And just like that, March is almost upon us. Where did the time go? We don’t know, but what we do know is that the month of March in Singapore means two things – the Easter holidays and the first school break. In between museum-hopping and exploring beautiful island destinations, you might want to sign the kiddos up for a fun camp or two. Lucky for you, we’ve found the best holiday camps for children of all ages and interests. Better book fast, spaces are filling up fast!
ART & CREATIVITY
The Nightingale by SRT’s The Little Company is back and that means more themed holiday camps for thesps of every age. Lead by theatre experts, each programme is tailored to suit kids of every age and teaches them how to create and present their own stories through games, activities and performances. Kids can look forward to packed week where there will make friends, pick up tips on acting and storytelling and most importantly, have loads of fun. By the way, teens 16 years and up can also sign up for series of acting workshops based off Simon Stephen’s adaption of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
When: 12-16 March
Where: Rehearsal Room, Havelock, No 2 Havelock Road #04-01, Singapore 059763
A camp that teaches kids manners? Sign us up! During these three days, children between the ages of four and 12 will learn how to mind their manners through hands-on activities, games, stories, quizzes and discussions. Sneaky way to get the kids to offer to set the table, but hey, we won’t complain if they did!
When: 12-15 March, 4-6 April
Where: Toa Payoh HDB Hub and Singapore Council of Women’s Organization
If the kids need a confidence boost in English, British Council’s Easter holiday camps are here to the rescue. Kids age six to 15 can look forward to entertaining games, projects and group activities that won’t just boost their grammar, vocabulary and oral confidence, but also help them make new friends and improve communication skills. We love that the camp teachers are highly-motivated professionals recruited specifically for their first-rate English language proficiency and teaching qualification. So you can bet junior will definitely learn to love the language. Young teens 10 to 14 years old can check out SMART English Junior to embark on research projects and collaborative tasks designed to improve exam skills and competence in English.
When: Easter Study Camp: 2 – 20 April, SMART English Junior: various dates throughout the year
Where: British Council Napier Road and Toa Payoh centres
The Learning Lab
Primary 1 to Primary 6 students can get a headstart on their favourite subjects before the new term starts with these cool workshops. Explore the amazing world of science, improve oral skills in both English and Mandarin and bring out that creativity in writing with projects and interactive activities.
When: Various dates between 12-16 March
Where: United Square and Rochester Mall
Singapore Media Academy
Bubbly talent starters will allow kids to get creative and teach them how to express themselves through games and exercises. Bilingualism is encouraged here with the Fun with Mandarin course that builds fundamental Mandarin skills through observation and imitation, while developing an appreciation for the language through activities like impromptu acting, pronunciation training and tongue twisters.
When: 13-15 March
Where: Singapore Media Academy Pte Ltd, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
ACT3 International is spinning a web of fantastic camps based off E.B. White’s classic tale, Charlotte’s Web. Get to know all the animals on the farm, including Wilbur the pig, as well as Fawn the brave girl and more. Catered to kids as young as seven months old to 12 years, this programme lets the little ones get their daily dose of drama and creativity through music, writing and performances.
When: Various dates between 12-25 March
Where: ACT3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707
ArtHaus Holiday Program
For doodlers, scribblers and generally artsy kids looking for a creative outlet, ArtHaus is holding holiday programmes for kids age five to 15 throughout the year. Get crazy with painting and drawing as you experiment with different mediums, create a massive masterpiece and even create a drawing from coffee stains (yes, you heard us right). There’s even an opportunity to collaborate with mum or dad in a parent-and-child workshop.
When: Various throughout the year
Where: ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619
Art Boot Camp Vacation Workshops
Time to get seriously creative this Easter. Little painters three to 11 can pick up art principles and painting techniques of their choice over two or three sessions, while teens 12 to 16 with a preference for fine art can learn to paint like the masters. They’ll get to learn about a painter of their choice from Van Gogh to Warhol and even pick up trade secrets!
When: Various dates in March and April
Where: Bukit Timah Campus and Dempsey Hill
The Open Centre
Head to The Open Centre for some mindfulness. Kids can be in touch with nature, form new connections, get creative and express themselves through art. With an offering of mindful activities including games, pet therapy, yoga and horse riding, there’s no better way to clear the mind during the holiday. Also check out The Great Good Camp, which emphasises being part of a community with activities like communal art and collective games, happening only from 26 to 30 March.
