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Ultimate Kids’ Holiday Camps Guide for Summer 2021 in Singapore

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What are your kids doing during the school holidays in Singapore? Here’s our list of virtual and physical summer kids’ camps to suit every interest from arts to sports, tech, music and more!

Planning your summer in Singapore? It’s never too early to be thinking about school holiday camps. Look out for early bird discounts for holiday camps plus, we have extra special Sassy Mama discount codes where you can get as much as 25% off certain holiday camps. While plenty of camps are still running in-person sessions with extra social distancing and safety measures, there are also several kids’ summer camps that are entirely virtual (look out for the little icon)! Keep scrolling to check out the wide range of holiday camps, for toddlers as young as three to camps for teenagers (we spotted an improv comedy camp that too-cool-for-school teens will love!).

Read more: Ultimate Guide to Summer in Singapore: Activities + Things to Do

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SWAGA Gym

Who says you can’t have fun with the kids at summer camp? SWAGA Gym makes that possible with its awesome summer camps for the whole family! SWAGA Gym’s gymnastic programme has a plethora of options, ranging from the kinder gym for four-year-olds, recreational and competitive programmes for children up to the age of 18 and even Parkour camps for both boys and girls aged 6 to 18. There are even ongoing fitness classes for mamas and dads while the kids are hard at play, all under one roof. Bonus: SWAGA Gym’s facility is brand new, and is fitted with world-class equipment,

Mention SASSY MAMA when booking a five-day camp to receive a free merchandise pack.

Ages: 4 years – adults
Dates: 31 May – 13 August 2021
Location: 200 Turf Club Road, 02-14, Singapore, 287994
Prices: $65 – $290

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British Council

Looking to spend the summer holidays wisely and improve your child’s spoken and written English? Consider British Council’s Summer 2021 Study Camps! The camps are suitable for Primary and Secondary students aged 4 to 15 years old and are available from beginner to advanced levels. Here, students will study a different topic each week through a unique approach that uses hands-on experiential learning. This ignites their interest and improves their English skills, while also boosting their knowledge and awareness of the world around them. The international teachers leading these camps are highly qualified and experienced; as such, they will be able to guide your child and offer individualised attention. Want to be more involved in your child’s progress at British Council’s study camps? Join the parent-teacher meetings, where you’ll get to understand your child’s learning journey and get up-to-date reports on their overall progress.

Get up to 25% discount on bundle spends! Get a 10% discount off 1 week of camp, a 15% discount off 2 weeks camp, 20% discount off 3 weeks and 25% off 4 weeks of summer camp!

Age range: 4 – 15 years old
Dates: Online sessions: 31 May – 25 June 2021, 9 am – 1pm (primary students), 1:30pm – 5:30pm (secondary students); In-person sessions: 28 June – 27 August 2021, 9am – 1pm (4 to 15 years old)
Location: Napier Road Centre
Prices:
$552 – $736 per week; plus $30 uniform (includes two shirts)
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The Rhetoric Collective

The ability to connect with others, convey a message and convince others is one of the most critical ways your child will navigate through some of their most important milestones in academia, work and social situations. The Rhetoric Collective’s summer camps in Singapore will do just that! They are running two Persuasion and Advocacy holiday camps – the Changemakers Workshop and the Practical Debating Workshop. The three-day Changemakers workshop focuses on disciplines such as diplomacy, journalism, and law. It explores how the powers of persuasion and advocacy can create change and will sharpen your child’s critical thinking and writing skills and shape their voices. Practical Debating, on the other hand, will strengthen their debating skills, and teach them the various debate formats, strategies and skills required to excel in and out of the classroom. Novice debaters are welcome, too! These workshops are virtual and will be conducted over Zoom by experienced coaches. There are sibling discounts available, too!

