Schools out for summer! So lots of kids are bursting with energy and ready to enjoy adventure and fun activities. Luckily, there are loads of summer holiday camps in Singapore offering something to satisfy everyone’s interests. From science to art and tennis to robotics, check out our selection of summer camp options that’ll keep your kids active, thinking and having a great time.
Newtonshow Space Odyssey, Science Discovery & Harry Potter Holiday Camps
Ages: 3 to 12 years
Duration: 30 May to 26 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm; daily participation available at pro-rated cost
Cost: From $100 per day
Location: 9 Mohamed Sultan Road; 221 River Valley Road; 229 Joo Chiat Road; 887A Bukit Timah Road; 175B Thompson Road
Registration: 8264 6655 | newtonshowcamp.com
Newtonshow is holding its three most popular holiday camps that bring all things science to kids. The Space Odyssey camp combines the mysteries of space with the unpredictability of science to engage young minds. For a more hands-on experience, the Science Discovery camp involves experiments involving fizzes and bangs. Lastly, campers learn about alchemy, divination, astronomy and how animals communicate in the Harry Potter camp. Campers enjoy potion making, a magic wand workshop and playing Quidditch.
All campers receive two snacks and a healthy lunch each day, with options for halal, vegetarian, gluten-free and other menus available. Daily photos and videos from camp are sent to parents, and at week’s end all kids receive a t-shirt based on the level achieved, awards for completed activities, a certificate of completion and a goodie bag.
Newtonshow has 16 years of experience running fun, educational science camps. Camp teachers work in Newtonshow’s science club and conduct after-school science lessons in several Singapore schools. They fully own their venues, too, which allows them to specially design and equip the learning environment. There’s also a bus service for pick-up/drop-off.
Newtonshow Multiactivity Summer Holiday Camp
Focus: Science, robotics, art, making, culinary
Ages: 3 to 12 years
Duration: 30 May to 26 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (daily participation available at pro-rated cost)
Cost: From $100 per day
Locations: 278 River Valley Road; 1 Goldhill Plaza
Registration: 8264 6655 | newtonshowcamp.com
If your child has yet to find their passion, this holiday camp will let them try a bit of everything. From science to cooking, robotics and art, there’s plenty to keep kids engaged and having fun. The camp also encourages a “have a go” mentality, and they’ll leave feeling enriched and stimulated in different ways.
Each day of the summer holiday camp is a new journey – daily activities are conducted in different rooms, each one specially equipped for the theme. There’s a kitchen with cooking stations, for example, a science laboratory for experiments, a robotics room with the latest technology, and an art room ready for messy creations.
Like at other Newtonshow camps, campers get two snacks and a healthy lunch each day, with halal, vegetarian and gluten-free options – you can ask about additional menus too. Parents receive daily photos and videos from camp, while all kids get a t-shirt, a certificate of completion and a goodie bag at the end of the week. Since Newtonshow owns its venues, parents can be assured of clean equipment and surroundings. There’s also a bus service for pick-up and drop-off – just ask for details.
Tomato Cooking School Italian Holiday camp
Focus: Cooking restaurant-level dishes, following Italian recipes
Ages: 6 to 14 years
Duration: 29 May to 27 August, 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (or attend per day)
Cost: $100 per day
Locations: 278 River Valley Road, 273 Thomson Road, 229 Joo Chiat Road, Bukit Timah Road
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!” – and kids will definitely love the pizzas and other Italian dishes they cook at this summer camp in Singapore! From meatballs and risotto to Bolognese and, yes, pizza, your kids and teens will learn to make dishes from one of the most popular cuisines in the world. This holiday camp is a great first step for children showing an interest in cooking or exploring the idea of becoming a chef. Plus, they take home their delicious meals so the whole family can say “buon appetite”!
Each day, expert teachers guide the class to cook four different restaurant-level dishes created by Michelin-experienced restaurant chef Domenic. Your child will be given their own cooking station, a full set of utensils and all ingredients. Equipment requiring supervision such as stoves and ovens are shared, and chefs guide children through the whole process.
