If you’ve been keeping an eye out for when schools in Singapore go on holiday then you know May is almost upon us and after that comes summer vacation. That’s right, no more blissful mornings alone while the kids are at school, they’ll be demanding your attention full-time now. It’s time to get that itinerary booked up with picnics at the park, visiting museums and exhibits, and the must-have island vacays with the whole fam.
Even with all that, your little energizer bunnies will still be running at full speed. So, what’s a parent got to do? Sign them up for a summer camp that’ll have them learning new skills, making new friends and best of all, ditching the phones. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of the best camps to keep the kids occupied all summer long (June, July and August) – and even managed to snag some special discounts for you. Read on to find out more!
SOMOS Summer Camp
Keen to prep the kids for the future? Head to SOMOS Summer Camp to pick up 21st-century skill sets. If your kiddos can’t make up their minds, they’re more when welcome to try out one or two sessions before committing to a particular programme. Plus, there are lots of interesting classes to choose from including, robotics, kids entrepreneurship, cooking and basketball. Each activity hones your child’s critical thinking, communication and leadership skills. You’ll even be able to keep track of your little one’s progress through daily reports and photos. At the end of the camp, participants will take home a certificate of completion, together with a lifelong of fantastic memories.
Honeykids discount! Quote Honeykids10 at the SOMOS Summer Camp checkout page to enjoy 10% off all camp fees.
Price: $349 – $1,099
When: Various dates, June – Aug 2018
Where: 5 Temasek Boulevard, #11-02, Suntec Tower Five, Singapore 038985
ISS Summer School Discovery
Embark on an epic summer of discovery at ISS with the plethora of programmes being offered. There’s Language Discovery (English and Mandarin), STEM Discovery (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Arts Discovery (art, music, drama and crafts) and Discovery Adventures (sports and activities). Every day will be uniquely-tailored in terms of content and delivery and kids will try out fun activities and challenges no matter which programme they pick.
Price: From $410 – $540 (for each half day Discovery programme) to $820 -$1,080 (for 2 full day Discovery programmes). Inclusive of field trip/equipment cost.
When: 2 – 27 July 2018
Where: ISS International School, Paterson Campus, 25 Paterson Road Singapore 238510
Plan for the most epic summer holiday ever at Camp Asia! It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a sporty kid, a little scientist, an engineer or someone who really wants to make it to MasterChef, Camp Asia has got a camp for all of them. Even budding magicians can attend camp to learn new magic tricks. You can also sign your child up for a multi-activity camp that offers a good mix of arts, sports and drama.
Honeykids discount! Use the code HK18 at the checkout page and enjoy a 10% early bird discount. Valid until 15 May.
Price: From $650
When: Various dates, 18 June – 3 Aug 2018
Where: Australian International School and Stamford American International School
Tanglin Trust School Holiday Programme
You can try something new every day at Tanglin Trust School’s themed holiday programmes. This summer, the theme of ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius!’ will have kids improving their speed and strength while enabling them to reach for greater heights. Designed and delivered by Tanglin teachers, the camp offers other inspiring activities such as craft work, yoga, technology and cooking. Kiddos are sure to get their hearts pumping and put their teamwork and fitness skills to the test, whether they’re scoping out the fastest route to the top of the rock climbing wall or cooling off by the pool.
Sign up before 10 June to enjoy an early bird discount of $35 off.
Price: Early bird: $575; Regular: $610
When: 9 – 13 July 2018
Where: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
Besides the usual offerings like badminton, football and swimming, UWCSEA has partnered up with The Wow Experience to give kids aged seven to 16 years old a summer they won’t forget. We’re talking laser tag, drones, an adventure camp and even a family challenge for mum and dad to get involved. Psst, the UWCSEA Dragons Swim Team will also be holding a free swim camp on 9 and 10 August at the East Campus. Check out their website for more details.
