Looking for fun educational camps to keep the rugrats busy this school holiday?
School holidays are nearly upon us and if that thought sends you to frantically Google “best holiday camps for kids” we hear ya! As much as we would love to be able to spend every day with our little darlings in the great outdoors, or checking out kid-friendly museums, sometimes it’s just not possible. That’s when these super duper holiday camps come to the rescue. There’s something for every child from the littlies to the too-cool-for-school teens; from coding to drama, Mandarin, art, music, sports or even a mix of activities (great for siblings with different interests). Check out our exclusive promo codes, too!
British Council Easter Study Camp — English language camp
If you want to improve your kids’ written and spoken English language skills, British Council’s Easter Study Camps are just the thing. Geared toward students aged 4 to 15 who are studying English as a foreign language, the half day camps offer engaging activities appropriate to each age group. Younger kids will be doing arts and crafts, games and competitions, songs and music while older kids will focus on project work and presentations in teams. Topics change daily and range from “Superheroes” to “Festivals around the World” and Space Exploration”, all the while improving their communication skills, grammar and vocabulary, and oral confidence.
When: 8 April – 18 April 2019, 9am-1pm; 1 or 2 week options available.
Where: British Council Toa Payoh Centre, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh#09-01 HDB Hub, East Wing, Singapore 310480
How much: $589 – $736
Hua Language Centre – Mandarin language camp
The Paradise Island Adventures 4-Day Mandarin Camp at Hua Language Centre for kiddos aged 7-12 years old is the perfect way to immerse your child in Mandarin while having fun. The course has been specially catered for children at international schools who would like more exposure to Mandarin. The four-day camp is run by native Chinese teachers who can speak simple English so you know your child will be exposed to the correct intonation. Kids will be engaged with the theme of following Captain Jack on his adventures on Paradise Island (there will be an excursion on the first day to get kids excited about the topic!). This course is full of hands-on activities – children will be able to create trinkets or do cooking every day.
Sassy Mamas can skip paying registration fees (worth $37.45) if you quote SASSYOWL
When: 1-4 April 2019 (Mon-Thu) , 9am – 1pm daily
Where: Novena – United Square Shopping Mall #03-25/26
How much: $428 per child + Registration fee of $37.45 for first-time students (see above on how to waive these fees).
Little Mandarins — Mandarin language camp
Little Mandarins’ 2019 March/Easter Mandarin Fun Camp is the truly fun way to learn Mandarin! Geared towards 4-to-9-year-olds, Little Mandarins offers lots of different options, from 1-day camps to multiple days or even the whole week, and the best news is that there is no pre-requisite knowledge of Mandarin required to join! Kiddos will have so much fun playing with games and activities indoors and outdoors at its lush location at Dempsey Hill that they’ll be learning Mandarin without even realising it. There will be storytelling, speech & drama, rhythm & movement, Kung Fu Rap, Chinese brush painting, games, and arts & crafts plus one special day of Easter Egg Extravaganza. Little Mandarins camps let campers learn and practise Mandarin in a fun environment regardless of their level of Mandarin under the guidance of native speaking teachers.
When: March 18 – April 12 2019
Where: Little Mandarins @ Loewen, Block 71, Loewen Road, #01-03, Singapore 248847
How much: $78 per day / $350 per week (5 days)
Other Language camps to check out:
Chengzhu Mandarin Centre
With a variety of offerings for kids ages 3.5 to 14, Kids Camp Singapore is the one-stop shop for active kiddos. You’ll find archery and badminton, treasure hunting, rope pulling, obstacle runs, football, rugby and much more, mama! Camps run weekly from 9:30am to 3pm (with a daily option available), and happen in two beautiful locations – Fort Canning Park and Tanjong Beach on Sentosa! Under the watchful eye of passionate, dedicated coaches, kids will boost their self-confidence and social skills, while cultivating strong values like sharing and respect for others.
When: Throughout March and April 2019, 9:30am to 3pm
Where: Fort Canning Park (74 River Valley Road) and Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
How much: Fort Canning: $120 per day or $350 per week; Sentosa: $120 per day or $400 per week.
What better way to spend the school holidays than getting active, having fun and learning together? Sports Camps SG are all about making school holidays truly special, providing campers ages 6 to 12 with quality guidance from specialist coaches amidst the topnotch facilities of the Singapore Cricket Club. Kids get the chance to try up to 8 different sports, including rugby, soccer, netball, tennis and squash. No matter how sporty they are (or aren’t), the name of the game is building confidence, friendships, and skills.
