Looking for a fun school holiday camp to keep the rugrats busy this spring? Our school holiday camp guide covers music to Mandarin, plus art, coding and sports
School holidays are nearly upon us and if that thought sends you to frantically Google “school holiday camps for kids in Singapore” 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!
NB: In light of the ongoing coronavirus in Singapore, please note that camp schedules and policies are subject to change as the situation develops in Singapore in the coming weeks. The below information is all correct as of 10 February 2020, but it’s best to direct any specific questions to your camp of choice before registering.
Well known as one of the top study camps in Singapore, British Council runs year-round intensive programmes for children of all ages to develop their English skills. Under the guidance of internationally-qualified teachers, kiddos learn in a safe, fun and supportive environment, all the while developing important life skills like problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. There’s no need to worry about matching up with your kiddo’s school holiday calendar: a new course starts every week, with a brand new topic to explore each and every day. Kids can expect project-based, experiential learning through fun, hands-on activities like experiments, drama, games, presentations and excursions.
Age range: 4 to 17
When: Weekly; a new course starts each Monday, with a new topic daily
Where: British Council, 30 Napier Road, Singapore 258509
Price: $1,276 (full-day weekly fee) or $736 per week (morning-only session) + $30 uniform fee
Oh no! The Hua Forest has been invaded by little monsters! Can you catch them all and save the Hua Forest in time? In this 4-day Mandarin camp in Novena, kiddos will be so immersed in imaginative play that they’ll barely noticed they’re also immersed in a truly Mandarin environment! Activities will include a scavenger hunt for monsters, making monster-themed crafts, and fun language games. NB: The camp is geared toward international school students, but some previous Mandarin exposure is recommended.
Age range: 6 to 12
When: 6-9 April 2020, 9am – 1pm daily
Where: #03-25/26 United Square, 101 Thomson Road, Singapore 307591
Price: $428/child + $37.45 registration fee for first-time students
Available for March school holiday week and over the Easter period, Little Mandarins’ 2020 Spring Fun Holiday Camp is available in five different themes, and kiddos have the option to enrol on a daily or weekly basis. This spring’s holiday camp themes are: Speech & Drama; Rhythm & Movement; Kung Fu Rap (!); Chinese Brush Painting; and Kids Games. For one particularly special day (9 April), the theme will be Easter Egg Extravaganza, where campers will have the chance to paint their own Easter eggs and go on an Easter Eggs hunt. Throughout each holiday camp, campers will learn Mandarin through lots of games, arts & crafts, and songs. There’s no prerequisite for prior Mandarin instruction, and kiddos will build practical vocabulary skills that are relevant to everyday life!
Age range: 4 to 9
When: 16 March – 17 April 2020, Mondays through Fridays, 9:45am to 12:45pm
Where: Block 71, Loewen Road, #01-03, Singapore 248847
Price: $78/day, or $350/week (5 daily sessions)
These days we’re looking for every opportunity to keep our kiddos outside in the fresh air! Kids Camp Singapore is ideally based right in Fort Canning Park, with a Montessori-inspired holiday camp emphasizing outdoor activities like archery, football, rugby, obstacle runs and badminton. The holiday camp also offers plenty of opportunity for camp classics like treasure hunts and face painting. It’s the perfect chance for kids to get the wiggles out, and we love that it runs throughout the year!
Age range: 3.5 to 14
When: Monday to Friday, all year round, 9am – 3pm daily
Where: Fort Canning Park, 170 River Valley Road, Singapore 179038, Tel: +65 9821 4902
Price: $80/day or $350/week
No two camps are the same at Singafit, which gives kids a huge range of sports to choose from with its various weeklong holiday camp programmes broken down for different age groups. From handball to laser tag, rock climbing to trampolining, it’s the perfect camp for high-energy kids (or those who could maybe use some encouragement to get moving!). Singafit’s camps are conveniently based at three of our very favourite parks in Singapore, and every location embodies its core C.A.R.E.S. (Courage, Appreciation, Respect, Effort, Selflessness) values. We also love that that early birds can nab a $75 discount!
Sign up at least one week prior to a camp and receive $75 off per kid (valid once, for 5-day camps only. Alternatively, bring a friend or sibling and receive $50 off per kid!
