The Easter break is almost upon us (we know – where the heck did that come from?). If you’re feeling panicked about keeping the kids amused for a whole month, Singapore’s extensive range of Easter camps are here to save the day. These multi-day workshops will help your kids try out new activities – or improve existing talents – while having heaps of fun. As well as getting the little ones out of the house, these camps are active, engaging and great for making new pals. Not to mention the fact that they’ll be exhausted at the end of the day!
To help you pick the best Easter Camp for your child, we’ve rounded up some of the best holiday camps and clubs across the Red Dot. Read on for arts and crafts, cooking, robotics, sports and more. (Psst…looking for more Easter fun? Hop this way.)
What: Whether you’re looking for a multi-activity camp or a specialised camp (including cooking, sports, and more), Camp Asia has lots of choices for children aged 3 to 11 years. If your little one loves the culinary arts, Super Chef (for kids aged six to 11) with chef Emmanuel Stroobant will have them whipping up yummy delights like sushi and meringues. And Sports Stars (for kids aged six to 11) offers children the chance to try out a bunch of new sports for the first time, from cricket to basketball.
When: 30 March-3 April, 6-10 April and 13-17 April
Where: Australian International School and Stamford International School
What: Adventurous, outdoorsy kids will have plenty of fun at Centaur Group’s multi-sports camps. A week-long affair, each day will be brimming with exciting games and activities like touch rugby, a mini Olympics, and team challenges. Depending on which session you choose, they’ll also enjoy different days out to play-centric spots like Amped trampoline park and Sentosa.
When: 30 March-3 April (Kids Amaze and Amped), 6-10 April (Combat Skirmish and Sentosa Beach Challenge)
Where: Centaurs Sports Park, 200 Turf Club Road
Monsters Under The Bed Creative Writing School
What: Epic QuestINK is a three-day workshop aimed at young Hemingways and Rowlings aged 7-12. Students will learn all about creating an epic hero’s adventure – think ferocious monsters, mystical beings and strange lands. This is a wonderful choice for kids with a strong creative streak and a way with words.
When: 16-18 March
Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Survivors Pirates Skate Camp
What: Whether your child has skating experience or not, this imaginative camp will teach them how to be a whiz on wheels. Non-skaters will learn the basics of balance and movement, while skaters will move on to impressive tricks like skating backwards and sliding. Both half-day and full-day camps are available. For maximum fun, opt for the full-day programme, which includes a loot bag of treats and pirate-themed activities like Captain Hook’s Treasure Hunt and Cannonball Blast.
When: 16-19 March
Where: East Coast Park and West Coast Park
What: Little ones aged 5-11 can burn off energy with sporty activities such as dodge ball, jungle Olympics, obstacle courses, Nerf wars, beach games at Sentosa and more.
When: 30 March-3 April and 6-10 April
Where: Singapore Cricket Club Dempsey, 71G Loewen Road
ESPZEN Soccer School
What: Sign up budding Beckhams and Ronaldos to FUNdamentals (under-6’s), Soccer Essentials (under-8’s) and Soccer Sense (under-12’s). Over four weeks, they’ll be coached and learn everything from basic ball techniques to more refined tactics.
When: 16 March-10 April
Where: Turf City and Canadian International School (Lakeside Campus)
Shaws Little League
What: Their four-day holiday camps involve warm-ups and stretches, team sports, arts and crafts, cooking classes and a cool down session before toddling off home.
When: 16-19 March and 30 March-2 April
Where: Shaws Little League @ The Cage, 38 Jalan Benaan Kapal
Art Boot Camp
What: Get your kids’ creative juices flowing by signing up for one of Art Boot Camp’s many Easter workshops, from collage painting to clay sculpting. They’ll love getting messy with paint, glue, felt, pom poms and more.
Where: Turf City, #02-01, 200 Turf Club Road
What: Who wouldn’t love using LEGO to learn? At Easter myCamp, young’uns aged 6-12 get to dabble in video game creation, animation, graphic design, engineering and robotics all with the help of LEGO’s bitty building blocks (and well-trained instructors).
When: 16-20 March, 23-27 March and 30 March-2 April.
Where: Children’s Worklab, Forum The Shopping Mall, #02-K1, 583 Orchard Road
Act 3 International
What: This Easter, Act 3 Drama Academy dives into The Velveteen Rabbit and other beloved bunny stories. Little ones will learn simple drama techniques that will boost their creativity, imagination and confidence. Choose from You Hide, I’ll Seek (age 2 with an accompanying parent), Where’s My Toy Rabbit? (ages 3-4), and Am I For Real? (ages 5-7).
When: 16 March-5 April
Where: Act 3 Drama Academy, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road
JWT Kids Gym
What: Camp Tumbles looks like it’ll be as much fun as it sounds. The adventure camp for 3.5-to-9-year-olds runs for five days from 10am to 4pm and includes hip hop dance, circus moves, gymnastics and local field trips.
When: 16-20 March and 23-27 March
Where: UE Square, #02-12, 81 Clemenceau Avenue
What: Make space on your walls for new masterpieces! With half or full-day art camps for kiddos aged 3 and up, Abrakadoodle’s creative programmes across a number of themes will have mini artistes bringing home some seriously fabulous creations made with watercolours, modelling clay and more.
When: 16 March-2 April
Where: Abrakadoodle Art Studio in Jurong, Bukit Timah and Marine Parade