Over this school holiday period, you will probably need to find plenty of activities for the kids to do here. Check out these summer holiday camps in Singapore that’ll keep them active, thinking and having a great time. From science to art and robotics, there’s loads of choice for different interests and various ages!
Newtonshow Space Odyssey, Science Discovery & Harry Potter Holiday Camps
Camps Focus: Science
Ages: 3 to 12 years
Duration: 30 May to 26 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm; daily participation is available at a pro-rated cost
Cost: From $80 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 brings on exciting fizzes and bangs as kids get the chance to carry out experiments. Lastly, campers learn about alchemy, divination, astronomy and how animals communicate in the Harry Potter camp. Campers can also look forward to making potions, 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 on request. Daily photos and videos from camp will be sent to parents. At the end of the week, all kids receive a colour 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 in running educational science camps that are full of fun. The camp teachers work in Newtonshow’s science club and conduct after-school science lessons in several schools in Singapore. They fully own their venues, too, which allows them to specially design and equip the learning environment to give kids the best science experience. There’s also a bus service that can pick up and drop off your child for the summer holiday camps.
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 is available at a pro-rated cost
Cost: From $80 per day
Location: 278 River Valley Road; 1 Goldhill Plaza
Registration: 8264 6655 newtonshowcamp.com/multiactivity
If your child has yet to find something that they’re passionate about, this holiday camp will let them try a bit of everything. From science to cooking, robotics and art, there’s enough to keep kids engaged and having fun. And since they’ll be exposed to a variety of disciplines, they’ll leave feeling enriched and stimulated in different ways. The camp also encourages a “have a go” mentality.
Each day of the summer holiday camp is a new journey for the kids – 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 with instruments for experiments, a robotics room with the latest technology, and an art room that’s 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.
Maker.sg Hands and Brain, Robotics Camps for the Summer Holiday
Focus: Hands-on activities and coding and robotics
Ages: 5 to 13 years
Duration: 30 May to 26 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Cost: From $80 per day
Location: 232 River Valley Road; 229 Joo Chiat Road; 887A Bukit Timah Road; 175B Thompson Road
Registration: 8264 6655 | maker.sg
The Robotics camp by Maker.sg helps with the development of creativity and programming skills in kids. The programmes foster imagination, encourage logical and scientific thinking, and help develop problem-solving skills and resilience. Some of the activities campers will experience include robotics, coding, Lego EV3 and WeDo, circuit modelling and basic programming. The Hands and Brain camp also has many hands-on activities using tools such as 3D pens, 3D puzzles, Chibatronics, Quibits and others.
These summer holiday camps provide a great opportunity for kids to develop teamworking skills, grow new passions and make new friends while having heaps of fun, and all in a completely clean and safe environment. Each day, campers receive two snacks and a healthy lunch – halal, vegetarian, gluten-free and other dietary preferences are catered to. Kids get to take home at least one creation each day and they receive a certificate of completion at the end of the week, along with a a t-shirt and goodie bag.
SuperPark Goes Unplugged June Camp
Focus: Outdoor adventures, indoor trampoline and other activities
Ages: 7 to 12 years
Duration: 21 to 23 June, 8am to 4pm
Cost: $580 (Early Bird price: $522)
Location: #02-477 Suntec City North Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1
Registration: superpark.com.sg | firstname.lastname@example.org
This three-day camp at SuperPark is packed with more than 20 activities. Besides pockets of free play, kids can also train in trampoline tricks and landing jumps with a SuperCoach, learn to practice stop, balance, speed control and turning skills in Skate & Scoot, and go on a treasure hunt within the park. There’s also Lego coding and making accessories with paracords. The camp brings the kids outdoors, too, with visits to local farms. Some of the places they’ll visit include Hay Dairies goat farm, Jurong Frog Farm, and Long Kuan Hung crocodile farm; plus they’ll hear a talk about quails by Uncle William. SuperPark will also partner with the likes of The Local Farm by Gardenasia, Longkang Adventures and RoBlocks for activities.
Campers get to socialise with peers of the same age and make new friends while being supervised by a team of professional camp facilitators and camp chiefs. The team is trained to coach all the different activities in the park and camp chiefs are first-aid certified. Lunch is provided on all three days, and at the end of the camp, all kids will receive a goodie bag, printed group photo and certificate of completion.
Camp Asia School Summer Holiday Camps
Focus: Up to 21 different activities including sports, technology, STEM, culinary, enrichment and arts
Ages: 3 to 18 years
Duration: 20 June to 5 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm
Cost: $650 per week, includes three meals every day and a t-shirt
Location: Stamford American International School
Registration: 6289 5888 | campasia.com
The wide variety of camp offerings by Camp Asia are designed to cater to the age-appropriate needs of campers. The activities engage kids in handson learning that develops their skills and builds confidence while they’re having fun.
