Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps For Kids

By Gina Batmunkh 2021-06-02 13:00:07


Can’t believe another school year is about to finish soon. As parents, we want our kids to spend summer days in a meaningful and fun way. Camps provide a safe place for children to explore new skills. Plus, it is a brilliant way to avoid the phrase “I’m bored” and engage in fun learning experiences during summer. 

So, we have gathered a big list of summer camps to make your kids busy.


Julia Gabriel

Julia Gabriel Centre lets children be expressive and creative. If you are looking for a parent-accompanied summer camp, this is the one for you. Register soon to help your child stay active and become an even more confident learner and communicator in preparation for the new school year. 

Summer camps at Julia Gabriel:

  • PlayNest/PlayClub Camp Adult-accompanied

  • Bilingual Immersion Preschool Camp

  • Bilingual Speech and Drama Full-day Camp

  • Discovery Adventure Camp Read, Write and Run



E-mail: enquiries@juliagabriel.com.cn

Tel: 21 6418 5600



Tiny Tots International Pre-School & Kindergarten

Founded in 1997, Tiny Tots is the only independent English language international kindergarten in Shanghai. Their reputable curriculum has been proven over the past 24 years to ensure children’s success by instilling in children the love of learning and ability to learn. Join Tiny Tots summer camp which offers a truly multi-cultural environment.

Address: 43 West Fuxing Road, Xuhui District

Tel: 21 6431 3788


Address: 50 Gumei Road, Minhang District

Tel: 21 6480 8933



Harrow International School

Harrow International School and Harrow Little Lions are happy to invite families to their free weekly events. The activities are designed for babies and toddlers between 3 months to 3 years. They offer swimming classes, and music & movement. Reserve your spot by scanning the QR code on the poster. 


Harrow International School:

Address: 588 Gaoxi Road, Pudong


Harrow Little Lions:

Address: 3221 ZhangyangBei Road, Pudong




ICONX creates a safe and inclusive environment and encourages your child to take risks, and also find the balance. If your child likes and is interested in skateboarding and is aged 6 to 16 years old, ICONX is what you are looking for.  

ICONX hosts their camps at multiple venues, and it has the family fun seal of approval with a lot of positive feedback from families. With talented and knowledgeable instructors, your kids will learn in no time. To register simply scan the QR code on the poster.     

Address: Puxi

151 Kangding Road, No.518-12, Linkong skate park


Address: Pudong

308 Yaoti Road and 49 Jingyan Road

WeChat: Iconxskateboarding



Awesome Kids Club

Awesome Kids Club summer camp is back for their 11th year. Join their fun filled activities during the summer and practice important educational skills using a fun, play-based approach. This summer, all four weeks are themed around a book. Let your little bookworms dive into some famous children's classics which they may not have experienced yet. 


Address: 2F, Qunxing Building, 940 Changde Road

E-mail: info@awesomekidsclub.cn

Time: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Child/Teacher Ratio: 1:5 with English and Chinese staff

Lunch & Snack: Included in Fee (Provided by Awesome Kids Club)

Nap: Available for those that need it



Little Medical School

Little Medical School (LMS) is the pioneer and leading developer of hands-on interactive programmes for children with a focus on healthcare. Our STEM based curriculum for children aged 4-16 years old, focuses on after school programmes, summer camps, preschool activities, birthday parties, and corporate initiatives. Our unique approach helps children explore the benefits of careers in healthcare – whether human or animal – while simultaneously educating and entertaining them.


Summer camp locations

The Bridge School

Address: 669 Haike Road

Lalaport at Jinqiao

Address: 738 Xinjinqiao Road

Ambassy Club at Green City

Address: 588 Hongfeng Road


Duration: From 5th July to 27th August

Tel: 173 1768 9065

WeChat: littlemedicalschool

Website: www.littlemedicalschool.com.cn


Shanghai City Ballet

If your kid loves dancing, look no further then Shanghai City Ballet. Dancing young kids make everything better. It is so adorable to watch our little humans dance to their own beat, without a care in the world which can bring us a big smile. Shanghai City Ballet offers half day and full day options for ages 3 to 12 years old. Half day is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Full day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Address: 12F, 1219 Changle Road

WeChat: SCB-admin



Future Grow Academy

Future Grow Academy is calling all children to start their summer together at FGA. The summer camp lets children cultivate their English and learn about the Olympics. To embrace the spirit of sport, they have created three themed camps.

  • The Olympic Exploration Camp

  • The Olympic Architecture Camp

  • The Olympic Voyaging Camp



E-mail: camp@fga-china.com

Tel: 130 0310 7365

WeChat: FutureGrowAcademy



Elite Dance Company

Most kids respond to the sound of music with joy and enthusiasm. Moving to music is a great way to develop an awareness of dance and an appreciation of music. Elite Dance Company offers dance classes for kids ages 3 to 6 years old. Book two or more weeks and enjoy a 15% discount. 


WeChat: elitedanceacademy

Address: Rm 1905, Universal Mansion, 172 Yuyuan Road



FD Football Academy

FD Football Academy is run by qualified coaches and offers kids the chance to develop their skills through the tactical, physical, mental, and social aspects of football, and learn new techniques along the way. It's a safe and fun environment, join their summer camp. While learning new things each day, kids will enjoy making new friends through engaging activities. Limited spots are available, so register now by scannning the QR code on the poster. 

