School Holiday Programmes 

 

School holiday programmes are here again! How are you staying active during the holidays? Learning how to skate is definitely a fun way to relax before school bell starts ringing again!

Instill sense of pride and confidence through learning at own pace. Improve gross motor movements of legs and arms

Suitable for children age 3 to 12 years old (Open to both Non-Skaters and Skaters), this camp is designed for both skaters and non-skaters with zero skating knowledge. Campers will learn at their own pace and pick up/improve on skating in just 1 camp!

Let your kids enjoy the fun and adventure of the skating in the great outdoors, develop key life skills, de-stress, become more confident and learn to unleash their creativity. Experience the Skate With Us difference today.

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Camp Features:

  • All inline skates, helmets and protective gears will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring and use their personal equipment too.
  • Taught by mature professional instructors.
  • Snacks and beverages provided for all participants. 
  • Guaranteed against wet weather conditions 

Click here to view Holiday Skate Camp sample schedule

school holiday programmes

Camp Locations:  

  1. West Coast Park
  2. Bishan Park
  3. National Stadium

Next Camp Dates:  

  1. 6 to 9 Dec 2021
  2. 13 to 16 Dec 2021
  3. 20 to 23 Dec 2021
  4. 27 to 30 Dec 2021
  5. 3 to 6 Jan 2022
  6. 10 to 13 Jan 2022

Special Promotion:  

Happy in 3s. You and your friends will get $30 OFF each pax when you sign up in 3 pax or more.

Next Steps 

Upon receiving your enrollment, we will email or sms you to confirm your slot You will receive a Parent’s Guidebook to Camp via email before the start of the camp.

Sign up for skate camp here

 

 

If you are considering summer camp for your child, you may be wondering if it is the right fit for your child’s personality. Perhaps your child has never spent much time away from you besides going to school, or maybe your child has special interests, and you are worried they will feel out of place at camp.

Although each child is a unique individual, we believe summer camp is beneficial for all kids. No matter what your child’s interests are, camp helps children develop important social, emotional and cognitive skills. Best of all, children create memories that last a lifetime at camp. 

To help you decide if summer camp is right for your child, we’ll explain the benefits you can expect your child to gain as a result of summer camp, and why summer day camp matters.

1. Develops Lifelong Skills

During summer camp, children participate in a variety of group activities. For example, while participating in a sport like inline skating, a child learns how to work on a team, communicate with other children and solve problems on their own. 

A child will develop leadership skills, for instance, by guiding a team of other children on a drill. Or, a child will develop stronger communication skills when dividing up chores. Perhaps a child will build important decision-making skills as they face challenges and overcome obstacles while trying new and exciting activities. All these skills are important in the real world and are nurtured in summer camp. 

Of course, children learn social skills in school as well. However, camp brings children together in an environment that encourages a greater sense of community and appreciation for individual differences, whereas school focuses mainly on academic achievement. 

2. Promotes Independence

At camp, a child experiences time away from a parent. This independent time is important in helping children develop a sense of identity. Kids learn to become more self-reliant as they explore their interests and discover their strengths and weaknesses. They learn to trust their inner voice instead of depending on a parent or teacher to tell them what to do. Independence is vital to becoming a self-sufficient adult.

Perhaps your child is afraid without Mom or Dadl, or maybe they are too shy to go out alone. Camp will help them transition to independence as they explore the world in a new and exciting way. Independence also helps boost a child’s self-esteem.

Raising an independent child means teaching responsibility, encouraging exploration and providing a safe environment for a child to make decisions independently. Summer camp nurtures all three of these elements.

3. Makes Time for Play

summer camp

During the school year, children are used to the routine of making it to school on time, doing homework and then going to bed. Some may engage in extracurricular activities. Although still structured, summer camp is more relaxed than the school routine and provides time and freedom for spontaneous play. 

Free play is important to a child’s development because they learn to develop creative thinking skills and explore their imagination through play. Playtime creates a safe place for children to express their thoughts and emotions, creating stronger and happier kids. They also  learn to interact with the world  around them, resolve conflicts, build negotiating skills and relieve stress. There are countless benefits to unstructured play, and it’s a fun way to make new friends.

4. Teaches Teamwork

No matter what your child’s interests are, whether it be sports or arts and crafts, a camp program will engage them in activities that require teamwork. Knowing how to work in a team is a useful skill for life. 

Teamwork matters because it helps develop communication skills, emotional intelligence and leadership skills. 

An understanding of teamwork helps a child realize working with others is sometimes the most efficient way to get things done. They will value teamwork as a solution, rather than think they need to handle tasks on their own. As a result, children will grow up with an eagerness to be active members of their community.

5. Teaches Resiliency

Resiliency is an essential life skill because to be resilient means to get up and push forward after an inevitable setback. 

Camp provides the opportunity for children to face many challenges and to practice overcoming challenges. For example, they might not be able to stand on their first try, but they will practice and eventually be able to. Or, they might not be able to reach the top of the climbing tower at Camp Lakewood right away, but they will learn not to give up and to keep trying. Once they make it to the top, they will feel stronger and more resilient than they did before.