This year, there are new camps launched for dance, mixed martial arts and music. They’re led by a variety of educators including experts in their fields and experienced teachers at international schools. An education manager is present to provide pastoral care and support to both campers and the educators. All the staff are CPR- and first aid-trained and background checks have been conducted.
Lunch as well as a morning and afternoon snack are provided, with options for vegetarian diets and those with food allergies. There’s a two-way bus service available with over 60 pick-up points around the island. At the end of the week, kids will have new skills to show to parents, and plenty of new friends too. Everyone leaves with a certificate of completion.
Coding Lab Summer Holiday Coding Camps
Focus: Coding Ages: 5 to 18 years
Duration: 30 May to mid-August, Monday to Friday, between two to four hours depending on the course
Cost: From $401.52
Location: 9 King Albert Park, #02-21; 80 Marine Parade Road, #10-06
Registration: 6528 2282 | codinglab.com.sg
Coding Lab’s MIT-inspired and award-winning curriculum seeks to instil a passion for coding in every child. The classes will give children an understanding of how games work, and the ability to code their own games/animations, make their own apps and learn to problem-solve as they debug their own programmes.
Ages five to six years will learn the basics of computational thinking with a combination of interactive touchscreens and hands-on educational toys. In the Young Computer Scientists programme, seven-to-nine-year-olds pick up drag-and-drop Scratch programming and build their own AI friend with speech and facial recognition capabilities. In the Advanced Computer Scientists programme, children aged 10 to 12 years can invent apps that will help UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or get started on Python, one of the most versatile programming languages in the world. Teens from 13 to 18 years of age can also get started with Python, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, all key topics for a future world of technology.
All classes are led by passionate educators who have technological expertise and hail from top universities. What’s more, campers have workbooks and snacks during break time and can celebrate their new coding knowledge with a certificate upon completion.
Deal! Get five percent off each camp by using the code “EXPAT5”.
Canadian International School Summer Camp
Focus: For children with all types of interests and passions
Ages: 4 to 14 years
Duration: 20 June to 29 July, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm
Cost: $680 to $700 for five days, including camp t-shirt, snacks and lunch, guest activities as part of the camp and a celebration certificate
Location: CIS Lakeside campus and Tanjong Katong campus
Registration: cis.edu.sg/ holidaycamps
Canadian International School (CIS) summer camps are split into five categories: Creativity & Performance, Sports & Wellness, STEAM, Multiactivity and Global Languages. They’re designed to offer children a great mix of learning opportunities in a fun and engaging environment.
This year, there are three new camps. Campers who are interested in animals will learn about animal habitats, their behaviours and unique abilities in Zany Zoologists. They’ll also discover the movement abilities of a dog by engineering a robot pet dog, which they get to bring home after the camp. In the Time Travel camp, kids become historians and archaeologists by learning about the history of their home countries through a series of hands-on activities including excavating artefacts and prehistoric bones. Meanwhile, active kids can look forward to fun ball games, basketball training and football skills in the Multi-ball Sports camp.
Children will make new friends while learning new skills at the camps. The staff are fully qualified and passionate with substantial experience in the camp activities they teach. They’re supported by the camp principal and a qualified nurse at all times. 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.
Little Skoolz Summer Twin Camp
Focus: Little Doctor and Vet School
Ages: 6 to 11 years
Duration: 30 May to 1 June, 6 to 10 June, 13 to 17 June, 20 to 24 June, 27 June to 1 July, Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm
Cost: $380 for five-day camp
Location: Vertex, 33 Ubi Avenue 3
Registration: 6702 2071 | bit.ly/LMS_STC22
Start your child on their journey of medical and veterinary knowledge. As they use a stethoscope, label digestive organs, take x-rays, and suture and tie surgical knots on a stuffed toy patient, they’ll learn about body organs and their functions.
Children at the camp will be taught using a STEM-based curriculum with meaningful play so they learn the unique topics while also having fun. They’ll be guided by experienced teachers who are well-versed in the Little Medical School curriculum from the US.
Snacks are included, and at the end of the camp, every camper receives a graduation certificate. They’ll also receive a kit that includes a disposable white coat, ID badge, stethoscope, physical exam form, heart worksheet, human body sticker set, surgical kit, gloves, mask, bingo card, worksheet to design their own office and a diploma.