Age range: 9 – 17
Dates: 7 – 9 June (Changemakers Workshop for ages 13 – 17); 10 – 11 June (Practical Debating Workshop for ages 13 – 17); 14 – 16 June (Changemakers Workshop for ages 9 – 12); 17 – 18 June (Practical Debating Workshop for ages 9-12)
Location: 35B Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089000
Price: From $300
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Art Summer Camps

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Visualize School of Art and Design

Led by an experienced art director, this group of passionate art lovers will introduce your mini-me to the intricate world of art and design. There’s more to the lessons here than simple arts and crafts. Instead, the team creates a conducive environment for your child’s creativity, taking art and design lessons to a new level. With access to the latest materials and techniques, Visualize’s world-class art teacher will guide them in different drawing techniques, sculpture, tessellation, posters, portrait, collage, resin work, graphite, clay modelling, plastering, colourful sand work and much more.

Sassy Mama readers will get a 5% discount. A 10% sibling discount applies (however discounts are not stackable).

Age range: 6 – 14 years old
Dates: 14 June – 27 August 2021, 9am – 4pm
Location: 278 River Valley Road, OMG Building, Singapore 238319
Price range: from $126 (lunch and snacks are provided. Bus transportation is available upon request)

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Little Artists Art Studio Holiday Programmes

Get those creative juices flowing! Little Artists Art Studio’s Holiday Programs and Artrageous Camps are mesmerising experiences in Fine Art. These art classes are sure to instill a love of learning and the confidence to make your child’s imagination come to life. The teachers at this holiday camp are passionate Art Educators with degrees in Fine Arts or Design. Your child will get to experience oil and acrylic painting, charcoal or pastel sketching, pen and ink architecture plus white clay and terracotta sculptures. With careful demonstration, teachers also offer a great collection of specially created projects that excite children. While Holiday Program students focus exclusively on making art, Art Camp students make art and also watch art movie clips during lunch to learn about major artists and techniques to get a deeper experience in Fine Arts. Book by calling 64490339 or email [email protected]

Get an early bird discount of 5% when you sign up before 15 May 2021! Sassy Mama readers will enjoy an additional $10 off if they like and share Little Artists Facebook and Instagram pages.

Age range: 4– 16 years old
Dates: 31 May – 15 August 2021
Location: The Siglap Centre and The Mandarin Gardens
Price range: From $150 – $850 per program. All materials are included.
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HiArt’s Summer Holiday Art Program

Let your kiddo have fun and paint a masterpiece at HiArt’s Canvas Painting camp, which encourages children to bring their imagination to life and turn creativity into something they can hold in their hands. Students will get to bring back their canvas painting each day throughout the duration of the camp, depending on how many weeks they’ve signed up for. Classes are small, and students are grouped according to age. Bilingual classes are available in Chinese or in English.

Get 5% off if you sign up before 30 April. Sassy Readers can get the 5% discount until 15 May 2021. T&C: For first-time sign-ups only, limited to one discount per family.

Age range: 4 years old and above
Dates: 1 June – 6 August 2021
Location(s): Marine Parade, United Square, Tiong Bahru Plaza and Seletar Mall
Price range: from $200++
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Abrakadoodle

Let your child bond with other kiddos and have a blast at Abrakadoodle’s art camps and themed workshops! There are several different camp themes to choose from – these include Artosaurus, AmYOUsement, Wildest Dreams and Abrakadoodle’s signature Kids on Canvas camp. These camps run for either three or five days, but you can also opt for their two-hour art workshops, which have themes such as Star Wars, Circus & Funfair, Superheroes, Under The Sea and more. Visit their website or get in touch via Whatsapp at +65 8668 6457.

Quote promo code SassyMama20 when registering in person or by phone and receive a $20 discount on camps. Valid thru end of August 2021.

Age range: 3 – 12 years old
Dates: 16 May – 28 July 2021
Locations: Jurong, Marine Parade, River Valley, Punggol and Tampines
Price range: From $65
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ARThaus Singapore Holiday Camps

ARThaus is known for its expertise in fine arts. ARThaus summer holiday camps will help your child develop a sense of their own visual language and harness their creativity in an immersive, hands-on way. These art holiday camps explore a range of mediums and 2D Fine arts techniques to encourage self-exploration and to develop confidence as an artist. Whether your child is a beginner or well into their art journey, ARThaus can design a personalized program that will tap into your child’s special interests in art. Call (+65) 9023 0458 to book or email [email protected]!

