With travel restrictions lingering worldwide, most of us are likely to be staying in Singapore during the school breaks. Kids’ camps are a great way to keep your children entertained. They’re full of fun holiday activities, from science and tech to drama and sport. Check out our list of upcoming kids’ camps from November to January!
Focus: Sports, technology, creativity, enrichment and multi-activity
Ages: 3 to 16 years (on-site) and 6 to 16 years (online)
Duration: 14 December to 8 January, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm (on-site) and 9am to 12pm (online)
Location: Australian International School and Stamford American International School
Cost: $650 to $710 (on-site) and $350 to $399 (online)
Registration: 6289 5888 | campasia.asia
For the past three years, Camp Asia has been voted the top kids’ holiday camp in Expat Living’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Their camps return in October, with a wide range of programmes catering to children with different interests. From sports and tech to art and academics, the kids’ camps place a huge focus on developing children’s skills through hands-on learning, while keeping them engaged and happy. For kids who are still exploring their passions or prefer variety, there’s a multi-activity camp to consider. Children will get to show off their new skills to parents in a showcase at the end of the week. Both on-site and online camps are available.
Campers attending in person will be served three nutritious meals daily and can opt for pick-up and drop-off bus service. They’ll also receive a free camp t-shirt and certificate. With years of experience in under their belt, camp staff are knowledgeable in their subject areas. They’re also trained in first aid and undergo background checks to ensure campers’ safety.
Newtonshow Science Camp
Ages: 3 to 12 years
Duration: 23 November to 8 January, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (half-day option available)
Locations: 6 and 9 Mohamed Sultan Road, 229 Joo Chiat Road and 887A Bukit Timah Road
Cost: From $80 per day
Registration: 8264 6655 | newtonshowcamp.com
Sign the kids up for Newtonshow, a science camp offering educational and interactive activities for children. This season, they’re offering three new holiday programmes: Science Mythbusters, Santa Science and Harry Potter Science School. Kids can look forward to busting science myths through fun hands-on experiences that’ll keep them engaged and wanting to learn more. This Christmas season, kids will also have a blast at Santa Science where they’ll get the chance to touch and feel cold experiments and take part in freezing workshops. The new Harry Potter Science School also offers loads of magical science fun for children to enjoy, including optical illusions, potions and astronomy.
The team has over 15 years of experience in Singapore and abroad so you can be assured that your child is in good hands. Besides a camp t-shirt, photo, certificate and prizes, participants will enjoy a healthy lunch and two snacks each day during the camp. All materials are provided and parents can choose to arrange transport on their school bus. In line with COVID-19 safety requirements, campers are placed in groups of five children of the same age. What’s more, parents get sent a daily video of what their child has been up to at camp.
Ages: 5 to 14 years
Duration: 23 November to 8 January, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (half-day option available)
Location: 232A River Valley Road
Cost: From $80 per day
Registration: 8264 6655 | maker.sg
Got young ones who enjoy techy stuff? They’ll love Maker.sg’s new holiday programmes “Merry Maker” and “Create, Make Invent”. Kids can look forward to a range of fun topics, including robotics, coding, circuit modelling, 3D modelling, engineering and programming. It’s great to give young ones exposure to these future-focused themes – and they can also come in useful as they grow up.
Campers will be assigned to one teacher, in a small group of five. As they explore, they’ll get hands on with the latest tools and equipment on the market, such as 3D pens, Chibitronics, Makey Makey, 3D puzzles, Squishy Circuit and Qubits – perfect for little inventors. They’ll have access to all the equipment and other materials they need throughout the programme, which is suitable both for return campers and kids who are new to Maker.sg. During the camp, children will be served a healthy lunch and two snacks each day. School bus transport can be requested and participants are given a camp shirt, photo and certificate.
Focus: Thinking, science, art and games
Ages: 5 to 14 years
Duration: 30 November to 9 January, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Location: #06-15 Tanglin Shopping Centre
Cost: $530 to $750 (3 to 5 full days), all inclusive
Registration: email@example.com | play2see.com
At Play2see, kids’ and teens’ learning and playing habits go beyond small screens. Each day of the programme is an opportunity to brainstorm and think out of the box. Every morning, children will dive into a new topic with discussions and exchanges. This will be followed by an outing in the afternoon where kids can engage with experts and visit different places. They’ll also enjoy games and good food.
Play2see is always seeking original experiences and expertise; it already has over 70 topics to explore (and more to come), so children are spoilt for choice. A typical day consists of different interactive learning experiences. For instance, they may learn about the topic “visible” by playing Cluedo in a museum, the topic “slide” before ice-skating, the topic “rocks” by going on a tour with a gemologist, and the topic “trees” before taking a nature walk. The maximum number of children per group is 10, further grouped by five and by age. There will also be no customised drop-offs to ensure bonding between the kids. Children will feel safe to share, to be curious and to be hands-on, and they’ll learn to be socially aware, mature and respectful.
