As the school holidays loom, it’s time to get clued up on the best holiday camps in Singapore to keep your little ones busy. From Art to Science, Mindfulness, Sports, Coding and Drama, here’s our guide to all the best holiday camps in Singapore!
Our list of uber-cool holiday camps will not only keep kids engaged, active and social but will also equip them with amazing skills – from Coding to Robotics and Sports. Read on to find out more!
Brushes at the ready, mini-Monets! As an award-winning Fine Arts school, Little Artists Art Studio is perfect for budding artists! There are 14 different programs on offer including painting, sketching, and sculpture for kids between 2.5 yrs -17 yrs through to adults (mamas and dads are welcome too!). The studio also offers the flexibility to plan around your own schedule with the popular Artrageous Camp running both full and half days.
When: 16 – 26 October; 20 November – 31 December (January options available too!)
Where: Mandarin Gardens; Siglap Centre,
How much: $175 – $280 for Holiday Programs for kids and adults (4-6 lessons x 1-2 hours per session, all materials included). $270 – $540 for Short Course Programs especially for adults (6 – 12 lessons x 2 hours per session, all materials included). $300 – $850 for Artrageous Camp for 2-4 days, half days; full days available, (all materials included).
The Abrakadoodle Artventure camp helps kids create art in innovative ways while having fun and making new friends of course! With age-appropriate groups for children aged 3.5 yrs to 12 yrs, participants can dream up their best artwork on this mythical, magical art adventure! For further details on their art inspired camps, and early bird or group discounts, visit website.
When: Camps run throughout the year. Check the website for individual camp dates.
How much: $330-$470 (varies by camp).
Bukit Timah Studio: Tel: (+65) 6763 9219, [email protected], 10 Jalan Serene #01-09/10, Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
Marine Parade Studio: Tel: (+65) 6763 9219, [email protected], 112 East Coast Road #03-11, i12 Katong Singapore 428802
Jurong Studio: Tel: (+65) 96936515 / 98717594 Lakepoint Condominium, 4 Lakepoint Drive #01-27 Singapore 648924
Alternatively you can form your own groups to have your art camps at mygym at Tampines or at City Square Mall too!
Looking to give your kids extra English language support during the holidays? You can’t go wrong with English language stalwarts – British Council. Aimed at Primary and Secondary students from ages 6 to 15 years old. British Council’s Study Camps help improve your child’s English communication skills, all within a safe, fun and supportive environment. Targeting areas of grammar, vocabulary and developing oral confidence, each module is self-contained so students can attend as many modules as they wish to.
When: 8 January 2018 – 26 January 2018, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: British Council Toa Payoh Centre, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #09-01 HDB Hub, East Wing 310480
How much: $736
Tel: (+65) 6807 1586, www.britishcouncil.sg/smcamps
Camp Asia’s Winter camps are packed with fun and action for everyone. Held at Stamford American International School, these camps offer a variety of lesson types so kids can make the most of their holidays, while having fun. Sport lover? They’ll adore the soccer, gymnastics or basketball options. Alternatively, there’s art, science, Mandarin, drama, robotics, coding, and tons more to choose from!
When: December 18 to 22, December 26 to 29, January 2 to January 5. Camps run weekly from 9am to 3pm
Where: Stamford American International School
How much: $650-$710 (All-inclusive price). Book before Nov 10th for a 10% Early Bird Discount! Transport: $70 for 5 day camp, per child for a two way trip.
www.campasia.asia, Tel: (+65) 6593 3691
Explore drama, music and movement in a week jam-packed with activities that stretchhhhh your kiddo’s imagination. Flexible and running mornings or afternoons (take your pick), these week-long holiday programmes are designed for 3-12 year olds. Guaranteed fun during the holidays!
When: Running from 16th October, visit their website for exact dates
Where: Across Centre Stage’s two branches – 15 Woking Road in the West and 5000G Marine Parade Road in the East (date dependent.)
How Much: $320 – $395
Tel: (+65) 6732 7211, [email protected], www.centre-stage.com/home/creative-arts-holiday-programmes
Canadian International School
CIS are running a Winter Holiday Camp for children aged 4 to 12 with a variety of different sports, creative, artistic and musical activities. Got a tech savvy fanatic on your hands? Their STEAM camp teaches kids all the wonders of coding, robot building and app design! And they are convenient too with morning, afternoon and full day camps on offer.
When: 18 to 29 December 2017
Where: CIS, Tanjong Katong Campus
How much: Starting from $425 for the Half day camp. Sign up for full day in the same week to enjoy a 15% discount.