Camp teaches the value of effort and helps kids believe in themselves as they overcome challenges with determination, patience and a drive to succeed. Learning new hobbies also teaches positive outlets to cope with life struggles, and kids will build a strong support system of camping buddies to help them leap over obstacles.

6. Provides Fun Screen-Free Activities

child using tablet

Kids and adults are spending too much time in front of a screen. In total, children spend  more than seven and a half  hours a day in front of a screen, whether that be on a mobile device, in front of a TV or at a computer playing a video game. Too much media time reduces time spent sleeping and reading, and may have a negative impact on performance in school. 

Camp helps children connect to the joy of life beyond the screen. In all our camp programs, children will have endless opportunities to engage their minds in ways they’ll enjoy. 

Regardless of what your child’s interests are, they will learn and socially interact in a healthy real-world setting at summer camp. Time away from the screen is vital to a child’s brain, body, spirit and future, and could benefit us all.

7. Encourages a Connection with Nature

Speaking of time away from technology, kids also need nature in their lives. 

Nature stimulates all the senses. When a child is outdoors, they get to see, touch, hear, smell and sometimes even taste nature. Sensory development makes life richer, fuller and all-around more pleasurable. On the contrary, too much time indoors can dull the senses and deprive children of the simple pleasures in life. 

Most importantly, outdoor time encourages movement, which is vital for physical, mental and emotional health. Outside, children are free to run, skip, jump, climb, laugh and breathe the fresh air. Plus, they get a healthy dose of Vitamin D from the sun. 

Lastly, nature helps children experience the magic and wonder of childhood, and it gets them thinking about life’s greatest mysteries. 

8. Fosters Growth

One of the biggest benefits of summer camp is it takes children out of their comfort zone and pushes them to try new things, as well as explore their already established interests. They will grow as they develop their skills doing their favorite activities, and they will develop new skills as they try activities they have never tried before. 

In general, they will leave camp with a stronger sense of identity and a better idea of what they love, which may help them choose a career path in the future.

9. Builds Self-Esteem

At summer camp, children have the opportunity to achieve. Achievement is the main ingredient in self-esteem. 

Self-esteem is important for children and adults because we make decisions in life based on how we see ourselves. We choose our careers, relationships and make other important decisions heavily influenced by our self-esteem. Children learn self-esteem through taking action and earning results, and by contributing to their community. They learn to value themselves as a result of hard work and achievement.

10. Supports Healthy Living

At camp, kids have the opportunity to participate in all kinds of fun physical activities at any skill level. All children will have the opportunity to participate in physical activity, no matter what camp they choose.

Physical activity is  crucial for heart health  and maintaining a healthy weight, and it boosts confidence and helps manage stress. It is important to teach the necessity of physical activity when children are young so they can carry exercise habits into adulthood. 

In general, kids rely on fun, activities, learning and socializing to relieve stress at camp, rather than engaging in less healthy activities.

11. Nurtures Friendships

Kids get to meet other children with similar interests in a relaxed setting at camp. They also get to meet new friends with different backgrounds. Children bond over their camp experience, the challenges they face together and the fun they have free of pressure and media distraction to build genuine friendships that last.

12. Teaches Kids to Respect Differences

In summer camp, children will learn to work with other children to accomplish common goals. While engaged in a variety of activities, children will gain exposure to different viewpoints and opinions. They will learn to accept not everyone has the same perspective or beliefs they do. They will also learn that to accomplish a goal with others, or to live and play in harmony, they must respect and work with differences. 

Also, summer camp creates an environment that encourages respect and consideration for others. Children get praise for including others and behaving respectfully. 

13. Keeps Kids Intellectually Engaged

kids playing with chalk

Over the summer, kids might become sluggish without the intellectual stimulation of school, but camp provides mental stimulation in fun ways children can enjoy. Kids get the chance to participate in activities that interest them, and some programs include time for reading. 

14. Promotes Growth in a Safe Environment 

Campers follow a schedule and routine, which provides a sense of security. This structure also teaches responsibility and self-control. Children may follow these habits far into adulthood.

When a child feels safe and secure, they feel free to explore their interests, to play and to laugh. Camp gives kids a chance to express themselves and learn who they are.

15. Gives Children a Sense of Purpose

Children will feel a greater connection to their community through camp activities or playing sports. As a result, kids grow up to value community and may feel more inclined to make a positive impact on the world around them. A greater sense of community teaches a child they can make a difference that matters. Also, community involvement gives children a sense of belonging. Belonging combats loneliness and improves overall well-being for us all. 

What’s the Next Step?

The benefits of summer day camp are endless and can last a lifetime. Not only will your child return from camp with greater independence and a stronger sense of identity, but they will also have developed new skills, made new friends and created memories they will cherish forever. 

Are you and your child excited to experience the joy of summer camp? 

Sign up for Holiday Skate Camp here

Upon receiving your enrollment, we will email or sms you to confirm your slot You will receive a Parent’s Guidebook to Camp via email before the start of the camp.