Camp@Home 2016 (20 - 22 July)
Camp@Home 2015 (22 - 24 July and 3 - 5 August 2015)
The July and August 2015 editions of Camp@Home commemorated SG50 by celebrating all things Singaporean. Apart from paying visit to Singapore’s heartlands and ethnic neighbourhoods, and spending a day at a primary school, a number of exciting SG50-themed activities were specially designed to involve our campers in the revelry of our homeland’s Golden Jubilee.
From appreciating the lush greenery of the National Orchid Garden, to making soaps bearing images of national icons, and participating in an interactive re-telling of beloved local folktales, the campers experienced for themselves Singapore’s cultural depth and diversity. In a simple expression of their well-wishes, the campers also attempted a human SG50 formation. Through the campers’ combined efforts, the formation was completed in no time (and little sweat) – the final outcome a demonstration of the campers’ teamwork and compliments to Singapore!
Camp@Home 2015 (12 - 14 January 2015)
Our first camp of 2015 had our overseas Singaporean campers come together to kickstart Singapore’s 50th birthday celebrations. The campers had the opportunity to batik paint local icons to commemorate this momentous year. Although batik painting was previously unheard of to most campers, everyone relished the opportunity to explore this new medium. Each camper clearly had his or her own favourite icon of Singapore—the Merlion, an SMRT train, and even Singa the Lion was spotted!
The campers were given the three primary colours of blue, yellow, and red to work with. As the campers mixed the batik paints, they marvelled at the multitude of vibrant hues they could create. The batik painting session was a fun and leisurely way for our campers to reflect on what they held dear about their homeland. At the end of the session the campers brightly held up their masterpieces for their fellow friends to see. With each camper’s completed painting splashed with bold and brilliant colours, it was quite a sight to behold— and certainly, a fitting tribute to Singapore and her colourful heritage! Read all about the campers' experiences here, and check out photos from this edition of Camp@Home on our Overseas Singaporean Facebook page!
Camp@Home 2014 (23 - 25 July and 4 - 6 August 2014)
The turnout for the July 2014 camp was our largest yet, and we are overwhelmed by your enthusiastic participation! Once again, our young overseas Singaporean children had the opportunity to learn a little more about their homeland, Singapore, through a host of educational and fun-filled activities.
The July camp had our campers manifest their crafty side, all in the name of good fun of course. The “We Love SG Flowers” campaign had our campers come together to fold beautiful flowers from plastic bags for the Chingay festival in 2015, as well as Singapore’s upcoming 50th birthday. The plastic flowers held great symbolic meaning, as it represented the children’s love and aspirations towards Singapore.
The August edition of the camp saw our campers giving back to the community via the Boys’ Brigade Share-A-Gift project. The children were tasked to pack food rations into bags, for distribution to the elderly. Through teamwork the little campers demonstrated that little hands can make big work (and a big difference), as the bags of food were packed and given out to the households in no time! More importantly, it was an especially meaningful afternoon for our overseas Singaporean children, as they gained insight into the lives of less-fortunate Singaporeans and learnt about the spirit of giving. Read about it here.
Camp@Home 2013 (17 - 19 July & 5 - 7 August)
Thank you, overseas Singaporean parents, for your kind support and your children's participation in yet another successful run of Camp @ Home. Do also check out photos and videos on Facebook (Jul & Aug) and Youtube to find out more about our previous editions!
The season for play, adventure and exploration is back! Get ready to clear out your children's calendars and have them embark on a colourful journey when they are back home.
Click on the Quick Links on the side bar and check out our photos and videos on Flickr, Facebook and Youtube to find out more about Camp@Home Feb 2013.
Explore Little India, the Civic District, museums and many other places. Enjoy the sights, tastes and smells of Singapore at Camp@Home, especially created for our overseas Singaporean children.
Camp@Home 2012 Jan & Jul Editions
We thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing response we received this time. For those who were not able to make it this time, sign up with us on our Portal to be the first to receive notifications on our upcoming events. So stay connected!
- Jul 2012 Photos on Facebook
- Jan 2012 Photos on Flickr
- Jan 2012 Photos on Facebook
- Jan 2012 Video on YouTube
The First Camp@Home for Overseas Singaporean Children