Tel: (+65) 6436 6634, www.cis.edu.sg/holidaycamp
The winner of two industry awards (Best Coding Curriculum and School of The Year, Computer Science), Coding Lab’s well-recognised MIT-inspired curriculum puts a strong emphasis on inquiry-based learning along with the application of key mathematical concepts. This Holiday, Coding Lab is for kids aged 4-16 across three convenient locations – all in a rustic-yet-tech-immersive environment! Participants can look forward to the ever popular Tinkering Garage, where they get to tinker and program with the latest gadgets such as the mBot, micro: bit and Makey Makey. The new themed Creative Writing x Coding camps held in conjunction with The Write Connection, get students to combine creative Storyboarding with Coding and create animations and games! A powerful combination of language and logic.
When: 20 Nov – 21 December; click here to check the schedule!
Where: 264 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #03-06, Singapore 588208
Camps will also be offered at The Grassroots Club and NSRCC (Changi).
How much: $345-$749
Partnering with best in class, industry experts that offer a tried and tested curriculum, lessons at Discovery Camps are fun for children and rewarding for parents too! Educational leaders such as Lorna Whiston Schools from Singapore, Collegewise from the U.S. and BSD code + design academy from Hong Kong, have built on the curriculum for these camps. Not only will your kids have fun but you too get to track their progress through weekly showcases at the centre. Targeted at the 3-18 age group, there’s plenty to choose from based on your academic and not-so-academic requirements.
When: 20 Nov – 22 Dec
Where: 101 Thomson Road, #03-18 / #04-22 United Square, Singapore 307591
Tel: (+65) 6513 3325, www.discoverycamps.com
Discovery – Camp
The longest running holiday science camp (25 years!) for primary school children in Singapore offers 5 full day programmes that include awesome projects and experiments, yummy meals, games and more! With emphasis on hands-on activities and sensory experiences, your child will get to learn scientific facts and phenomenon while having fun – the best way to learn!
When: 20 Nov 17 – 15 Dec 17. Each program is for 5 days (9am – 5pm)
Where: Across 3 campuses in Singapore – Raffles Girls’ Primary School (Main Campus), San Yu Adventist School (Central Campus), and Hanbridge School (East campus).
How much: Cost is $485 for the 5-day program.
Tel: (+65) 8423 6640, [email protected], www.discovery-camp.com, www.facebook.com/dcampssg
The year-end workshops at eXplorerkid’s offer a variety of programmes including magic, art and science. With day camps in December, they will have a full line up of activities throughout the entire day, so you won’t have to worry about junior getting bored. What’s more, all programme sign ups come with unlimited playtime for their indoor centre, which means kids can enjoy eXplorerkid’s play facilities whenever and for as long as they want!
When: 10am – 6pm various days see schedule here
How much: $100 members. $120 public
eXplorerkid @ Downtown East, Market Square @ Downtown East, E!Hub, Level 3, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599.
eXplorerkid @ AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Hub #04-02, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569933
Singapore’s newest Art Studio for kids offers an exciting range of art based half day camps. The camps run for 4 days and help little ones explore mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, weaving and more! There are two groups – 5-9 year olds and 9-13 year olds and kids will get stuck in with a variety of exciting themes from sculpture to jewelry making or paper mache to boost their creativity as well as confidence! Teachers are engaging and passionate and ready to bring out your kids inner Da Vinci.
How much: $380 for 4 half days, all materials included.
Learning Horizon – Lulu & Hugo
Join Lulu & Hugo as they take kids (3-5 year olds) on an exciting adventure with the Brave King and the Leaping Princess. Travel back in time to uncover what the brave king was afraid of and how you, his young knights, can help him overcome his fear! Kids can also join in on another adventure with the Leaping Princess (who loves to leap a little too much), and a green frog who was accidentally turned into a prince by a Fairy Godmother-in-training. There’s an interactive storytelling session and kids will get to become knights through a drama-filled workshop. In both courses, kids will get to create beautiful craftwork, a night-light and be invited to “The Royal Waltz” dance with well-known ballroom dance instructors from Shawn & Gladys!
When: Lulu & Hugo: The Brave King, 16 or 20 Nov, 9.30am – 1.30pm.
Lulu & Hugo: Once Upon A Time, 27-29 Nov, 9.30am – 1.30pm
How much: Lulu & Hugo: The Brave King – $60 (GST Inclusive), Lulu & Hugo: Once Upon A Time – $135 (GST Inclusive)
Learning Horizon – Passport to P1: Money Matters and Road Safety!
