If you have kids in an international school in Singapore, you’re probably getting holiday whiplash right about now because October’s only a few weeks away. Time to start going through all those museum guides, stock up on art supplies for craft projects, or even plan a last minute weekend getaway… it’s fine. Don’t panic. There are plenty of workshops and camps the kids can enjoy. On top of vacating the house for at least three glorious hours, there’s the added bonus of the kids picking up some new skills or a sport, making new friends, and being ready for a good night’s sleep by the time you bundle them off home.
ALL ROUNDER CAMPS
CIS Holiday Camps
CIS is making this October exciting for kids aged 4 to 14 with a range of fun and educational holiday camps at the Lakeside and Tanjong Katong Campuses. Whether it’s Sports, Creativity and Performance, English Language Learning (run by the British Council) or STEAM, all led by CIS teachers or experts, CIS Holiday Camp has got something for every kid, as well as the opportunity to make new friends and to learn some new skills. Choose from either half day or full day camps and get a 15% discount for full day camps!
When: 9 – 20 October
Where: Lakeside Campus and Tanjong Katong Campus
Shaws Little League Holiday camp
Shaw’s Multisport camp covers all the bases, including sports, arts and crafts, and nutrition and cooking. The kids won’t even get a chance to be bored with so many activities jam-packed into three days! Shaw’s camps run throughout the year, so you’re all set for October.
When: October 16 to 20 (18 is a holiday)
Where: Various locations, including The Cage near Kallang Leisure Park and Bukit Timah
Missed the summer camp of the year? It’s not too late to try it out this October. Try out new activities, or just the ones that really got the kiddos excited. Check out the picture up top, this is the camp for athletes, scientists, thesps, cooks, or just the average well-rounded kid. It’s a world of possibilities for every child aged 3 to 16 years.
When: September 25 – 29 and October 2 – 6
Where: Australian International School
Adventure Camp with Dad
Dads, it’s your time now. Give your partner a breather and get into some fatherly bonding fun with your pre-teens at this one-day camp. It’s a great chance to hang out and just have a good laugh with activities like rock-wall climbing, then wind down together with a BBQ dinner. After all, they’re not getting any younger!
When: 28 October
Where: The Tennery, 1 Woodlands Road, #04-03, Singapore 677899
Get a head start on good exercise habits and develop your mini-Olympian into a world champ with UFIT’s Athlete Development Camp (tried and tested by our very own Honeykid). Or live a day in the life of a pro-rugger at the Rugby Development Camp. Suitable for children of all fitness levels aged between 7 and 18 years.
UFIT Athlete Development Camp
When: 16 – 20 October
Where: CrossFit Bukit Timah, 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore, 288001
UFIT Rugby Development Camp
When: 23 – 27 October
Where: Tanglin Rugby Club, 192-198 Turf Club Road, Turf City, 287994
It’s a week of pure football at FeyenoordCamp’s first ever camp in Singapore. Kids 6 to 15 will learn the strategies and techniques of the Dutch Champions from Feyenoord’s elite Academy coaches and receive a Feyenoord’s Kit set, Adidas ball, and official camp certificate. Grab two other mates or more to receive a 10% group discount. Hurry, places are limited!
When: 16 – 19 October
Where: Premier Pitch @ Turf City (outdoor), 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988
Superfly Monkey Dragons
Hardcore parkour! Say goodbye to those two left feet as kids seven to 17 learn the art of movement through jumping, climbing, vaulting, balancing and, most importantly, landing safely. They’ll learn to understand their body, their capabilities as well as their limits.
When: Three day camps from 18 – 27 October
Where: Clarke Quay and Dhoby Ghaut
Fencing Beginner Camp
This three-day camp is perfect for aspiring Musketeers who are interested in the ultimate gentleman’s sport. With a tournament to wrap up the day and a cert to show off, it’s a great taster for fencing.
When: Various dates during September, October, November and December
Where: Temasek Club (Bukit Timah), 131 Rifle Range Road, #02-02, Singapore 588406
Half-term Holiday Combination Tennis & Swim Camp
Want the best of both land and water? TFL are offering combination tennis and swim camps, teaching kids aged four years and up the basics of both tennis and swimming with drills and games. Kids will end the day with a fun swim and a water slide session (a highlight for sure!). Enrol two kids from the same family and get a 10% discount for the second child.
When: Various dates through October
Where: Raffles Town Club
Horse enthusiasts rejoice, there’s a Pony Camp this October. Yes, that’s right, a PONY CAMP. This three-day camp includes riding and stable management lessons and lots of other fun-filled activities. Campers must be able to walk and trot independently and wear the appropriate riding attire and helmet.