British Council Singapore
Focus: English and general knowledge
Ages: 4 to 17 years
Duration: 23 November to 8 January, Monday to Friday
Location: Napier Road, Tampines and Toa Payoh Centres
Cost: $736 per week
Registration: Holiday Study Camps: www.britishcouncil.sg/elhsc | Winter Study Camps: www.britishcouncil.sg/elsc
Enrol the kids in one of the British Council’s year-end holiday camps where participants can improve their English language skills while learning about the world around them. There are two types of year-end study camps: Holiday Study Camps for students on MOE school holidays and Winter Study Camps from international schools. Children will explore a fun new theme each week through a variety of activities that strengthen their written and verbal communication. These include group research projects, experiments, presentations, debates, games, art, drama and video-making. Kids will also receive individual attention, and parents can speak with teachers during parent-teacher meetings.
The study materials used during the camps are unique to the British Council; they’re designed to develop academic skills such as vocabulary, grammar, critical thinking and problem solving, alongside digital literacy, collaboration and communication. Children are also taught by instructors who are well experienced with teaching children and have professional qualifications. This year, parents can enjoy discounts of 10, 12, 20 and 25 percent for one to four weeks of camp respectively.
Focus: Science, multi-activity and technology
Ages: 4 to 13 years
Duration: 21 November to 31 December; in-person camps run Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm; home camps are at preferred dates and timings
Location: Crane, HUONE Singapore and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Cost: $550 per week
Registration: 6271 1478 | firstname.lastname@example.org | whizzkidz.com.sg
Whizz Kidz is back with camps during the year-end break. Holiday camps are held in various locations across Singapore. Participants can look forward to a variety of fun and engaging activities along various topics including science, robotics, art, coding, cooking and food preparation as well as movie-making. There’ll also be games and challenges to keep kids entertained. Each activity will be conducted in a hands-on manner to ensure that campers get the most of their learning experience.
Their kids’ camps include activities held at co-working spaces such as Crane and HUONE Singapore. Parents will have the option of using the spaces to work while their children are at camp. Over at Sofitel Sentosa, kids can take part in a three-day programme which includes the use of hotel facilities and F&B credits. Parents have the option of adding on day-use rooms to work in. For those who prefer to stay at home or want more flexibility, Whizz Kidz is also offering small-group home-based camps. The programme and timings can be customised and activities include everything from arts and science to dance and yoga. These can be arranged for three to five children and an instructor will conduct the programme (all materials provided).
Want your children to pick up coding? Sign them up for Coding Lab’s holiday programmes! The fun holiday classes let children try their hands at building their own games (ages seven to nine) and apps (ages 10 to 12), creating animations and even coding Python programmes (ages 10 to 12 and 13 to 18). The camps are great for children to pick up useful skills and make new friends. Children are taught by the centre’s experienced tutors who are handpicked and trained by the founders.
Children can attend the classes in person (full-day or after-school classes) at Parkway Parade, KAP Mall (Bukit Timah), The Grassroots’ Club (Ang Mo Kio) or take part online.
Deal! Use promo code “UNITEDWECODE” to get 10% off any class or “SUPERCODER” to get 12% off when you sign up for two or more classes.
Focus: Sports and multi-activity
Ages: 4 to 12 years
Duration: 23 November to 19 December, Monday to Fridays, 9am to 3pm
Location: OCBC Arena (Sports Hub)
Cost: $465 for 5 days
Registration: 6935 9496 | proactivsports.com/sports-camps-for-kids
Got active kids at home? Send them for ProActiv Sports’ multi-activity sports camp this October! The fun five-day programme features a variety of sports, team-building games and health education. Be assured that your kids will be in good hands as the camp coaches are fully certified, experienced with children and knowledgeable in their field. ProActiv Sports has also been running kids’ camps for over 10 years. Besides fundamental sports skills, kids will learn essential values such as discipline, respect, teamwork, communication and other useful social skills.
Sports on offer include soccer, rugby, frisbee, karate, baseball, tennis, swimming, floorball and kickball. Kids can also look forward to other activities such as dance, games, science and arts and crafts.
Focus: Performing and creative arts
Ages: 3 to 12 years (split into age brackets: 3 to 5 years; 5 to 7 years; 8 to 12 years)
Duration: 23 November to 8 January, Monday to Friday (except public holidays), three hours daily
Location: Centre Stage at 15 Woking Road
Cost: $395 for four days and $445 for five days
Registration: 6732 7211 | email@example.com | centre-stage.com/home/creative-arts-holiday-programmes
If you’ve got kids who love music and acting, send them for Centre Stage’s creative arts adventure camps. With the theme “Around the World!”, the camps will explore continents across the globe through drama, dance and music. Kids can also look forward to fun arts and crafts activities. Certain weeks have been designated as drama or musical theatre camps, where kids will dive deep into a particular story or musical and work towards a small presentation (recorded) at the end of the week. Children can look forward to making loads of friends and to learning and gaining skills while having fun in a safe and pressure-free environment.
