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Life Skills


We know that as a parent, there is hardly anything you want more than helping your child grow up to be a happy and successful adult, equipped with all the skills needed to live a good life.

And that is exactly the focus of our newest camps – Life Skills.

This camp was inspired by the concept of the two mindsets, developed by the world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck.

Fixed mindset: People with this mindset believe that their basic qualities like intelligence and talent are fixed, and cannot be further developed, even with hard work.

Growth mindset: People believe that they can further develop their abilities through dedication and effort – brains and talent are just the starting point.

Benefits of having a growth mindset:
• Builds a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for big achievements
• Creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports
• Improves relationships

In our Life Skills camp, your child will learn how to develop a growth mindset and thus build a better life and future, how to overcome any challenge, and also lead others. In short, how to be better citizens of the world. For this camp, we will partner with Endeavour Journeys, a UK-based education provider which specialises in teaching skills for life through entrepreneurship. Click here to find out more about programme and the idea behind it.

We have 2 camp themes based on age:
• Little Achievers: For ages 6 – 8, focusing on self-development
• Little Founders: For ages 9 – 12, focusing on entrepreneurial ideas

Little Achievers  Ages 6 - 8
Students will be invited to come up with solutions to problems that affect them as 6-8 year olds.

This could be anything from dealing with too much homework, not wanting to eat vegetables, or being afraid to speak up in class. And then, they will have to find different ways to solve these problems through practical ways, while having fun in the process!

Each session is hands-on with lots of different activities, making it very engaging for the children, while helping them learn quite a serious topic and developing useful skills.

Camp activities:
• Get an introduction on how to identify good habits
• Work in groups to find solutions to the problems identified
• Communicate and present these ideas effectively

How this camp will help your child:
• Improve their communication skills
• Use their inner skills and talents to become more creative at finding solutions
• Work better in teams
• Develop a can-do attitude through hard work and determination
• Understand how to cope and respond to setbacks or failures
• Feel proud of their achievements, when they get a certificate stating that they are Little Achievers!

This camp is best suited for children who:
• Find it difficult to face new situations and want to improve their creativity and problem-solving skills
• Need to build their confidence and courage to speak in front of their classmates, or even to raise their hands to ask a question in class
• Are not used to working in a team effectively.

“My child Michelle had such a fantastic experience at this camp. She was shy before but was a completely different afterwards."– Cheryl, Michelle’s mother, after Michelle attended the UK Life Skills camp.

Upcoming Camps 
Dec 2019

Little Founders Ages 9 to 12
Children of this age group are going through many transitions, becoming almost teenagers.

They are already developing strong, creative minds, are getting aware about the big world around them, and this camp challenges them to push themselves further and develop evolved thought processes.

Students will be invited to come up with the next big business idea or a solution to a world problem such as climate change, or a social initiative that benefits others. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity, with the reminder that there are no bad ideas, some of them just have to be fine-tuned more.

Even though the topic and task is serious, our teachers will ensure that the camp activities will be very fun and interactive, keeping the children engaged at all times.

Camp Activities:
• Work in groups, to discuss the world problem they want to find the ideas to
• Brainstorm ideas and solutions together
• The teachers will facilitate the ideation process and gently guide them

How this camp will help your child:
• Become persuasive communicators and develop leadership abilities
• Balance analytical and creative skills to find the right ideas and solutions
• Learn how to establish their own personality in front of their peers, and also work more effectively with them
• Unleash the inner entrepreneurs in them
• Feel proud of their achievements, when they get a certificate stating that they are Little Founders!