The camp operates Monday to Friday, but you can also book for one day. Every child receives an apron, certificate, water bottle and recipe book at the end of the camp so they can keep on cooking and learning at home!
Cosmo United Football Academy Football Camp
Focus: Technical football skills, ball mastery, drills and small-side games
Ages: 4 to 13 years
Duration: June to August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm
Location: Rainforest Sports Hub or Swiss Club indoor sports hall
Registration: 9821 3869 | cufa.com.sg
Got a budding Ronaldo or Sam Kerr in the family? Lace up their soccer boots and prepare their favourite jerseys for a week of dribbling, tackling and goal scoring at the Cosmo United Football Camp. From Monday to Friday experienced coaches provide fun, friendship and football – a summer camp hat-trick!
Kicking off in June, the summer holiday programme is great for active kids aged four to 13. If your child is a first-time football player, the camps will help them build confidence defending, scoring and controlling the ball in a stress-free and professional environment. For those with dreams of becoming a soccer star, a week full of drills and training from ex-Singapore League and National Players will level up their foot work for next season. Plus, your kids can get a feel for what it’s like to train everyday like professional players.
Along with technical skills, the camp is about teamwork, sportsmanship and problem-solving on the field. All players will leave with new football friends, a CUFA football camp certificate and confidence in their newfound abilities.
Little Artists Artrageous Camp
Focus: Fine art, sculpture, craft and digital art
Ages: 4 to 17 years
Duration: 29 May to 20 August, Monday to Thursday, options of four full days (10am to 5pm) or half days (10am to 2pm), or any two full/half days
Cost: From $300 to $850 for normal camps, additional $25 for fully personalised programme; from $345 for six lessons to $685 for 12 lessons of Portfolio Workshop Camp (includes all materials)
Location: #02-18 Siglap Centre, 55 Siglap Road
Registration: 6449 0339 | little-artists.com
Artrageous camps provide an immersive learning experience in fine art for children. Campers can move broadly across several art styles of their choice and return to what they’re really good at. Young artists will dip into the theoretical, practical, creative and fun worlds of fine art as they create sculptures, paintings and sketches while enjoying art movies over lunch.
There are many camp options over the summer holidays, including Big Canvas, Oodles of Doodle, Cartoon Fun, Clay Sculpture, Fashion Design and more, plus new camps Manga Anime Drawing, Illustration on Wood, and Storyboarding. Students preparing for SOTA, DSA, art college or university applications can build their portfolio in the Portfolio Workshop Camp, selecting specific areas to work on to strengthen their technical, conceptual and creative learning.
The camps are facilitated by passionate art educators from 12 countries with degrees in Fine Arts or Design and trained at Little Artists. At the end of the camp, all campers take home three to seven projects – depending on whether they’ve done a two- or four-day camp – as well as a certificate and goodie bag. They also enjoy a discount when joining regular programmes at Little Artists. Meals aren’t provided but can be ordered from food outlets within Siglap Centre.
Tanglin Arts Studio
Focus: Acrobatic Camp, Musical Theatre Camp, Adventure Island Dance Camp
Ages: 7 years and above (4-6 for Adventure Island)
Duration: 19 to 28 June, daily sessions, week one (Monday to Friday), week two (Monday to Wednesday), 9am to 12pm
Cost: $100 per day, $450 for week one, $250 for week two
Location: Tanglin Arts Studio @ the Hollandse Club
Registration: 8123 6770 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether your child dreams of entering the ring or stepping out on a stage, Tanglin Arts Studio presents camps for aspiring thespians, acrobats and dancers. These summer camps in Singapore provide kids an opportunity to develop their skills and creativity, meet new friends who share their passion and have fun while improving fitness and health.