Price: Up to $400
When: 25 June – 12 Aug 2018
Where: UWCSEA Dover campus and UWCSEA East campus
The Language Boutique
The Language Boutique has an exciting lineup of Science, English and Maths camps this June holiday. Suitable for kids as young as six to nine years old, they’ll be able to explore science topics while developing STEM skills. Plus, they’ll also stretch their imagination by producing a puppet show as they develop a passion for maths through games and arts and crafts. A great way to get the kiddos interested in school for sure!
When: 18 – 22, 25 – 29 Jun; 2 – 6 Jul; 30 Jul – 3 Aug; 6 Aug – 10 Aug 2018 (4 day course as 9 Aug is a public holiday)
Where: The Language Boutique Pte Ltd, 75 High Street, The Co, Singapore 179435
Smarter Me Camps
Future-proof your kids with these all-rounded camps from Smarter Me. Aimed at developing a sense of entrepreneurship, innovation and creation, kids will have plenty of opportunities to dive into design thinking, coding, robotics and mindfulness – skills that’ll help them solve problems and collaborate to form and pitch startups in the future. Your kiddos won’t just be taught by experienced practitioners and entrepreneurs, they’ll have the opportunity to join a global community of young entrepreneurs and take that next step from consumer to creator and be inspired to make a change.
When: 4 Jun – 8 Jun, 2 Jul – 6 Jul (Change The World Innovation Summer Camp); 29 May, 30 May, 18 Aug, 19 Aug 2018 (Be A Teen Boss! Entrepreneurship Bootcamp)
Where: CoSpace Park, 43 Science Park Road, #01-11, Singapore 117408
The Grandstand June Holiday Enrichment Camp
Ready for a whole new experience? Mark your calendars for a fantastic one-day camp for kids three to 12 years old. The Grandstand is collaborating with educational partners to bring fun-filled activities like taekwondo, Lego building and marshmallow making to little ones, while the older kids get to practice their Mandarin and pick up drumming skills. Did we mention every participant will receive a free goodie bag and a free pass to the Kidzland indoor playground when they sign up? Talk about a great deal!
Price: $95 (3-6 year olds) or $125 (7-12 year olds)
When: 12, 13 and 14 June (3-6 year olds), 20, 21 and 22 June 2018 (7-12 year olds)
Where: The Grandstand
Singapore American School
SAS Summer Semester (top image) is more than just a summer camp. Within an environment that inspires young mind, kids will get to pursue academic excellence, express their creativity and exercise their body, as well as their mind, through sports and wellness programmes. What’s more, they’ll get to meet other students from all over the world and develop soft skills like learning how to do a thorough research on a topic or acing a presentation.
When: Sessions run for two weeks, Monday to Friday, 11 June – 3 Aug 2018
Where: Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41, Singapore 738547
CIS Summer Camp
Look forward to six weeks of back-to-back fun, educational and memorable camps at CIS Summer Camp. Kids will be spoilt for choice with over 100 fab activities to choose from. At the Lakeside and Tanjong Katong campus, kids aged four to 14 years old will be able to meet new friends from all over the world and take part in activities like robotics, cooking, puppetry and even learn how to perform magic and circus acts. There will also be bilingual activities like Discovery Kidz for students who want to practice their Mandarin. All sessions will be led by CIS teachers or various experts.
Sign up before 31 May to get a 10% early bird discount!
Price: $650 (inclusive of meals and t-shirt)
When: 18 June – 27 July 2018
Where: Lakeside campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414;
Tanjong Katong campus, 371 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437128
GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
At the GEMS World Academy (Singapore) summer camps, kids will get to pursue their interests as they pick up new sports, crafts, arts and technology skills like archery, rock climbing and even music production. Whether the kids want to make their own solar car, aeroplane or just have fun with magic bubbles, there’ll be something for everyone there. GEMS (Singapore) has even partnered up with camp providers SOMOS and Whizz Kids for more fun-filled classes, as well as organisations like the British Council English and Brain Builder Maths to offer kids programmes that will boost their academic skills while allowing them to have a blast.
