RESILIENCE AND MINDFULNESS CAMP (Ages 6+ to 12)

FUN ♥ NATURE ♥ FRIENDSHIP

2018 Holiday Camps are now open for registration!

NEW! We are excited to launch a special themed camp – The Greater Good during this Mar/Apr school holidays! A mindfulness camp centred on cultivating important values of empathy, responsibility, true connection and shared belonging in our children; to realise the power of an individual in a global community. Through this experience, we hope to empower our children to celebrate both their individual uniqueness and embrace a collective approach to living, positively adding to the greater good in the world.

Besides our usual popular camp activities, others that encourage the sharing of collective success and challenges include:

  • Communal art
  • Collective games
  • Mindfulness for self and beyond

The Open Centre Resilience & Mindfulness Camp

We offer an excellent opportunity to keep your child engaged in a camp focused on fun, connection, self-awareness, and self-expression during the school holidays!

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Designed for primary-school-age children (ages 6 to 12), our Resilience & Mindfulness Camp emphasises social-emotional skills and secular mindfulness practices. Learn what mindfulness is about

Through modeling, group discussion, nature exploration and collaborative learning, campers practice how to successfully interact with grownups and peers, how to deal with peer-to-peer teasing and conflict, how to be a good friend, and how to regulate emotions in a variety of situations, as well as learning why all of this is important to their happiness in life.

Our hope and intention is to create a culture of kindness and to foster an environment that is safe and welcoming for campers to express themselves creatively and authentically without judgement. For more inquiries, email us at info@theopencentre.com.sg.

Our camp activities are mindfully chosen to achieve learning objectives. Some of the activities – among many – include:

  • Creative arts
  • Pet therapy
  • Yoga
  • Horse grooming/riding
  • Field trip
  • Terrarium making

Adopting a holistic approach, the secret recipe of this fun camp is the mix of mindfulness, creativity, nature, physical & experiential activities, and heaps of fun!

Why enrol your child in our camp?

  • Held in a green and spacious environment
  • Take a break from technology
  • Fun-filled indoor and outdoor activities
  • A fun and relaxing getaway for your child
  • Learning essential life skills while having a blast!

What to expect:

  • Group activities – indoor and outdoor
  • Daily art projects
  • Daily nature exploration
  • Daily mindfulness and concentration activities
  • Strategies for deep breathing and relaxation
  • Mindful movements – to calm the mind and strengthen the body
  • Games based around learning social-emotional skills

Through experiential learning and team activities, campers will develop skills to:

  • Understand and regulate their emotions
  • Build mindfulness skills (breathing techniques to calm and focus the mind)
  • Cultivate empathy (care and concern for others)
  • Establish solid and positive relationships
  • Handle challenging situations constructively
  • Achieve greater well-being

Fee:

S$680.00

(Fee includes lunch and snacks)

Time:

9.00am to 4.30pm daily

(Early drop-off from 8.30am & Late pick-up by 5.30pm)

Registration:

*Returning Campers please email info@theopencentre.com.sg for payment and registration to get $50 off

Mar 2018

5th Mar – 9th Mar (French School) [OPEN]

12th Mar – 16th Mar [OPEN]
*The Greater Good Camp

26th Mar – 30th Mar [OPEN]

Apr/May 2018

2nd Apr – 6th Apr [OPEN]
*The Greater Good Camp

9th Apr – 13th Apr [OPEN]

30th Apr – 4th May (French School) [OPEN]

28th May – 1st Jun [OPEN]

Jun/Jul/Aug 2018

4th Jun – 8th Jun [OPEN]

11th Jun – 15th Jun [OPEN]

18th Jun – 22nd Jun [OPEN]

25th Jun – 29th Jun [OPEN]

2nd Jul – 6th Jul [OPEN]

16th Jul – 20th Jul [OPEN]

23rd Jul – 27th Jul [OPEN]

30th Jul – 3rd Aug [OPEN]