When: 24 – 26 October
Where: Bukit Timah Saddle Club, 51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965
BOUNCE INC Tramp Camp
Tramp Camp will have the kids just BOUNCING for joy. It’s non-stop fun (fully supervised!) at this three day camp with three full hours of adult-free, free-jumping fun. Great for kids to work off all that excess energy in a safe environment.
When: Various dates throughout September and October
Where: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #09-01, Singapore 239695
Little League Soccer
Get those soccer champs out onto the field at the Little League Soccer Holiday Camp where kids 3½ to 12 year olds can hone their soccer skills at the Premier Pitch and really learn to bend it like Beckham!
When: 16–19, 23–26 October
Where: Premier Pitch Turf City
Intrepid Kids Boot Camp
Sign the kids up for a week-long boot camp and let them get their daily two hours of high-energy, fitness fun through obstacle courses, fitness games, bodyweight exercises and circuits. That’ll keep them active and fit throughout the hols! Suitable for kids three to nine years old.
When: 9 – 27 October
Where: Katong V #03-15/16, 30 East Coast Road, Singapore 428751
The Open Centre Resilience & Mindfulness Camp
Searching for a little peace of mind for your child? This camp provides the perfect platform to help kids deal with everyday conflicts and regulate their emotions by engaging them in activities like group discussions, pet therapy, yoga, horse grooming/riding and even peeking at a zoo from behind-the-scenes. Let your kid express themselves and build up self-confidence and healthy relationships through creativity, thinking, and a whole lot of fun!
When: 16 – 20 October
Where: 100 Turf Club Road #01-02X Singapore 287992
British Council Halloween Study Camp
Need to brush up on English? British Council is running a Halloween Study Camp for Primary and Secondary students aged 6 to 15 with English as a second language. Kids can build up their confidence in communicating using the language through grammar and vocabulary lessons, games and project work. It’s no trick, it’s a treat for the season.
When: Various dates during October
Where: British Council, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #09-01 HDB Hub, East Wing, 310480
Camp Magic Unique Magique in Paris
This October, Camp Magic is inviting kids aged 5 to 12 to step into a Parisian-themed week of fun. Kids will get the chance to run their very own French café, preparing everything from the food and service to the decor and even entertainment. Of course, the parents get the spoils, enjoying a fully immersive Parisan Café experience at the end of the week.
When: 16 – 20 October
Where: Nexus International School, Singapore
Ready for some holiday-themed art? Why not celebrate Deepavali with some Rangoli art and multi-coloured sand play on canvas or get spooky, crazy and goofy this Halloween to create Frankenstein’s monster (or any monster!) using recycled cardboard rolls. All workshops are suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years old.
When: 18, 29 October, 10:30am-12pm.
Where: Studio Why Not, 100 Turf Club Road, Horse City, Singapore 287992
Take Centre Stage with these cool arts and adventure camps. Kids aged 4 to 7 won’t just get to talk like a pirate on Pirate Week, they’ll set sail on the high seas and battle with water gun fun, or you can make their dancing dreams come true with Leap! Musical Theatre. Serious about performing? Older kids from 8 to 14 will be able to pursue their passion at the Specialist Performing Arts Workshop and learn from the leading faculty members of Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, UK.
When: 16 – 20 October
Where: 15 Woking Road (off Portsdown Road)
SCIENCE, CODING AND TECH CAMPS
Coding Holiday Camps at First Code Academy
Ready, steady, code! SG Code Academy has a whole month of programming camps lined up for kids aged 5 to 14 for every level of coding experience. With robotics, app-building, Minecraft mod-making, web programming, animation and games using language like Swift and Scratch, there’s a camp for everyone here.
When: Various dates from 1 – 27 October
Where: #04-13, Stamford Court, 61 Stamford Road, Singapore 178892
Creative Coding Holiday Camps at Saturday Kids
Saturday Kids is not all about Saturdays – this October, there’s a whole range of holiday camps for kids aged 5 to 16. Saturday Kids don’t just teach kids how to program or make games using Scratch or micro:bit, it’s about problem-solving and critical thinking, where programming the game is almost as much fun as playing the game.
When: Various dates throughout October
Where: Saturday Kids @ City Hall, High Street Centre 1 North Bridge Road, #11-04, Singapore, Singapore 179094
Kids aged 4-7 years will be able to Discover the Dinosaurs at the Overseas Family School’s Octo-Fiesta Camp. It’s every junior palaeontologist’s dream come true to excavate their own dinosaur fossils and touch real-life fossils… and now they have the chance! Kids aged 6 to 10 will get to be Masters of Invention and discover the history behind the technology we have today. These little Da Vincis will get to design and build their own medieval technologies, like catapults and telescopes.
When: 16 – 20 October 2017
Where: Overseas Family School
Photography (top image) courtesy of Camp Asia
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