Get close to nature for aged 4-11! Come and join the camp adopting “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids*” principles. Kids get hands-on educational fun at Ocean Park! “Summer Adventure” brings children closer to nature during the summer holiday. Incorporating the principles of “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids*”, the new camp will continue to adopt “experiential learning” and “nature play” as key approaches to engage children in learning through discovery. Through immersing kids in a series of animal conservation-themed activities, the camps are aimed to enhance children’s self-confidence, communication, and team building skills.
The curriculum comprises three levels: “Little Explorers” for children aged 4-5; “Junior Explorers” for children aged 6-8; and “Adventurous Explorers” for children aged 9-11.
Little Explorers (3-day programme) Age: 4-5
Little ones ages 4-5 will explore marine life from a scientific perspective and understand the dietary habits of different fish species under the guidance of the Park’s aquarists. Other activities include closely interacting with seashore animals and observing the unusual eating habits of a manta ray in the back-of-house areas of The Grand Aquarium and learning more about otters, sea lions and arctic foxes. Each activity will be followed by a series of hands-on experiment to deepen their knowledge of animal habitats. Wow!
Junior Explorers (5-day programme) Age: 6-8
The curriculum will be conducted in the form of mini-experiments. Participants will uncover the digestive system of giant pandas by examining their stool and sort out the nutritious checklist for marine mammals in the back-of-house areas of The North Pole; they will also be taught by the Park’s animal keepers to do simple tricks with dolphins.
Adventurous Explorers (5-day programme + overnight session) Age: 9-11
Participants will receive training from the Park’s animal keepers and assist with daily tasks in the back-of-house areas of The North Pole and The Grand Aquarium. Through close encounters with froggies and walrus, as well as feeding coral fish, sea jelly, sharks, and rays, participating children can sharpen their observational skills. As part of the curriculum, camps will spend the night at The Grand Aquarium on the third day of the programme and introduce their newly invented animals’ toys and keepers’ tools on the last day to guests at the animal exhibits.