Who’s ready for Easter break? That’s right, soon international schools will be on their much needed break and we’re getting ready for them by booking up holiday spots and making a note of what’s on in Singapore so we can pop it on our “to visit” list. Even with all that though, there’s still the chance the kids are going to be stuck to their screens playing video games all holiday if we don’t come up with plans, plans and more plans. Here’s the perfect solution: tip them off the couch and send them packing to one of these Easter camps in Singapore…
Cosmo United Football Academy (CUFA) has been one of Singapore’s leading Football Academies for over 13 years. Priding itself on providing a professional but fun and stress free environment for kids to learn football (or soccer if you prefer), CUFA is our pick of football camps happening over the Easter break! Hustle your little Martas or Beckhams over to CUFA’s sun smart, air conditioned pitches for a five day camp where they’ll find professional coaches that will develop their physical, social and mental fitness. #goals
When: 1-5, 8-12 April, 9am – 12pm
Where: Swiss Club
Cost: Member: $375, Non Member: $425
Kickstart your way to being a gymnast at these gymnastic camps for all abilities. Kids aged three to 15 years can learn fun tricks, build strength and gain confidence in the gym. There are also freestyle camps happening which combine acrobatic and gymnastic elements from all sorts of sports to perform parkour skills in a safe environment.
When: 8-12 April (Dempsey), 8-12 and 15-18 April (Jurong) 9am – 12pm
Where: The Yard at Dempsey and Jurong
Cost: check website for details
Forget walking! Get the kids free-running their way to an active lifestyle at the five day Superfly Parkour Camps. Suitable for kids aged six and up, they’ll pick up all the basic skills of parkour in a fun and safe environment. Gear up and don’t forget the sunscreen!
When: 1-5, 8-12 April, 9am-3pm
Where: Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B – Meeting Spot Tubular Structures behind the exit
Cost: Half day: $488; Full day: $750
Sports Camps Singapore
Not sure which sports camp to sign up to? Why not let your kids try them all at Sports Camps SG? Specialized and qualified coaches will guide kids through eight different sports: rugby, soccer, cricket, netball, tennis, squash, ensuring that they pick up the basic skills and have tons of fun.
When: 8-12, 15-18 April, 9am-3pm
Where: Sports Camps Singapore, Connaught Drive, Singapore 179681
ARTS AND CREATIVITY
Founded by artist duo Carolyn and Aisha, ARThaus is a specialised Fine Arts studio that offers personalised workshops for kids and adults. Not only is this an awesome studio, but ARThaus has a teacher to student ratio of just 1:6, which means young artists have the attention and guidance they need, plus the space to explore in a stress-free environment. Get those creative juices flowing at a five day holiday camp, regular lessons or maybe even team up for a parent-child art sesh!
When: Regularly from Mondays to Sundays
Where: ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619
The Open Centre
Have the kids get in touch with their inner…well, child, at these mindfulness camps. Kids aged six to 12 years can take part in art, pet therapy, yoga and horse grooming to escape the stress of school. They can even extend the fun at a sleepover camp.
When: various dates during March and April
Where: The Open Centre
Build your confidence and English skills at British Council’s Easter Study Camps. Aimed at Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary students aged four to 15 years, each class features an eclectic mix of students from all over the world. Dive into grammar, vocabulary and communication skills through games and project work covering topics like Dragons, Song and Dance, Space Exploration, Dinosaurs and Organising a Party. And the extra good news? Every student will receive a welcome pack and end of course certification. The camp runs for two weeks with the option to sign up for one week or both weeks for a fun-packed camp that helps kids learn without even realising it!
When: 8-12, 15-18 April, 9am – 1pm
Where: British Council Toa Payoh, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh#09-01 HDB Hub, East Wing, Singapore 310480
Cost: From $589
SCIENCE AND CODING
Parents! Looking for a camp that will inspire kids to become self-directed learners? Look no further! Saturday Kids’ inspiring programme features a range of creative coding courses designed to pique children’s curiosities and encourage them to learn how to learn. Pick from 17 courses for kids aged five to 16 years, or take a look at the brand new introductory course to robotics and engineering, Marvelous Machines & Mechanisms. Let’s get the kids coding (so they can teach us!)
Enjoy 5% off regular prices with the code HONEYKIDSCANCODE (Not valid with any other ongoing promotions)
When: 1-12 April: 5-day holiday camps; 30 March – 31 May: 2-hour weekly workshops
Where: Bukit Timah Plaza, Parkway Centre, Thomson Plaza and Orchard Central
Cost: $120-$150 for one-off 3-hour workshops, $560 to $660 for holiday camps and weekly workshops
When it comes to science, we can all agree that hands-on experiments are the best way for kids to learn. Plus, everyone loves a good show! Aimed at kids aged three to 13 years old, Newton Show helps cultivate an interest in science and inspire independent investigation. At the end of each week, campers will be presented with a coloured T-shirt to denote their level of learning, allowing them to stay motivated to ‘graduate’ to the next level. Plus, with three meals, an optional pick-up and drop-off door-to-door bus service and daily video updates, parents can take a load off for the holiday. This Easter, kids will get to find out how the Earth was formed, make a faberge egg, and tackle a 3D animal puzzle – and that’s just on Monday! They’ll also get to chill with the dinos and blast off into space throughout the week.
When: 25-29 March, 1-5, 8-12, 15-19 April, 9am – 4pm
Where: Centre, East and West of Singapore
Cost: $630 per week
Easter Day Special: Chocolate Bunny Eggs
Celebrate the coming of Spring with a culinary workshop on all things cocoa, the main ingredient of every kiddo’s favourite treat, chocolate! Kids aged five and six can learn how to whip these bitter fruit into a delicious treat, just in time for Easter. They’ll even get to go on a guided tour around the newly enhanced Children’s Garden.
When: 13 April, 10am – 11:30am
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Jacob Ballas Childrens Garden
Little Explorer invites kids aged five to six years old to explore different sides of themselves. They’ll be able to tackle engineering by building and racing their own handmade cars, strengthen their confidence through yoga, mindfulness and reading, and expressing their creativity through a variety of arts and crafts. Lunch and refreshments will be provided in between courses.
When: 25 – 29 March, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Manhattan English Language Studio, 164B Rochor Road, Bugis Village, Singapore 188439
So many cool camps to pick from: oh, to be a kid again!
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