Get ready for the end of the year with these awesome camps!
Parents, in case you haven’t realised, there are only two months left in 2019 – eek! And that means that the end-of-year holiday camps are quickly getting booked up. If you’re not going on a vaycay with the family, it’s best to start your hunt for holiday activities for the kids – we certainly don’t want to be stuck indoors with bored kids on a rainy day! So to help you out, 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.
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ART & CREATIVITY
Offering holiday programmes all year round for both local and international school holidays, ARThaus is the place to be on a rainy December day. Whether they’re just painting, drawing, or exploring different mediums, kids are guaranteed to have a blast expressing their creativity. Check out its holiday programmes for kids to explore their creative sides while having tons of fun!
When: Regularly from Mondays to Sundays
Where: ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619
Cost: $68 for a one-day art jam, $240 for a three-day canvas painting programme, and $315 for a five-day holiday programme
Singapore Repertory Theatre
This November, join Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT)’s Stage Camp for a week-long session on all things theatre! Kids will get to harness their creative and presentation skills to create and perform through various drama activities and games.
SRT also has an acting stage camp for kids aged 10-12 years old – not only will they be challenged to hone their drama and theatre skills in stage presence, vocal skills and creative writing, they’ll also develop and expand their knowledge of the theatre industry.
When: Stage Camp – 18-22, 25-29 November; Acting Stage Camp – 25-29 November
Where: Singapore Repertory Theatre, The Loft, #04-03 Havelock II, 2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763
Want to get your kid into theatre? It’s so easy – just sign them up for Act3 International‘s workshops that are happening this festive season. These unique drama workshops draw inspiration from one of – if not the greatest – Yuletide fairy tales ever told: The Nutcracker! They’re specially designed for kids of all ages to explore theatre and performance on stage. Younger kids aged 7 months to 7 years will learn about The Nutcracker, while the older kids aged 8-15 years old will perform stories based on Christmas carols. You can bet it’ll be a crackin’ good time!
When: 18 November-21 December
Where: Act3 International, 126 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229707
Cost: Parent-child workshop:$35-$40. Five-day workshops: $300-$380
Sometimes, kids can be so dramatic. Well, maybe they’re mini-Meryl Streeps and Leonardo DiCaprios in the making. And if they are, they’ll love the programmes at Centre Stage! There are four areas to choose from: drama, dance, musical theatre and early years for kids aged 3–5, 5–7, 8–12s. Centre Stage runs holiday camps over half-term breaks, Easter and sporadically throughout the year. Psst… hop on over to its website to look out for its special workshops running, like its Industry Pro workshop this November with Tring Park!
Score a sweet deal! Book early and get a 5% discount using the password hkcs519.
When: Industry Pro Workshop – 4-6 November; Holiday Camps – 18-22 Nov, 2-6, 9-13, 16-20 December
Where: Centre Stage, Main campus, 15 Woking Road, Singapore 138694; East campus, 5000G Marine Parade Road, #01-32 Laguna Park, Singapore 449290
The Open Centre
Let your kids spend a week learning about mindfulness and resilience building with The Open Centre. With its holistic approach, the five-day camp is a mix of mindfulness practices, nature exploration, creative, physical and experiential activities which will be great fun for all kids! Plus, it’s a good way for kids to take that much-needed break from technology by exploring the outdoors and being present. Sign us up too, please!
When: 18-22, 25-29 November; 2-6, 9-13, 16-20 December
Where: The Open Centre, Horsecity, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
Family lifestyle mall The Grandstand will be having their annual holiday camp once again! The kiddos will be in for a treat: they’ll get to enjoy various activities like building Lego structures at Brickz 4 Kidz, learn cool gymnastics tricks from the folks over at Bubbles Gymnastics and get professional instruction from taekwondo masters at J H Kim Taekwondo. Your young explorers will have so much fun!
When: Two-day camps; 25-26, 27-28 November, to 2-3, 4-5 December
Where: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
Cost: $160 for Kinder Explorers (3-5 years old), $200 for Young Explorers (6-9 years old)
Brush up on those key English skills with a British Council holiday camp for all age groups throughout the year! Kids will get to practise their English in small groups, led by experienced teachers. Students will learn to improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, develop their vocabulary on a range of topics and gain confidence in communicating in a variety of situations. Plus, they’ll have a blast learning through games and activities, hands-on experiments, drama games and more.
