December school holiday camps in Singapore 2017: Science, drama and sports for kids

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December Holiday camps Honeykids Asia Singapore
School's out, sun's out, there are things to do and friends to make at holiday camp!

As much as we’d like to spend a whole month island-hopping around South East Asia, there’s probably going to be at least a couple of weeks in December where your kids will be tearing the house apart, or when no amount of crafts or ice cream will coax them away from their screens. Camps are the best invention known to parents as the ultimate holiday lifesavers. But, the end of the year is approaching and those slots are filling up fast, so get booking!

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ALL ROUNDER CAMPS

SOMOS Summer Camp December Holidays Honeykids Asia Singapore

SOMOS is a new holiday camp to look out for! Image courtesy of SOMOS Summer Camp

SOMOS Summer Camp
This isn’t your regular camp! SOMOS Summer Camp is serving up a unique blend of camp activities to make sure kids get the well-balanced stimulation they need this December. Other than coding, robotics and sports, kids will get to experience the arts through music, pottery, and fringe activities to get in touch with Singapore’s cultural roots. Finally, SOMOS has its signature Kids Entrepreneurship course to make this jumble of fun your kids’ next step into the 21st century without losing track of what it means to be a kid. But don’t expect to break the bank on this camp – we’ve got a discount code for you: Honeykidsxsomos. That entitles you to $20 off the usual price of the camp!
When: 18 – 19 November; 2 – 3 and 16 – 17 December
Where: 5 Temasek Boulevard #11-02, Suntec Tower Five, Singapore 038985
www.somos.sg

Camp Asia
There’s no denying it, this camp absolutely rocks our socks. Covering everything from Mandarin lessons to sports, robotics and even cooking, let your kid pick their fave activity (or try a bit of everything at a multi-activity camp) and you’ll be ferrying happy campers home all week.
When: 20 November – 5 January
Where: Stamford American International School or Australian International School
www.campasia.asia

GESS holiday camps
GESS offers all sorts of camps to chase away those end-of-year blues. Future Olympians should check out Sports Camp, young scientists should head to Whizz Kids, while those who like to go hard or go home with both tech and sports should go to Camp Hulk for some monstrous fun.
When: 14 – 20 December
Where: GESS Junior School Campus, 300 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598668
www.gess.sg

CIS Holiday camp
Gear up for another round of great offerings from CIS with camps catered to kids of all interest groups. Athletes, artists, performers and scientists, whether it’s a dip in the pool or building a robot, there’s sure to be a camp for you to make friends and have fun!
When: 18 – 29 December
Where: Lakeside Campus and Tanjong Katong Campus
online.cis.edu.sg

SCIENCE, CODING AND TECH CAMPS

Newton Show December Holiday camps Honeykids Asia Singapore

At Newton Show’s camps, little scientists won’t just get to dabble in kitchen science, they’ll even get to launch a rocket into space! Image courtesy of Newton Show.

Newton Show Holiday Camp
Newton Show has a holiday camp lined up that’s sure to get your kids to stop dragging their feet into the new school term. Inspiring learning with a new super-fun science program for little scientists from three to 14 years of age, Newton Show has two different weekly programs. Kids will get to shoot for the stars at Astro camp and fly to the moon with their very own rocket launch. Back for its third season, kids will learn the Science of Santa at Science 3.0 and take part in Christmas experiments as well as the Snow Game Championship!
When: 20 November – 5 January
Where: 2 Pandan Valley #1-206, Singapore 597626
www.newtonshow.com/winter-camp

Score Campus
Score Campus has a holiday program that has parents and kids raving about them. From school catch-up with English, Maths and Science coaching for students, to innovation and business pitching in Classroom Without Walls, kids will get all the motivation they need to tackle the 21st century.
When: TBC (check back here for details as they become available)
Where: 228 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574360
www.scorecampus.com

