Christmas has been a long time coming this year, but now that the holidays are nearly here, it’s time to start planning what to do with the little ones! There’ll be no complaints of “I’m bored” with our comprehensive roundup of year-end holiday camps for kids in Singapore — be it sports, art, languages or whatever else takes their fancy… remember, busy kids = relaxed mama, so sign them up now!
Encouraging and stimulating your child’s dramatic interests, ACT3’s high-energy drama camps are perfect for energetic (and expressive) kids! With a number of camps for kiddos 3 to 12 years (and beyond!) children are encouraged to express themselves and explore their creativity in these interactive and fun classes. Make a note to sign your 7 to 12 year olds up for their Circus Workshop so they can learn to juggle, spin plates and learn hat tricks! Workshops are held from 25-29 November and 2-6, 9-13 and 16-20 December 2013.
126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707
Tel: (+65) 6735 9986
Offering “the ultimate vacation activity” (huge claim, we know!) Art Boot Camp has a range of 2, 3 and 5 half and full day art camps for children from 3 to 14 years of age. With a bunch of programmes to choose from, the underlying theme here is a disciplined approach to creativity – mini artists will explore different mediums, and different forms of art (their caricature camp looks especially interesting) within a fun and stimulating art environment.
Bukit Timah Campus: #02-01 The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6469 5525
Alexandra Campus: #03-03 Alexandra Retail Centre, 460 Alexandra Road, Singapore 119963
Tel: (+65) 6346 1110
East Coast Campus: 20A East Coast Road, Singapore 428747
Tel: (+65) 6348 1110
Providing a platform for little ones to express their creativity, Arthaus’ art workshops for kids 5 to 17 years cover a range of art projects including painting, drawing and mixed media. Workshops are held regularly throughout November and December so see the website for more details.
901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619
Tel: (+65) 9023 0458
Has a ton of fun-filled holiday camps for active kiddos 2 to 11 years that’ll keep them out of the house and out of your hair! From 16-20 December 2013, Camp Asia offers a Multi-activity camp for energetic youngsters, a Super Chef camp for minis wanting to learn how to cook, a Sports Stars camp for budding athletes, a Mini Mandarin camp for wee ones wanting to brush up their Chinese language skills, and even a Tech Savvy camp for olders ones to learn about digital publishing and video production — fun!
All camps are held at the Stamford American School, 279 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 347691
Tel: (+65) 6593 3691
This arts based holiday programme for kids 3 to 12 years covers everything from art and craft to circus sports, gardening, music and movement and even dance! There’s no shortage of fun-filled activities for kids here, where classes are guided by the children’s interests. Half and full day camps run between 9 December 2013 and 3 January 2014.
Camps are held at Nexus International School, 201 Ulu Pandan Road, Singapore 596468
Tel: (+65) 9008 5484
With the belief that kids should be climbing trees, Centaur’s year-end holiday camps get kiddos 6 to 13 years involved in a range of sports in an energetic and fun environment. Between 16 and 20 December 2013 children will also get the opportunity to take part in a Team Decathlon as well as plenty of time getting mucky in The Pit.
Centaurs Sports Park, The Old Racecourse, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6468 9851
Kids can work on their Mandarin skills and have fun at the same time with Chengzhu Mandarin School’s year-end holiday programmes. With a series of Mandarin-speaking camps for wee ones from 6 months to 9 years, there’ll be arts and crafts activities, stories and games, as well as drama, music and sports — pretty much everything that kids love! Camps are held from 2-6 December 2013.
35 Rochester Drive, #03-01 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
Tel: (+65) 6737 5348
With some of the coolest camps arounds, Icamp’s series of holiday camps for kids 3-13 years provide adventures in science, maths and technology (all of their camps use LEGO as the main teaching tool!). Their Robocamp introduces junior scientists to the world of robotics and engineering where kids even get to build their own robots! All camps run between 18 November 2013 and 10 January 2014 — see the website for times.
583 Orchard Road, #02-K1 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
Tel: (+65) 6887 4547
Designed to teach munchkins to love (and enjoy!) science, these fun-filled science camps are perfect for future Einstein’s in Primary 1 to Primary 6! Young ones will learn about everything from tsunamis and density, to magnetics and electricity — there’s a ton of camps to choose from mama! Week long camps are held from 18-22 and 25-29 November and 2-6 and 9-13 December 2013.
See the website for times and locations
Tel: (+65) 6475 6048
Get into the spirit of Christmas with this one-day only Christmas Fun Camp for minis 4 to 12 years, on 12 December 2013. Little ones will sing Christmas carols, do festive arts and crafts and bake sugar cookies, with a session on the indoor playground to finish.
#04-02 AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569933
Tel: (+65) 6589 1668
Faust is offering week long theatre and creative writing courses for kids aged 4-14 years old, that not only develops their creative skills, but encourages teamwork and self-confidence. We love that to keep parents in the loop of all the fun they send home mid-week reports – and you won’t want to miss the open session on the final day. Camps are held from 9-13 and 16-20 December — see the website for times and locations.
Theatre workshops are held at The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Writing workshops are held at The Faust Office, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416
Tel: (+65) 6235 3582
Energetic bunnies between the age of 4 and 12 can join GIM Sport’s Adventure camp and compete in everything from bowling and swimming, to rock climbing, obstacle courses, handball and gymnastics — there’ll be no rest for the wicked (or the restless) here! Week long camp is held from 16-20 December 2013.