Age range: 5 – 16 years old
Date: May – September 2021
Location: Bukit Timah
Price: $68 – $315
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Impressions Art Studio

Want your kids to have fun through exploration and meaningful art activities this holiday? Impressions Art Studio Camp will be offering 13 weeks of awesome, interesting camps from 31 May 2021 to 27 August 2021. With themes like Space, Galaxy and Beyond, Carribean Treasureland, Mythical Underseas, Ultimate World of Fantasy, Irresistibly Cute Pets, World of Magic and Glitz and Trip to Disney Fairyland, kids will be spoilt for choice! Children attending the camp at Horse City will be treated to a pony ride and a special tour to the horse stables, while those attending the camp at Waka Waka will enjoy an hour’s play at the super fun safari-themed indoor playground with its obstacle ropes course, themed climbing walls, and even a gravity-defying “Leap of Faith”!

Date: 31 May – 27 August 2021
Locations: Impressions Art Studio at Horse City and Waka Waka
Price: $490 – $680, group bundles are available. Price includes a healthy morning snack and lunch (kids in full-day camps will be served afternoon snacks) and door-to-door transport (at additional cost).
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Our Art Studio

Our Art Studio offers different art holiday camps to suit your schedule! Choose from a one-day camp up to five-day camps where your child will enjoy arts for four hours each day. Our Art Studio holiday camps are available all year round on weekdays. This art camp explores different hands-on activities like clay making, tie-dye, tote bag painting, and more. If your kiddo has recently done a camp here, know that activities change every 3-6 months so there’s bound to be new art fun next time they join too. The great news is, art camps will go ahead even if there is just one student signed up so call to book your preferred dates three days in advance. Our Art Studio also offers various art workshops such as canvas painting, clay making, Manga Drawing, Nagomi art, leather painting and coffee painting, all of which are open to kids and adults. Check out their Facebook page or call 6908 3183 for updates.

Age range: 4 – 16 years old
Dates: Available on all weekdays throughout the year
Location: 10 Paya Lebar Road, PLQ Mall #04-20, Singapore 409057
Price range: $110 – $500
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Cooking Summer Camps

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Tomato Cooking School

Are the kiddos bummed out because they can’t go on summer holidays? Send their tastebuds around the world instead with a cooking summer camp by Tomato Cooking School. Each day, they’ll explore a different part of the world by cooking dishes from that country – these diverse dishes can be prepared by both beginners and those with cooking experience. The cooking school is professionally equipped, and each student will have their own cooking station and a full set of utensils and ingredients. Children will get to cook independently under the watchful eye and guidance of the school’s experienced chefs, and you’ll be treated to a feast when they bring their culinary creations home each day!

Sassy Mama readers will get a 7 % discount. A 10% sibling discount applies (however discounts are not stackable).

Age range: 6 – 14 years old
Dates: 14 June – 27 August 2021, 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm (lunch is provided)
Location: 278 River Valley Road, OMG Building, Singapore 238319
Price range: from $80 (lunch and snacks will be provided; bus transportation available upon request

Music & Performing Arts Summer Camps

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DRAMA Lama School

This drama-based kids camp in Singapore is led by an experienced theatre group, which has successfully staged productions for children in countries such as China, India, and Eastern Europe. Their five-day drama course is a school holiday staple, and it always culminates in a stage production that’s performed by all the students. This year, Drama Lama School is staging two productions – The Pied Piper for kids aged 6 to 8, and The Devil With Three Golden Hairs for those aged 9 to 14. Parents will be able to watch the final performance onstage, too.

Sassy Mama readers will get a 5% discount. 
10% sibling discount
applies (however these discounts are not stackable).