Little Artists Artrageous Camp
Focus: Fine art, sculpture, craft and digital art
Ages: 4 to 17 years
Duration: 29 May to 10 August, Monday to Thursday, options of four full (10am to 5pm) or half days (10am to 2pm), and two full or half days (any two days from Monday to Thursday)
Cost: From $300 to $850 for normal camps, additional $25 for fully personalised programme; from $340 for six lessons to $680 for 12 lessons of Portfolio Workshop Camp (fees include all materials)
Location: #02-18 Siglap Centre, 55 Siglap Road
Registration: 6449 0339 | little-artists.com/enrol_now
The Artrageous camps provide an immersive learning experience in fine art for children. In this creative space, campers can move broadly across several mediums and 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 options for camps. These include Big Canvas, Oodles of Doodle, Cartoon Fun Illustration, Clay Sculpture, Working with Medium, Fashion Design, and new camps Manga Anime Drawing, Illustration on Wood, and Storyboarding. Students preparing for SOTA, DSA, art college or university application can build their portfolio in the Portfolio Workshop Camp – they select a specific area 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 signed up for a two- or four-day camp – as well as a certificate and goodie bag. They also enjoy a discount when they join the regular programmes. Meals aren’t provided but can be ordered from food outlets within Siglap Centre.
Centaurs Kids Multisport Summer Camps
Focus: Outdoor team sports, jungle adventures, muddy obstacle course
Ages: 6 to 13 years
Duration: 6 to 9 June, 21 to 23 June, 4 to 7 July, 18 to 20 July, 27 to 29 July, 10 to 12 August
Cost: $385 for 3 days, $485 for 4 days; includes a camp t-shirt
Location: 200 Turf Club Road
The Centaurs Kids Multisport camp takes kids away from their tech gadgets and outdoors for a digital detox. It’s all about fun and adventure among the trees, exploring, overcoming challenges, wilderness survival, water fights, bike riding, mud and working together. There will be competitions and fun games to allow kids to be kids again.
Centaurs have been hosting camps for 17 years. Their staff are experienced and fun, and they love the outdoors as much as the kids. There’s a good ratio of coaches to campers plus first aid responders on site. Parents should pack sufficient food for morning break and lunch as meals aren’t included.
SG Submission Grappling FUNdamentals of Grappling
Focus: Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling
Ages: 7 to 14 years
Duration: 4 to 8, 11 to 15, 18 to 22, 25 to 29 July; 1 to 5, 8 to 12 August; 9am to noon daily
Cost: $600 for five days, including a goodie bag valued at $200 that includes a limited edition BJJ gi (traditional uniform)
Location: 1 Fusionopolis Way, #02-09 Connexis
This brand-new camp teaches kids the foundation of jiu-jitsu as well as how to apply it through fun games. As they participate in Take Down the Giant or a sumo competition, children experience a fun and holistic pedagogical introduction to the grappling martial arts. Kids learn how to utilise leverage and momentum to move more efficiently as they build self-defence skills. They will also develop skills that help them develop as a martial artist or athlete while learning valuable life skills of teamwork, problem solving and discipline. Children will also form some of the closest bonds of trust and friendships with their fellow camp participants.
The camps are conducted by David Ooi and Chance Wanlass. David is a national champion in jiujitsu, judo and wrestling who is also a physiotherapist and an athletic development strength and conditioning coach at international schools. Chance is the most senior Brazilian jiujitsu black belt in Singapore with over 30 years’ experience coaching the art. All coaches at SG Submission Grappling are first aid certified.
Space Faculty Summer Holiday Space Camps
Focus: Space tech, STEM, creativity, innovation
Ages: 9 to 12 years
Duration: The Designer, 15-17 June and 13-15 July; The Scientist, 22-24 June and 20-22 July; The Explorer, 29 June – 1 July and 27-29 July; 9pm to 5pm daily with breaks
Cost: $399, early bird rate until 31 May (use code “SPACE100”); $499, normal rate. Includes lunch, snacks, all course materials and flight suits.
Location: 318 Tanglin Road
Got an aspiring astronaut at home? Or looking for fun and educational activities to engage your child during the summer holidays? Take off at the Summer Space Camp organised by Space Faculty.
This school holiday camp is interactive and filled with curated hands-on activities. There are three camp themes that your child can choose to join. Whether they become The Designer, The Scientist or The Explorer, children will become familiar with outer space in the camp. Kids can apply their classroom knowledge to real-life space solutions. If your kids are huge space fans, go for all three! All space cadets have plenty of opportunities that equip them with lifelong skills in STEM. Through this camp, they’ll also get an edge in building an Innovation DSA Portfolio.
This article first appeared in the May 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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