Go and explore what Mother Nature has to offer with camping, rock climbing, adventure camps, and so much more. From Girl Scouts to Outward Bound, there are loads of outdoor education programs on offer and for all ages too. Here are some of our favorite outdoor education courses for kids and teens in Singapore.
Outdoor School Singapore is a multisensory and adventurous outdoor learning experience for children ages 4-9. Outdoor School Singapore believes that learning in the great outdoors can help develop a child’s risk-taking ability, resilience, and responsibility. Here kids will learn about heights, camping, and tools that can be found in nature. Run as either a holiday camp or a school program, Outdoor School Singapore runs their programs at a variety of outdoor locations like Dairy Farm Nature Reserve, Chestnut Park, Bishan-AMK Park.
Nature Explorers School runs outdoor education sessions for 3-6 year olds and 7-12 year olds. Learning in nature allows the kids to see nature and gain valuable knowledge of flora and fauna. Kids learn how to do nature craft, outdoor cooking as well as participate on nature walks. The coach to student ratio is also kept low at 1:5, to ensure each kid gets specialized attention. Nature Explorers School even run fun holiday camps where kids learn how to pitch tents, use compasses, and read maps.
There are four Moe Outdoor Education Centers conveniently located around Singapore for your kids to join. We like the one at Changi. Adventure facilities at this seafront adventure center include a fully equipped 2-Tier High Challenge Course, two abseil lanes, a zip-line as well as an outdoor rock-wall that will provide kids with endless learning opportunities through adventure. An indoor rock-wall is also available in case of wet weather. Get ready to get your outdoor groove on.
Note: Operations currently suspended until the end of 2020.
Asia Pacific Adventure (APA) specializes in outdoor skills training (eg. first aid training), youth adventure programs (eg. kayaking, trail running, mountain biking), event management, and adventure facility development throughout the Asia region. Their outdoor educational programs are for younger children aged between 8 and 12. Each program is customized with common themes such as appreciating the differences in the abilities of others, respect for the environment and learning the value of teamwork, communication, and reflection.
USA Girl Scouts Singapore offers the familiar traditions of Girl Scouts, the premier leadership organization for young women in the US. USA Girl Scouts Overseas has a number of international camp outings scheduled at different locations around the world (Japan, Germany, UK, India and more). There are camps that suit different age groups and school schedules.
YMCA Singapore outdoor and adventure programs are organized for the adventurous who love nature and outdoor activities. Through these trips, kids build character and learn the value and meaning of teamwork, while indulging in their passion for the great outdoors. Kids can choose from fun activities including hiking.
YMCA Singapore, 1 Orchard Road, Singapore 238824, +65 6586 2333 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ymca.org.sg/healthy-living/ymca-outdoor-and-adventure-programmes
Committed to the development and education of young people, the Singapore Scout Association (SSA) is one of the oldest youth movements in Singapore. Scouting is a non-formal educational movement. Scouting does not seek to reproduce what school, family, religious institutions, leisure clubs, etc., are already offering young people. It seeks to complement what others are doing by helping to fill gaps that may not be being met by others. If your kids like the outdoors and trying survival skills, the Scout Association could be for them.
At Outward Bound School, kids will develop their character and learn values and skills through doing activities in the outdoors. On the course, kids go through an experience e.g. kayaking, which they will then reflect upon. From that reflection session, kids will understand the importance of communication during kayaking, and use that concept of communication for their next activity to do better. They run programs for kids under the age of 17.
Outdoor Learning & Adventure Education Association (OLAEA) members have the opportunity to make a difference and to enhance their knowledge, skills, and experience. As well as hosting events for kids, they also host workshops for trainers. This way you know your kids are being taught by some of the best. Check out their website for when they’re hosting their next sessions.
Training By Glen is an outdoor survivalist course for teens and adults ages 12 and above. This is the course you will want to have done if you were to ever get lost out in the bush. The course is completely personalized and suitable for beginners through to advanced. Expect to learn how to acquire drinking water, food, and shelter, as well as how to navigate using a map and compass and how to keep yourself safe and protected from the elements.
Training By Glen, various locations (you can choose), Singapore, +65 98450655, email@example.com, www.trainingbyglen.com/bushcraft---outdoor-survival-skills-training.html
If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventure, then fly high amongst the treetops at Forest Adventure, which is Singapore’s largest treetop adventure park! With over 40 obstacles and 3 giant zip lines, kids, teens, and adults can test their balance, strength, and bravery! There are three different courses to choose from (based on age and height), making this a fun activity for the whole family!
Wildlings is an outdoor education program to help children (18 months to 9 years old) develop an appreciation for nature. Wildlings focus on a child’s holistic development, covering social, physical, intellectual, communication, emotional, spiritual, creative, and cultural elements. They offer both drop-off or adult accompanied sessions, and throughout these sessions, kids do activities like nature walks and learn basic survival skills like how to tie knots, make shelters, and build fires. And guess what? They even offer outdoor gardening for tweens, teens, and adults!