15th to 19th March 2021 (FULL)
22nd March to 26th March (FULL)
5th to 9th April 2021 (FULL)
Think back to your childhood holiday camps - what were they like?
Kids in the wilderness rain or shine, making new friends, exploring, inventing, and bonding over shared experiences, chatting around the campfire, toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate, playing games and learning from each other, expanding comfort zones and taking risks?
Welcome to our Wildlings Outdoor Adventure Camps
08.02.21 - 11.02.21
15.03.21 - 19.03.21
22.03.21 - 26.03.21
05.04.21 - 09.04.21
09.00-12.30 daily (approx, staggered due to restrictions)
Children aged 4yrs to 11yrs*
Split into groups of eight according to age
*Up to 11yrs for selected camps only
$415.00 per week
(5 x mornings)
New Collaboration: Mindful Movement with Daniel 'Sonic' Rojas
During our forthcoming Outdoor Adventure Camps children will enjoy a 45 minutes to 1 hour Mindful Movement session with Daniel 'Sonic' Rojas.
Mindful movement sessions at our camps will use a variety of movement techniques to cultivate body awareness, concentration, coordination, strength, flexibility, self confidence, agility, creativity and playfulness. Each session is creatively designed with playful activities that include elements of movement art forms and games as methods to cultivate mindfulness of our bodies, emotions and environments. One of the aims of the Mindful Movement Sessions is to encourage collaboration and community, rather than competition, and to cultivate the use of imagination and awareness. These sessions are facilitated by Daniel Sonic Rojas, who has an incredibly experienced background in movement and mindfulness art forms, and who is internationally recognised for his unique aptitude to engage with children to easily translate these meaningful modalities.
What are the benefits of these sessions for the children?
Cultivating focus, concentration, attention
Developing body awareness
Enhancing coordination, left/right sides of the brain, locomotive skills
Encouraging balance, strength, flexibility
Cultivating the use of imagination, creativity
Developing sharing skills, collaboration and team work
Enhancing self esteem and self confidence
An Example Day at Camp
Treat your children to a refreshing break from the indoors! Just like our Forest School programmes our outdoor adventure camps are guided by the interests of the children themselves. We provide a wide variety of experiences for the children to choose from and the table below provides an example of the kinds of things your child will be doing at camp. We never force participation, and we know how and when to carefully expand comfort zones. Our skilled instructors will be flexible and plan experiences based on the interests of their unique group of children. .
We will be exploring exciting collaborations with organisations who share our ethos and excel in inspiring and connecting children to the energy of the natural world around them. Collaborations will foster holistic development and wellbeing and will help us to deliver calmer, happier and healthier children at the end of our camp (marshmallows excluded!).
What about Covid-19?: Please see our Communicable Diseases Policy and rest assured that we will adhere to all government requirements for your child's safety.
How about wet weather? Wildlings @ Dempsey; 27A Loewen Road, is part of the larger Core Collective fitness and wellness hub. In our nature space we have plenty of shelter from wet weather (and we encourage the children to play in the rain!) but lightning is a serious threat in our tropical environment so we take shelter at the main pavilion or building if needed. Please see our Adverse Weather Policy for more information.
Do you provide food and drinks? We do not provide food for snack time at the moment, however, we might roast sweetcorn on the campfire or bake jacket potatoes for example. We often hunt fo salad ingredients or ingredients for making drinks from our gardens. So please provide your child's dietary requirements when booking and always send them to camp with a substantial snack and full water bottle. We have chilled drinking water at Core Collective. by the ladies bathrooms so please fill water bottles before camp (we can refill at break time).
How will you divide the children into groups? Each group will comprise between five and eight children depending on their age and one group leader (the instructor - this is permitted by SportsSG Advisory on Covid-19 'Safe Transition'). Children will be split into age groups so please email us if you would like your child to be placed with a friend. Although we can usually accommodate requests for one child to be placed with another one or two, we can't guarantee it.
Child to staff ratio For children aged 4 to 6 years old the ratio is five children to one instructor. For children aged 7 yrs and older the ratio is eight children to one instructor. Groups of five and eight are paired so staff can support one another and two groups of eight or three groups of five would have an additional assistant. There is also a Camp Director and extra trained staff for campfire experiences.
What about safe distancing? children are spaced apart when stationary (i.e. when eating) and individual groups will also be using different zones at different times. Our space is large and outdoors so distancing is entirely possible, We will likely bring all groups together onto our grasslands for some fun and games, whilst keeping the groups apart. We will work hard to both maintain a distance, yet help the children to feel part of a larger community. We will relax restrictions if allowed.
Face masks or shields? Children under 12 and teachers are permitted to wear face shields and we recommend these over masks in the humid outdoors. and its easier the keep them clean and dry. Face coverings will be removed when undertaking physical exercise and during snack time. Face masks and shields can also obscure the vision, so when we are undertaking throwing and catching; obstacle courses, balancing, climbing, etc masks will also be removed for safety reasons and children will maintain a safe distance of the 3m recommended by SportsSG. Our space is well ventilated, being the great outdoors! Please provide all face coverings inside labelled Ziploc bags. Staff will sanitise their hands immediately if helping a child with their mask or shield. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a face covering.
What should we pack in our child's bag? A good-sized snack, a generously sized drinking water bottle, a spare set of clothes, a small towel, mosquito repellant (apply before camp please), hat, (apply sunscreen before camp please), a spare face shield or mask. (in a Ziploc bag). All items with a label, please.
What should our child wear? Long sleeves, long trousers, closed shoes, and socks, please. Ideally, old clothes loosely fitting, easy to change that you are happy to get mucky. There are also plenty of opportunities to get wet so a change of clothes is essential. We will help younger children who need help to change.
What about dengue? Currently, our site is not located inside a dengue cluster and the Dengue situation is currently under control n Singapore. As a nature space, with jungle bordering two sides and our own slice of the jungle, mosquitoes are inevitable so please dress your child in loose clothing covering arms and legs and apply mosquito repellant and pack this in their bags. We are very actively tackling the mosquitoes on all fronts to make our nature space a safe and pleasant place to be,
Can you accommodate children with special needs? We have in the past been able to accommodate children with mild special needs at camp but please do seek advice from us first before booking to be sure we can provide your child with the care necessary. We are happy to book children with special needs in in advance to secure places for them and to allow parents to contact us before bookings open.
And finally..... Terms and conditions apply. All adults will be required to sign our waiver form. We will need you to check your children in and out of camp using Safe Entry (or children over 7yrs may require a Trace Together token TBC).
Pick-up and drop-off is at our premises in Dempsey. The address is 27A Loewen Road, Singapore, 248839. We occupy part of the Core Collective fitness and wellness hub. The location boasts an excellent cafe, pizza restaurant, Swish swimming pool, fitness and wellness services and the nearby Trimmings Spa. You can find our gate at the end of the car park, past the Swish Swimming and towards the large trees.
If the car park is busy we recommend parking outside 71 & 72 Loewen Road around the corner or the car park at the recreation ground across the road may be open.