Discovery Camps
Kids will discover the world of science, or rather, the science of the world around them at these Discovery Camps. It’s non-stop Magic School Bus-esque field trips these December holidays to factories, farms, robotics labs and even Snow City, all tied together with hands-on experiments, projects and curriculum-relevant science topics.
When: 20 November – 15 December
Where: Discovery Camps Pte. Ltd., 8 Ubi Road 2, Zervex #06-31, Singapore 408538
www.discovery-camp.com

Codomo
Ever wanted to learn how to control a game using a banana? How about learning how to code using potatoes? Kids nine to 12 will love the app design sessions and micro:bit carnival, but they’ll love the Potato Pirates even more. Using a new innovative coding card game to teach kids programming, they’ll have so much fun playing it they won’t even know they’re learning how to code! Jealous? Don’t worry, just get them to teach you too.
When: Various dates in November and December
Where: 10 Square @ Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
www.codomo.com.sg

Kaesac Learning Centre
There are science workshops, coding games, robotics and mathematics workshops at the Kaesac Learning Centre this December holiday to ignite that spark of discovery in your little one’s eyes. Through hands-on projects and experiments, kids will get to experience science in the classroom and beyond!
When: 20 November – 14 December
Where: Kaesac Learning Centre, 86 Marine Parade Central #04-301, Singapore 440086
www.kaesac.com.sg/holiday-programmes.php

SG Code Camp
Beef up that coding portfolio with the basics of Python, Scratch and the micro:bit! With camps throughout the months of November and December, SG Code Camp offers coding camps where kids don’t just get to solve problems and play Minecraft, they are masters of their own fate and code their way to new solutions.
When: 6 November – 22 December
Where: Marine Parade Campus, Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central #03-04, Singapore 449408;
Bukit Timah Campus, King’s Arcade, 559 Bukit Timah Road #03-01B, Singapore 269695
www.sgcodecampus.com

Creative Coding Holiday Camps at Saturday Kids
Why surf websites when you can build them? The real learning starts at Saturday Kids, letting kids of all ages and programming skills pick up coding. With everything from Beebot and Scratch Jr to Python, the kids won’t just be playing games, they’ll be making them.
When: Ongoing
Where: Various locations (see website for details)
www.saturdaykids.com

Kids DiscoveryWorks
Let your kid be a superhero scientist this October to help the Avengers stop Loki. They’ll save the Earth with physics and chemistry at this STEM camp. Or for the little ones who like noir more than Thor, join Junior CSI and solve crimes using forensic science techniques like fingerprinting, DNA sampling and evidence collection. Either way, it’s up to them to save the day!
When: 23 October – 3 November
Where: Kids DiscoveryWorks Pte Ltd, 215B Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574349
www.kidsdiscoveryworks.com/holiday-camps

Singapore Zoo and River Safari: Zoo Explorer Camp
Animal lovers, you’ve got a date with a primate this December holiday. The Singapore Zoo is holding camps giving kids a chance to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Sleep with the Beasts at Camp Fest’s overnight camps, be a wildlife explorer and even a zookeeper for a day. Kids will get to do loads of crafts, hunt through the river and even feed the animals! It’s non-stop partying with the animals at the zoo.
When: Various dates in November and December
Where: Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and River Safari
www.education.zoo.com.sg/index.html

Singapore International Science Camp @ Science Centre
Here’s one for the teens, they’ll get to learn about genetic modification, 3D printing and augmented reality through workshops, lectures and experiments taught by industry and research experts at the Singapore International Science Camp. Students won’t just get to explore Singapore, they’ll get to visit university campuses, companies and laboratories to witness Singapore’s technology forefront. This is a great opportunity for future scientists to take their first step into science academia (maybe even meet their future prof!)
When: 18 – 22 December
Where: Science Centre Singapore
www.science.edu.sg/events

