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July 3, 2008

Camp Dim Sum

Aah the good ol’ days of summer camp…the sound of marshmallows crackling over a fire, the sight of the tranquil lake glowing at sunset, the feeling of being lulled into a blissful slumber under the stars. And the best part was, when you woke up, the whole day was planned out for you. While you might not be a kid anymore (contrary to what your partner may think), that doesn’t mean you can’t get help from your in-the-know, super fun counselors. We’ve taken summer camp and upped the ante. Now you can get a taste of all your favourite summer camp pastimes, right here in the city. It’s time to sign up for Camp Dim Sum!

Arts & Crafts
Once you’re finished making your popsicle stick photo frame, head over to The Cat Street Gallery to discover Desert Dreamings, which presents the works of some of the most dynamic and exciting Aboriginal artists in Australia today. The exhibit offers unique insight into the history and contemporary lives of three of Australia’s leading indigenous communities revealing the diversity of their life experiences. (June 30 – July 12, The Cat Street Gallery, G/F, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2544 6223)

Water Sports
You’ve graduated from the dinghy, it’s time to upgrade to a boat you can actually have some fun on!   Skandia Adult Sail Training in partnership with Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has all the training you’ll need in a 5-day course conducted by experienced qualified Hong Kong Sailing Federation instructors on their two-sail 16′ Stratos sailboats. (2832 2817, http://www.rhkyc.org.hk)

Drama
We know your winning performance in the all-camp sing-along is a tough act to follow, but Oleanna by David Mamet — a sizzling power struggle between a University student and her tutor — may give you a run for your money (July 1-5, Arts Centre, Macaulay Studio, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, urbtix.cityline.com.hk). As if you didn’t have enough angst as a teenager, Jonathan Douglas brings us Angst For Adults a musical drama combining original songs with dramatic monologues from Shakespeare, Pinter and Beckett. (July 4-5, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, http://www.hkticketing.com).

Rainy Day Activity
Next time the forecast is looking less than appealing, grab your BFF and head to The Peninsula for their Weekday Spa Escape. The luxurious half-day program includes a 30-minute Salt and Oil Full Body Exfoliation and a 1 hour and 20 minute Aromatherapy Body Massage followed by an exclusive poolside lunch featuring light and healthy cuisine. Arrive early for a good girly catch-up in the spa’s thermal suite or Asian tea lounge. Purchase one at HK$1,800, then bring along a friend for a second Weekday Spa Escape at 50% off, for just HK$900. (The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, 2315 3322)

Overnight Excursion
For the full outdoor camping experience, head to Pui O beach on Lantau where Treasure Island HK and Ooh La La! Restaurant can provide all the essentials to set up camp for the weekend.  Showers and changing rooms are available and activities such as cycling and kayaking can be arranged, as well as campfires and beach BBQ dinners. (2984 8711, http://www.oohlala-hk.com)

It’s been a great day at Camp Dim Sum, sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite!  We look forward to another day of fun tomorrow…



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