Age range: 6 – 14 years old
Dates: 14 June – 27 August 2021, 9am – 4pm
Location: 278 River Valley Road, OMG Building, Singapore 238319
Price range: from $126 (lunch and snacks are provided. Bus transportation is available upon request)

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MADDspace

Whether your child loves to sing, dance or perform, there’s something for them to enjoy at MADDspace’ holiday camps. Pick between three action-packed camps that will allow your child to star in music videos, learn new skills and make new friends. At the ICON Dance Camp, they’ll learn five different dance genres from an all-star instructor team. They’ll also get to go for individual dance tryouts on the third day in front of a panel of esteemed judges and receive valuable advice and pointers on their dance skills. Got a K-pop-loving kiddo? They’ll enjoy the K-IDOL camp, where they’ll dance the latest hits from bands like BTS, Blackpink, TWICE and more. If your little one wants to be just like Ariana Grande instead, drop them off at the PRESTIGE Artistes Camp, where they’ll step into the recording studio, be part of a pop group and end the camp with a music video of their own. The camps are highly popular and sell out quickly, so get to booking ASAP, mama! You can also get in touch via Whatsapp +65 8829 0800.

Early Bird Discount of $40 available for bookings made before 17 May 2021. Use promo code SASSYxMADD to stack an additional 5% for booking with a sibling or friend during early bird period. Sassy Readers can continue to get the $40 discount after 17 May 2021 using this promo code (extra 5% not stackable after 17 May 2021). Terms and conditions apply.

Age range: 5 – 18 years old
Dates: 7 – 9, 14 – 16 & 28 – 30 June 2021
Locations: MADDspace Orchard & MADDspace Chevrons
Prices: $288 – $368 (three-day course). Sign up before 17 May 2021 to enjoy the early bird price of $328 (U.P.: $368).
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Creative Hearts Music and Performing Arts Camps

Look out for a whole range of exciting music and performing arts holiday camps for children as young as 3 years old! There’s something for everyone – Disney fans will love their popular Disney show choir camps, older K-pop fans can join their K-pop idol song and dance camp, Bruno Mars wannabes can experience recording a song in their studio or writing a hit song in their songwriting camp. Other noteworthy camps – learn three instruments in a week or take a musical trip around the world.

Get a 10% Early Bird discount when registering/paying six weeks before camp starts!
Get a special 10% Sassy Mama discount (quote SassyCH), plus a 10% Sibling or Friend Discount, or 10% off for more than one camp (excl. recording experience). T&Cs: Discounts capped at 20% off.

Age range: 3 – 12 years old
Dates: 26 May – 6 August 2021
Location: Pandan Valley
Price range: Starting from $120
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 Centre Stage Creative & Performing Arts Holiday Camps

Centre Stage has some awesome performing arts camps for kiddos to suit both local and international school holidays. Centre Stage camps that run during term time consist of 3 hours a day over 5 days (Monday to Friday) and are multi-arts. That means your child will get to try out a combination of drama, movement, music, and arts & crafts. Teachers here have worked professionally in theatre and TV before re-training as teachers. The camp theme this June holiday is ‘Around the World’, and Centre Stage’s camps throughout July will feature specialist programmes – taught by one lead teacher – that focuses on a particular story, musical or theme. Some of these give students the opportunity to work towards a performance for their parents on the final day, which will be filmed and shared with parents this year rather than performed live.

Use code sassyeb21 to enjoy of 5% off when you book between now and 10 May 2021.

Age range: 3 – 12 years old
Dates:
31 May – 6 August 2021
Location:
15 Woking Road, Singapore 138694 and 5000G Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449290
Price range: $410 – $460
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The Improv Company Holiday Camps

A holiday camp for teens? Step right this way! The Improv Company holiday camps consist of a four-day camp where teenagers (13 to 18 years old) will learn the basics of improvisational theatre. No prior experience is needed as each session will focus on a specific aspect of improv, such as character development, narrative construction, and stage etiquette. Participants will grow important skills (listening, creativity, yes and-ing), learn acting techniques, and create compelling stories with their fellow improvisers… all while having a lot of fun! Find out more and register at improv.sg/camps.