Tinkercademy
School’s out and tinkering’s in! If they’re going to be occupied with screens anyway, here’s how kids aged seven to 15 can make the virtual into reality. Budding engineers will use building kits such as littleBits and Strawbees as well as 3D printing to bring imagination to life. Teens will be able to turn lines of code into original art and animation. What are you waiting for? Get tinkering!
When: Various dates in November and December
Where: 5 Pereira Road, #04-03, Singapore 368025
www.tinkercademy.com/programmes/holiday-camps/

Loshberry
Ever wondered exactly what a computer does and how? Kids will learn how to pick apart the workings behind all the electronic gadgets and thingamabobs and learn the basics of coding. From making games on Scratch to programming the BBC micro:bit, they’ll be gearing up to solve real-world problems in no time.
When: Various dates in November and December
Where: Loshberry Campus, 587 Bukit Timah Road, Coronation Plaza, Singapore 269707
www.loshberrycodestudio.com/coding-discovery-camps

CREATIVE CAMPS

Honeykids Asia Stage Camp by SRT

Your kids are sure to become the next triple threat at Stage Camp. Image courtesy of SRT.

Stage Camp
Kids take the stage again this November and December at Stage Camp where they’ll get to create completely original self-devised stories and bring them to life on stage. Through games, activities and a whole lot of acting, kids will learn how to develop their stage presence, creative writing and vocal skills. Join the special Chicken Little Holiday Programme and learn how to stop the sky from falling down.
When: 20 – 24 November, 4 – 8 December
Where: 25 Tai Seng Avenue, 2nd Floor, KOP Building, Singapore 534104 (Stage Camp);
The Loft, Havelock II, 2 Havelock Road #04-03, Singapore, 059763 (Chicken Little Holiday Programme)
www.srt.com.sg

Singapore Media Academy Holiday Courses
If you have a reporter in the rough, get them to one of Singapore Media Academy’s Holiday Courses, stat! From learning Mandarin through to performing arts and games and Junior Radio Academy for mini DJs, kids aged six to 12 will pick up performance skills and improve their self-confidence when they get to write and present their own scripts.
When: Various dates throughout November and December
Where: Singapore Media Academy Pte Ltd, 1 Stars Avenue Singapore 138507
www.mediaacademy.sg

Camp Magic Solstice – The Magic of Mountains
Four majestic mountains, four wonderful weeks. Featuring a different country and an endangered animal each week, kids aged three to 12 will learn facts and fables and retell them through performance, games, art and even sport. Older children aged seven to 12 can learn an additional skill of acro-balance or hooping, or they can get musical with drumming and ukulele.
When: 11 December – 5 January
Where: NEXUS International, 201 Ulu Pandan Rd, Singapore 596468
www.ilovecampmagic.com

Molly Manners
Get your kids to mind their manners these December holidays at Molly Manners’ three-day camps. Kids learn proper etiquette through games, stories and quizzes? Yes, please! There’s even one for teens, and make no mistake, they’ll learn everything there is to know about being a gentleman or gentlelady, from first impressions and grooming to job interview skills and resume writing. You’ll have the most well-mannered kids in Singapore!
When: 20 November to 22 December
Where: Various locations
www.mollymanners.com.sg

ACT 3 Drama Academy
Prepare for 1001 nights of songs, rhymes and stories at ACT 3 Drama Academy’s November and December Holiday Workshops. Kids aged 18 months to 3 years can learn how to be a pirate along with mum or dad at the parent accompanied workshops. Kids 3 to 15 years old will be able to take part in one-off sessions or five-day workshops and immerse themselves in tales of adventure using songs and rhymes. They’ll also get a chance to showcase their talents at the after workshop presentations open to families and friends.
When: 20 November to 16 December, various dates 
Where: ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229707
www.act3international.com.sg/holiday-workshops

Singapore Weiqi Association
Time to take a break from the screen and go back to old-fashioned board games. But weiqi, or Go, is no Connect Four. Boasting a history that’s almost as old as China, this popular strategy-based game will put your kids’ mettle to the test with a five-day camp aimed at strengthening mental fortitude and patience. They’ll get hooked in no time.
When: Various dates from 20 November
Where: Bishan Community Club, 51 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 579799w
www.weiqi.org.sg

Little Mandarins December Holiday camps Honeykids Asia Singapore

There’s no better way Little Mandarin encourages language learning than to make it a game. Image courtesy of Little Mandarins.

