Parents, we’ll be real with you. There’s less than three months left in 2018 and that’s the real horror story this October. The other one is that the kids are on October half-term and possibly bored. And while we’re scrambling to rent Halloween costumes and fill our calendar with all sorts of fun Halloween events and activities happening in Singapore, the end of year holiday camps are getting booked up. Fast. And we certainly don’t want to be stuck indoors with the kids on a rainy day so we’ve pulled together all of our camp favourites with some new, cool ones for you to keep the kiddos happy during end-of-year school holidays. You’re welcome.
More camps are being added all the time so stay tuned!
ART & CREATIVITY
Offering holiday programmes all year round for both local and international school holidays, ARThaus is just the thing to liven up a rainy day. Whether they’re just painting, drawing, or exploring different mediums, kids are guaranteed to have a blast expressing their creativity. You can even join in the fun and create a real acrylic masterpiece alongside your child. Try out a free trial and see for yourself!
When: Regularly from Mondays to Sundays
Where: ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619
Nature Keeper Camp
This camp is just the thing for green thumbs. Set in the luscious greenery of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, spend a whole day getting to know the forests through nature walks, games, hands on activities and learn just what it takes to conserve our natural environment and heritage. For kids aged seven to 11 years.
When: 20, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 9am – 5pm
Where: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Seminar/Meeting Room
If your little ones crave life on the wild side, they’ll have the chance to get a real behind the scenes look at life at the Singapore Zoo. Step into the boots of animals keepers, explore the zoo and get up close and personal with its inhabitants at these one-of-a-kind camps. Or bundle up with the bub and sleep with the beasts in a camping trip that’s not sure to be a blast!
When: Various dates from Nov to Dec
Where: Singapore Zoo
Cost: From $160
The Open Centre
Have the kids step away from the stress of school and exams and regain some inner peace at The Open Centre. These five day camps are filled with wholesome activities like nature walks, yoga, arts, horse grooming and riding, and pet therapy. Suitable for kids aged six to 12 years, they’ll learn how to manage stressful situations, collaborate with others and regulate emotions. Look forward to the all-new themed holiday camp this December where kids will enjoy a BBQ, games, theatre and have a chance to sleepover.
When: Various dates from Oct to Dec
Where: The Open Centre, 100 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287992
Trapped indoors during a rainy day, Polly Piper is bored beyond belief and wishes she was ‘anywhere but here’. She gets her wish granted in the most unconventional way – she becomes a detective solving Nursery Rhyme crimes! Kids aged four to 12 years will get to join in on the fun in the Kingdom of Miny Moe, meet new friends, solve puzzles and save the kingdom. At the end of this week of non-stop drama, watch the curtain rise on your little actors in the final presentation. Working together with experienced drama facilitators, the kids will experience different opportunities to practice drama skills, use their imagination and creativity, play theatre games and make new friends, all while developing confidence and improving communication!
When: 19-23, 26-30 November
Where: The Loft, #04-03 Havelock II, 2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763
When you see a Halloween workshop like this, the only acceptable conclusion is – yes please! Let the kids get their hands dirty with some messy, slimy creature making and see if they can’t scare up a couple of creepy and creative art pieces. There’s no better way to celebrate this spooky holiday!
When: 27 & 28 Oct
Where: 100 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287992
Whether the kids are looking to spruce up their footie skills or start from scratch, they’ll be able to bend it like Beckham under the guidance of professional players. Perfect for girls and boys aged 5 to 12 years old, CUFA promises all of the fun and none of the sunburn as camps and classes are conducted in sun-smart indoor pitches and air conditioned halls.
When: October 15 – 19
Where: Swiss Club, 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139
Cost: Member: $375; Non Member: $425
UWCSEA is offering a real variety of sports from now until December. We’re talking gymnastics, tennis, cricket, badminton, basketball, football and even climbing! It’s all kicking off this October so sign up quick!
When: Various dates through Oct and Dec
Where: UWCSEA East and Dover
Cost: From $30
This high-energy camp for kids aged 3.5 to 12 years doesn’t just have sport activities galore, there’s also plenty of chances for kiddos to make new friends, take part in treasure hunts, arts and crafts and best of all, have fun.
When: 15 – 26 Oct, 26-30 Nov, 3-7, 17-21 December, 31 Dec – 4 Jan, 9am- 2pm
Where: Singapore Sports Hub, Turf City and Dover Court International School
Cost: $475 weekly or from $100 daily
HometeamNS Zoom Camp
Take indoor play to the next level at HomeTeamNS Zoom Camp. Great for little ones aged six to 12 years, they’ll have a blast challenging themselves to scale new heights (literally!) at the 8m-high walls at Clip ‘n Climb, competing in teams for Laser Quest and playing to their hearts content at the transport-themed indoor playground, T-Play. Of course there’ll be plenty of other activities like arts and crafts, baking classes, experiments and tele-matches and enough fun packed into these two full days to satisfy any kid.
