graduates who will be starting P1 after the summer. It provides a boost of skills, confidence and independence through lots of fun games, drama and activities in an ESF primary school setting. 

Over the course of two weeks, students will practise a range of essential skills which will provide an important foundation to ease their transition into primary school. This includes development of their understanding of the following: up to 100 high frequency words; capital letters and simple punctuation; basic sentence structure; speaking clearly during presentations; vocabulary development through a range of medium including art projects

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 start the rotation again. 

**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended 

Language

Primary Reader’s Theatre

Ages 6-8 Years

Reader’s Theatre is a technique to develop reading with understanding and fluency. Using a variety of scripts to practise and apply new techniques, students will:

  •         become immersed in Reader’s Theatre to bring scripts to life as they work together to read and act out stories and their own writing
  •         practise phonics, pronunciation and intonation through character portrayal and presentations
  •         build vocabulary and creativity through their own script writing
  •         be immersed in a rich, English speaking environment to build their understanding, confidence and enjoyment of the language.

This course is a great opportunity for your child to develop their English language proficiency. The carefully selected scripts give students essential practice in oral reading fluency and public speaking. The scripts also provide an opportunity for group interaction and student cooperation.

This is a one week course, therefore we suggest:

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
Language

Creative Writing (Primary Writing)

Lower Primary (Ages 6-8 years), Upper Primary (Ages 9-11 years)

Whether you know oxymoron from onomatopoeia or haiku from hyperbole, each week students will learn a range of techniques, vocabulary and grammar as they explore different text types.

Week 3 / 7 – Creative Writing: Creative juices will be flowing this week as students explore poetic and literary devices to bring their ideas to life. Our budding writers will then present their work at Open Day at the end of the week.

** Please note that students need to be at the early writing stage to join the Lower Primary Writing programme. This includes spelling some commonly used words and attempting to write sentences independently. Students who do not meet this requirement will be better suited to the Commander Earth programme in which there will still be some writing components but at a more appropriate level.

Primary Writing runs every other week; therefore, we would suggest:

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
Language

Spanish Through Art & Culture

Ages 7-11 Years

Spanish is a vibrant language with a fascinating culture. This summer, we are excited to offer a brand new Spanish course, in which students are immersed in the Hispanic art and culture as they develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Each day, students will build their understanding of the language through a different component of the culture. From latino music to indigenous art, students will travel in time through all the richness of Hispanic music, customs, people and colours. An immersion into different activities and art projects that will enrich not only their communication skills but also their love for art and their knowledge of different art techniques.  

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 starts the rotation again. 

**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended

Art

Primary Science - STEM: Past, Present & Future

Lower Primary (6-8 years old), Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

Technology is advancing and the world is evolving: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has come to the fore and it is now vital for all students to know the essentials of this subject…. or lose out!

Students will gain vital hands-on skills as they dive deep into engineering, design and simple technology challenges. Not only will they learn about the scientific method, they will also develop an understanding of a range of text types such as explanations and reports as they write up their experiments.

Week 2 / 6 – Ancient Science: From ancient irrigation methods to mummification, students will step back in time and complete STEM challenges based on ancient civilisations

Week 4 / 8 – Science Carnival: Students will become immersed in the carnival theme in which they will work on a series of mini-projects, including putting their knowledge of forces and motion into action by building their own carnival game to be played at Open Day

Primary Science runs every other week, therefore we suggest: 

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
STEM

First Steps in English

Lower Primary (6-8 years old), Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

This course focuses on the basic fundamentals of the English language. The lessons will provide a firm foundation for understanding and being able to apply basic grammar rules which are essential for communicating effectively

Students will work on  sentence structure and grammar to improve communication skills through a range of engaging writing and speaking activities

Everyday English for different life scenarios, in both formal and informal settings, will also be covered. This includes essential English for overseas travel and basic email English.  

*Please note that First Steps in English courses are only for beginners or those at a very basic level of English. If your child has a good grasp of English, please choose a different course from the range on offer from ESF Language & Learning. 

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 start the rotation again. 

**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended 

Language

Primary Debate - Debate & Dialogue

Debates are fun and engaging activities that exercise the brain to use all four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, sometimes concurrently.

In this course, students will:

  • Understand how debating works, what the rules are and how to debate effectively
  • Use formal language, persuasive techniques and connectives in a speech
  • Structure ideas on a given topic, using evidence and examples to enhance arguments
  • Develop critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills
  • Learn to express themselves confidently, coherently and assertively

This course is suitable for students who are new to debating and those who have already developed a taste for debating in their primary schools.  It can also prepare them for a variety of opportunities that they will come across in their secondary schools.

This is a one week course, therefore we suggest:

Age Weeks 1 or 5 Weeks 2 or 6 Weeks 3 or 7 Week 4 or 8
6-8 years Reader’s Theatre Ancient Science  Creative Writing Science Carnival
9-11 years Debate Ancient Science Creative Writing Science Carnival
Language

Drama Creativity Camp

Drama Star (5-6 years), Drama Loop (6-8 years), Drama Circle (8-12 years) 

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will study an engaging theme and become the characters of the story. There will be a filmed performance at the end of the course.