When: 5– 9, 12-16, 26-30 March
Where: 100 Turf Club Road (Horse City) #01-02B, Singapore 287992
SCIENCE, CODING AND TINKERING
The Explore School House
This brand new school is opening its doors this Easter, eager to offer kids a sneak peak into the world of medicine and entrepreneurship. Future doctors can learn how the body works, plus make their own medicine, culture bacteria and also meet medical professionals. At Market Place Camp and Shark Tank Jr. Camp, kiddos age seven to 12 will be joined by Harvard Business School alumni who will share with them the skills and resources needed to build their own business or social change movement – all through play! Psst, we’ve even snagged a special discount code for all our lovely readers. Simply enter Honey318 to get 10% off all Spring Holiday Camps in March/April 2018.
When: World of Medicine Camp: 12-16 March and 9-13 Apr, Shark Tank Jr. Camp: 26 – 29 March, Market Place Camp: 2-6 April
Where: 41 Sunset Way, #02-06 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Coding is all the rage these days, but Saturday Kids takes it to the next level for kids age five to 16 with painting in 3D using computer programmes. They also teach kids how to build and programme their very own robo-pets and invent with electronics. Kids can even learn how to mod and hack 3D games like Minecraft or just stick to the basics with versatile coding programmes like Scratch and Python.
Where: Various locations (see website for details)
For all your little scientists, the craziest science show/camp has a whole new offering of hands-on science experiments ready to wow three to 13 year olds. Covering chemistry, space, brainy stuff and insects, it gets the kids interested in everything and anything science.
When: Various between 12 March-13 April
Where: 2 Pandan Valley #01-206, Singapore 597626
SG Code Campus
Whether your kid’s a computer whizz or a total newbie, there’s a class for them at SG Code Campus. Little ones aged eight to 16 won’t just learn how to build computer programmes, but also learn the fundamental vocabulary and grammar of coding languages needed to master them. Using familiar mediums like programming Star Wars BB8 and Minecraft, kids will learn how to collaborate with other campers and solve real-world problems.
When: 12- 16 March
Where: Bukit Timah and Marine Parade
Tinker Technique at Science Centre
How’s this for creative – Science Centre is offering parent-child workshops for the makers and tinkerers in your family. Rope the kids (or parents) into these cool workshops and exercise your creativity by programming micro:bits and even make your own mechanical toy.
When: Various dates in March and April
Where: The Tinkering Studio Hall E, Science Centre Singapore
Cosmo United Football Academy (CUFA)
Junior will learn how to bend it like Beckham at CUFA’s football camp this Easter holiday. Taught in a a professional, fun and stress-free environment, the camps are perfect for girls and boys aged 5 to 12 years old who have a passion for the sport. CUFA also holds classes in indoor pitches, so kids can get all of the fun and none of the sunburn. Sign them up for a week of thrills and spills (and a breather for you!).
When: 26-29 March, 2-6 and 9-13 April
Where: Swiss Club Indoor Hall and Premier Pitch – Turf City
If you’ve got a future olympiad on your hands, they’re sure to love UFIT. Boys and girls age seven to 18 can get fit and develop their sporting skills like speed, strength and agility through a range of different activities under UFIT Academy’s qualified coaches. Young athletes age seven to 14 can head to the Athlete Development Camp to learn fundamental movement and sporting skills. Aspiring rugby players can head to the Rugby Development Camp run by some of Singapore’s top rugby coaches and players to experience a week in the life of a professional rugger.
When: Athlete Development Camp, 2-6 April; Rugby Development Camp, 9-13 April
Where: CrossFit Bukit Timah, 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288001
A high-energy camp for kids age 3.5 to 12 who just can’t sit still, there’s plenty of chances to get creative here with lego and arts and crafts session. Junior can also pick up life skills from team building and treasure hunt exercises. With so many sports to try out, including rugby, football, swimming, karate (and that’s just on one day!) there’s no way the kids will ever complain about being bored.