Mention Sassy Mama when you register to get a 5% discount!
When: 19-21 March ($350), 8-12 April, 15-18 April 2019; 9 am to 3pm
Where: The Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, Connaught Drive, Singapore 179681
How much: $550 per week (sibling discount available)
Calling all football/soccer lovers: Whether your little one aspires to play like Pogba (or follow in Fandi’s footsteps!), or you simply want your munchkin to stay active and have fun over school holidays, Cosmo United educates players and helps boost psychomotor skills in a fun and stress-free environment. Camps foster the development of physical, social and mental fitness for kids ages 4 to 13!
When: 25-29 March, 1-5 April, 8-12 April 2019; 9am to 12pm
Where:Swiss Club Singapore, 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139
How much:$375 (member) / $425 (non-member)
With convenient locations at Singapore Sports Hub, Turf City and Dover Court International School, this multi-sports camp with state-of-the-art infrastructure is a blast for kiddos aged 3.5 to 12 – they’ll make new friends, learn values like personal and social responsibility, and have a roaring good time developing a sense of belonging and pride as they’re divided up into animal groups. This is truly a sports camp where children come away with a whole lot more than just sports coaching!
When: 18-22, 25-29 March, 1-5, 8-12, 15-19 April; 9am to 2pm
Dover Court International School, 301 Dover Road, 139644
Turf City/Bukit Timah, 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288001
Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Turf City: $105 per day, or $475 per week
DCIS: $110 per day, or $495 per week
Singapore Sports Hub: $425/Week, $100/Day
Other Sports Camps:
ActiveSG School Holiday Programmes (through March)
Bounce Inc. (Trampoline camp)
Centaurs Multisports Camp
Chelsea FC IDC Football Camp
ESPZen Soccer School
Fundacion Real Madrid Football School
GESS Sports Camp
The Little Gym (gymnastics)
Marsden Swim School
Pony Camp at Bukit Timah Saddle Club
The Rink Holiday Ice Camp (figure skating)
Savitar Tennis Camps
Shaws Little League
SITA Tennis Academy
Skateline In-line Skate Camps
UFIT Kids (multi-sport, Football and Rugby)
The Yard (Gymnastics)
Kiddos ages 3 to 12 can choose from amongst six different camps, including the classic Multi-Activity, Code Academy, LEGO Robotics, Actor’s Studio and English Explorers. In this all-day program conveniently located in Novena, campers will enjoy delicious, healthy lunches and snacks freshly prepared by Michelin-Starred Chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Through a diverse mix of learning experiences, children will be able to discover and enhance their own unique skills, abilities and talents. All supplies and equipment are provided within the all-inclusive price, too!
Sassy Mamas can enter promo code DC10 at registration for a 10% discount!
When: 1-12 April 2019, 9am to 3pm
Where:Lorna Whiston School @ United Square, 101 Thomson Road, #03-18/#04-22 United Square, Singapore 307591
How much:$595-$625 per week
Choose from five uniquely-designed camps for kids ages 6 to 15 at Smarter Me! Critical-Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Innovation are the main themes, introduced through coding, robotics, entrepreneurship, design thinking and mindfulness. Interdisciplinary camps include the Innovation Camp for Juniors (ages 6-9) and Change the World Innovation Camp (ages 10-15), which are suitable for kids who want to get a taste of the main themes and skills in a holistic format. For those keen on trying something more specific, there’s Money Matters Camp (ages 9-14), Junior Tech Whiz (ages 9-7) and Mini Founders Entrepreneurship Camp (ages 9-12). Kids will experience collaborating as business partners, and learn the value of money by hustling for sales – great for budding entrepreneurs! Did you know? The Smarter Me team is also behind Young Founders Summit Southeast Asia, regarded as the “Shark Tank for tweens and teens”!
When: 18 March – 12 April
Where: The Meeting Point (Ayer Rajah), Goodman Arts Centre (Kallang) or The Workshop (Ang Mo Kio)
How much: $495 to $595 for 5 full-days (all-inclusive). Transportation arrangements available.