For the first time, an Acrobatic and Adventure Island Dance Camp are on offer, the latter created for a younger age group. Learn from certified acrobatic arts teachers, a triple-threat musical theatre coach and experienced dance educator. All teachers have university degrees in dance, years of experience working with kids of all ages, first-aid training and child protection knowledge.
Throughout the summer holidays, musical theatre students will grow their skills in singing, acting and dancing. Aspiring acrobats will tumble into new techniques and movements and dancers will explore rhythm, musicality coordination and creative expression. Snacks are included and attendees receive a certificate, goodie bag and voucher for a free trial class at the end of the camp.
Canadian International School Summer Camp
Focus: For children with all types of interests and passions
Ages: 4 to 14 years
Duration: 19 June to 28 July, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm
Cost: $680 to $700 for five days, including camp t-shirt, snacks and lunch, guest activities, celebration certificate
Location: CIS Lakeside campus (west Singapore)
Canadian International School (CIS) summer camps in Singapore cover five categories: Creativity & Performance, Sports & Wellness, STEAM (Science, Technology, Environmental Studies, Arts and Math), Multi-activity and Global Languages. Over 40 camps offer children a great mix of learning opportunities in a fun and engaging environment. This year, there are four new camps to consider!
Campers interested in exploring the deep blue can join an introductory course on diving, while also learning about marine conservation and first aid. Or, they can delve into the colourful world of art and craft, making tie-dye jellyfish, rainbow squishies and fluffy cupcakes at the Arty Party camp. In the Dr Who & His Crew programme, jump aboard the Tardis to discover physics, forensics and chemistry with hands-on experiments. Meanwhile, the ultimate CAMP challenge invites kids to Change, Adapt, Master and Plan as they solve team puzzles, try archery and make kites and rafts. There’s even a popular musical theatre camp over the summer holidays with Snow White and Aladdin workshops! The best part? Kids have plenty of time to make friends and have fun while developing new skills and passions.
Staff are fully qualified, experienced and passionate about the activities they teach. They’re supported by the camp principal and a qualified nurse. CIS Instructional Assistants are also ready to support younger kids (four to five years).
Deal! Register by 31 May and receive 10 percent off camp fees.
Nullspace Robotics Summer School Holiday Programmes
Focus: Robotics, coding, programming, LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Robotics Kit and Arduino microcontrollers
Ages: 5 to 16 years
Duration: End of May to July, five days, 9am-12pm or 1-4pm
Cost: $588 per child for five days
Location: Nullspace Robotics (Kallang Wave Mall, Rochester Mall, Siglap)
Registration: 9066 3641 | sg.nullspace.co
Classic holiday camps usually involve the arts and sports but a new programme on the scene encourages the next generation of tech whizzes. Nullspace Robotics offers technology-focused camps that open the door to a fun and engaging world that kids are curious to explore. Your child will develop teamwork, critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on learning. Camps are guided by experienced instructors who seek to inspire tech-savvy teens and children.
Nullspace Robotics is STEM.org accredited and a vendor for the Gifted Education Branch appointed by the Ministry of Education. So you can rest assured the staff are certified educators and experts in their respective fields, with backgrounds in electrical engineering, biotechnology and more. During the summer holiday camp, your kids will design and build robots and programme their movements and commands, create games and digital projects, and work on electronic projects. They’ll also be introduced to various STEM-related concepts and tools, including LEGO WeDo 2.0, Scratch, 3D Pen, Python, and ThinkCrate Electronic Project Kits.
There’s a whole range of programmes on offer at Nullspace Robotics camps; your child can choose what best aligns with their interests. Regardless of what they select, clever ideas, innovative thinking and fun are encouraged to provide an exciting first step into the world of tech.
