Are you currently searching for the best holiday sports camp in Singapore to keep your child or children happy and engaged throughout the school holidays? Well, you are not alone. To try and make the process a little easier, our team has put together a list of our top 4 tips to help you make this important decision while also making sure that time at camp is as fun as it can be!
When looking at what activities are on offer, other considerations we recommend when choosing a holiday sports camp are:
Your child’s safety is paramount and that’s why this is at the top of our list. Choosing a reputable company will ensure that your child is being cared for by qualified coaches who in addition to knowing how to teach the sports activities, are also trained in first aid and safeguarding. Are they qualified to coach children? Have they done their safeguarding course to work with children? These are just a few of the questions that you should ask before signing your little one up for a camp program!
This is truly key to the overall holiday sports camp experience and one where experience counts! Being a coach may sound easy, but it requires more than just having a love of sports. We recommend looking for camps where the coaching team has proven experience working with children of all ages. Testimonials from previous camp attendees and their parents can also help you get a feel for the enjoyment level of other children.
They say that variety is the spice of life and that is no different when it comes to sports camps. No matter how much your child likes a particular sport such as soccer, basketball, or tennis, playing it exclusively in a camp format can become mundane and boring. Also, research is now showing that children benefit from developing a wide range of sports skills from an early age instead of focusing on one sport only. Our recommendation is to find a multi-sport or multi-activity camp that offers a range of activities. You never know, your child may try something that they haven’t done before and become the next Prodigy!
Indoor vs Outdoor
Location is also a key factor when choosing a holiday sports camp. There are many options available across both indoor and outdoor venues. However, with Singapore’s changeable weather, an outdoor camp can be a risky option. If you want to avoid unhappiness or disappointment during a camp then we highly recommend looking at indoor venues as your first choice, especially for younger kids who are less likely to brave the elements. Another bonus of indoor camps is that you won’t need to check the weather forecast every day!
We appreciate the time and effort that goes into making camp bookings and hope that this article helps in some way to make the right choice for your child or children. If you are still unsure as to what camp is right for you, we would be happy to discuss your needs at any time. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +65 9807 6827.
Will is one of the founders of Sport4Kids (now ProActiv Sports) in Hong Kong and was the driving force behind bringing it to Singapore in 2014. Will obtained a degree in Sports Science and Health, from Dublin City University and has vast experience coaching children and adults of all level and abilities. Will is experienced at coaching in a wide variety of sports with a particular interest in Soccer, Basketball and Gaelic Football. He is also a very keen sportsman having represented Ireland in underage basketball and Gaelic Football.