Age range: 3 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 to 13
When: 24-28 February, 2-6 March, 16-20 March, 23-27 March, 30 March – 3 April, 6-10 April, 13 – 17 April, 27 April – 1 May, 4-8 May 2020, 9:30am-1:30pm (half-day) and 9:30am-3:30pm (full-day, for kids 6+ only)
Where: Bishan Park, Serangoon Community Park, West Park
Price: $375/week (half-day) or $475/week (full-day)
Get ready for six hours a day, and five days a week of friendship, fun and outdoor energy burning! Centaurs’ massively popular multi-sport holiday camps feature obstacle races, capture the flag, cycling, soccer, rounders, basketball, mini-Olympics and much, much more! Has your kiddo been lucky enough to try out the famous “Pit” yet? It’s Centaurs’ own purpose-built obstacle course in the jungle replete with slides, climbing, swings…and plenty of mud! Each camp also includes a mountain biking programme led by pro cycling coaches – even kids who’ve never ridden a bike before have learnt to ride during the morning workshop! If you’re looking for a fun holiday camp with no tech and no devices, where competition is encouraged, but teamwork is essential, all in a beautiful outdoor nature setting, you’ve found your camp, mama!
Age range: 6 to 13
When: 30 March – 3 April and 6-10 April 2020, 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
Where: Centaurs Sports Park, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Price: $550+/week (with discounts for repeat campers, Centaurs members, and third siblings)
CUFA’s soccer holiday camps are the perfect opportunity to get kiddos off the couch and onto the pitch! Girls and boys of all ages will be trained by current and former S-League players, and have the welcome choice of playing on the outdoor pitch or in the air-conditioned Sun-Smart hall. These football camps are all about fun and teamwork – it is the school holidays, after all!
Age range: 4 to 13
When: 30 March – 3 April and 6-9 April 2020, 9am to 12pm
Where: Swiss Club Singapore, 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139
Flexible (one-day and weeklong options) and convenient (locations all over Singapore), ProActiv Sports Camps are perfect for active kiddos and working parents. Families can choose from both Sport-specific and Multi-Activity holiday camps, and along the way will learn far more than just sports coaching. They’ll boost important life skills like self-confidence and social skills, and will pick up these values in a fun and stress-free environment, all under the guidance of professional, dedicated coaches. And we love that they’ve got sibling discounts, too!
Use promo code SASSY10 for an exclusive 10% discount!
Age range: 3 to 12 and 12 to 16
When: 16 March – 17 April 2020
Where: Various across Singapore, including Singapore Sports Hub and Dover Court International School
Price: $110-$115/day or $199-$520/week
Other Sports Camps:
Bounce Inc. (Trampoline camp)
Chelsea FC IDC Football Camp
ESPZen Soccer School
Fundacion Real Madrid Football School
GESS Sports Camp
Marsden Swim School
Pony Camp at Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Savitar Tennis Camps
Shaws Little League
SITA Tennis Academy
Skateline In-line Skate Camps
SuperPark Super Day Camps
The Yard (Gymnastics)
Singapore’s #1 holiday camp (now offering 20 different camp programs in all!) just keeps getting bigger and better; their Multi-Activity camps are crammed with fun and action for budding artists, sports heroes and actors. Every child will learn how to do loads of new stuff, looked after by professionals who love what they do. Plus, there’s scheduled swimming lessons during the week for those 4 years and above.
Age range: 6 to 16 years old
When: 30 March – 9 April 2020
Where: Stamford American International School, 1 Woodleigh Lane (off Upper Serangoon Road), Singapore 357684
Look forward to Movement Work, where kids will connect with the body and mind through breathing techniques and mindfulness, and enjoy sounds healing and story telling. There’s also an art segment during the camp, where little ones can choose from a huge variety of paints, pastels, watercolour pencils, clay, print-making, and more! Refreshments include fruits, rice crackers and filtered water.
Age range: 4 – 12 years old
Where: 5A Binjai Park, Singapore 589820
Price: $300 for 5 days camp ($70 per day for drop-ins)
This March at Club Coco Nut children will engage in activities like drama, cooking/baking, arts & crafts, sports and movement and more! Camps run from 9am to 12pm, include a healthy snack, and are facilitated by expert instructors. Camps are both educational and fun, and help children of all ages make connections to the world around them.
Age range: 3.4 and up
When: 16-20 March 2020
Where: Club Coco Nut, 163 Tanglin Road, #03-21 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Price: $75 – $325
Make new friends from around the world, experience eco-living at the beautiful campuses of Green School and create life-changing memories while having so much fun at Green Camp in Bali! You can also check out the 3-Day Family Camp for an adventure the whole fam can join. Read more about the Green School of Bali here!
Age range: 5 – 14 years old
When: From 27 March 2020
Where: Green School Bali, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Price: $275 – $468
Other Multi-Activity Camps:
As the first coding school in Singapore, Saturday Kids sure knows a thing or two about teaching modern, adventurous coding to kiddos. Their pedagogy encourages kids to try things out themselves, fail, figure out what went wrong and then try again. Saturday Kids’ Camp Curiosity promises no exams, no homework and no one right answer, aiming to teach kids that learning is a great adventure – one made even more exciting with coding superpowers! Kids ages 5-6 will learn about the wonders of technology in Tiny Techies through a combination of on-screen and off-screen experiences and activities designed to teach them computational thinking and programming concepts. Kids age 7 – 14 can get hands on in Marvelous Machines and Mechanisms which combines robotics, engineering and coding.