Focus: Multi-sports, obstacle races, tug of war, treasure hunts, art and craft
Ages: 4 to 12 years
Duration: One Day, Weekends, Public Holidays (10am to 2pm) and Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm during school holidays (birthday camps are 3 hours)
Cost: $100 per day; $350 for five days
Location: East Coast Park
Registration: 8921 9411 | wolfcamp.sg
While many associate learning with developing skills like counting, drawing or memorising information, the Wolf Camp team feels that the importance of fun and play are underestimated. Children learn through experience, they say, and playing is an essential part of their development both socially and cognitively. So, just like a wolf pack, this summer holiday camp is all about letting your kids gain that experience running wild under the watchful eye and guidance of experienced coaches.
Wolf Camp includes a variety of activities designed for kids aged four to 12 that help them build friendships and develop teamwork skills. Campers can also go on their own adventures in a safe space. All coaches have prior experience at kids’ holiday camps and are personally trained by the camp owner and “Mama Wolf” herself!
Fees have been reduced this year to ease pressure on parents, and full-week and first-time campers receive a free Wolf Camp t-shirt printed with their name.
Young Music Explorers Camp
Focus: Exploring musical Instruments including keyboard, cajon, vocal, ukulele, percussion
Ages: 5 to 11 years
Duration: 19 June to 23 June, and 3 July to 7 July, Monday to Friday or Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 4pm
Cost: $729 for five-day camp
Location: #02-59 Hong Lim Complex, 531 Upper Cross Street
Registration: 8808 9763 | ritmostudio.sg/youngmusicexplorerscamp
At this camp, your kids have a full five days to explore a variety of instruments and jam in a band. From the keyboard and cajon to ukuleles, percussion and vocals, experienced musicians will teach your kids the fundamentals of instruments. Throughout the camp, children will also get crafty, making a DIY ukulele or percussion instrument from recycled materials, customising and decorating their instruments to suit their style.
Don’t want to miss seeing your child in melodic and rhythmic action? Not to worry: across the last two days of the camp, the kids will dress up and create YouTube videos to get a taste of what it’s like to record as a modern musician. Plus, you can have a chance to see how your child has developed musically and creatively.
Lunch, snacks and beverages are provided throughout the camp along with a personalised lanyard and t-shirt. At the end of the five days, your child will also receive a certificate of completion and take home their DIY musical instrument.
Deal! Quote “EXPAT LIVING” for 10 percent off the five-day camp or book before the end of 19 May for a super early bird rate at $642 (12 percent off.)
Hollandse Club Summer Junior Tennis Camp
Focus: Developing tennis skills, team spirit and healthy competition
Ages: 5 to 14 years
Duration: 26 June to 3 August, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 12pm
Cost: $410+GST, including daily fruit bowl, tennis certificate and tennis prize
Location: Hollandse Club
These summer holidays, the Hollandse Club is offering four-day tennis camps over June, July and August. From 9am to 12pm, kids can pick up a racket and step onto the court awaiting their next tennis instruction or fun activity. Each day, campers aged five to 14 can give it a swing and receive guidance from highly qualified coaches that have a number of fun tennis drills and games planned.
While you may think tennis is predominantly a solo sport, at these holiday camps the focus is on creating a collaborative and supportive environment. So your child won’t only improve their coordination, problem-solving skills and fitness, they’ll also learn to balance team spirit with a healthy competitiveness.
At the Summer Junior Tennis Camp there’s plenty of time to make new friends on and off the court or during the daily fruit break. Once game-set-match is called at the end of the programme, every camper also walks away with a newfound love for tennis, plenty of skills they can keep practicing, a Hollandse Club certificate and a tennis prize to remember their summer holidays.
UFIT Junior Tennis Camps
Focus: Tennis skills, drills, match play, tactics, strategies and fun!
Ages: 5 to 16 years
Duration: 5 June to 18 August, every week, Development Camp 9am to 12pm, Performance Camp 1-4pm
Cost: $425 for five days, Expat Living readers get an exclusive 20% off if they register before 14 May 2023 using promo code EXPATLIVING20 at checkout
Location: Savitar Tennis Centre, level 8 Fairmont Hotel
Did you know that Novak Djokovic’s tennis career started at a summer camp? This summer, let your child follow the same path as tennis legends and ignite their passion for the popular racket sport during the holidays. UFIT is running weekly tennis holiday camps that cater to both newbies and players with their eyes on a grand slam. Campers can learn to perfect their strokes and level up their tennis game, while having plenty of fun and meeting new friends.