 Students will:

  •   Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
  •   Perform individually and as a team
  •   Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
  •   Create costumes, props and set pieces
  •   Create their own filmed performance

Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Art

5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives (12-14 years)

This dynamic course is designed to empower students aged 12-14 to explore diverse career paths. Each day, students will focus on a specific in-demand industry with the guidance of a vetted industry expert who will be sharing their experiences and insights.  

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Science & Technology
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Media & Communication
  • Legal

Students will step into the roles of entrepreneur, scientist, wellness expert, media practitioner, and lawyer, learning what it takes to thrive in these careers through 5 engaging phases:

  • Discovery: Get a taste of different careers by understanding sectors and responsibilities, misconceptions vs. reality, future and growth potential, and what a typical day looks like for someone in each industry.
  • Core Competencies: Learn and build essential technical and soft skills as well as qualities needed to succeed in each industry.
  • Experience: Put knowledge to the real-world test by engaging in hands-on activities and applying learnings to accomplish project deliverables.
  • Pathways: Learn how to chart future career paths, from choosing the right course and university to actively seeking internships and upskilling opportunities.
  • Reflect: Solidify learnings and develop a roadmap for success through guided reflection and post-program support.
Business

5-Day Multisector Career Perspectives (15-18 years old)

In this immersive program, students aged 15-18 will explore diverse career paths and jumpstart their professional journey. Each day, students will focus on a specific in-demand industry with the guidance of a vetted industry expert who will be sharing their experiences and insights.  

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Science & Technology
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Media & Communication
  • Legal

Students will dive into the roles of entrepreneur, scientist, wellness expert, media practitioner, and lawyer, learning what it takes to thrive in these careers through 5 engaging phases:

  • Discovery: Demystify career paths by exploring industry sectors, key responsibilities, separating myths from reality, and understanding future growth potential. Gain a glimpse into a typical workday for professionals in each field.
  • Core Competencies: Develop and refine essential technical and soft skills, along with the qualities needed for success in their chosen industry.
  • Experience: Apply learnings by engaging in hands-on activities and completing project deliverables that simulate real-world scenarios.
  • Pathways: Explore university and course options, learn how to actively seek internships, and discover upskilling opportunities to stay competitive in their chosen field.
  • Reflect: Develop a roadmap for professional success and solidify learnings through guided reflection and post-program support.

 

Business

10-Day Building Brands: An Expert-led course

14 – 18 years 

This 10-day experience is the perfect avenue for students aged 14-18 to explore the exciting field of consulting. 

Participants will dive into a business challenge by applying design thinking principles, working collaboratively to pitch an innovative business idea and receive feedback from a panel of experts. This approach fosters the OWNIT professional core competencies crucial for future success in the consulting industry: 

  • Openness and growth mindset
  • Work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Networking and communication
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Teamwork and empathy

In this course, students will learn from leading global brands making their mark in Hong Kong and beyond. They will get the opportunity to network with industry professionals, hone their presentation skills, and discover if a career in consulting aligns with their strengths.

Business

5-Day Entrepreneurship & International Business in Asia

14 – 18 years

This programme is tailored to empower aspiring high school entrepreneurs with the skills and insights needed to navigate the complex business landscapes of China and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Through interactive workshops and case studies, you’ll discover how Hong Kong serves as a launchpad for international business ventures and as a prime example of global economic integration. This immersive experience will enable you to step into the role of a global entrepreneur and forge your path in the international business arena. Whether it’s honing your skills, expanding your network, or broadening your horizons, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and insights shared by industry experts and successful business leaders.

Business

5-Day Documentary & Filmmaking

14 – 18 years 

Are you passionate about storytelling, social issues, and the power of visual media? Do you wish to delve into the lives of diverse communities and bring untold stories to the screen? This intensive program invites budding filmmakers to experience Hong Kong’s rich cultural tapestry and explore the pressing issue of environmental protection through documentaries. Through hands-on workshops and mentorship from experienced documentary filmmakers, students will learn to create impactful documentaries that shed light on the environmental challenges faced by Hong Kong and its communities.

Join us to capture the essence of Hong Kong’s urban spirit while raising awareness about environmental issues through the lens of your documentary vision. Together, let’s amplify the voices advocating for a sustainable future in Hong Kong.

Arts
Afternoon
1PM - 4PM

Multisports

Ages 5 – 10 Years
Summertime is the time to get out and get moving and with an ESF Multi-Sports Camp, your child will do just that! Providing a safe and enjoyable environment for students, our enthusiastic approach, combined with expert coaches with a passion for sport, enables every student to develop their skills and self-confidence in a range of activities, both as an individual and within a group or team dynamic.
*Wet camps (water play session included) are available at RC and SIS, whereas Dry camps at KJS do not include any water session. Wet camp includes a 30-minute water session everyday, but previous swimming experience is not required – children will only engage in fun activities in the pool with the support of underwater platforms. Children will need to change into their swimsuit for the water session as they will be entering the pool everyday. Please prepare a swimming suit, swimming cap, google and towels to bring to class.

 

Sports
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Testimonials

The swimming coaches were especially patient and attentive, we were very happy with the swim classes (that were part of the multi-sport camp).
- A parent from 2021 Summer Camps
I joined other playgroups too, but ESF playgroup is the best, my kid had so much fun and enjoyed it so much!
- A parent from 2021 Summer Camps