This camp is best suited for children who:
• Would like to improve their communication skills and self-confidence
• Are creative by nature but need to know how to shape their ideas better
• Want to practice their leadership and teamworking abilities
• Would benefit from having a platform to learn some new skills in a different environment outside of school and the home

“I learnt not to give up, work together and communicate better. When I was going up to the front of the class I did not think I would do well and I would mess up but after attending the Life Skills camp I feel more confident. I love meeting new friends. The teachers were very encouraging and fun. The lessons were helpful and my favourite activity was called "Cold Wind Blows". I liked it because it was fun and helped us to work closely." Ryan Tunstall attended the Life Skills camp during summer

“I learnt how to calm down and overcome my fear. Before I came to this camp I had little confidence but now I am more confident to speak in front of a class and my friends. I loved the games, competitions and the lessons we learned in this camp. The games were exciting, competitions were challenging and the lessons were very interesting!" Candice Shan attended the Life Skills camp during summer


Healthy Food

Check out our sample healthy food menu HERE.

If your kid is a vegetarian or doesn’t/can’t eat beef, pork, seafood, dairy or eggs, that’s cool. Just tell us beforehand in your child’s details online when you book. If your kid has a nut allergy, don’t worry, Discovery Camps has a no nut policy.


Bus Service

Please note this bus service is only available from our SJI International location.
Click HERE for all the info.


FAQs

Please also check out our FAQs page, and if you can't find what you're looking for, call us or drop us an email.
6 to 8 years old

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08:30 -09:00

Arrival

09:00 - 10:00


Introduction to course

Team building and ice breaker activities.

 What's holding me back? 

 Addressing obstacles and how to overcome them.

Genius or What?

Discover the hardwork behind famous successes that often appear to be "easy"

Don't Stop Me Now

Recognising the importance of GRIT and determination

Preparing for the dragons

In terms students will prepare their pitches to the dragons

10:00 - 10:30

Snack Break

10:30 - 11:30

What is Growth Mindset?

An introduction to growth mindset in comparison to a fixed mindset

Plastic & Elastic Brain


The brain is like a muscle, we have to keep training it

Small Steps & Giant Leaps

Understand small changes to routines and practice can have a huge overall impact



Self reflection & review of progress made in the week




Preparing for the dragons

In teams students will prepare their pitches to the dragons

11:30 - 12:30



Identifying good habits




Practice Makes Awesome

Under
Pressure

Understand pressure and situations which makes us nervous

How has my mindset changed and what's next?

Dragons Den Presentation

12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:00

Solving problems of 6-8 year olds

Teamwork makes the dream work

How do we communicate our ideas effectively?


Building the dream


Dragons Den Presentation

14:00 - 15:00

Spending money game

Captain of our ship

Presentation practice


Building the dream


Kids Presentaton and wrap up

15:00

Home


9 to 12 years old

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08:30 -09:00

Arrival

09:00 - 10:00


Introduction to course

Team building and ice breaker activities.

 What's holding me back? 

 Addressing obstacles and how to overcome them.

Genius or What?

Discover the hardwork behind famous successes that often appear to be "easy"

Don't Stop Me Now

Recognising the importance of GRIT and determination

Preparing for the dragons

In terms students will prepare their pitches to the dragons

10:00 - 10:30

Snack Break

10:30 - 11:30

What is Growth Mindset?

An introduction to growth mindset in comparison to a fixed mindset

Plastic & Elastic Brain


The brain is like a muscle, we have to keep training it

Small Steps & Giant Leaps

Understand small changes to routines and practice can have a huge overall impact



Self reflection & review of progress made in the week




Preparing for the dragons

In teams students will prepare their pitches to the dragons

11:30 - 12:30



Identifying good habits




Practice Makes Awesome

Under 
Pressure

Understand pressure and situations which makes us nervous

How has my mindset changed and what's next?

Dragons Den Presentation

12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:00

Entrepreneur 101

Teamwork & Leadership makes the dream work

How do we communicate our ideas effectively? Presentation practice


Building big ideas


Dragons Den Presentation

14:00 - 15:00

Entrepreneur 101

Building big ideas

Building big ideas


Building big ideas


Kids presentation and 
wrap up

Home

Winter Holiday Dates 2019

Camp Week Dates Location 6 to 8 9 to 12
TBC DECEMBER SJI TBC TBC


All camp weeks run Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.


To check camp availability please click HERE

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Life Skills  Ages 6 - 12

Life Skills

S$625.00

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