When: 5-6 Dec, 9am-6pm
Where: HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, Singapore 659003
Cost: From $160
UFIT Sports Development Camp
If your mini-athletes are looking for something a little more intense, this sports camp promises high level strength and conditioning training for sports of all sorts. Kids can choose to try a little bit of everything or fine tune their rugby skills under the guidance of professional athletes and qualified coaches to ramp up their speed, agility, strength and mobility. Suitable for kids aged seven to 14 years-old.
When: 15-19 October
Where: CrossFit Bukit Timah
Shaws Little League
Equipped with its failproof schedule of nonstop fun, Shaws Little League’s regular offering of holiday camps are happening this October to December at Kallang and Bukit Timah. Expect sports activities, cooking, arts and craft and a tuckered out tot at the end of the day.
When: 15-18 Oct, 19-22 Nov, 3-6, 10-13, 17-20 Dec
Where: Kallang and Bukit Timah
SCIENCE, CODING AND TINKERING
This November and December there’s over 200 workshops and camps for kids aged five to 16 years. Kids can choose between 5-day camps or 3-hour workshops and express themselves through age-appropriate coding activities from Scratch Jr and pixel keychains to tinkering with Raspberry pi-tops, robot dinosaurs, mobile apps and even programming Mars Rover simulator. Not sure where to start? Check out this handy guide. Plus, North-easters rejoice! Saturday Kids is bringing its camps to Hougang, Project Central at The Midtown!
When: various dates from 17 Nov – 29 Dec
Where: Bukit Timah Plaza, Parkway Centre, Thomson Plaza, Orchard Central & Project Central @ The Midtown, Hougang
Cost: Nov-Dec camps- from $120-$150 for 3-hour workshops, $590-$660 for 5-day camps
We’ve snagged a special promo code for all our HoneyKids readers! Enter “HONEYKIDSCANCODE” at checkout and get 5% off all camps and workshops (Note: promo is not valid with other existing discounts or offers such as early bird promotion)
The Language Boutique
This October, The Language Boutique has a range of different camps for kids to discover just how fun STEM can be. Kids aged five to six years can become Little Explorers and build their own race car, exercise their creativity with crafts and discover a hidden side of themselves through mindfulness and yoga (a calmer one, we hope!). Bigger kids aged seven to 12 years will get to choose between coding, solve challenging puzzles, building a race car or all three! The fun starts here, folks.
When: 15– 19, 22-26 Oct
Where: The Language Boutique, 164 Rochor Rd, Singapore 188439
Newton Show Camp
On top of its seriously awesome Halloween shows, Newton Show is offering four themed camps from now until the end of the year. The archaeology camps are great for history buffs who want to take a trip back through time and discover the origins of all things from your family tree to the planets. Or dive into the science of magic in Harry Potter science, get building in Hand and Brain and explore different cultures through science in Multi-national Science.
When: Various dates from Oct to Dec
Where: 9 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238959; 2 Pandan Valley #01-206, Singapore 597626; and 229 Joo Chiat Road
Tinker Technique at Science Centre
Get scienc-y with the kids at Tinker Technique. These parent-child workshops will let the kids aged nine to 12 years code and build their own machines using the Micro:bit. At the end of the session, they’ll have the satisfaction of being able to bring their invention home. Definitely one to pass off to the husband for some father-child bonding.
When: 13 October, 16 December 2018
Where: Science Centre Singapore
Cost: From $10
Coding Lab at Trehaus
Who says coding isn’t creative? Apart from problem-solving, Coding Lab’s preschool coding programme will be teaching kids how to code using some of our faves stories like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and act out and animate iconic scenes from the books. Set in one of our favourite co-working spaces, this camp will cover reading, drama, crafting, and even tinkering for techie kids with minimal screen time.
When: 26-30 Nov, 17-21 Dec, 9.30am – 11.30am
Where: Trehaus, Orchard, Claymore Connect #03-01, 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879
Kids Discovery Works
Rediscover the fun in STEM this holiday with cool science and engineering camps. There’s tinkering projects and hands-on experiments to look forward to in everything from crime-solving to dinosaur discovery, archaeology, photography and of course, coding. Zoom into space, learn the ins and outs of Lego Animation using programs like TinkerCAD and MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and more in these two to three day camps packed with plenty of adventure and science.
When: 19 Nov-21 Dec
Where: Kids DiscoveryWorks Pte Ltd, 209A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574347
Cost: $304 – $456
If you like building and creating, why not take it one step further and find out how to start your own enterprise? With five day camps dedicated to everything from coding and design to finances, entrepreneurship and even a mini-MBA, kids will be able to get a head start on setting up their own mini company. They’ll even have a chance to attend a Young Founders Summit and win cash prizes.
When: Various dates from Nov to Dec
Where: CoSpace Park, 43 Science Park Road, #01-11, Singapore 117408
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