Enjoy $30* off regular 5-day holiday camp prices with the code SASSYMAMACODES! *Not stackable with any ongoing promotions or discounts.
Age Range: 5 to 14
When: 14 March – 17 May 2020
Where: Bukit Timah Plaza; Parkway Centre; Orchard Central; Thomson Plaza; Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central
Price: $150 for 3-hour workshops; $590-$660 for 5 -day holiday camps; $530-$630 for weekly classes
Coding Lab’s award-winning curriculum is tailored to different age groups, covering visual programming of simple games and animations (ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 9) to app design (ages 10 to 12), and the Mathematics-infused Python courses (ages 10 to 12 and 13 to 18). If you want to get in on the action, you can bond with your kiddos (ages 7 to 10) during the two-hour Easter coding workshop, where you get to program and navigate an Easter egg hunt together! Coding Lab is also equipped and ready to teach via live web conferences, in the event where it is needed, allowing deeper digital learning.
Age range: 4 to 18
When: 16 March – Mid April 2020
Where: Bukit Timah, City Hall (Prechool only), Parkway Parade & The Grassroots Club
Price: $395 – $985/week (before GST)
Kids can take part in a robot battle, make their own clocks, produce flashing Easter cards, doodle with bunny robots, be amazed by mazes and even play mind football at Maker Camp! All while learning Maker and coding skills in a fun environment. Topics include Robotics, Coding, Lego EV3, Lego WeDo, Circuit Modeling, Inventing, Creativity, Imagination, 3D Modeling, Engineering, Basic Programming, and Making. The course runs with many tools, like 3D pens, Chibitronics, Makey Makey, Squishy Circuit, 3D puzzles, Quibits and others. Small camp sizes (groups of maximum 7 kids with 2 teachers) ensure ample attention for each child, and the door-to-door bus service is a bonus for busy mamas and dads.
Coronavirus policy: To ensure a safe and happy holidays, Maker Camp is limiting their camps to 7 kids in one group. All activities will be held only on their premises, which are used exclusively by them. Click here for Newton Show/Maker Camp’s full Coronavirus Policy.
Age range: 5 to 14
When: 16 March to 1 May 2020, 9am to 4pm daily
Where: 232A River Valley Road
Price: From $80/day, includes 2 snacks and lunch for all campers. Bus transportation can be provided by request.
Newton Show is Singapore’s most established science camp, having served over 5,000 happy campers! With the exciting Easter Science 2020 programme kids can travel through time, from prehistory until the modern day. They’ll get to see dinosaurs and exploding volcanic eggs, take part in a chemical battle, learn about bubbles of all kinds (even snow bubbles!), investigate a crime scene using forensic technology, and experience lots of ‘egg-citing’ Easter fun! The camp will include new experiments, hands-on interactive sessions, and lots of science. This is a new program with new science experiments, including engaging lectures from scientists.
Coronavirus policy: To ensure a safe and happy holidays, Newton Show Camp is limiting their camps to 7 kids in one group. All activities will be held only on their premises, which are used exclusively by them. Click here for Newton Show/Maker Camp’s full Coronavirus Policy.
Age range: 3 to 12
When: 16 March to 1 May 2020
Where: 4 locations: Bukit Timah, Joo Chiat & River Valley
Price: From $80 SGD/day, with add-on options for door-to-door bus service and 3 meals per day
SG Code Campus offers a solid foundation in Computer Science concepts with the chance to master various coding languages. Combined with an age-appropriate learning roadmap, they can then use these skills to pursue their dreams and solve real-world problems. The Basics (ages seven to 12) and Principles (ages 13-19) roadmaps are designed to take every student as far as they wish to go – whether in animation, game design, web, mobile, data science or even competitive programming. SG Code Campus is home to Singapore’s largest full-time instructor team so you know your child will be learning from the best! They’ve churned out students who have competed in and won at National Competitions (IMDA Hackathons) and the National Olympiad of Informatics.
To ensure certainty for parents, the school doesn’t have a minimum class size to proceed with camps – in the event that a course has only one sign-up, lessons may end earlier as they are conducted on a 1-on-1 basis. Parents will be informed of any adjustments to the class duration at least 2 days in advance.
Age range: 11-12 (Junior Python 1); 13-16 (Principles 1)
When: 16-20 March 2020, submit a request for other time slots at [email protected]
Where: Bukit Timah (King’s Arcade), Marine Parade (Parkway Centre), Bishan (NEW! Near Junction 8)
Price: $485 – $775/week
Other Tech camps to check out:
Art is great for kids for so many reasons – it boosts self-confidence, it’s a form of communication and it sparks creativity and imagination. ARThaus’ holiday programs include 1-, 3- and 5-day camp options for older kids and teens to get their creative juices flowing though Fine Arts based programs, drawing and painting. Choose between oil or acrylic painting, drawing (including charcoal, sketching, chalk pastels and pencils), or go large with the Big Canvas Painting program! ARThaus has a low student: teacher ratio of 1:6 and teachers use the Montessori method, ensuring a fun, creative camp.