SOMOS – Multi-skill holistic & academic camp
SOMOS is a well-rounded holiday program that aims to empower students (aged 6 – 12 Years) with 21st-century skills. There are three camps to choose from: the 2-day techie camp (Left Brain and Analytical Thinking) or design camp (Right Brain and Creativity & Design), or the one we have our eye on, the 5-day holistic camp. This one has fun sessions in everything from design (taught through clay, arts, cooking and creative thinking) to financial literacy and setting up a business (in Kids Entrepreneurship) plus logical thinking (using Robotics, and Coding), and character building and teamwork (through sports like Basketball). The camp ends with a market displaying the kids’ own product creations where they’ll present their ideas to you! This 5-day camp really stretches kids to be leaders of the future with a host of skills that will give kids the competitive edge.
Sassy mamas can enjoy an exclusive promo and get a 15% discount with promo code sassymama15.
When: 18 – 22 March, 25 – 29 March 2019
Where: The Yards, 406 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 428045
How much: $299 – $999
Get ready for an action-packed “EGGstravaganza” of fun delivered and designed by Tanglin teachers this spring! Perfect for kids ages 5 to 10, this multi-activity camp at Tanglin’s beautiful campus focuses on self-discovery through a huge range of activities such as Cookery, IT Sport, Cycling, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Art, Music, Yoga and Mindfulness. There’s also a handy new infant half-day option (for 5 to 8-year-olds) this year!
When: 1-5 April, 8-12 April 2019; 9am to 3pm (half-day option goes til 12pm)
Where: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
How much:$695 per week (full day); Infant Camps at $445 (half day)
Other Multi-Activity Camps:
Canvass (art, yoga & mindfulness)
Canadian International School
GEMS Holiday Academy
Green School of Bali Camps
The Open Centre (Mindfulness Multi-Activity)
With a popular, award-winning curriculum, Coding Lab places a strong emphasis on inquiry-based learning along with the application of mathematical concepts. Catering to kids ages 4 to 18 years of age, Coding Lab’s holiday camps feature MIT-inspired lessons, all conducted in a tech-immersive environment. Kiddos new to coding can choose from core stalwarts like Game Design and App Creation, while students with some experience can try their hand at cool offerings such as applying code to Math, Programming with Python, and, for savvy teens, attending a masterclass on Data Analytics and Social Media Insights. Students will be in excellent hands with nurturing, qualified instructors who’ve taught thousands of students ranging from preschoolers up to uni students! Founded by parents, you can be sure that your kiddos will be in a nurturing environment where they’ll pick up good habits while using the PC – from plenty of sea and nature views to ample eye breaks!
Enter promo code SASSY5 at checkout to get 5% off any course purchased. Call (+65) 6528 2282 for more details, mama!
When:18 March – mid-April
Parkway Parade: 80 Marine Parade Road, #10-06 Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269
Upper Bukit Timah: 264 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #03-06, Singapore 588208
The Grassroots Club, 190 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 568046
Trehaus, Orchard (Preschool Only): 442 Orchard Rd, #03-01, Singapore 238879 (also see: Trehaus)
How much: $395 – $695
If your kiddos are into crazy science experiments, Newton Show’s camps will be perfect for them! From egg science to dinosaur discovery and rocket launching, only the best scientific experiments are gathered with a mix of social games, presentations and outdoor activities. Camps are held in small groups, and kids are divided by age to best fit each group to suitable programmes. Newton Show’s camps are known for being hassle-free for parents – lunch and snacks are included, and door-to-door bus service is available on request. They also send videos to parents at the end of every camp day to give you peace of mind on what they’re up to!
When: 18 March – 22 April, 9am – 4pm
887A Bukit Timah Road
229 Joo Chiat Road
9 Mohamed Sultan Road
How much: $630 for 5 days
Saturday Kids will be combining robotics, engineering and coding to create the Marvelous Machines & Mechanisms with Strawbees and Quirkbot camp! Your child will learn to construct a wide variety of structures using 100% reusable and recyclable straws, and then code them into functional objects with Quirkbot, a tiny computer to power your mechanisms and robots. At Saturday Kids, kids learn from playful experimentation through a wide variety of creative coding courses designed to get kids to learn how to learn. Saturday Kids also offers creative coding courses designed for 5-16 years old that aren’t designed just to teach kids the technical skills, but to help kids become curious, self-motivated learners. Saturday Kids’s class flexibility can’t be beat, mama; for kids on an international school schedule who have a specific schedule request, simply form a group of 3, email Saturday Kids and let them know your preferred camp/date/location and they’ll try to make it happen!
