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 in October – and keep a look out on this page, as we’ll be refreshing the lineup for November and December!
Focus: Sports, technology, creativity, enrichment and multi-activity
Ages: 3 to 16 years
Duration: 19 to 23 October, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm
Location: Stamford American International School
Cost: $650 to $710
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.
Campers 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: Until 1 November, 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 a new holiday programme: the Whizz Bang Science camp. It’s a great option for both return campers as well as those who are new to Newtonshow. Kids can look forward to all sorts of science fun, from doing exciting experiments and learning about dinosaurs to making F1 cars and taking a “trip” inside a volcano. In addition, there’ll be games, competitions and challenges to take part in.
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 yummy 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.
Got young ones who enjoy techy stuff? They’ll love Maker.sg’s new programme this October. At the “I MAKE! Camp”, kids can look forward to a range of fun topics, including robotics, coding, circuit modelling, 3D modelling, engineering and non-screen 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, 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.
The DJ Dispensary
Ages: 7 and above
Duration: 12 to 30 October, Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm
Location: Potato Head Singapore
Cost: From $250
Registration: Call 6327 1939, send a message on Facebook, or email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The DJ Dispensary (DJD) has teamed up with Potato Head Singapore for the October school holidays! Together, they’re organising special one-day DJ masterclasses just for kids. The daily sessions will begin with group lessons that include playing some vinyl and learning about DJ equipment. All sessions will be photographed. Everyone will then break for lunch – burgers, fries and drinks from Three Buns! Kids can choose to have either a milkshake or two soft drinks alongside their meal. After a yummy lunch, the afternoon will consist of one-on-one practice sessions behind the Potato Head decks and end with a group DJ set. Each child will get a special DJ Dispensary goodie bag, which includes a DJD cap, t-shirt, tote bag and certificate.
For parents who want to join in the fun, there’s a free-flow package on offer. The three-hour deal (from $150) includes all-you-can-drink prosecco, sangria, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Peach Floyd cocktails. It also comes with a burger and fries for lunch.
Focus: Science, multi-activity and technology
Ages: 4 to 15 years
Duration: 12 to 16 October, and 19 to 23 October; in-person camps run Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm; home camps are at preferred dates and timings
Location: Crane, Mox, Grityard and TreHaus @ Funan Mall
Cost: $550 per week
Registration: 6271 1478 | email@example.com | whizzkidz.com.sg
Whizz Kidz is back with camps during the October break. This time, the holiday camps are held in more locations for greater options. 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 STEAM-based multi-activity camps held at Mox and Crane. Parents will have the option of using the co-working spaces while their children are at camp. 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: 12 to 23 October, Monday to Fridays
Location: East Coast Park, OCBC Area (Sports Hub) and condos (d’Leedon, Caribbean at Keppel Bay, The Interlace and Rivergate)
Cost: $299 to $465
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.
There are a variety of venues on offer, including East Coast Park and condos across Singapore. For greater convenience, parents can contact ProActiv Sports to organise a camp at their preferred location.
Focus: Musical theatre
Ages: 7 to 14 years
Duration: 19 to 23 October, Monday to Friday
Location: Sing’theatre Academy
Cost: $330 to $350
Sing’theatre Academy is organising musical theatre workshops during the French school holidays. The programme will be taught mainly in French by Nathalie Ribette, Sing’theatre’s founder and artistic and executive director. During the week, participants will create a performance combining theatre, singing and body expression in French and English. As Halloween is around the corner, children will become characters such as witches, sorcerers and ghosts. At the end of the week, they’ll record a Halloween-themed show. 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).
Focus: Sports, technology, creativity, enrichment and multi-activity
Ages: 5 to 13 years
Duration: 12 to 16 October, and 19 to 23 October; Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm, and 2pm to 5.30pm
Location: 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-04
Cost: $390 per week, or $90 per day; $33 per week for lunch
Registration: 3138 4477 | kit-learning.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kit Learning has rolled out kids’ camps for October! With a fun Halloween theme, children can look forward to making new friends and taking part in a wide variety of interactive activities.
In the first week, camp-goers will be looking at all things Halloween, including pumpkin carving, games, and arts and crafts (including soap making and candle making). The second week will feature activities where kids will learn about the four elements of nature and get hands-on with science. In the final week, children will learn the environment, through relevant topics such as recycling and ecology. The camp also includes a visit to Amped Trampoline Park – everyone will love that!
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: 12 to 16 October, and 19 to 23 October, 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, lyrical dance, well-being, crafts and acting
Ages: 6 to 13 years
Duration: 12 to 15 October, and 19 to 22 October; 11.15am to 1.15pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday
Location: #03-05, 51 Waterloo Street
Little dancers will be keen to sign up for The Graceful Swan’s Happy Well-Being Dance Holiday Camps during the October school holidays. There are two main camp themes: Ballet and Storytelling, and Lyrical Dance and Creative Artwork. Kids can look forward to fun-filled activities, from dance and storytelling to crafts and music. They’ll learn to make their own magical broomstick and potion blends, as well as show off their moves in a wizarding dance. During the camps, ballet techniques and dance choreography are taught to enhance performance skills.
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.
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