Price: From $40 – $949
When: Various dates from 18 June – 27 July 2018
Where: GEMS World Academy (Singapore), 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
Kids aged four to 13 years aiming to be the next Messi or Beckham will love CUFA’s soccer camp. They’ll be taught by both active and retired professional soccer players and learn all about teamwork, as well as coordination and soccer skills. Don’t worry about the kiddos getting sunburnt, the camp will be conducted in air-conditioned indoor hall with plenty of drinks and snacks provided to keep them going. Plus, every child who participates goes home with a medal!
Be one of the first 10 kids to register and mention HoneyKids to receive a free CUFA bag.
Price: Members $375/Non Members $425
When: 25 – 29 June, 2 – 6 July, 30 July – 3 Aug, 6 – 8 Aug* 2018 (shorter camp, contact CUFA for pricing)
Where: Swiss Club, 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139
Shaws Little League
Active kids will love the offering of camps happening at Shaws Little League. Expect three hours of sports, cooking and arts and craft session at a multisport camp, or they can head to soccer camp to develop their confidence, teamwork and coordination.
When: 28 May to 21 June 2018
Where: Various locations, including The Cage near Kallang Leisure Park and Bukit Timah
Get the kids up and moving with an exciting lineup of sports activities at Sport4kids. Whether the kids love team sports like soccer and basketball, or want to push their limits with swimming and karate, they’ll surely have a ball of a time. That’s not all, kids will also get to stretch their creativity with Mandarin and arts and craft lessons.
HoneyKids discount! Use the code #S4KFUN during checkout and enjoy 5% discount on us.
Price: $475 weekly, $100 daily
When: 9 weeks of camp, 18 June – 17 August, OCBC camp, 18 – 22 June 2018
Where: Turf City, Bukit Timah
Kids can’t stop bouncing off the walls? Send them to Tramp Camp at Bounce Singapore where kids and teens alike will get to jump, jive, and launch themselves into giant airbags to their heart’s content. They’ll have tons of fun under full supervision, leaving you with a whole morning to yourself.
When: Three-day camps, 30 May – 8 Aug 2018
Where: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #09-01, Singapore 239695
Skateline Holiday Camp
Whether you’re an amature or a pro skater, Skateline’s holiday camp will have you zooming through the park in no time. With basic lessons and skills assessments conducted by professional instructors, the kids will skating in circles around you in no time! Skates and all skating gear will be provided.
Price: From $90
When: Various dates, 29 May – 20 June 2018
Where: Various locations, check website for details
Kids interested in all things sports can check out the offerings at ActiveSG. They’ll get to try out everything from sailing to kids yoga and even family laser tag. Check the website for the full list of sports activities at a stadium or sports complex near you. If you’re a Singapore citizen or PR, you can use your free $100 ActiveSG credit to offset up to 30% of the fees.
ART & CREATIVITY
Step into Blue House’s Atelier for a warm and welcoming environment of storytelling, music and song. Toddlers will be able to explore the Atelier and discover more about the people and the world around them. This summer, Blue House is exploring the theme Paper in its playgroup series for children aged six to 36 months old. Parents are welcome to join their children as they sort, post, construct and transport materials and interact with light boxes, wind tunnels and magnet walls. Sign up for regular classes or drop-in (check website for details).
Price: $480 – $1350, drop-in on Monday for a special offer of $15/parent-child
When: 16 April – 8 July 2018
Where: Turf City, Bukit Timah and UE Square, River Valley
It’s a summer of Dr. Seuss at Stage Camp where kids will get to dive into the wild and wacky world of The Cat in the Hat. Four to 12 year olds will hone their drama skills, exercise creativity, play theatre games and make new friends.
