The Backyard Gang

An outdoor adventure for 5-9 year olds

Explore

The Backyard Gang

An outdoor adventure for 5-9 year olds

Explore

THE GANG IS A PLACE WHERE KIDS HAVE THE FREEDOM TO PLAY

We are a bunch of 5-8 year olds that meet every week after school and embark on different and exciting adventures. Whether that is hiking the trails, building fires, scrambling through streams or building a rope swing on the beach, we are creating our own Backyard right here in Hong Kong

Our Gang members get wet, get dirty, poke bugs and laugh, a lot!

We keep our ratios low so every kid gets the attention they deserve. We want our Gang members to love the outdoors, be confident to explore it and have endless curiosity about the boundless possibilities that it has to offer.

Hands down best activity in HK!

- Helen S

AUTUMN TERM

AUGUST – DECEMBER

Tuesdays – 4:30 – 6:00pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 4:00 – 5:30pm
@ Wong Nai Chung Gap

$350 per 1.5 hour session

*Every new Gang Member receives their own Gang Pack which includes all the essentials to get out and explore.
(one-off payment of $500).

New Term resumes the week of 26th August.

Gang Pack

The Gang Pack is in place of a uniform. These identifiable bright green backpacks help bring our Gang Members together as a team. Inside you will find:  Water Bottle, Sun Hat, Poncho, Compass/Whistle, Magnifying Glass, Clipboard & Pencil & First Aid Kit The Gang Pack costs $500 (included in the deposit) and includes all of the above. For any lost items, please contact us.

Drop off and pick up
Drop off and pick up points will vary within HK Island depending on which day you choose. Most weeks we meet at our ‘outdoor classroom’ but on some weeks we meet at places like South Bay Beach, Tai Tam Tuk Resevoir or Aberdeen Country Park.
What to wear
We do not have a uniform. The kids are free to dress as they like. However, they should be encouraged to make smart choices in relation to the weather and that week’s activity. Good shoes are a must! Please bring along Gang Packs to every session with all Gang Equipment – don’t forget the hat!
Communications
Most communication is through dedicated Whatsapp Groups. Weekly overviews are sent out to these groups outlining the session’s location and any other relevant information you may need to know. You will also receive the weekly video of your child’s Gang session.
Illness or schedule clash
If your child cannot make it, please let us know. We always wait for the whole Gang to arrive before we set off!
Payment
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer (HSBC), PAYME (HSBC) App or Cheque. We ask that full payment is made 2 weeks prior to the start of the term. Places will only be secured once we have received your application form AND proof of payment. 
Weather
Sessions are automatically cancelled during Black rain warnings or the hoisting of the No.8 Typhoon Signal. If the Gang is in progress while a severe weather warning is hoisted we will keep them safe until you can collect them or they can be handed into the care of a Guardian.  Please always assume that we will cancel if Red rain is hoisted. However, if we think it will be safe and Black rain is unlikely to be hoisted then we will go ahead (with caution).  Updates will be sent out to the WhatsApp groups.  In case of a Typhoon signal 3, assume we are on unless you hear otherwise. Sorry to say that credit refund will not be issued for cancellation caused by inclement weather.
Cancellation & Refunds
Refunds, credit letters or make up sessions will NOT be given for non-attendance of programmes/event for any reason. Refunds, credit letters will be issued if a doctors note is provided to prove the student is unable to attend due to injury or prolonged illness. All other refunds will be at the discretion of Backyard Roots Ltd management and based on individual circumstances.
Disclaimer
With appreciation of the dangers and risks associated with programmes and activities on my own behalf and/or on behalf of my child, I hereby fully and completely release and waive any and all claims for personal injury, death, or loss that may arise against Backyard Roots Limited, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organisations associated with any programme or activity. I fully understand that participants will participate at their own risk. By enrolling my child/ren, myself or my family members in any programme or event, I accept all the conditions relating to the course.

2020

JANUARY – APRIL

Tuesdays – 4:30 – 6:00pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 4:00 – 5:30pm
@ Wong Nai Chung Gap

$350 per 1.5 hour session

*Every new Gang Member receives their own Gang Pack which includes all the essentials to get out and explore.
(one-off payment of $500)

September 2019

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AUTUMN TERM

AUGUST – DECEMBER

Tuesdays – 4:30 – 6:00pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 4:00 – 5:30pm
@ Wong Nai Chung Gap

$350 per 1.5 hour session

*Every new Gang Member receives their own Gang Pack which includes all the essentials to get out and explore.
(one-off payment of $500).

New Term resumes the week of 26th August.

2020

JANUARY – APRIL

Tuesdays – 4:30 – 6:00pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 4:00 – 5:30pm
@ Wong Nai Chung Gap

$350 per 1.5 hour session

*Every new Gang Member receives their own Gang Pack which includes all the essentials to get out and explore.
(one-off payment of $500)

September 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
  • Gang week 2
3
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25
  • Gang week 5
26
  • Gang week 5
27
  • Gang week 5
28
29
30
Gang Pack
The Gang Pack is in place of a uniform. These identifiable bright green backpacks help bring our Gang Members together as a team. Inside you will find: Log Book Water Bottle Sun Hat Poncho Compass/Whistle Magnifying Glass Clipboard & Pencil First Aid Kit The Gang Pack costs $500 (included in the deposit) and includes all of the above. For any lost items, please contact us.
Drop off and pick up
Drop off and pick up points will vary within HK Island depending on which day you choose. Most weeks we meet at our ‘outdoor classroom’ but on some weeks we meet at places like South Bay Beach, Tai Tam Tuk Resevoir or Aberdeen Country Park.
What to wear
We do not have a uniform. The kids are free to dress as they like. However, they should be encouraged to make smart choices in relation to the weather and that week’s activity. Good shoes are a must! Please bring along Gang Packs to every session with all Gang Equipment – don’t forget the hat!
Communications
Most communication is through dedicated Whatsapp Groups. Weekly overviews are sent out to these groups outlining the session’s location and any other relevant information you may need to know. You will also receive the weekly video of your child’s Gang session.
Illness or schedule clash
If your child cannot make it, please let us know. We always wait for the whole Gang to arrive before we set off!
Payment
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer (HSBC), PAYME (HSBC) App or Cheque. We ask that full payment is made 2 weeks prior to the start of the term. Places will only be secured once we have received your application form AND proof of payment. 
Weather
Sessions are automatically cancelled during Black rain warnings or the hoisting of the No.8 Typhoon Signal. If the Gang is in progress while a severe weather warning is hoisted we will keep them safe until you can collect them or they can be handed into the care of a Guardian.  Please always assume that we will cancel if Red rain is hoisted. However, if we think it will be safe and Black rain is unlikely to be hoisted then we will go ahead (with caution).  Updates will be sent out to the WhatsApp groups.  In case of a Typhoon signal 3, assume we are on unless you hear otherwise. Sorry to say that credit refund will not be issued for cancellation caused by inclement weather.
Cancellation & Refunds
Refunds, credit letters or make up sessions will NOT be given for non-attendance of programmes/event for any reason. Refunds, credit letters will be issued if a doctors note is provided to prove the student is unable to attend due to injury or prolonged illness. All other refunds will be at the discretion of Backyard Roots Ltd management and based on individual circumstances.
Disclaimer
With appreciation of the dangers and risks associated with programmes and activities on my own behalf and/or on behalf of my child, I hereby fully and completely release and waive any and all claims for personal injury, death, or loss that may arise against Backyard Roots Limited, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organisations associated with any programme or activity. I fully understand that participants will participate at their own risk. By enrolling my child/ren, myself or my family members in any programme or event, I accept all the conditions relating to the course.

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