Save $60 off all 5-day holiday camps and Term 2 weekly workshops when you book by 24 February 2019! After the early bird promotion ends, Sassy Mama readers can still enjoy 5% off regular prices with the code SASSYCURIOUSKIDS (not applicable with any ongoing promotions)
When: 16 March – 31 May
Where: Bukit Timah Plaza, Parkway Center, Thomson Plaza, Orchard Central (Orchard Central is a venue partner for the week of March 18-22)
How much: $560 to $660 for holiday camps and weekly workshops, and $120-$150 for one-off 3-hour workshops
Get started on coding with SG Code Campus’s series of Basics holiday coding camps! Learn the fundamentals of Computer Science and code up your own games, hardware solutions or mobile apps using Scratch, micro:bit and App Inventor. Their Basics roadmap offers something for everyone, from absolute beginners to advanced coders. Courses are designed to be age-appropriate and progressive, to help young coders develop strong foundations and inspire a love of coding. Small class sizes also ensure every child gets the attention and support they need! Want to find a suitable coding course for your child but don’t know where to begin? Drop the friendly SG Code Campus team a quick email at [email protected] or call (+65) 3138 9477, and they’ll be happy to assist you!
First-time customers can enjoy a $50 discount off your child’s first course with SG Code Campus using the promo code SASSY2019. Offer expires 31 March 2019. For certain courses, the offer can be combined with other promotions such as the early bird discount and siblings discount. More details can be found on their promotions page.
When: 18 March – 5 April
Bukit Timah: #03-01B King’s Arcade S(269695)
Marine Parade: #03-04 Parkway Centre S(449408)
How much: $370 – $395
In this specially curated Easter Camp, kiddos age 4 – 6 years old will get to program their new friend, Photon to go on all sorts of adventures, including an Easter Egg Hunt! Your little ones will also get to program scenes from their favourite story books, like Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Five Little Monkeys and many more. Using Coding Lab’s proprietary, award-winning MIT-inspired curriculum, your child’s understanding of the coding language will improve and inspire them to think logically. Through a combination of Reading, Drama, Kinaesthetic learning and craftwork, your preschooler will learn computational thinking and problem-solving in a novel and exciting manner.
When: 1 – 5 April, 9:30am – 11am
Where: Trehaus 442 Orchard Road #03-01 Claymore Connect Singapore 238879
How much: $445
Other Tech camps to check out:
First Code Academy
LCCL Coding Academy
A fine art-based studio, Arthaus actually offers holiday camps all year round as they cater to both local and international school calendars! Classes are conducted in small groups, ensuring lots of personal attention and room for exploration. Geared toward kids ages 5 to 16, camps run from two to five days, and cover themes like “Just Painting!” and “Just Drawing” along with “Fun with Mediums”, “Coffee Painting”, Parent-Child workshops and more.
When: All year round
Where: ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619
How much: $65 – $305
Join the Centre Stage team for an action-packed, creative arts extravaganza in your March and Easter holidays! Kiddos ages 3 to 12 can explore Roald Dahl-themed drama, music, movement and arts & crafts over the course of a week totally jam-packed with imagination-stretching activities. They’ll be led by Centre Stage’s specialist teachers – all with rich performing arts backgrounds – most of whom have worked professionally in theatre and TV in the past!
Enjoy a 10% Sassy Mama Early Bird discount using code sassy1910 when booking before 1 March 2019!
When: 18-22 March, 1-5 April, 8-12 April, 15-18 April
Where: Centre Stage, 15 Woking Road, Singapore 138694
How much: $395 – $445
So your little one likes music, mama? Bonus if they’re into making things with their hands – Creative Hearts is inviting kiddos age 4 to 10 years old to build, design and learn how to play their own ukelele! The Build Your Own Ukulele Camp combines music, art and science, teaching kids how a ukulele is made, and showing them how sound is produced. At the end of the camp, your child will be able to take home their own fully functional wooden ukulele. Other camps offered by Creative Hearts include Carnival of the Animals (based on Saint Saen’s orchestral suite, learning about instruments of the orchestra) and Disney Magic (sing and dance to selected Disney songs!).
Quote SASSY12 to enjoy a 12% early bird discount when you register and pay by 1 March 2019! Not applicable with any other promotions.
When: 18 – 26 March
Where: Creative Hearts, 2 Pandan Valley, #01-200, Acacia Court, Singapore 597626
How much: $78 – $248
Other Arts, Drama, Music & Cooking Camps to check out:
Art Boot Camp
Canvass (art, yoga & mindfulness)
Impressions Art Studio
Singapore Repertory Theatre