Your kiddo may just want fun and games at summer camp, and SOMOS’s programmes are definitely all that! Better yet? They are forward-looking and educational without feeling like, well, going to school.
Aiming to develop the critical faculties of children aged 6 to 12, it offers mainstay activities like sports and clay arts as well as innovative ones such as coding and entrepreneurship.
Unlike other typical camps, SOMOS Summer Camp focuses on logical and analytical thinking, creativity and communication skills, which are taught in a fun way.
For example, the camp’s signature “Kidspreneur” lessons teach basic economics and business concepts through minigames, which allow children to apply their knowledge and practice problem-solving in a marketplace setting where they create their own businesses and their friends serve as customers.
“The level of dedication and passion during the session has made this such a great opportunity for my kids!” says Lim May May, mother of camp attendee Janessa Kwek. She adds: “She loved the session and hasn’t stopped talking about it since!”
Whether it’s appreciating teamwork and improving coordination while playing basketball, expanding their imaginations through pottery, or picking up basic programming by building their own ’bots in Robotics classes, the kids will be busy and happy as they learn.
What’s more, the camp is said to be the only one in Singapore that emphasises a multicultural experience for both foreign and local students, through culturally enriching programmes.
While parents can sign up their children for the full five-day SOMOS Summer Camp experience with enhanced classes such as “Design Thinking” and “Kids’ Cooking”, there is also a condensed but equally enriching two-day weekend camp with sports and music activities, too.
All camps will be held in June 2019, with other sessions in July and August 2019 too.
From The Finder (Issue 289), November 2017 / Updated by Melodi Ghui, June 2019
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