Gather your buddies and get a 10% group or 10% sibling discount!

Age range: 13 – 18 years old
Dates: June – August 2021
Location: 62B South Bridge Road, Singapore 058692
Price range: $350

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Sing’theatre Academy

Got a little one who adores all things Broadway? They’ll love Sing’theatre’s musical theatre summer holiday camps then! Musical theatre beginners who just want to have fun will love the Summer Holiday Camp, where they’ll be introduced to acting, singing and dancing, with a mini-presentation at the end of camp. If your child wants a career on Broadway or London’s West End, then sign them up for the Summer Musical Theatre Conservatoire (SMTC) programme. They’ll have to audition to receive a spot, and will be exposed to various techniques and assessments in their daily sessions to help them improve their skills. The course will also have detailed progress reports upon completion. French speakers can consider Comedie Musicale, which will be conducted entirely in French and provides a space for participants to express and develop their creativity, coordination, vocal expression, listening, collaboration and more.

Age range: 6 – 17 years old
Dates: 19 – 30 July 2021 (SMTC – auditions required); 12 – 16 July OR 2 – 6 August 2021 (Summer holiday camps); 5 – 9 July OR 12 – 16 July (Comedie Musicale)
Location: 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Heritage Place #02-10, Singapore 188108
Price range: $400 – $1,350

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Tanglin Arts Studio Holiday Camps

Tanglin Arts Studio is one of the leading dance institutions for children in Singapore. There are fun and energising dance holiday camps for children of different ages; 7-9-year-olds (9am till 12pm), and separate camps for 4 to 6-year-olds (9:30 till 12pm). Dance holiday camps for the younger kids are focused on princess, fairy or ‘dance around the world’ themes while older kids will be introduced to different styles of dance such as hip hop, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, and of course acrobatic. Dancing non-stop can be tiring (but it’s super physical fun) so to balance out these camps there’s also arts & crafts where kids can get creative! Tanglin Arts Studio holiday camps are suitable for kids with all abilities, boys, and girls, with and without experience. Open for members and non-members of the Hollandse Club and if parents want to wait on-site they can relax at the club’s restaurant and enjoy a cup of coffee or work in a relaxed open atmosphere.

Get a 10% discount on the weekly price and a reduced registration fee ($10 instead of $35) if signing up for the new term. Only for new students.

Age range: 4 – 9 years old
Dates: 28 June – 23 July 2021
Location: Hollandse Club
Price range: $90/$100 per day or $400/$450 per week. Snacks and drinks included
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Canadian International School

If your kids each have different interests, don’t fret mama – you’ll find something to please everyone when you book summer camps at Canadian International School (CIS)! They’re offering six weeks of back-to-back fun of educational and memorable camps, from sport and wellness to arts, STEAM, global languages and multi-activity! There are over 75 exciting camps to choose from, including theatre, magic, and even ancient archaeology. At CIS camps, children are offered many benefits such as the opportunity to learn STEAM, language and sporting skills, and the chance to develop important life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving. All camps are led by experienced and passionate CIS teachers and experts in their field. Some camps will also have special on-site activities or guest speakers!

Book from 12 April by going online, choose the camp you want, apply, order your lunch and transportation. Easy! Sign-up for a camp before 7 May 2021 to receive a 10% early bird discount!

Age range: 4 – 14 years old
Dates: From 7 June – 16 July, 9am – 3pm
Location: CIS Lakeside campus and Tanjong Katong campus
Price: Camp fees start at $650 and include a camp T-shirt, snacks and lunch and certificate. A special camp bus (at an additional fee) is available to collect your child in the morning and take them home again after camp in the afternoon.