Run by world-class coaches, there are two UFIT camps to choose from that are divided according to age and ability. The Development Camp is for players discovering the balance between having fun and enjoying competitive games. The focus here is on teaching new skills and improving on each child’s natural strengths. This way, they can delight in a fun tennis match instead of only getting a few hits in per rally.
If your child aspires to compete in school teams or ace tennis tournaments this year, UFIT’s Performance Camp will be right up their alley. This camp is for those aged between 11 to 16 years and involves customised lesson plans to appropriately challenge your child. The coaches go beyond skill development to expose kids to different strategies and tactics. To do this, they create a range of fun and intense drills and live ball point situations. Through these sessions, your child will gain a richer experience and a huge developmental boost to take into their next match.
Objectifs Junior June School Holiday Camps
Focus: Filmmaking, photography, and animation
Ages: 5 to 14 years
Duration: 31 May to 12 July, 2- and 3-day camps
Cost: $180 for 2-day camps, $220 for 3-day camps
Location: Objectifs – Centre for Photography & Film
Younger generations are surrounded by different mediums of storytelling, from photography and filmmaking to animation. So why not let your child creatively express themselves while getting behind the camera or design program?
If they’re a fan of Pokémon or Minecraft, Objectifs’ animation-themed camps can teach them how to bring their favourite characters to life on the screen. Alternatively, introduce them to the magic of film-making, with a contemporary twist, at the Young YouTubers and Junior TikTokers camps. For kids who love adventure, there’s also a fun photo scavenger hunt around the visually and culturally rich Bras Basah Precinct at the I Love SG Photo Camp.
Based on the popularity of the Minecraft Animation and Young YouTubers camps, two new themed camps are being offered this year: the Pokémon Animation and Junior TikTokers camps, with the latter focusing on creating viral short-form content. Objectifs has also crafted new topics for the Young YouTubers camps, which include learning how to make a gaming commentary video over two days or a challenge video over a three-day camp.
All the two-hour workshops are led by experienced instructors who are knowledgeable about the latest techniques and skills in animation, filmmaking and photography.
Focus: Multi activity, sports, art, STEM
Ages: 5 to 12 years
Duration: May to August, three-day programmes, 9am to 4pm
Cost: $480, Expat Living readers can pay the exclusive price of $390 by registering before 15 July using promo code EXPAT390
Registration: getgungho.com| WhatsApp 9860 0822
Once the holidays start, kids often find themselves spending more time than usual glued to a TV, iPad or phone. But what if the world of film and television came to life? This Summer, GungHo’s kids’ holiday camps are inspired by the reality TV show Survivor, Discovery’s Shark Week, James Cameron’s Avatar, and the multiverse of Superheroes. There’s no time to sit around just watching the shows, because campers will participate in themed excursions. These include trips to Adventure Cove waterpark, the Avatar Experience at Gardens by the Bay, the Hydrodash water obstacle course and Nestopia climbing adventure.
Depending on the weekly theme, campers may create costume headdresses and artefacts and take part in quests and beach games. The professional sports coaches will also guide the kids through fun activities like soft archery, kayaking, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses and beach tribal games!
Designed by former IB International School Leaders, GungHo camps provide a balanced mix of learning and play through Sports, Arts and STEM activities. The idea is to help kids build confidence, resourcefulness and critical thinking skills. All campers will also get two Camp GungHo t-shirts, bracelets, programme certificates and plenty of new friends.