This final instalment to prepare your child for Primary One is a great mix of academic and life skills. Learning Horizon helps 6-year olds learn two important lessons to ensure a smooth transition into their new journey. Money Matters will help enhance your child’s knowledge about the management of money and the ability to apply their learnings to life-like situations such as buying their own lunch at the mock school canteen. They can also pick up road safety skills with a driving course where they drive their own motorised cars as well as learn different about road signage.
When: 5 & 6 Dec 2017
Where: The Eightrium, 15A Changi Business Park Central 1 & Civil Service Club, 91 Bukit Batok West Avenue 2
How much: $105 (GST Inclusive) and $3 (recess money to bring on camp day)
Tel: (+65) 6601 9716, +65 9718 9708, [email protected], www.learninghorizon.com.sg/camps
Get your kids ready for a magical week in the land of books, discovering the animal kingdom and their moment on stage at Little Mandarins’ Year-End Holiday Camps! The week-long programmes are designed to help children expand their knowledge of Mandarin and have lots of fun in the process! Activities including Storytelling, Speech & Drama, Songs, Art & Craft (and many more!) will ensure campers grow in self-confidence, learn teamwork and build on Mandarin development. Sign up today, mama!
When: From now until 29 Dec
Where: Little Mandarins, Block 71, Loewen Road #01-03, Singapore 248847
Coding genius on your hands or just a tech-hungry kid? ripplecreate has a range of coding camps on offer this year – STEM, robotics, drones, game development (Scratch) and the micro:bit. What’s more, they will also be holding a series of 2 hr micro:bit workshops covering digital music, digital art and digital game development which parents can join in for just $1! A great way to bond with your kid and get tech savvy mama!
Book before 3 Nov for a 10% discount or book in a group of 5 or more to take 15% off regular prices!
When: 20 Nov’17- 5 Jan’17
Where: 299 River Valley Road, Singapore 238340
How much: $99 (2-hour workshop) to $450 (5 half-day camp)
It seems everyone wants to Code this year and Saturday Kids are offering super engaging Coding lessons this November and December. Using their coding superpowers, kids (age 5 to 16) code with a purpose to craft gadgets, build games and design solutions for others. There are four easy to get to locations across Singapore leaving you with no real excuse, mama!
When: 20 Nov – 24 Nov, 27 Nov – 1 Dec, 4 Dec – 8 Dec, 11 Dec – 15 Dec, 18 Dec – 22 Dec and 26 Dec – 29 Dec
Saturday Kids @ City Hall, High Street Center #11-04, 1 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179094
10 Square @ Orchard, 10 Square, 181 Orchard Rd, #10-01, Singapore 238896
Saturday Kids @ Bukit Timah, Bukit Timah Plaza #02-41, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit Singapore 588996
Saturday Kids @ East Coast, #08-03 Parkway Centre 1 Marine Parade Central Singapore 449408
How much: $590 – $660. Book by 5 Nov to enjoy the Early Bird discount of $30 off.
Tel: (+65) 3163 5385, www.saturdaykids.com
SCORE runs camps for kids between the age of 5 and 16 and are looking to teach kids important life skills needed in the 21st century world. From public speaking, to presentations and problem solving to entrepreneurship, people and project management and goal setting skills. This is a great opportunity to boost kids confidence by exposing them to a variety of skills from an early age that will support their academics.
10% discount on ALL camps with Sassymama
SG Code Campus
Keen to get your kids to try Coding? These 5-day introductory coding camps are available for kids between 8-16 years old at SG Code Campus’ 2 centres (Marine Parade and Bukit Timah). Children 8-10 years old learn coding fundamentals through building a game in Scratch (Basics of Code Level 1); 11-12 year olds learn to code using the Micro:bit, a microprocessor created by BBC and Microsoft (Basics of Code Level 3M); while the 13-16 year olds start their coding journey using Python and Minecraft (Principles of Code Level 1)! With instructors comprising of graduates from Stanford, Berkeley, Imperial, LSE and NUS this is a fab one to get kids into technology.
A great option to get the kids outdoors mama! Singafit multi-sports camps are so conveniently located (right next to the MRT) at Bishan and Serangoon Park. Well priced and offering a wide variety of activities for kiddos aged 4 to 11, your kids will learn new skills and develop mobility, self-confidence and sportsmanship. With more than 4 years of experience under their belt covering over 20 different sports – everything from basketball to rock climbing. If your kids take to the sports, you’ll be relieved to know that Singafit camps are offered all year round!