When: 18-22, 25-29 November; 2-6, 9-13, 16-19 December
Where: British Council, 30 Napier Road, Singapore 258509; 11 Tampines Concourse,#01-02/03/04, Singapore 528729; 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #09-01 HDB Hub, East Wing, Singapore 310480
Edible Garden City
You can’t put a price on spending a good day outdoors. And, the learning doesn’t have to stop! Our tip? Enrol the munchkins in Edible Garden City‘s Junior Urban Farmer holiday programme this November. Budding farmers will get to enjoy a sensory and informative tour of the farm, learn to prepare a farm-to-table meal, experience being a farmer by planting young vegetable seedlings, learn about edible flowers and the science behind some cool tricks. Plus, it’s a great lesson in sustainability and the importance of recycling and caring for the environment! The kiddos will also get to bring home their plants and crafts, and continue their learning journey at home.
When: Sunday, 24 November, 8.30am-4pm
Where: Citizen Farm, 60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375
Cost: $140 per child (lunch included)
Impressions Art Studio
If your kids enjoy art activities, we’ve got just the place for you. Kids aged five to 13 years old have tons to look forward to: these camps are specially curated to instil virtues in patience, love and kindness in your child through a variety of activities besides just doing art. From visiting rescue shelters and attending pilates workshops, to attending floral arrangement classes and even enjoying a couple of hours at a spa and pampering session, they’ll never want to leave!
When: Full-day programmes from 9.30am-4.30pm, half-day programmes from 9.30am-12.30pm. 18-20, 25-29 November; 2-6, 9-13, 16-20 December
Where: Impressions Art Studio, 73 Loewen Road, #01-16, Singapore 248843
Cost: $680 for the full week (inclusive of lunch and snacks), $180 for a full day (inclusive of lunch and snacks), and $120 for a half day.
Art isn’t just for the artistically inclined – and at Art Grain, they truly believe that! Whether your kid’s a Picasso in the making or just loves to express their creativity through art, Art Grain has got the workshop just for them. Sign them up for its two or three-day workshops where kids can learn about different cultures – like pop, street and food culture and loads more. Plus, they can test out different mediums such as paint, watercolour and clay to express themselves, too! They’ll even receive guidance throughout the workshops, and have the opportunity to deepen their art-making experiences.
When: Two, or three-day camps, 18 November–27 December, 10am–1pm or 2.15–5.15pm
Where: Art Grain @ Thomson: 5 Thomson Ridge, #01-05, Singapore 574635; Bukit Timah: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #02-11 Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996; Parkway: 1 Marine Parade Central, #07-02 Parkway Centre, Singapore 449408, Tampines Telepark: 5 Tampines Central 6 #01-13, Singapore 529482
Is your child a little baker or artist? If so, roll up their sleeves and put on their creativity hats for HomeTeamNS‘ baking and art workshops! They can pick between baking cupcakes, cookies, or enjoy a relaxing art session. Plus, parents can also join in the fun!
When: The baking workshops are on 30 November, and the art workshop is on 15 December.
Where: HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, Singapore 659003
Cost: The baking workshops are $30 for HomeTeamNS members, and the art workshop is $50 for HomeTeamNS members.
Aquatics in Motion
There’s no better use of time than taking time during the holidays to learn a new skill. And, it’s never too old to start learning how to swim from the folks over at Aquatics in Motion! The best part? They conduct lessons both condominium and public pools, and group sessions have limited slots to ensure each child is able to focus and learn. You can even sign your kid up for school holiday intensive swimming lessons. And, parents – that’s you – can learn to swim with your tyke, too! How fun.
When: Make arrangements directly with Aquatics in Motion. Call/Whatsapp the team at 82621919, or email [email protected]
Where: Contact Aquatics in Motion to arrange a lesson at your home!
Cost: Enquire to find out.
No more monkeys jumping on the bed! Beat those holiday blues and let the munchkins jump around at BOUNCE Inc’s Tramp Camp this festive season instead. Your kids will have a splendid time playing dodgeball, launching themselves into giant airbags and developing their aerial skills as they bounce around. And, they’ll have a whole hour to hop around by themselves before the rest of the public.
When: 18-20, 25-27 November; 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 December
Where: Bounce Singapore, 8 Grange Rd, #09-01 Cineleisure, Singapore 239695
You can bet that this high-energy camp for kids aged 3 to 12 years will be action-packed and full of active-ities! Not only will they be able to play their favourite sport, they can also try out new ones. Plus, they’ll get plenty of chances to make new friends, too!
