Our ultimate guide to school holiday camps covers the arts, science & technology, sport, performing arts, and every other imaginable activity to keep little ones busy!
It’s time once again for our guide to year-end holiday camps for kids in Singapore, mama! Don’t panic if you haven’t got your December plans sorted yet – new activities are being added every day, and from cookery to karaoke, LEGOs to language immersion, there are plenty of activities out there to suit kids of every stripe!
General & Multi-Activity Camps
With activities as diverse as dragon boat racing and ice skating (and just about everything in between), these popular 3-day camps for kiddos 4-12 give children to try out themes like “Junior Ecologist” and “FUNtastic Sports”. Slightly older kids (7 and up) can even venture to MY Sleepover Camp for two nights on nearby St. John’s Island! Camps run from Monday, 30 November to Wednesday, 9 December.
Tel: (+65) 6839 8354
Camp Asia offers a comprehensive selection for munchkins’ every interest! From Multi-Activity camps for active littlies, Super Chef camps for mini culinary aficionados, Tech Savvy camps for computer kids and more, there’s heaps to choose from, conveniently offered at two location from December through mid-January.
Camps are held at Stamford American International School and Australian International School
Stamford American International School: 279 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 347691
Australian International School: 1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818
Tel: (+65) 6593 3691
Founded more than 15 years ago, Camp Magic aims “to provide children with a safe, fun environment where they are regularly invited to explore though an enormous and inspiring variety of activities”. They seriously try everything from juggling, to hula-hooping, to drum circles and so much more. Kiddos can even try their hand at the ukulele! Workshops are designed for littlies ages 3 to 12 years old, with half-day programmes available for 3-4 year olds. Programmes run from Monday, 14 December to Monday, 4 January.
Camps held at St. Joseph’s International School and Nexus International School
St. Joseph’s International School: 490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191
Nexus International School: 201 Ulu Pandan Road, Singapore 596468
Tel: (+65) 9008 5484
Community Club Holiday Camps
From Battle Robots to Batik Painting, Junior Math Busters to Fun with Forensive Science, kiddos can choose from dozens of courses offered at over 100 neighbourhood community clubs all over the island, usually at a quite reasonable price, too!
Whether kiddos are putting on their PJs for a slumber party with a movie and popcorn (remember how much fun that was when you were a kid?), learning to kayak, or baking up a storm, SAFRA’s serving up a wide range of kids’ activities throughout November and December to keep little ones busy.
Science & Technology
Inventive Kids places a major emphasis on STEM learning through fun, hands-on themed camps like “Medieval Inventors” and “Island Survivors”, in which kids will have to work together using science, engineering, and a healthy dose of creativity to figure out how to get themselves off a desert island. Camps are open to kids 7-12 and run from Monday, 30 November to Saturday, 12 December.
Woodlands Room at HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310480, Tel: (+65)
All of Children’s Worklab’s theme-based technology camps make use of kid favourites like Legos to sharpen fine motor skills and introduce children to basic scientific concepts, all in the name of exploring all that is cool and fun about technology! Camps are geared toward kids aged 3.5 to 6.5 years old, and workshops run from Monday, 23 November to Friday, 8 January.
583 Orchard Road, #02-K1 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
Tel: (+65) 6887 4547
It’s not Rocket Science….er actually it is rocket science, for primary schoolers! Discovery Camps’ holiday programmes are held at three locations and cover all sorts of scientific angles, making science fun for students from Primary 1 through Primary 6. Weeklong camps run from Monday, 23 November to Monday, 14 December.
See the website for times and locations
Tel: (+65) 6475 6048
The Keys Academy
This amazing new facility in the CBD is running some truly unique programmes for driven kids aged 8-17. We’re talking courses like “Wall Street Basics”, “Tech Start Jr.”, “CSI Murder Mystery” and more, mama. Courses run from Monday, 23 November to Friday, 4 December.
Odeon Towers, Level 2, 331 North Bridge Road (Across from Raffles Hotel), Singapore 188720, Tel: (+65) 6734 8559
Themed around space, invention and exploration, WondersWork is hosting its signature “Ultra Space” and LEGO robotics camps this holiday season. Kiddos might even be forced to pick a favourite with 2-day camps like “Star Wars vs. Minecraft”! WondersWork camps encourage innovation and creativity while helping kids develop their motor and coordination skills. Camps last throughout November and December.
177 River Valley Road, #02-23 Liang Court, Singapore 179030
Tel: (+65) 6333 4088
Developed in line with Singapore’s call for self-directed learners, National Geographic and Singtel are collaborating with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), A*Star Institute, and the Singapore Science Centre to launch Project Breakthrough – a science programme for students aged 9-11 in local schools. Starting the week of 16 November through to 2 December, kids will get to meet experts from each learning institute, tour their state-of-the-art facilities and brainstorm sustainable energy and healthcare solutions. Promising young innovators who present the best ideas will even get a chance to further their interests with a special attachment to local research institutions!
various locations around Singapore
Chengzhu Mandarin School
Littles as young as 6 months can brush up on their Pu Tong Hwa while taking part in fun arts and crafts activities, storytelling, games, music, sports and more from Monday, 30 November to Friday, 4 December. Classes start at just 90 minutes for kiddos up to 18 months, while primary students build to 2.5-hour sessions.
35 Rochester Drive, #03-01 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
Tel: (+65) 6737 5348
Kids will learn Mandarin the fun way – through play! – at EduGrove’s holiday programmes in November and December. Geared toward children aged 3 to 10, these fun 5-day programmes provide creative speech, drama, arts and crafts and sports sessions. Classes available from Monday, 23 November through mid-December.