Price: $280 – $350
When: 11 – 14 June, 26 – 30 June 2018
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035; Havelock II, Rehearsal Room, 2 Havelock Road #04-03, Singapore 059763
ACT3 International (ACT3 Drama Academy)
There’s a drama class for all ages and stages at ACT3 Drama Academy this summer. Budding thespians as young as seven months to 10 years old will forge their way through The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Meanwhile, teens aged 11 to 15 will have an exhilarating time trying to decode a game of musical chairs based on a thriller written by acclaimed screenwriter Scott Mullen. Through these classes children will develop creativity, confidence and performance skills.
Price: From $50 – $380
When: Various dates, 7 June – 27 July 2018
Where: ACT3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707
The Open Centre
Keen to have your kid relax and de-stress from school this summer? Have them practice some mindfulness at The Open Centre. Away from their screens and surrounded by plenty of greenery, kids aged six to 12 will be able to unwind with pet therapy, yoga, horse riding and arts – the best kind of breather indeed.
When: Various dates, 4 June – 17 Aug 2018
Where: 100 Turf Club Road #01-02B, Singapore 287992
Discover the mythology of different cultures across the world through performances, arts and crafts and storytelling at Camp Magic. Kids will get to learn more about folklore and mythology from Guatemala, Scandinavia, North America, Greece and Japan at these themed camps. Suited for kids aged three to 12. Older kids, seven to 12 years old can also go for additional cooking, wood-making or circus and magic act classes and showcase their new-found skills at a performance at the end of the week.
Price: From $420 – $625
When: 18-22, 25-29 June; 2-6, 9-13, 16-20 July 2018
Where: Nexus International School (Singpaore)
One of our fave co-working spaces has organised some exciting holiday camps this June to keep restless and bored children entertained. Kids can learn how to cook, tell stories and code, attend a superhero music camp, and even dabble in some virtual reality as they ‘explore a jungle’ or ‘do some underwater diving’. Babies are not left out either! Attend Baby College with your cuties up to the age of three and engage them in music, linguistic play as well as cognitive and motor games.
Price: From $40 – $550
When: Various dates, 4 June – 20 July 2018
Where: 442 Orchard Road, #03-01, Singapore 238879
SCIENCE, CODING AND TINKERING
Kids aged five to 16 can pick up coding at Saturday Kids’ awesome holiday workshops. From working with music, animation, art and even programming their own animal robots using computer programs like Scratch, Python and microbit, they’ll be computer whizzes in no time!
Price: From $110 – $660
When: Various dates, 28 May – 23 Jun 2018
Where: Various locations (see website for details)
Ready to get sciency? Kids aged three to 13 can head to Newton Show and discover the science behind everyday life. From the wonders of the universe and planets, to forensic science, they will cover all the disciplines in Science 4.0. The best part? You kiddo will come home with a video of what he or she did that day to keep you updated on their progress.
When: 28 May – 10 Aug 2018
Where: 2 Pandan Valley #01-206, Singapore 597626
CAMPS WHERE THE KIDS CAN STAY
SuperCamp Bali at Green Camp Bali
If your kiddo is old enough for a summer out of the country, then SuperCamp Bali should be on your radar. Programmes offered will develop your child’s leadership skills, help them tackle global issues and, of course, get in touch with nature. Up for a challenge? Try all things bamboo at the youth bamboo building and design camp where you’ll have to make everything out of bamboo – from harvesting bamboo to designing and building rafts, a bike and even your own tent. Bamboo is even on the menu!
When: Various dates, 18 June – 17 Aug 2018
Where: Located adjacent to the Green School Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiansemal, Bali 80352, Indonesia
Suitable for kids between eight and 16 years old , iCamp Thailand – an American style residential camp set in Asia – will give your kiddo an opportunity to explore new interests in a safe and healthy environment. From music and art, to acrobatics and even academic support, students will try out all sorts of new activities as they develop independence, resilience and best of all, a community spirit.
When: 30 June – 21 July, 22 July -11 Aug, 12 -31 Aug 2018
Where: 9/9 Moo 6 Tambon Klondo, Dan Makham Tia District, Kanchanaburi, 71260 Thailand
Top image credit: SAS
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