Despite mama’s best efforts to make time stand still and keep little chickabees safe at home in the nest, the inevitable will happen and one day your little hatchlings will express a desire to spread their wings. If your tweens are ready for adventures further afield, and you quite fancy the idea of a few kid-free days, sleep-away summer camps offer a great opportunity for the youngsters to go on a mini-adventure.
If you’re ready to send the littlies packing, here are four great summer residential camps in and around Singapore.
Summer Camps Near Singapore
Our Little Planet camp is situated on Tioman Island in Malaysia and caters for children between 9 and 16. The camp is focused on providing children with experiences that encourage their sense of discovery, learning, self-expression and adventure. The camp offers a range of activities including kayaking, camping, arts and crafts, trekking, swimming and drama as well as teaching children about the environment and conservation.
2015 summer camp dates: Session One: June 15th – 22nd; Session Two: June 6th – 13th
Age range: 9-16
Cost: $1269 including all transportation , meals and lodging
Further details: Call +60 137476024 or email email@example.com.
Loola offers children an opportunity to have an amazing adventure as they spend the residential camp living in chalets out at sea. Run in collaboration with Centaurs Sports Camps, the camp offers a wide range of activities, including climbing and abseiling, sailing and kayaking, raft building, orienteering and even an overnight stay “survivor” style on a deserted island.
The camps are open to boys and girls aged between 8-13 & 13-16 and are specifically aimed at expatriate children during the international schools’ school holidays.
2015 summer camp dates: 11 July – 16 July and 2 August – 7 August
Age range: Open to boys and girls age 8-13 & 13-16
Cost: $1200 including all transportation , meals and lodging
Further details: Loola Registration
Green Supercamp is a summer camp that is run by world-renowned Green School & Supercamp, the world leader in summer enrichment camps for students. They offer one-week residential camps for children aged between 11 and 17. The camps are heavily focused on the environment and provide children with a range of experiences that allow them to experience conservation in a fun and enlightening way right in the heart of the Balinese rainforest. The camp is a great learning experience and will arm children with a range of new skills.
2015 Summer Camp Dates:
Junior Green SuperCamp – June 29th – July 5th, 2015; Senior Green SuperCamp – July 8th – Jul 14th, 2015.
Age range: Open to boys and girls age 11-17.
Cost: $1795 including all meals and lodging.
More information: Click here to book
This residential summer camp is one for horse lovers and provides children with an opportunity to adopt a horse for a week and experience daily horse riding lessons and trials. Aside from riding, children will be offered a variety of different activities including cookery lessons, eco-tours and dance lessons.
2012 Summer Residential Camp Dates:
Various. Contact for further information.
Cost: RM998 ++per camper for 3 days
More information: Riders Lodge
For the 2016 guide to summer camps, check out our updated guide to summer camps in Singapore.