The Centre Stage team is made up of international and local teachers who trained primarily as performers and worked professionally in the arts before becoming experienced teachers in their field. Younger kids will be taught by Early Years specialists and all teachers have first aid and child protection training. At the end of the camp, participants will get to bring home goodie bags with their crafts plus a free trial voucher for Centre Stage’s regular classes.
The Graceful Swan
Focus: Ballet, confidence and well-being
Ages: 5 to 16 years
Duration: 14 to 16, 21 to 23 and 28 to 30 December and 4 to 7 January; two hours daily
Location: #03-05, 51 Waterloo Street
Cost: $3o0 for three days, $335 for four days and $900 for three camps
Registration: 88087042 | firstname.lastname@example.org | wintercamp.thegracefulswan.com
Little dancers will be keen to sign up for The Graceful Swan’s bootcamp during the December school holidays. Children can get involved in the Christmas ballet classic – Land of the Sweets! During the camps, they’ll be able to make new friends while learning and practicing progressive ballet dance moves and choreography. Video recordings will be provided at the end of the camp.
Fun and safe dancing is the ballet school’s biggest priority. Parents can rest easy knowing that social distancing and safety management measures are in place for the children’s safety. Besides holiday camps, The Graceful Swan offers online and in-person after-school dance classes for those seeking to hone their dance skills.
ISS International School
Focus: Sports and adventure, drama, dance, STEM
Ages: 4 to 16 years
Duration: 21 to 23 December; 28 to 30 December; and 4 to 8 January
Location: 21 Preston Road; off-campus for outdoor activities
Cost: From $56 to $450
Registration: 6939 6120 | email@example.com | issdiscoveryschool.com/winter2020
ISS Discovery School is rolling out a series of fun-filled and interactive activities for kids this December! Children can select activities that suit their interests, including STEM-based activities, crafts, a Christmas-themed drama and music programme, inline skating, rock-climbing and football. Single day sign-ups are available for selected activities.
A highlight of this year’s camp is the partnership with Real Madrid. Kids will be able to train the “Real Madrid” way, with experienced coaches who’ll provide guidance on football techniques. These include passing, shooting, goalkeeping, ball control and game-play tactics. Participants will also receive a Real Madrid kit consisting of shirts, shorts and socks.
Focus: English and Mandarin language, arts, mathematics and science
Ages: 3 to 18 years
Duration: 7 to 11; 14 to 18; and 21 to 23 December
Location: 25 Binjai Park and 69 Frankel Avenue
Cost: From $256.80
Keep the kids’ minds active with Thinktank’s year-end camp “A Moment to December”. Children will be introduced to the art of reading between the lines while picking up other useful skills to make them effective and articulate writers of the English and Chinese languages. They’ll also have a blast with experimental science and problem solving with mathematics and puzzles. You can choose from three- to five-day programmes, according to your child’s preference and schedule. Your kids will be in good hands as the Thinktank team has many years of experience teaching in local and international schools and tertiary institutions. Their instructors aim to teach children new content and boost their academic knowledge, while encouraging a love for learning.
Parents can also be assured of their child’s safety, with smaller class sizes this year. The camp fees include all course materials and a startup pack.
Focus: Musical theatre
Ages: 7 to 14 years
Duration: 4 to 8 January, Monday to Friday
Location: Sing’theatre Academy
Cost: $330 to $350
Dedicated to musical theatre, Sing’theatre Academy is organising workshops for the New Year break. During the week, participants will create a performance combining theatre, singing and dance in English. The aim of the workshops is to allow children to express their creativity and have fun, while developing listening, sharing and collaborative skills.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions only nine children can attend each in-person holiday workshop. There are two sessions according to ages: seven to 10 years (9.30am to 12pm) and 11 to 14 years (1pm to 4pm).
The Creative Square Company
Ages: 7 to 11 years (Kidsmania Camp) and 10 to 16 years (Create, Design, Innovate! Camp)
Duration: 21 to 24 December, four-day camp (Kidsmania Camp) and 7 December to 8 January, 5-day camps (Create, Design, Innovate! Camp)
Location: River Valley
Do your kiddos love Shark Tank, The Apprentice or miss KidZania? The Creative Square Company has two great camps during the upcoming holidays: “Create, Design, Innovate!” Camp and Kidsmania. Founded by a group of entrepreneurs who believe in learning by doing, the company’s camps offers a wide variety of workshops to develop children’s confidence and knowledge in life skills. There’ll only be 10 participants per camp so trainers can adapt to each child’s learning style and practise social distancing.
During the “Create, Design, Innovate!” Camp, tweens and teens can look forward to five days of jam-packed fun where they become founders of the next big startup. They’ll develop their own ideas, build a prototype and create a branded business through to a final pitch to investors. Children will learn how to brainstorm creatively in the ideation stage and practise critical thinking and problem-solving. They’ll also collaborate with other campers, learning the importance of teamwork, understanding the principles of negotiation and gaining confidence in public speaking. For younger ones, the Kidsmania camp will allow them to experience different careers. They’ll have a blast through interactive role play while picking up useful life skills.
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