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Whether it’s a short term or stretched-out stint, these holiday camps cater to a variety of interests and lay the foundation in every child's learning journey.

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean learning comes to a standstill. Consider it the best time to enrol your child onto a fun and laidback educational programme that would keep them engaged, enlightened, and socially enriched. A host of summer camps are available in Malaysia and cover every need and interest of a child, such as coding, building, sports and even public speaking. 

1. For The Future Leaders

This outstation camp organised by Leaderonomics takes place in a camp setting in Melaka spanning 4 days, developed for 11 to 15-year-olds wishing to hone their leadership skills and build a personal awareness. The foundational programme consists of learning exercises like games, workshops, simulation sessions, mentoring and talks by experts that lead to a sense of empowerment and confidence.

Dates: July 24, 2019 - July 27, 2019

2. Mind-Body Enrichment

An advocate of holistic education, Intuition Tuition Centre streamlines 5 core themes into a 4-day Enrichment Course, through classes on sustainability, mindfulness/dance, an analaytical game of share prices, yoga and critical thinking. Customised to invoke awareness and common sense, consider these classes healthy exercises for the brain, body and the cognitive faculties.

Dates: July 20, July 27, August 3 & August 10, 2019

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3. For The Coding Whiz

Level up your child from game player to developer with the CodeJuniors School Holiday coding camp course. Exciting Avengers-themed programmes are catered to 3 age groups across branches in TTDI, Desa Park City and Setia Alam, through a stimulating lineup of coding fundamentals for animations, games, and puzzles based on beloved superheroes. Armed with a little logic and the use of pocket-sized computer Micro:bit, your child will be masterminds of their own creativity.

Dates: July 15, 2019 onwards

4. The Sporting Youngsters

Gearing your child up for the Ivy League? Start them young with the Little League soccer Goalkeeper Camp in Bandar Utama. The great outdoors couldn’t be more fun than this multilevel camp, aimed at honing youngsters’ reactions, agility, footwork, passing and handling, under the watchful eye of expert and former Malaysian FAM league pro, coach Visnu.

Dates: August 14-16, 2019

5. For The Science Geeks

Challenge your child to think out of the box at Malaysia's first creative engineering school for children between 8-15, that is STEM Academy. Their syllabuses prepare children for the adaptive future workforce with critical skills discovery explored in the STEM Science & Technology camp. The 3-day programme also covers topics of engineering, art and maths, robotics and 3D painting aimed at budding engineers, scientists and design technologists.

Dates: July 16-18, 2019

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6. Confident Public Speaking

A crucial skill to tap into from a young age is the ability to present to a live audience. Leeds Learning Academy's 'I Can Speak Too' English enrichment programme hosts a slew of public speaking and creative writing courses for children. Come August, there will be a Confident Junior Presenters: Adventure Island workshop to guide youngsters on the 101 behind preparing and delivering presentations, in hands-on sessions that feel more like playtime with games and a special theme thrown into the mix.

Dates: August 10 & 11, 2019

7. American-Style Summer Camp

A firm believer of experimentation, exploration and analytical thinking, Mad About Education offers a wholesome range of programmes, including its very own nature education classroom, Camp MAE. This August, the group offers the traditional American Summer Camp, a 2-week overnight excursion in the great outdoors. Children aged 7-12 will immerse themselves in a variety of activities from arts and crafts to sports designed for social and life-skill development. Activities vary each day, and end around a campfire, with games or over a relaxing movie.

Dates: August 3-16, 2019

8. Culinary Crash Courses

A crucial life skill for kids to take up (and make a game out of) would be the Young Chefs Academy Malaysia holiday programme. These 3-day, 3-hour sessions teach budding chefs aged 6-11 the basis of cooking and baking this August, with lineups featuring deli fruits and veggies, and even a programme featuring baked savouries and desserts that are sure to impress a party.

Dates: August 7-9 & August 14-16, 2019

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9. For Builders & Engineers

If your child spend hours toying with their Lego blocks, this Builders Bonanza programme at Eton House Malaysia International School will go down as a great treat. The holiday course from July through August exposes children to unique architecture around the world, and teaches young constructors about the creation process; from blueprints, materials, engineering experiments and building competitions that induct curious minds to the endless possibilities of creation.

Dates: July 29 – August 1, 2019

10. Language Lovers

There’s no better time than the holiday to grasp a new language without the distractions. This Spanish holiday camp by Malaysia's only registered Spanish World school eases youngsters into the language through creative bespoke experiences that promote literacy and intellect. Classes are conducted according to the students’ time preference, and carried out with singing, dancing, crafting and storytelling that get beginners off the ground in no time.

Dates: Public and international school holidays

Cover photo credit: Eton International School


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