They also offer residential camps for boys from 9 to 16 years old.

Suzhou:18th-24th July

Shanghai: 1st-7th August


E-mail: info@fdshanghaiacademy.com

WeChat: FD Football



Early Birds

The Adventure Summer Day Camp 6.0 of Earlybirds provides an opportunity for children to improve their communication and acquire multiple skills by gaining immersive English learning experiences and being exposed to different drama techniques. Earlybirds is dedicated to enhancing childrens’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and helps them to be more cooperative in the meantime. Also, letting kids step out of their comfort zone and get the ability to be self-driven.

Address: Pudong

366 Hongfeng Road

Address: Puxi

1966 Changning Road

WeChat: EarlyBirds-English



Dance Box

Is your son or daughter interested in dance? Whether it's a recreational or competitive level, by joining Dance Box your child will benefit from participating in a dance class. It offers ballet, jazz, latin, hip-hop, drama, vocal and conditioning. Dance Box encourages children to explore dance, grow their technique, their confidence and their love for dance. 

Address: 295 Wuyi Road

WeChat: Dance-Box 




If your kids are into arts and crafts, register your kids for a Craft'd summer camp without any delay. They also offer Happy Potter Camp on 12-13th August. The camp is for 6 to 12-year-olds. Both boys and girls are very welcome. Lunch is free for full-day campers, and a snack is served in the afternoon. Kids also can bring their own lunchboxes. Maximum participants for the camp is 15 kids. So hurry up and register now. 

Address: 1288 Middle Fuxing Road, near Xiangyang Road

WeChat: Craftd

Website: www.craftd-shanghai.com



Reach Out

ReachOut Education gathers a team of qualified overseas teachers with the aim to provide a variety of English language courses to help children at different stages to improve their academic performance. Our Vocabulary and Grammar classes offer a solid foundation. Our Writing and Reading course focus on improving literature analysis skills to cultivate students’ critical thinking. In addition, RO integrates with an international mathematics curriculum to help children expand their logical thinking. Social Science courses expand children's general knowledge. This summer, RO will help children improve comprehensively. 

Age group: Grade 6-8

Address: C09, 10F, Shanghai Mart, 2299 West Yan'an Road

Tel: 21 5266 2686

WeChat: Reach Out



Blackbelt Fit

If you are looking for a sports activity for your kids, or an alternative option to a regular fitness routine, martial arts is unlike any other sport. Blackbeltfit summer camp offers children the chance to learn valuable self defense skills that trains their minds and bodies. It is a nine-week camp for 6 to 13-year-olds. 


Address: 99 Middle Wulumuqi Road, "The Summit" Taekwondo Gym

WeChat: blackbeltfit



TeamLab Borderless & Rocket Brain

If you have visited teamLab Borderless Shanghai, then you know that it offers artworks without boundaries. Artworks move out of rooms, communicate with other works, and influence with no boundaries. So you have an opportunity to create your own infinite showroom during the 5-day camp for kids from 7 to 12 years old. Scan the QR code on the poster to reserve your spot. 

Address: C2, 100 Huayuangang Road


Queen of Arts 

Get crafty this summer, and let your kids be creative with Queen of Arts summer camp. Join the fun filled activities, and jazz up the room with great arts and crafts. 

Duration: from 5th July to 13th August

Address: Studio 5-169 Jiashan Road, near Yongjia Road

WeChat: CatherineAveline



Busy Bee

Aren't younger kids busy bees? They wake up on the dot, and start doing their thing. I mean, they get somewhat busy making a mess. Busy Bee offers theme-based, play-based camps and focuses on "whole child development" especially in the areas of social and emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. Join Busy Bee's summer camp now. 

Tel: 21 5410 6150

WeChat: BusyBeeEducation

Website: www.busybeeeducation.com



Active Kidz Shanghai

AKS summer camps are open for registration, and include programmes like football, basketball, baseball, swimming, mixed spots, and arts and crafts with an option of half and full day summer camps. One of the fun ways to spend summer is surely making new friends, learning new skills, and exploring new games. Join the AKS community now. 


Pudong Location:


Puxi location:


Bushido Jiu Jitsu

Bushido summer camp lets kids learn the foundations of self-defense in a safe environment. Kids will also improve their motor skills, agility and flexibility while learning the basics of self-defense. Maximum 12 kids per week, so hurry up to register by scanning the QR code on the poster. 

Address: 1F, 969 Wuding Road

WeChat: Bushidobjj



China Sports United

China Sports United offers a variety of summer camps for children including multi-sports, swimming & water polo, hip-hop, and basketball. Join CSU summer camp with qualified coaches (former pro athletes with coach licenses), and well-defined curriculums. 

Tel: 21 6199 4816

Website: chinasportsunited.com

WeChat: 17321436897




UFC Fit provides children a community of qualified coaches in a safe, fun environment. This summer camp offers Brazilian Jiujitsu, boxing, and youth fitness. Kids will learn the basics of self-defense and enhance their coordination, mobility, and agility.

Address: Lanhai International Plaza, No. 160 Century Avenue

Tel: 400 812 9788