Booking Procedures

 

1. Advance Booking

  • Please send the completed booking forms to the respective holiday camp by mail or by fax in accordance with the schedule below. Late applications will not be accepted (postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the application date).

    Month of BookingDeadline of Application
    Jan 30/9
    of the preceding year
    Feb 31/10
    of the preceding year
    Mar 30/11
    of the preceding year
    Apr 31/12
    of the preceding year
    May 31/1
    of the same year
    Jun 28 or 29/2 of the same year
    Jul 31/3
    of the same year
    Aug 30/4
    of the same year
    Sep 31/5
    of the
    same year
    Oct 30/6
    of the same
    year
    Nov 31/7
    of the
    same year
    Dec 31/8
    of the
    same year
  • In case the number of applications exceeds the quota for the same camping date, allocation of places will be determined by ballot at 3:00pm on the 5th working day of each month at the camp office (e.g. Places for bookings in May will be determined by ballot on the 5th working day of February).
  • Applicants who have not received any notification on the 20th day of the ballot month may assume their bookings unsuccessful. No separate notice will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
  • Successful applicants should pay the camp fees before the due date specified in the notification.

2. Booking for Camp Places Left Unfilled after the Ballot

  • Starting from 8:30 am on the 20th day of each month, camp places left unfilled after the ballot will be open for booking by members of the public:


    (i) through the Leisure Link e-Services System
    Starting from 20 March 2018, the Leisure Link e-Services System (LLES) and its mobile version (mLLES) will take bookings for camp places.  Applicants may book any camp places left unfilled after the ballot and settle payment at once through the LLES or mLLES.  The Acknowledgement should be printed out for verification.  It should be noted that the LLES and mLLES cannot process transactions over HKD3,000.  Bookings with the total camp fee exceeding HKD3,000 should be made and paid for in person at LCSD District Leisure Services Offices or Leisure Link Booking Outlets.

    (ii) in person
    Applicants may book the camp places in person on a first-come-first-served basis at any LCSD District Leisure Services Offices or Leisure Link Booking Outlets / Self-service Kiosk and they should complete the procedures and settle the camp fees on-the-spot.

     

    Booking DateCamping Date(s)
    * Between the 1st and 19th of the month Between the tenth day after the day of booking and the end of the second following month
    (Example: On 1st January, applicants can book the camp places left unfilled within the period from the tenth day after the day of booking, i.e. 11th January, to 31st March.)
    * Between the 20th and the end of the month Between the tenth day after the day of booking and the end of the third following month
    (Example: On 20th January, applicants can book the camp places left unfilled within the period from the tenth day after the day of booking, i.e. 30th January, to 30th April.)

3. Booking for camp places available within the next ten days

  • Booking of camp places available within the next 10 days should be made direct through telephone to the office of the respective holiday camp. The deadline for all bookings (including day, evening and residential camps) is one day prior to the check-in date. The Department will consider on-the-spot enrollment according to the situation of the camp concerned.

4. Priority Booking Arrangements for Schools

Local schools (including kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and special schools) are given priority in making six-month advance bookings for day/evening/residential camp places for organising school activities. This arrangement applies only to normal school day (from Mondays to Fridays, and except residential camp on any day preceding a public holiday).

Schools are required to send their completed booking forms to the respective holiday camps by post or by fax before the deadlines set below:

Camping PeriodDeadline for Booking
Jan 30/6
of the preceding year
Feb 31/7
of the preceding year
Mar 31/8
of the preceding year
Apr 30/9
of the preceding year
May 31/10
of the preceding year
Jun 30/11
of the preceding year
Jul
*
31/12
of the preceding year
Aug
**
Not Applicable
Sep 28/2 or 29/2
of the same year
Oct 31/3
of the
same year
Nov 30/4
of the same
year
Dec 31/5
of the
same year

* Booking in July is restricted to the normal school days announced by the Education Bureau.
** No booking in August as the days in August are not normal school days.

If bookings for the same camping period exceed the quota, camp places will be allocated by ballot at 3:00 pm on the fifth working day of each month in the offices of the respective holiday camps (e.g. camp places in May will be allocated by ballot on the fifth working day of November of the preceding year). The offices of the respective holiday camps will notify successful applicants in writing for payment of camp fees.

If there are any unfilled camp places after ballot, schools may make telephone enquiries and bookings direct to the offices of the respective holiday camps.

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