Tenez Tennis Summer Camp
Focus: Physical and mental skills, competition preparation, tennis techniques and tactics
Ages: 5 to 16 years
Duration: 29 May to 24 June; 26 June to 22 July, Monday to Friday, 9am to 11am or 12pm
Cost: Start from $400 per week or $80 per day
Location: Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), 121 Dover Road
A great sports camp blends nurturing and fun with the chance to develop proper techniques and be challenged. At Tenez Academy, the emphasis on small group training ensures exactly that. Led by coach Nathanael, former Indonesian top national junior and American NCAA Division I player, the academy’s coaches are passionate about teaching kids tennis and possess competition pedigrees. They guide campers in two main programs, one for tennis beginners aged five to ten and a more advanced course for kids aged nine to sixteen.
The beginner camp is filled with games and activities that build your child’s passion and skills for tennis. The instructors also patiently rehearse the right techniques so every camper leaves with a strong tennis foundation. The advanced camp is made up of very small classes with only three to four campers. These summer holiday classes are all about competition preparation. The individualised style of guidance provides plenty of chances for one-on-one focus and ensures your child can enhance their physical and mental tennis skills for competitive tennis.
At the end of every tennis camp, each child gets a t-shirt, a certificate of completion and a progress report from their coach. This is a great way to reflect on where they started and how much they’ve grown throughout the experience.
Centre Stage Summer Camps
Focus: Creative drama, musical theatre and developing creativity through performance and improvisation
Ages: 5 to 12 years
Duration: 29 May to end of July, Monday to Friday, 3 hours in the morning with some courses running in the afternoon
Cost: $495 for five days
Location: West Campus, 15 Woking Road | East Campus, 5000G Marine Parade Road
Registration: centre-stage.com | email@example.com
Fairy tales really do come true at these creative camps that take your kids on exciting imaginary journeys into lands far, far away. Based within a world of fantasy, at Centre Stage’s “Fantastic Fairy Tales” drama and musical theatre camps, your child will go on creative adventures through drama, and learn songs and dance routines all rooted in fairy tale themes.
Campers will develop skills in conveying emotion as they take part in dramatic scenes and stories. There will be tales of truth, lies and trickery to cats, mice and magic, and fun fairytale mashups too! And your creative kids will also have a ball learning to communicate through song and dance. The camps are guided by drama specialists and trained performers that have attended some of the world’s best drama schools and love sharing their passion for theatre with budding stars.
Throughout the camp, there are also plenty of opportunities to make friends and build resilience and social skills. Most importantly, your child is sure to have fun as they hone their theatrical skills.
Whizz Kidz Summer Camps
Focus: Multi activities including science, art, sports and dance, hands-on learning, fun and friends
Ages: 4 to 17
Duration: 3 July to 4 August
Cost: Starting from $150 per day
Locations: Dulwich College (Singapore), Nexus International School, Dover Court International School, International French School Singapore, Canadian International School (Lakeside), Agora Co-Learning @ HarbourFront and The Training room @ Calgenie
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org | whizzkidz.com.sg
Whizz Kidz SG offers holiday programmes centred around STEAM-based learning in multiple locations across Singapore. Founded on the belief that learning goes beyond textbooks and should be loads of fun, these camps during the Summer holiday are all about exploration mixed with problem solving.
There’s a huge selection of camps with themes to suit every child from science, coding and robotics to cooking, art, sports and dance. Plus, this year there are more programmes on offer including Superhero Science, Medley Mania and STEM Explorers. Sports fanatics won’t miss out either with new camps focused on multi-sports, boxing, Muay Thai and more! Campers will also receive a Whizz Kidz t-shirt at the end of each camp to remember all the fun and friendships they have made.
The programmes are guided by instructors that work regularly as Co-Curricular Activity coaches across partner international schools and undergo regular in-house training. There will also be first-aid trained personnel at each camp. Plus, if you’re hoping for some activities to run from home, Whizz Kidz can offer private small group camps for a minimum of four kids. The camp leader, materials and non-stop fun are all provided!
This article first appeared in the May 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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