Could your kids survive the great outdoors on their own? Teach them valuable survival skills with camps and classes at Outdoor School Singapore
Have you ever taken the kids camping or forest trekking? Your kids might not get much of a chance to set up a tent, climb up a ‘cliff’ or even wade through ‘swamps’ in their usual routines but now they can thanks to Outdoor School Singapore (OSS)!
OSS believes that much learning actually takes place outside the four walls of a classroom. They’re known for hosting day adventures and camps for children 4 to 9 years old for various schools, allowing kids to discover nature parks and reserves in Singapore. In turn, kids develop their ecological awareness, empathy and intelligence, and start to become confident responsible risk-takers.
What Kids Learn at Outdoor School Singapore
OSS works with schools, parents and organisations to provide a multi-sensory experience outside of the classroom, surrounded by nature. Their curriculum is a combination of Outdoor Adventure (survival skills) and Outdoor Learning (to connect with nature).
Under the guidance of well-trained OSS facilitators, children hone important survival skills, and get active with experiences like climbing activities, building their own shelter, forest trekking and cliff climbing. Your kids will soon be pros at knot-tying and map-reading, and they’ll learn so much about Singapore’s vibrant flora and fauna (as well as the importance of environmental conservation)!
OSS Holiday Camps & Enrichment Activities
OSS offers a wide range of holiday programmes that give kids a great opportunity to take a break from their screens and away from modern ‘creature comforts’ like air-conditioned homes and step into the great outdoors to burn off their pent up energy! The camps will focus on managing risks in the outdoors, survival skills and developing an appreciation of nature.
Kids can immerse themselves in the natural environment while having fun and learning essential life skills, and parents will be happy to know that meals and transport are provided for day adventures and camps. There will also be many different dates to choose from to easily fit your family’s holiday schedule.
NEW! Jungle Rescuers
Children will go on an adventure in a mystical jungle, to learn about nature’s strengths when they overcome adversities and how we can apply the same resilience in our lives. Explorers will get to discover nature’s healing wonders, and also pick up improvisational first-aid techniques and learn outdoor risk assessment. Through a final day rescue mission, they will hone skills to help them cope when overcoming obstacles/challenges and think out of the box in such situations.
Step back in time as children are taken on an off-shore adventure to Pulau Ubin! Experience the lifestyle of the last few kampongs in Singapore and explore the rich biodiversity that the island has to offer. Take part in a child-led adventure on the last day to put their survival skills to the test.
Navigate your way through wetland and Singapore’s diverse wildlife! Young explorers will learn how to read a grid map while getting up close with the residents of the mangrove and the flora and fauna around it.
Age range: 4 to 9 years old
When: Annual Holiday Programmes are held during MOE March/June/September/November-December School Holidays and International School Easter/Spring, Summer and Winter Breaks; 9am – 3pm or 10am – 4pm
How much: From $330 (excluding GST)
Sign your kiddos up for some adventure-filled fun and find out more about their programmes here!