Mandarin Fun Camp 2017
Enter the land of books, discover the animal kingdom and get ready for your moment on stage at Little Mandarins’ Year-End Holiday Camps! These week-long themed programmes will stretch your little one’s imagination and knowledge of Mandarin to the limits in the most fun and exciting manner possible. There’s no better way to develop a language skill than to actively engage in it, both indoors and outdoors!
When: 9 October – 29 December
Where: Blk 71 Loewen Road #01-03, Singapore 248847
www.little-mandarins.com

Magical Holiday Camp
Get the kids inspired at the 3-day Magical Holiday Camp (MHC) where they’ll get to explore Mandarin through drama activities and the arts. By stretching their creativity and cultivating curiosity and confidence, this is one great way to get kids aged five to 12 interested in a new language!
When: 30 November – 6 December
Where: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre Blk M #03-53, Singapore 439053
www.yppae.org/en/programmes/magical-holiday-camp

Winter Camp Unplugged
It’s time to return to nature at this digital detox camp and become a part of the wider community. With child-led nature explorations such as farm to table prep and dining and creative woodworking, this camp will help your child develop mindfulness and best of all, just give them some much needed fresh air.
Where: Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun), Singapore 769201
When: 20 –24 November
www.facebook.com/sproutingseedssingapore

Muse Arts holiday workshops
For drama queens and kings, and thesps in the making, Muse Art’s 3-in-1 holiday workshops are sure to help your little ones learn to express themselves and keep those brains active. Goodbye stage fright, hello singing, dancing and acting Triple Threat.
When: TBC (check back here for details as they become available)
Where: Various locations (see website for details)
www.muse-arts.com.sg

Supercamp
This week-long residential camp isn’t just about making new friends and taking part in cool camp activities. Led by US facilitators, kids will discover a new key every day to character and values. They will learn valuable life skills and Quantum Learning strategies as well as how to express themselves through poetry, and spur each other on to new heights – literally! – on the outdoor adventure day. Parents will get to attend a workshop on the last day before the closing ceremony.
When: 29 November – 5 December
Where: Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), 121 Dover Road, Singapore 139656.
www.supercamp.s

Playeum
It’s ALL self-directed and creative play-learning this holiday at Playeum. Architects can take a nature walk and build a city from cardboard – complete with electronics! Meanwhile, little divas can warm-up for an interactive performance with international performer Mickael Bellemene while engineers bring their creations to life with the Make-A-Thon series.
When: Various dates in November and December
Where: Playeum, Block 47 Malan Road, #01-23 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
www.playeum.com

Open Centre December Holiday camps Honeykids Asia Singapore

Kids do some relaxing yoga at The Open Centre. Image courtesy of The Open Centre.

The Open Centre
After a busy year, the kids will need to wind down at the Open Centre. Start the season of giving with empathy, mindfulness and maintaining social and emotional bonds. With camps running from November and December, nothing says “calm and relaxing” like a spot of meditation, arts and crafts, terrarium making and yoga. There’s even a Girls Camp that focuses on self-esteem and managing body image. And what kind of Girls Camp would it be if they didn’t get to ride horses?
When: 20 November – 22 December; Girls Camp 11 – 15 December.
Where: 71 Loewen Road #01-03, Singapore 248847
www.theopencentre.com.sg

