School's out! And that means Singapore's holiday camps are back in session. From coding and theatre to science and more, there’s plenty of options for your happy little campers.
Whether your kids are in a local or international school, between September, October and Christmas there are plenty of school holiday camps and fun activities for your minis to get involved in! Besides exploring their fave parks and green spaces, hanging out with their buddies or checking out a kid-friendly exhibit or two at the museums, why not avoid cabin fever and get them signed up for some end-of-year holiday camps in October and December to keep them busy over the holidays? Not only will these camps get them using their brains and learning more about the world, they’re fun too. There are holiday camps on coding, dance, science and theatre, and many more!
Kids school holiday camps in Singapore: October and December 2021
1. Newtonshow science camps
Got a little Einstein in the house? NewtonShow is offering three exciting science camps for kids aged three to 11 years-old: Science Academy, Chemical Chaos and a Harry Potter-inspired science school. The Science Academy sees a multi-science approach where curious kids can use forensic science to carry out a crime scene investigation; explore the universe, black holes, eclipse and the concept of time, and show love to our planet by building greenhouses and water purification systems. Chemistry is cool and the Chemical Chaos camp can attest. Kids will learn the technology behind a 3D printer, as well as DNA and the nano-world of viruses. They’ll also take part in chemical battles (totally safe, of course!), and will create periscopes, wind power generators, an echo chamber and a phenakistoscope. Finally, the popular Harry Potter camp has a magic wand workshop, a game of Quidditch and a cool potions class that even Professor Snape would enjoy. They’ll dip their toes into alchemy, divination, astronomy, and even uncover how animals communicate. The campus will be held in groups of five kids with similar age groups. Three meals and a bus ride will also be provided. Worried about last-minute plans? All camps are fully refundable if you change your mind.
When: 22 November-7 January; weekdays, 9am-4pm
Where: 9 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238959; 221 River Valley Road, Singapore 238279; 887A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 279896; 229 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427489; 175 Thomson Road, Singapore 307624
2. Maker SG
Get your kid’s creative juices flowing with Maker SG’s holiday camps. Little inventors from five to 13 years-old can gain insights on robotics, coding and other maker projects using the latest authentic equipment. They’ll get to explore a solar-powered city and the Seven Wonders of the World; build solar robots, traffic lights, phenakistoscopes, globes and solar trams, and take part in Lego and Kevaplank competitions at the I Am Maker camp. Or, enter the whimsical world of Alice in Makerland where they can take home light-up cards, musical boxes, a moving white rabbit, 3D Cheshire Cat pens, a sundial machine and more! The camps will be led by experienced teachers to guide them along in the fun. Two snacks, a healthy lunch, a t-shirt, a certificate and all materials will be provided. All camps are fully refundable by request.
When: 22 November-7 January; weekdays, 9am-4pm
Where: 887A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 279896; 175 Thomson Road, Singapore 307624; 232A River Valley Road Singapore 238290; 229 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427489
3. Tomato Cooking School
Aspiring chefs are going to have oodles of fun at the Tomato Cooking School. Different dishes will be taught at each session so they’ll learn something new each time! The kids will get to travel the world via different cuisines through Italy, USA, UK, Russia and India. Think roast turkey with cranberry sauce, red velvet cupcakes, lasagna and Christmas *chef’s kiss* cookies. Each kid will have an allocated cooking station equipped with utensils and ingredients. And don’t worry, experienced chefs will guide them throughout, so get ready for delicious creations! And hey, you might just have a little helper in the kitchen after the camp. The Tomato Cooking School is perfect for little chefs from six to 14 years-old.
When: 22 November – 7 January; 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm (half-day session); 9am-4pm (full-day session, includes lunch)
Where: 278 River Valley Road, Singapore 238319
4. Centre Stage
Looking for a creative arts camp? Join Centre Stage’s holiday interactive camps for a whirlwind of fun. Explore drama, movement and music in its camps for kids aged five to 12. Psst, Centre Stage is also open for extra-curricular classes, which means you can sign the kids up for even more fun. These camps are also running subject to strict MOE and MOH guidelines in order to keep the community safe and well, so you can rest assured your kids will be looked after the entire time. Can we sign ourselves up for holiday camps too?
When: 3 to 5s: 11-15 Oct (Drama), 23-25 Nov, 30 Nov – 2 Dec, 7-9 Dec; 5 to 7s: 11-15 Oct (Drama or MT), 18-21 Oct (Dance), 22-26 November (Creative Arts), 29 Nov – 3 Dec (Creative Arts), 6-10 Dec (Creative Arts); 8 to 12s: 11-14 Oct (Dance), 11-15 Oct (Performance MT or Performance Drama), 22-26 Nov (Creative Arts), 29 Nov – 3 Dec (Creative Arts), 6-10 Dec (Creative Arts)
Where: Centre Stage School of the Arts, 15 Woking Road, Singapore 138694 and Laguna Park, 5000G Marine Parade Road #01-32, Singapore 449290
Check out Cosmo United Football Academy (CUFA) over the school holiday break! This soccer camp is perfect for kids aged four to 13, and its professional and dedicated coaching team includes many active and former S-league as well as National Team players. Plus, the littlies can build confidence and learn to develop the pride, attitude, mental and physical fitness of a sportsman while learning the beautiful game of football at its holiday camps. CUFA aims to teach, educate, and develop psychomotor and football skills at an early age in a professional, individualised, fun and stress-free environment.