120 Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Sports and Recreational Centre, #01-01/02
Tel: (+65) 6584 8489
After the smashing success of our Mama Meet Up at Little Mandarins, we’re quite confident that kiddos will have an amazing time at their gorgeous Loewen Gardens facility (in fact we saw some school holidays campers frolicking outside in the beautiful green space!). Themed 5-day camps are aimed at children aged 4-9, and run from Monday, 23 November to Thursday, 31 December, all along building their self-confidence and self-esteem and developing strong language skills through fun and engaging play!
Little Mandarins Language Centre, 71 Loewen Road, Singapore 248847, Tel: (+65) 6473 8377
Performance & Fine Arts
From a one-day workshop for mamas and babies 7-17 months, to a pantomime interpretation of A Christmas Carol, there is SO much on act3, mama! We love that workshops run from 13 November to 15 January, 2016.
126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707
Tel: (+65) 6735 9986
Art Boot Camp
The fun has already started at Art Boot Camp (balloon printing, anyone), which offers 2-, 3-, 5- and 7-day camps for kiddos aged 3 to 14. There are literally dozens of disciplines to choose from, including painting, arts & crafts, sculpting, and much more. Art Boot Camp offers the ultimate choice of holiday camps for little artists. Workshops run from now through January!
Bukit Timah Campus: #02-01 The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6469 5525
Arthaus caters to the artistically-inclined kiddies out there, offering programs for kids ages 4 all the way up to 17 years old. Whether you’re taking a child & parent acrylic painting workshop, or enrolling the kiddos in one of the popular 5-day programmes with a different medium every day, plenty of fun is sure to be had. New additions this year include coffee painting and plasticine painting!
901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619
Tel: (+65) 9023 0458
Kids ages 3 to 12 can perfect their singing, dancing and theatre chops, or focus on creative writing or even Radio DJing at a variety of holiday camps on offer throughout December.
9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-29/30 Millennia Walk, Singapore 039596
Tel: (+65) 6836 5008
Little Artists Art Studio
This year’s “holiday palette” offers up courses for children 2.5 to 15 years. Kids will love the mix of sketching, painting, sculpting, print making, portraiture and more. Meanwhile mamas will love their flexible schedules, which let you choose which days you want your wee ones to attend. Available from Saturday, 21 November through Thursday, 24 December.
Mandarin Gardens, 15 Siglap Road, Singapore 448904
Tel: (+65) 6449 0960
The Da Vinci Group believes in cultivating and nurturing creativity in little ones as we move from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, where the world needs fresh perspectives! Kiddos get to play with clay in their signature NeuroCeramics session, which is inspired by the principles of Neuroeducation – a mix of neurology, psychology and education – to engage more than one sense at the same time so that bubs are encouraged to think abstractly and more creatively whilst having fun! Their holiday camp runs from Friday, 30 November to Friday, 6 December.
Da Vinci Group
Tel: (+65) 9226 3962
These camps for kids ages 6-13 focus on a lot more than just rugby! Kiddos will take part in various team challenges and play camp classics like Capture the Flag, along with trying their hands at sports like soccer, handball and athletics in addition to rugby. Weeklong camps also feature offsite trips to some of Singapore’s most popular attractions, along with plenty of time in Centaurs’ famous obstacle course, “The Pit”.
Centaurs Car Park #1, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994, Tel: (+65) 6468 9851
Parents and kiddos can attend one of six “FUN Start MOVE Smart!” workshops together during school holidays, helping them explore and participate in insightful motor skill activities specially designed in progressive stages for young children. Parents will be shown how to introduce fundamental movement skill activities to their child as well as key areas to watch out for as their child develops and matures in each skill. At just $30 per pair it’s a great deal, too!
Various locations around Singapore including Bedok, Katong, Pasir Ris, Sengkang and Tampines. Click here for more info on timings and locations and to book contact the respective sports center by phone.
The Little Gym
Children from as young as 4 months old all the way up to 12 can attend for just one day, or a week at a time. Littlies get lots of time with LEGOs, Duplos and crafts, while older kids can opt for either Super Kids’ Quest Camp, or the more intensive Skill Thrill Camp for those wanting to really hone their gymnastics moves.
Forum The Shopping Mall, #B1-24, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884, Tel: (+65) 6238 6331
Marina Square, #03-163/164, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) 6336 9734
Shaw’s Little League
These half-day, weeklong camps will have kiddies positively tuckered out by the time they get home. Kiddos can choose to focus on two or three from a wide list of sports, but will also have fun with nutrition and cooking, arts & crafts, and much more. Sessions run from Monday, 23 November to Thursday, 24 December.
Skate with Us
Kiddies can get festive with Christmas Skate Camp, geared toward munchkins 3 to 12. Suitable for inline skating enthusiasts and non-skaters, too, the camp groups kids based on both age and skill level so everyone can feel comfortable going at their own pace. Skate with Us has even partnered up with Montessori educators to ensure the programme promotes active learning and purposeful play! Camps run from Monday, 23 November to Thursday, 24 December.
East Coast Park, F1 Carpark, East Coast Parkway, Singapore
West Coast Park, behind Amphitheater, West Coast Highway, Singapore
Tel: (+65) 6246 6362
There’ll be two full weeks of multi-sport fun on offer in December at Dover Court International School! Kids 4-12 can try their hand at a variety of sports (including soccer, swimming, basketball and yoga) along with traditional camp favourites like arts and crafts and a treasure hunt. There are two 5-day sessions running from Monday, 7 December to Friday, 18 December.
Camp held at Dover Court International School, 301 Dover Road, 139644, Tel: (+65) 9355 0376