When: All year round
How much: Half day $75 per day, or $300 per week (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm). Full day $100 per day, or $425 per week (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm). Door-to-door transport: $25/day
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Budding actors rejoice! SRT is running Theatre Stage and Acting Stage camps during the school holidays. Young performers are encouraged to play, create and present their own stories during their time in Camp – the perfect way to use theatre for bringing stories to life! As always each programme is tailored to the age range and incorporates a variety games and activities that keep the little ones engages and excited throughout. But hurry, as most of their slots for the holiday programme are almost full!
When: November Camp: 20 – 24 Nov 2017, December Camp: 4 – 8 Dec 2017, Monday – Friday (2.5 hours a day)
How much: $350 per participant (Theatre Stage/Acting Stage only) Play STAGE for 4 – 6 years is available separately linked to our TLC Holiday Programme for Chicken Little ($388 per pax).
www.srt.com.sg, [email protected]
We need aspirational leaders for the future – so why not train your child to be one! The SOMOS camps run over 2 or 5-day periods and help uncover your child’s potential through activities ranging from pottery, coding and robotics to simply having fun at basketball. And with an additional small sum, they even add on food and transportation – busy mamas, you and your kids are sorted!
When: 2-Day (3):18, 19 Nov; 2, 3 Dec; 16, 17 Dec
5-Day (3): 20 – 24 Nov, 4 – 8 Dec, 18 – 22 Dec
How much: 2-Day: $399 + $50 (food and transport), 5-Day: $1,099 + $100 (food and transport)
Sport4kids run multi-activity camps combining sport, creative and fun activities to ensure your child has an action-packed, fun-filled week. Sport4kids camps are suitable for children aged 3.5 – 12 yrs of age and offer everything from basketball, to tennis, soccer, swimming, yoga, and rock climbing combined with arts & crafts, treasure hunts, beach trips and movie time! Sign-up now as they do fill up fast!
When: Wk 1: 18 – 22 Dec, Wk 2: 2 – 5 Jan. 9am – 2pm daily
Where: Turf City, Bukit Timah, Singapore 288001
How much: $450 per week, $100 per day, and a fab 10% sibling discount
The Language Boutique
If you are seeking a more personalised approach when it comes to camps, The Language Boutique could be a good option, mama. Providing home tuition based on each child’s learning needs, their camps aren’t set in stone. Plus if you book 5 one-to-one classes you’ll get 1 class free from December to mid-January. Their highly qualified teachers combine engaging teaching techniques with a professional and personal service and will help your child reach their potential and have a fun time while at it!
The Open Centre
Mindfulness for little ones! A perfect way to get kids (aged 6-12 years) off technology and to connect with nature, themselves and their friends. The Open Centre is running Mindfulness camps where kids will learn what mindfulness is about through modeling, group discussion, nature exploration and collaborative learning. Kids will practice how to successfully interact with grownups and peers, how to deal with peer-to-peer teasing and conflict, be a good friend and regulate emotions in a variety of situations – hugely important skills for life. Activities include yoga, pet therapy and creative arts.
When: 5-day camp, 9am to 4.30pm with lunch and snacks included
Where: 100 Turf Club Road, Horsecity, Singapore 287992, +65 64630291
How much: $680
The Playhouse’s dramatic arts based programmes are sure to delight little ones from 1.5 to 5.5 years of age. Focussing on drama, music and movement, art, craft and cookery and allowing flexibility in attendance (as well as a full day option in case you need it!), choose from a range of holiday activities for your kiddos.
When:“Deep Sea Rescue”, 20 – 24 November, “5, 4, 3, 2, 1- Blast Off!” 27 Nov – 1 December, “SOS Sleigh Ride”, 4 – 8 December, “The Little Xmas tree”, 11 – 15 December.
Where: The PLAYhouse, 272 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #01 -13/14 Singapore 588212, +65 6802 4034
How much: $75 per session. If a child signs up for 2 weeks(10 sessions), they are entitled to get 10% off.
These tech-themed camps are held at both UWC SEA campuses and cover fun topics like Science, Movie Making, LEGO and Robotics! Your kids are sure to have a blast as Whizz Kidz takes learning out of the classroom and into the real world (almost!) by immersing students in an imaginary environment and story. Role playing and fun activities abound, what’s not to love!
UWCSEA (Dover & East), 9am to 2pm – Mon to Fri
Oct 16 – 20 2017 – Evil, MI 2.5, Cobra, Lego, Droid, Oz
Oct 23 – 27 2017 – Who, Franky, Cobra, Lego, Droid, Oz
Dec 18 – 22 2017 – Evil, MI 2.5, Cobra, Lego, Droid, Oz
Dec 25 – 29 2017 – Who, Franky, Cobra, Lego, Droid, Oz
Jan 1 – 5 2018 – Evil, MI 2.5, Cobra, Lego, Droid, Oz
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