When: 12 – 16, 26 – 30 March, 2-6, 9-13 April
Where: Indoor Premier Pitch, 200 Turf Club Rd, Plot 9, Singapore 287994 and Dover Court International School, 301 Dover Road, Singapore 139644
Put a ban on boredom this Easter with the ultimate holiday camp at Camp Asia! Children aged three to 16 not only get to learn a new sport or skill, but they do it under the tutelage of well-known experts in the field. Soccer fans will practice with the Real Madrid Football Academy, while those interested in basketball can learn an insider tip or two from ex-Singapore Slingers player Kyle Jeffers. Aspiring mini chefs can also join the Super Chef Camp and learn how to cook up yummy Easter treats with Head Chef Tim Ong at the helm. Camp Asia is introducing exciting new camps this year like magic, parkour and even aviation. So, pick up a new skill, create something new and make friends along the way. Is there a better way to make your holiday count? Book online or contact the Camp Asia Team to find out what’s right for your kids this Easter.
When: 2 – 13 April
Where: Australian International School
Tanglin Trust School Holiday Programme
Tanglin Trust School’s ever-popular, theme-based Holiday Programme is back! Held at its world-class facilities and delivered by Tanglin teachers with a theme of ‘Rainforest Rescue!’, it’s set to be a fun-filled, action-packed camp for children aged seven to 10 years. Kiddos will get to try something new every day, from technology and cooking to yoga and mindfulness. They’ll also test their strength and wits through daily sports activities – whether it’s perfecting their freestyle in the pool or their hand-eye coordination on the rock climbing wall. Later, they can slow things down with a yoga or storytelling session. That’s not all! Kids will also learn teamwork and risk-taking through a variety of challenges, while forming new friendships along the way
When: 2 – 6 April, 9 – 13 April
Where: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
SOMOS Easter Camp
Get out of the rote-learning rut of school with SOMOS‘ 21st Century spin on your favourite camp activities with an exciting offering of sports, music, coding, science, clay art, design thinking and entrepreneurship. These two to five-day multi-activity camps teach kids soft skills such as communication and critical thinking, essential for navigating today’s globalised world. Plus, we love how it advocates self-directed self-discovery through hands-on activities. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a budding entrepreneur, scientist or musician – they’ll be learning how to bring their own ideas to reality. And because we love you, HoneyKids readers enjoy a special perk! Simply enter Honeykids10 at the checkout to snag a 10% discount off the course fee.
When: 10-11, 12-16, 17-18, 26-30 March, 7-8 April
Where: 5 Temasek Boulevard, #11-02, Suntec Tower Five, Singapore 038985
UWCSEA is hosting another round of holiday camps this Easter for kids age four to 17 years. Dive into a range of camps for different interests organised by experienced providers. Science-loving kids will enjoy tinkering with robotics, 3D printing and movie making at camps by Whizz Kidz, while there’s badminton, gymnastics and football for those who’ve got their eye on the ball. There’s even a camp by Chelsea FC International for mini merlions to pick up footie skills.
When: Various dates through March and April
Where: UWCSEA Dover campus and UWCSEA East campus
The Language Boutique
Get ready for some bespoke fun this Easter with some egg-citing Easter egg-periments (sorry we just had to), like making Easter egg slime, egg launchers and erupting eggs. Little scientists age eight to nine can develop their STEM skills by recording and reflecting on scientific methods. Kids age four to six with a flair for the dramatics can be involved in creative writing and performing their very own puppet show. And if they can’t decide, why not try both!
When: 26 – 29 March and 2– 5 April.
Where: The Language Boutique Pte Ltd, 75 High Street, The Co, Singapore 179435
GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Expect new learning opportunities this Easter at the GEMS (Singapore) coding camps. Held in partnership with Scholars Asia, enthusiastic young learners can learn how to code their own game. Or opt for an English refresher course organised in partnership with British Council Singapore. These English camps use games, projects and activities to improve your little ones’ language, communication and even academic and leadership skills.
When: Coding camps: 2-6 April, English camps: 2-13 April
Where: GEMS World Academy (Singapore), 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
Besides its usual programmes, such as Sports Camp, Whizz Kids (for Science geeks) and Camp Hulk, which is a cool mix of sports and science, this year you can also expect some crafty Easter fun at GESS. Kids age three to seven will love the games, science experiments and cooking sessions, while kids age six to 12 can get crafty painting, drawing, and sculpting with clay. Just think of all the cool art projects they’ll have made at the end of the day!
When: 26 – 29 March
Where: GESS Junior School Campus, 300 Jln Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598668
More camps are popping up every day, so keep checking back here. Right, we’re off to camp!
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