Produced by SilverKris for I Am Gifted, Play2see and XCL Camps
When it comes to families with children, Singapore has a lot to offer: general safety, clean air, great schools, afterschool classes, parks and beaches aplenty. But when it comes time for the school holidays, parents are often at a loss for ways to occupy their little ones – especially ones that don’t involve tablets and video games.
The following long-established centres offer not just after-school edutainment, but week-long holiday camps several times a year. Suitable for children of all ages, these camps nurture young minds to be confident and curious, while partaking in a variety of hands-on activities and interacting with peers.
Read on to discover holiday programmes that are right for your children.
Institution: XCL World Academy is an international school with a sprawling campus in Yishun. Its holiday programmes are open to all children in Singapore and offer a chance to double down on their passions.
Curriculum: Sign your children up for one of many uniquely designed holiday programmes at XCL Camps. Camp themes include Multi-Activity, STEM Junior, Art Studio, XSports, Game Design, Aviation, Drone and Esports. Whether your child is sporty or enjoys tinkering with gadgets, there is an engaging programme for them here – each led by expert instructors committed to providing personalised attention to every child. Camps are held during the April, June–August, October and December-January breaks.
Ages: XCL Camps are suitable for children ages 3–16
xclcamps.com, +65 6808 7324, firstname.lastname@example.org
Institution: Play2see occupies a landed house behind Orchard Road, surrounded by a garden with a trampoline – perfect for kids of any age. Since 2014, the centre has developed its own “five senses” curriculum and fostered partnerships with artists, scientists and museums to offer nurturing activities for kids with different interests and abilities.
Curriculum: Play2see nurtures lifelong confidence and learning through screen-free exploration. During the school year, kids can drop in for after-school sessions, ranging from tailor-made classes for special-needs kids to French lessons. During the holidays, Play2see offers weekly full-day programmes (9am-4pm) with activities at the centre as well as field trips: nature walks, ice-skating and two-metre-high wooden-block construction.
Ages: For kids and teens from 5 to 14 years old.
play2see.com, +65 84846264, email@example.com
I Am Gifted!TM
Institution: To foster focus, confidence and motivation in your child through holiday programmes that combine play, learning and life skills, check out the I Am Gifted!TM offerings. Founded by peak performance specialist and best-selling author Adam Khoo, these school holiday programmes have been around for 20 years and take place during the March, June and December holidays.
Curriculum: The curriculum is focused on three key areas: learning mastery, personal & life mastery and relationship & communication mastery. What does this look like in practice? Team-bonding activities, goal-setting exercises, memory techniques and many other skills.
Ages: The five-day programme has two age groups: the Junior programme is open to children ages 9-12, while the Senior programme is for teenagers between 13–19 years of age.
iamgifted.com.sg, +65 9189 1874