Age range: 5 to 16
When: Weekly, all year round
Where: ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619
Price: 1-Day Art Jamming $68; 3-Day Big Canvas Painting Program $240; 5-Day Holiday Program $315
Kids just can’t get enough of Centre Stage’s fun theatrical camps! There are five drama studios, two dance studios and a fully-fledged black box theatre at Centre Stage. Specialist drama teachers who have all worked professionally as performers before re-training as teachers lead the way. This school holiday, join the Centre Stage team for a high-energy, fun-filled week of creative exploration with a choice of Drama Programmes, Musical Theatre Programmes or general Creative Arts programme where Music, Dance & Drama are all rolled in to one! Themes constantly change to keep things exciting so even if your kid has been before, there will be something new to look forward to – from Frozen 2, to CATS the Musical, and Judith Kerr’s Mog Books for the under-5s. Centre Stage’s drama camps are suitable for everyone – from the shy child in need of a confidence boost, to the drama queen who loves the spotlight!
Use promo code sassyeb20 to take 10% off when you book before February 29 2020.
Age range: 3 to 12 (split into three age groups: 3 to 5s, 5 to 7s, 8 to 12s)
When: 17 – 21 February and 30 March – 3 April, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Centre Stage Main Campus, 15 Woking Road, Singapore 138694
Price: $395 – $445/ week
Can kids stage a whole play in a week? At Evolve Arts they sure can! Evolve Arts Holiday Camps are a unique week-long theatre holiday camp. Kids learn how to act big and have fun, but best of all is that each week’s camp ends with a performance by the kids that you, parents, can go watch! The entire performance is put on by the kids from scratch including scripts, costumes, sets and props – all culminating in a showcase to friends and family so you can celebrate your child’s achievement. Think how confident your little star will feel at the end! Each camp has its own exciting theme – this Easter it’s Dr Doolittle and Blues Brothers.
Save $100 when you book a sibling into one of Evolve’s camps!
Age range: 4 to 16
When: 30 March – 3 April and 6-10 April 2020
Where: Evolve Arts, 991D Alexandra Rd, Singapore, 119972
Price: $350 per week
Mini-chefs can look forward to hands-on, play-to-learn cooking classes that really teach kids how to cook in Ruqxana Vasanwala’s home kitchen. For little ones there’s a cooking class that combines storytelling with cooking, plus age-specific classes like the Junior Master Chef lessons. Enquire with Ruqxana for prices and timings; she requires a minimum of 6 kids per class so grab some friends and get cooking!
Age range: 4 to 6; 6 to 9; and 10 to 12
When: On enquiry
Where: 117 Fidelio Street, Singapore 458492
Price: From $50/child
SAFRA puts on a whole list of kids’ baking workshops (cost just ends up being $6 more for non-members). Kids will have fun, be creative and make something different each time: Sonic the Hedgehog Turtle cake to Easter Bunny Oreo Brownies definitely caught our kiddo’s eye!
Age range: 3 to 12
When: Various dates, 10am – 11:30am and 3:30pm – 5pm
Where: SAFRA Jurong, Evergreen Room 4 and SAFRA Toa Payoh, Dance Studio, Level 2
Price: $30 (SAFRA Member) / $36 (Guest)
Camp Asia runs a weeklong Super Chef camp where budding chefs will get to explore a whole new world of flavours and textures, and celebrate diverse cultures, from kitchen basics and recognizing ingredients, to cooking all manner of recipes. Kids will also learn how to read recipes, ingredient labels and understand food allergies. The camp ends with a lunch prepared by the kids for the parents to attend – how fun is that?
Age range: 6 to 11 and 12 to 16
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm, March 30 – April 9 2020
Where: Stamford American International School, 1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore 357684
Price: On enquiry
ToTT’s Junior Chef classes make fun parent-child bonding time if you are free while your kids are on school break. Bake up Unicorn cupcakes or learn to make sushi with your kids! If you are at work and want to keep junior busy – there are Drop Off Culinary Camps too – and we are talking some pretty delicious fine dining dishes here, from Seared Salmon with Dill Foam to Potato and Leek Soup with Puff Pastry. Prepared to be wowed!
Age range: 7-14 years old
When: various timings
Where: Century Square and Suntec ToTT’s locations
Price: Parent + child class is $118/pair; $168 per class for camps
Other Arts, Drama, Music & Cooking Camps to check out:
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