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RAY Educators

Purposeful play rules the day at the Fabulous Fun Camp by RAY Educators. Their team of experienced curriculum writers have developed the elements of purposeful play that shape the Fabulous Fun Camp. Packed with exciting activities such as game stations, cupcake decorating, drama, arts, and crafts, the Fabulous Fun Camp will also feature an excursion to Hydrodash! The camp will teach children effective communication skills, teamwork, conflict resolution and how to practice self-regulation – with plenty of laughter, fun and friendship thrown in! They also offer single-subject camps specialising drama, cooking, and inventing. Visit their holiday camps page for more details.

Sign up before 16 May 2021 to get a 10% discount

Age range: 7 – 12 years old
Dates: 21 – 24 June & 12 – 15 July 2021
Location: Drama Centre, 100 Victoria Street, Level 3, Function room 2, Singapore 188064 (second location in Bukit Timah for specialty camps)
Price: $525
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Vivo Kids Camposaur

Vivo Kids offers action-packed camps this summer with small expert-led groups with a low coach to kids ratio of 1:5, so kids get undivided attention! Their Multi-activity camps camps include Sports (Soccer, Rugby, Floorball, Baseball, Roller Blading, Strider Bicycles, Muay Thai), Robotics, Arts & Crafts, Cookery and Baking, Amazing Race, Sand/Water Play, Museum visits, Team Building Games and overnight camps for kids age 6 and above (with a Movie Night and Breakfast cookout included! Can we join?). Their camps are well-loved by kids and parents (we heard they even have repeat campers who’ve attended Vivo Kids camps up to 4 times!). Vivo Kids camps are rain or shine events.

Kids get a free camp t-shirt and a certificate of completion at the end. Sibling discount available, plus second sign up onwards gets 10% off!

Age range: 3.5 – 10 years old
Date: June – August 2021
Location: Sports Hub Library
Price: $425 – $575

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Cyberlite Creative Inventor Workshops

School’s out and summer camp is in! Cyberlite’s STEAM education and technology workshop lets kids make new friends and crank up the fun. There are two programmes to choose from – the Genius Lab and Makers Studio – and both are designed for budding techpreneurs who love inventing, building, and public speaking. The modules in these programmes will teach kids about product design and building, critical thinking and more. The activities are hands-on, and they’ll work in teams to earn badges throughout the camp. Each badge corresponds to a fresh topic, and they’ll develop skills in engineering, inventing, storytelling, journalism, and, of course, design, cyber, and tech.

Quote SASSY10 at check-out to get 10% off all bookings

Age range: 7 – 12 years old
Dates: June – July 2021
Location: Clarke Quay
Price: $350 per pax

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GEMS World Academy (Singapore) XCL Summer Camps

Entertain the kids during the summer holidays with a range of exciting kids’ camps. There are 12 different camps to choose from, ranging from multi-activity and STEM camps to art, life skills and language camps. If your child is easily bored, consider signing them up for the multi-activity camps, which are full of different activities, and balance educational and creative elements. Activities include soccer, tennis, basketball, art, drama and yoga. Science and tech lovers will love the Robotics, Code Academy, STEAM Explorers and STEM Juniors camps, while drama and language enthusiasts will benefit from Stage Camp and Mandarin Explorer. Other camps on offer include a game design option and a cooking camp where kids are mentored by Michelin-star chefs. The camps are delivered by passionate and engaging educators, and are perfect for kiddos who want to learn new skills, make friends and just have fun.

Age range: 3 – 16 years old
Dates: June 21 to July 30 2021
Location: GEMS World Academy (Singapore), 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
Price: From $625

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The Guild Club

Summer fun doesn’t get any better than The Guild Club’s unique holiday activities. Choose between an array of courses such as filmmaking, photography, design and technology, sports, dance to cooking or even DJ-ing! Each course runs for three days, and you can mix and match different courses to create a customised summer camp experience for your child. They’ll learn new skills, make friends and discover new interests all while having fun. The programmes are all taught by experienced and passionate experts, so your child will have access to all the up-to-date knowledge and techniques needed to excel at their courses.