When: 18 November 2019–3 January 2020, 9am- 3pm
Where: Sport4kids, Turf City, Sports Hub, Dover Court International School, One World International School
Cost: $520 weekly or from $115 daily
Your mini Messis and Alex Morgans will love this super-cool soccer camp from CUFA. This December, they’ll have the opportunity to learn the beautiful game of soccer from professional coaches and experienced players. They’ll also have the chance to build on their teamwork through soccer drills and mini-games in an action-packed environment while having loads of fun. And, it’ll keep them active, too!
When: December holiday camps run from 16-20 December, and 30 & 31 December and 2 & 3 January
Where: CUFA, 36 Swiss Club Rd, Singapore 288139
Cost: Non-members $375; members $425
Dempsey Explorer Camp
Here at HoneyKids, we’re big fans of being eco-friendly and living our best life sustainably. And, some might say, it’s more important than ever to teach your kids these skills. Here’s your chance: sign your kids up for Dempsey Explorer Camp, Singapore’s first green camp that is dedicated to helping children preserve and protect the planet, and develop skills in sustainability. Not only does each camp committed to eliminating all single-use plastics and using recycled materials for craft, but the camp also strives to encourage kids to reuse and reduce waste. And, they’ve got five different themed camps that will appeal to every kid out there – from those who love to explore the world, spending time outdoors and participating in camp olympics, to creating gorgeous works of art and dancing in Dempsey’s got talent.
Parents can also rest easy, knowing that Dempsey Explorer Camp will provide healthy breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks that are catered to your child’s dietary needs, and send over pictures regularly so you know what they’re up to! Did we also mention they provide a free, door-to-door islandwide transport service that has a GPS tracking service so you’ll know where your kids are? Amazing.
When: Three or five-day camps from 18 November to 20 December for kids aged 3-12 years old, depending on the programme
Where: Dempsey Explorer Camp, 73 Loewen Rd, #01-21, Singapore 248843
Gone are the days where kids used to play outdoors all. the. time. Well, here’s your chance to get them out of the house this December! Sign them up for Centaurs’ outdoor-centric camp where kids will get to play a variety of sports – from capture the flag and dodgeball, to football, netball, touch rugby and many more. And, each camp also includes a mountain biking programme with the Singapore Cycling Federation where the kiddos can develop and build new biking skills and tricks. Plus, each camp includes two field trips – trampolining, wakeboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, laser tag are just some examples of places they’ll go – it’ll definitely entertain the kids!”
When: 16-20 December
Where: Centaurs, The Pit, Centaurs Sports Park, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
Shaws Little League
Expose your kids to a wide range of sports at the uber fun camps with Shaws Little League! Not only will the munchkins be entertained, they’ll also develop their confidence and coordination. And that’s not all: they’ll also get to work on their arts and crafts, and learn to cook, too! You can definitely expect your kid to be knackered at the end of the day.
When: Four-day camps, 18 November to 24 December
Where: Shaws Little League, Kallang: 38 Jalan Benaan Kapal, (Near Kallang Leisure Park, close to Tanjong Rhu), Singapore 399635; Bukit Timah: 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288001
Keep the kids active this holiday season with the largest selection of sports and activities for the whole family to enjoy – yup, you read that right. ActiveSG not only has activities for kids aged 3 and up, but it also has a variety of programmes that parents can participate in, too! Now, who’s up for some family bonding time?
When: From now till the end of December
Where: ActiveSG, various locations around the island
Cost: Depending on activity
SCIENCE, CODING AND TINKERING
Put science and Christmas together, and what do you get? Newton Show’s Christmas Camps! Designed for kids aged three to 13, they’ll get to enjoy a unique holiday camp like no other with these two themes: Superhero science and Science from the North Pole. Superhero science will bring a different superhero each day to explain cool concepts to the little ones… after all, who better to explain polymers and aerodynamics other than Spiderman and Batman?
Frozen fans will also love Science from the North Pole, where they’ll explain winter concepts to your tropical tots, such as snow, ice, aurora and other North Pole wonders. There might even be some fun Santa-themed activities, too… just in time for Christmas!
When: 25 November 2019–10 January 2020
Where: Newton Show, Central: 9 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238959; West: 887a Bukit Timah Road, near Nexus International School; East: 229 Joo Chiat Road
Cost: $630 for a 5-day camp, including all materials, one lunch, two snacks, a t-shirt, photo and certificate. Newton Show is closed on 25 December 2019 and 1 January 2020, so the price for those 4-day weeks is prorated to $504.