Edible Garden City’s Junior Urban Farmers
Time for a tech cleanse! Get down and dirty with Edible Garden City’s brand new Junior Urban Farmers Holiday Programme. Kids five to 12 years old will get to exercise those green thumbs by learning things like outdoor as well as indoor gardening, mushroom cultivation, an excursion to our personal fave, Hortpark, nature art session, and more. Plus, there’ll be a big farm-to-table cookout to finish off the week. Don’t wait, sign up today as slots are limited.
When: 4 – 8 December
Where: Citizen Farm, 60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375
www.citizenfarm.com.sg/product-page/junior-urban-farmer-5-day-holiday-programme

Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp
Experience the joy of outdoor cooking this holiday and experience life as a farmer for a day. Kids seven to 12 years old will get to get their hands dirty with paddy planting, cooking and arts and crafts while you get to have a cuppa at Bollywood Veggies with a book, or if you fancy a hike, Sugei Buloh is just next door.
When: Every Friday, 24 November – 1 December
Where: Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
www.facebook.com/events/362846334167034

Trehaus
Trehaus has got a lineup of fun holiday workshops for kids all the way from preschool age to nine year this December holiday. Kids can defeat the powers of darkness using Mandarin, bring their favourite stories to life with coding or see who will actually win; a shark or a train? Whether it’s a multi-activity camp to keep those short attention spans occupied or festive fun to get into the Christmas spirit, there’s loads to do and a whole month to do it!
When: Various dates in November and December
Where: Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, #03-01, Singapore 238879
trehauscowork.com

SPORT CAMPS

Sport4Kids November Multi-Activity Camp
Get the kiddos moving at the Sport4Kids multi-activity camp. They’ll never get bored with this all-in-one bespoke sports camp tailored to developed sports and social skills. But it’s not ball time all the time, there’s the classic camp fair of treasure hunts and beach trips too! For kids aged three and a half to 12 years old to stay healthy and active during the December hols.
When: 20 November – 1 December
Where: 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
www.sport4kids.sg

Shaws Little League
Shaws Little League make sure every day at camp is a healthy balanced one. When it’s time to get up and go, kids go hard at sports class and play up to three different sports; when it’s time to wind down, they’ll get involved in prep work for their own snacks and get creative in crafts. The only thing is when it’s time to go home, they may not want to leave!
When: Various dates in November and December
Where: Shaw Little League@ The Cage, 38 Jalan Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399635
www.shawslittleleague.com/holiday-camps

UWCSEA
UWCSEA always offers loads of different sports and special interest camps and this December holiday is no different. Whether it’s gymnastics, climbing, hockey, or drama and movie making, there’s sure to be something to pique your little one’s interest. Maybe even Finance Fun Jr?
Where: UWCSEA Dover campus and Tampines campus
When: Various dates in December
www.uwcsea.edu.sg/weekend-holiday-programmes

Ignite Tennis
Serve up a passion for tennis at this camp! Whether to give beginners aged four to eight a taste for the sport or to give those nine and up a chance to practise their backhand, tennis buffs should check it out for the team games and a mini tournament at the end of the camp.
When: 21 November – 7 December
Where: 356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674; 2 Andover Road, Singapore 509984
www.ignitetennis.com.sg/holiday-camps-1

Skate With Us: Holiday Skate Camp
No matter how experienced or inexperienced they are, kids aged three to 12 won’t just be able to skate at their own pace, they’ll be able to design snow globes, go on treasure hunts and even save a unicorn! Kids get to skate with their friends and get $30 off each when you sign up three campers or more!
When: Various dates throughout November and December
Where: Bishan Park, West Coast Park and East Coast Park
skate-with-us.com

Intrepid Kids Boot Camp
Kids too active (or not active enough)? Sign them up for two hours of fun and fitness, with obstacle courses to scale and fitness games to play. They’ll pick up the skills needed to lead a healthy lifestyle and pave the way to becoming a future athlete. For kids three to nine years old.
When: 20 November – 5 January
Where: Intrepid Kids, 30 East Coast Road, Katong V, #03-15/16, Singapore 428751
intrepidkidsgym.com/school-holiday-bootcamp

More camps are popping up every day so keep checking back here. Right, we’re off to camp!

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