13th Aug – 17th Aug [OPEN]

Sep/Oct 2018

3rd Sep – 7th Sep [OPEN]

15th Oct – 19th Oct [OPEN]

22nd Oct – 26th Oct [OPEN]

Nov/Dec 2018

19th Nov – 23rd Nov [OPEN]

26th Nov – 30th Nov [OPEN]

3rd Dec – 7th Dec [OPEN]

10th Dec – 14th Dec [OPEN]

17th Dec – 21st Dec [OPEN]
*Girls Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation provided?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation due to the small camp size. However, we provide early drop-off and late pick-up service at no extra charge.

Parents may drop off their children at 8.30am and pick up latest by 5.30pm. Please note that outside of camp hours, our camper–facilitator ratio may not be maintained.

What is the age group for the camp?

Our happy campers range from 6 to 12 years of age.

What are the camp hours?

Camp starts at 9am and ends at 4.30pm.

What is the camp size?

Camp size varies from 12 to 24 campers.

What is the camper to facilitator ratio?

We maintain a ratio of 6 campers to 1 facilitator during camp hours.

Who are your camp facilitators/co-facilitators?

The main camp facilitator is Dawn, the founder of The Open Centre and the creator of this happy camp! Dawn holds a master in counselling and has received extensive training at The Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School, in the United States and is recognised as having met the full professional teaching standards of CFM. She is also trained and qualified to teach a range of mindfulness programmes under the Mindfulness in Schools Project (.b, Paws b and .b Foundations).

Juliana is a yoga teacher with more than 10 years of experience working with children. She is a happy soul who practices mindfulness and is one of our camp facilitators.

Pixin is an art-maker and registered art therapist born and raised in Singapore. Pix graduated with a first class honours in Painting, Fine Arts from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 2004 and spent the next decade facilitating art workshops for children and adults in Singapore and overseas. This led to her interest in utilizing art-making processes as means of healing and growth, which led to her attainment of a Masters in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2016. In her art workshops with children, Pixin places a focus on play, as she sees the vital role of how play in art encourages young minds to express themselves authentically through creative art processes.

Our co-facilitators are employees of the company and work with us throughout the year to ensure they are familiar with the camp’s culture and values. They are not hired on an ad-hoc basis. These co-facilitators are university graduates or students in at least their 3rd year majoring in psychology or social science. They are at least 21 years old.

Every facilitator and co-facilitator undergoes curriculum and camp training, covering topics such as safety issues, counselling, conflict resolution and teaching skills.

Will snacks and lunch be provided?

Lunch is provided every day except on fieldtrip day, when children are required to bring their own packed lunch. Our provided lunches feature Western and local dishes such as pasta, chicken stew with rice, and sandwiches.

Snacks such as cookies, fruit and sandwiches are provided twice a day.

My child has special dietary requirements – how do you accommodate his/her diet?

We try our best to meet the needs of campers with special diets. We can provide Halal and vegetarian dishes (please indicate your requirements on the registration form). However, we do not have the resources to cater to campers who require a gluten-free or vegan diet, or those with food allergies. Parents may pack food for their children if they have such needs.

What happens if my child falls ill or is injured at camp?

Our camp has guidelines for treating sick or injured campers. Camp facilitators will attend and care for the child first, and notify the parents in the event of illness or injury. If we feel it is necessary for the camper to receive professional medical treatment, we will send him/her to the nearest clinic (about 100 metres from our centre).

What happens in the event of haze?

Our centre is ready to respond and take appropriate haze-management measures based
on a set of guidelines corresponding to the health advisory.

The following policies will be followed based on 3-hour PSI readings:

Less than 100: Outdoor activities as usual
100–150: Limited outdoor activities
Above 150: No outdoor activities (rainy day/haze programmes will be arranged)
Above 300: Camp cancelled (make-up session will be arranged)

Please be assured that your child’s health is our priority.