Let your kids discover and enhance their skills, abilities and talents in various learning experiences at Discovery Camps! There are several camps available for kids of all ages, abilities and interests. Can’t decide on just one activity? Sign the kiddos up for the Multi-Activity camp which has sports, music, drama, art and even Zumba! If not, have them pick out their favourite – whether they’re a budding filmmaker, actor, engineer, there are options for every kid. Plus, for the very first time, 10-14 year olds enrolled in the Code Academy will get a chance to try out virtual reality and tech entrepreneurs! Discovery Camps is also introducing a new camp, Life Skills, to develop a growth mindset, learn to overcome any challenges, and become better citizens of the world.
When: From 18 November– 10 January, Mondays to Fridays, 9am-3pm
Where: Discovery Camps, Lorna Whiston Schools – Novena @United Square, Lorna Whiston Schools – East Coast @Parkway Parade, SJI International School– Thompson Road (bus service available for this location)
Cost: $625 per child per camp, including early drop-off at 8.30am, healthy lunch, morning and afternoon snacks by Michelin Star Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, a Discovery Camp t-shirt, all camp supplies such as a laptop for Code Academy or paints for Art Studio, flexibility (you can change your dates up to 10 days before the camp starts, subject to availability).
SOMOS Summer Camp
SOMOS Summer Camp is back for the holidays! This 21st-century themed camp is bringing more opportunities for kids aged six to 12 years old to pick up useful skillsets to prepare them for the future. Camp activities include its signature kids entrepreneurship, coding, clay arts, kids cooking, robotics, woodcraft and many more! Plus, SOMOS includes cultural activities during the camp that encourage kids to appreciate some of the long lost traditions of Singapore.
When: various dates between 25 November – 13 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
Where: SOMOS Summer Camp, The Yards, 406 Joo Chiat Place (Drop-Off & Pick-Up @ Suntec City is also provided)
Cost: 5 days: $1,099
Does your little one love to code? Or are you thinking of introducing an entertaining way to teach the kiddo how to? Well parents, here’s a suggestion! Saturday Kids has five-day camps or three-hour workshops specifically designed for kids aged 5-14 years old. There’s Marvelous Machines and Mechanisms, where they’ll use straws to draw 3D shapes and structures. They’ll also learn engineering concepts, how everyday items work, and how to power them up! Then, they’ll move on to App Architects, where they’ll get to design and code their own mobile app with an intuitive visual platform. Lastly, they’ll get to use micro:bit, a small learning computer, and Python, a programming skill, to create their own invention and tell a story.
Prefer to drop in instead? Sign up for Saturday Kids’ Explorer Pass sessions, a two-hour session where kids can apply their skills to a variety of coding activities and projects, from animals and the environment to music, outer space and more. Either way, they are sure to have tons of fun!
When: Five-day holiday camps run from 18th November to 29 December, with two sessions per day at 9.30am-12.45pm and 2-5.15pm.
Where: Saturday Kids, Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central, #08-03, Singapore 449408; Bukit Timah Plaza, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #02-41, Singapore 588996; Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, #02-15, Singapore 574408, Orchard Central, 10 Square, 181 Orchard Road, #10-01, Singapore 238896
Cost: $150 for 3-hour workshops, $590–$660 for 5-day holiday camps, Explorer Pass price ranges from $90–$520
Got a little inventor at home? With three camps to choose from at Maker Camp, they’ll love joining in the fun. The coding camp will teach them coding, problem-solving and how to have fun with maths. The robobattle camp has zero screen time (win!) until your mini has advanced. They’ll learn no screen coding and robotics, algorithmic thinking, logic and creativity… and they’ll battle their robots at the end of the camp. The third camp is Me, who changed the world! Your little learners will learn circuit modelling, inventing, engineering, basic programming and lots more. Great to build up your kid’s STEAM education!
When: Camp runs every week, 25 November 2019 – 17 January 2020, 9am–12pm or 12pm–3pm
Where: Maker Camp, 232A River Valley Road
Cost: $450, including a snack, t-shirt, all materials and a certificate.
Calling all aspiring techies or budding entrepreneurs! If your young one is interested in technology and entrepreneurship, you’ll want to sign them up for a camp with Smarter Me this holiday break! Campers will learn digital skills and entrepreneurial skills, goal setting and how to manage their money, build and program robots, and even get a chance to participate in the Young Founders Summit, a global startup competition for tween and teen founders. This technology-based curriculum will broaden your kid’s perspective and is a good use of their screen time, too.
When: 25 November 2019 to 3 January 2020
Where: Various locations, visit Smarter Me‘s website for more information