200 Turf Club Road, #04-03 The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6468 1103
Offers Chinese workshops for munchkins from nursery to primary 6 at their Queenstown location, where activities are varied and include composition and comprehension for the big kids and preschool fun Chinese for the little ones! 10-day camps are held from 18-29 November and 2-13 December 2013.
Block 171 Stirling Road, #01-1115 Singapore 140171
Tel: (+65) 6473 3767
Let them run riot in this indoor play centre as part of Happy Willow’s year-end holiday workshops. Every Thursday from 21 November to 12 December, junior Picassos 4 to 7 years can join their Art Workshop and explore different art mediums while letting their creativity fly. Join 1 lesson or join every week – the choice is yours mama! The teeny tinies aren’t forgotten either with their Music Workshop every Tuesday morning from 19 November to 10 December, where they’ll learn about music through play and instrument exploration.
1 Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis, Connexis Tower, #B1-006, Singapore 138632
Tel: (+65) 6466 6300
Teaching curious learners 5 to 12 years science through art, L’Observatoire’s Swim with the Fish end-of-year camp allows children to learn about fish through interactive science and art projects. Week long camp held from 9 to 13 December 2013.
2 Turf Club Road, #02-09 Blue House Nursery and International School, Singapore 287988
Tel: (+65) 9273 4991
Designed to be fun, interactive and educational, Learning Horizon’s range of camps are perfect for little learners looking for a holiday challenge! Catch the Wave Camp for kids 7 to 12 years builds emotional intelligence skills (25-29 November 2013), while the Lulu & Hugo camps for littlies 3-5 years enhance maths and science skills as well promoting awareness of the environment (camps are held on 28-29 November and 11-13 December 2013)!
See the website for times and locations
Tel: (+65) 6501 7564
Little Artists Art Studio offers a fun series of art camps for children 2.5 to 17 years (held between 20 November and 24 December) that includes all sorts of creative activities like sketching, painting, sculpting, print making and portraiture. Their flexible courses let you choose which days you want your wee ones to attend and are guided closely by qualified teachers. They’ve even got a big canvas painting class for little ones that is sure to produce a piece of art work worthy of displaying at home!
The Mandarin Garden’s, 15 Siglap Road, Singapore 448904
Tel: (+65) 6449 0960
Splash splosh splash! Holiday camp just got wet at Mana Mana Beach Club with their multi-activity half and full day water sports camps for kids 7+. Teaching children a range of water sports, including kayaking, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding, your kids will have a ton of fun getting acquainted with these non run-of-the-mill sports. Camps are held from 3-6, 10-13, 17-20 and 24-27 December 2013.
Mana Mana Beach Club, 1212 East Coast Parkway, Area E, Singapore 449886
Tel: (+65) 6339 8878
Sporty minis with energy to burn will love these end-of-year sport based holiday camps. Suitable for kiddos 4 to 7 years, these fun-filled camps are held at various locations across Singapore between 5 and 19 December 2013.
See the website for times and locations.
Tel: (+65) 9855 8221
Burn their pre-Christmas energy with a 4-day holiday camp by Shaw’s Little League! For lively little ones 4 to 12 years, these camps get kiddos involved in a range of sport, cooking and art and craft activities that will leave them worn out by the afternoon! Camps are held between 18-21 November and 2-5, 9-12 and 16-19 December 2013.
The Cage, 38 Jalan Benaan Kapal (near Kallang Leisure Park), Singapore 399635
Tel: (+65) 6440 9545
With a range of 1, 2 or 4 half or full day Christmas camps to choose from, your little skating monkeys will be inline skating pros in no time! Professional coaches teach little ones 3 to 12 years how to skate, as well as master cool tricks in a fun team environment — there’ll even be a bunch of enjoyable Christmas activities for those kids enrolled in the full week camp (snowball race anyone?). Camps are held between 18 November and 26 December 2013.
East Coast Park, F1 Carpark, East Coast Parkway, Singapore
West Coast Park, behind Amphitheater, West Coast Highway, Singapore
Tel: (+65) 6246 6362
Garden House’s year-end holiday programme for preschool kids kicks off on 18 November 2013 and includes lots of exciting explorations in the garden and creative art experiences in the classroom. Programme finishes on 13 December 2013.
20 Jalan Layang-Layang, Singapore 598486
Tel: (+65) 6469 9556
Think Tank’s holiday programme covers a huge range of learning areas, from maths and science to oral communication, English and even primary school preparation classes. With one week and two-week programmes available, little learners from N2 to P6 can join in and get a head start on next year’s school syllabus! Camps are held between 18 November and 20 December 2013 — see the website for times.
78 Namely Park, Singapore 267229
Tel: (+65) 6469 6585
With 5 different holiday programmes to choose from there’s bound to be something to keep the kiddies busy here! Choose from their classic holiday camp, Chinese camp, Maths camp, Fun Art camp or even Lego Camp and take a trip to Legoland! Various 5 and 10-day camps are held between 9 and 20 December 2013 and are for children between 2 and 6 years of age.
Tanglin location: 56 Tanglin Road, #02-03 Tanglin Post Office, Singapore 247964
Tel: (+65) 6836 1450
East Coast location: 1020 East Coast Parkway, #02-01/02 Raintree Cove, Singapore 449878
Tel: (+65) 6448 1422
Nurturing the inventors of tomorrow, Space Invention Camp teaches young ones to create space-themed inventions using LEGO and other recycled materials. For kiddos 6 to 12 years, this 3-day camp welcomes ex-WondersWork astronauts to join in the space mission fun! 3-day camps are held between 26 November and 19 December 2013.
177 River Valley Road, #02-23 Liang Court, Singapore 179030
Tel: (+65) 6333 4088