Psst – worried about Covid-19? CUFA will follow government guidelines such as temperature checks and disinfection of sports equipment. Each parent will also need to fill in a health declaration form beforehand.
When: 11-15 October, 8.30am-12pm (Players born 2014-2017 and 2007-2017); 18-22 October, 8.30am-12pm (Players born 2007-2017); 20-24 December, 8.30am-12pm (Players born 2007-2013 and 2014-2017); 27-31 December, 8.30am-12pm (Players born 2007-2013 and 2014-2017); 3-7 January 2022, 8.30am-12pm (Players born 2007-2017)
Where: CUFA, 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139
6. Hollandse Club
The most family-friendly member’s club in town, The Hollandse Club, is offering a multitude of camps for the October and Christmas holiday season. We’re talking multi-activity camps, soccer camps, swim camps, and even swim gym camps! Not a member of the Hollandse Club? No worries, it’s currently offering a trial membership offer for two weeks. All you need to do is sign up for a tour and you get your free membership! Sounds like a steal to us…
When: 2 October – 4 December, 9am-12pm (Skateboarding); 7-22 October, 9am-12pm (Learn to swim, Stroke correction and Swim gym camps); 11-15 October, 1-4pm (Drama); 11-19 October, 1.30-4.30pm (Multi-activity camp); 11-21 October, 9am-12pm (Tennis); 12-15 October, 10am-1pm (Karate); 13-14 October, 10-11.30am (Fencing)
Where: The Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
If you haven’t already signed the kids up for holiday camp with the specialised fine art studio ARThaus, you’re seriously missing out. ARThaus has a personalised, daily, and year-round holiday camp for the budding artist at home. They’ll be conducting Zoom sessions throughout the year so that people globally may also enjoy the programs they offer. You’ll want to check in with their Facebook and Instagram pages to keep connected and find out what they have in store for the kiddos (and adults, too)!
When: Contact them for sessions availability
Where: ARThaus, 901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619
8. Kids Camp Singapore
Want your child to learn new things and go on an adventure? If so, check out Kids Camp Singapore! They’ve got five-day camps at three locations: Fort Canning Park, Sentosa and East Coast, and it’s perfect for kids aged three to 18 years old. With a range of activities from archery, treasure hunting, dodgeball, sack runs and more, your little one will have tons of unbridled fun. The best part? Their camps are open all. year. long. Hooray!
When: All year long, enquire for more details
Where: Locations in Fort Canning Park, Sentosa, and East Coast
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When: 11-15 October, 9am-12pm (Art Camp with Artist Sheyna – Portraits of Our Loved Ones: People and Pets, 5-12 years old and Warrior’s New Adventures – Building Future Leaders, 6-12 years old); 18-22 October, 9am-12pm (Art Camp with Artist Sheyna – Small Ways I Can Change the World, 5-12 years old and Drama Warriors – Building Future STARS, 6-12 years old); 6-10 December, 9am-1pm (Winter Holiday Camp: Archeology & Treasures, 4-12 years old); 13-17 December, 9am-1pm (Winter Holiday Camp: Christmas Winter Wonderland, 4-12 years old)
Where: 16A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247695
Learn coding the fun way with Wonderswork at their Robotics Coding and Scratch Coding camps! Gain hands-on experiences with coding and pick up STEM learning with fun elements from Among Us and Pokemon! Sounds fun, no? We want to sign up too!
Where: Wonderswork, Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #03-105, Singapore 237944
If you’re looking for a camp that combines myriad activities into one, then Play2See is the one you’re looking for! Kids are kept engaged through art appreciation and hands-on learning, where they’re expected to loosen up and allow their senses to explore various topics from varying perspectives. At Play2See, the little ones are encouraged to be curious, keep an open mind, and learn how to interact with their environment.
When: 11-29 October, 22 November – 17 December and 20 December 2021 – 14 January 2022, 9.30am-4pm
Where: Play2See, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road #06-15, Singapore 247909
12. The Open Centre
Nowadays, it’s all about mindfulness, which the kiddos can also take part in! The Open Centre offers enriching programmes on mindfulness, resilience, social-emotional learning and many more. Camp participants will be able to connect with nature as well as make new friends, as they take a break from school and screens. Mark our words: this should be the camp for your little wonders.
When: 27 September – 1 October (The Mindful Camp for all ages); 11-15 October, 18-22 October, 22-26 November, 29 November – 3 December, 6-10 December, 13-17 December, 20-24 December and 27-31 December, 8.30am-5.30pm (Camp River for ages 6-7, Camp Mountain for ages 8-12 and Camp Tree for all ages)
Where: Various locations
13. Sports Camp Singapore
Expose your kiddies to various types of sports during their school holidays with Sports Camp Singapore. Campers will learn how to develop the skills and understand the sport that they’ve decided to go for. Who knows, this sports camp will motivate your little ones to play what they like after that!
When: 27 September – 1 October, 4-8 October, 22-26 November, 29 November – 3 December, 6-10 December, 13-17 December, 20-24 December and 27-31 December, 9am-3pm
Where: The Cage Sports Park, 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288001
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