New family campsite in Sembawang by People’s Association: What you can expect

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April 23, 2018

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    The People’s Association has launched a series of themed family camps on Sunday (April 22) at a new campsite built at Jalan Mempurong in Sembawang.

    Aimed at promoting bonding and getting parents and their children to go outdoors, mums and dads can learn about astronomy through star gazing, as well as discover marine creatures during an intertidal walk with their children.

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    The 7,000 sq m site, which is located beside the PA’s Sembawang Water-Venture facility, can accommodate about 200 campers at a time.

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    Sembawang GRC MP Lim Wee Kiak said the campsite makes use of the surrounding nature – such as the lush greenery and intertidal zones – to provide an ideal setting for educational family activities.

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    These thematic family camps, which are two-day, one-night affairs, revolve around three themes: A science camp with activities such as a forest walk and stargazing; a pets camp to let families experience being a pet owner; and an eco camp with a coastal clean up and kayaking.

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    The inaugural run of the science camp concluded on Sunday, with 22 families taking part.

    One of the campers, financial planner Kelvin Ang, 41, who was with his wife and three children, said the camp was well-facilitated with tents provided by the PA and lessons given on how to pitch them.

    “It’s a good way to enjoy camping as a first-time experience. I think it’s very important for kids to see the outdoors, and I believe in experiential learning outside the classroom,” said Mr Ang.

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    Parents can visit the official PA Water-Venture Facebook page for more information and to register for the camps.

    The pets camp will take place on June 2 and 3, the next science camp on June 9 and 10, and the eco camp on June 16 and 17. Dates for November’s camps will be announced later.

    A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times.

    (Photos: People’s Association)

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The People’s Association has launched a series of themed family camps on Sunday (April 22) at a new campsite built at Jalan Mempurong in Sembawang. Aimed at promoting bonding and getting parents and their children to go outdoors, mums and dads can learn about astronomy through star gazing, as well as discover marine creatures during an intertidal walk with their children. The 7,000 sq m site, which is located beside the PA’s Sembawang Water-Venture facility, can accommodate about 200 campers at a time. Related: Family trip: How to save money when you travel to these 5 dream destinations Sembawang GRC MP Lim Wee Kiak said the campsite makes use of the surrounding nature – such as the lush greenery and intertidal zones – to provide an ideal setting for educational family activities. Related: 11 new theme parks and rides your kids will love  These thematic family camps, which are two-day, one-night affairs, revolve around three themes: A science camp with activities such as a forest walk and stargazing; a pets camp to let families experience being a pet owner; and an eco camp with a coastal clean up and kayaking. Related: 7 best kids clubs in Asia that your kids won’t want to leave The inaugural run of the science camp concluded on Sunday, with 22 families taking part. One of the campers, financial planner Kelvin Ang, 41, who was with his wife and three children, said the camp was well-facilitated with tents provided by the PA and lessons given on how to pitch them. “It’s a good way to enjoy camping as a first-time experience. I think it’s very important for kids to see the outdoors, and I believe in experiential learning outside the classroom,” said Mr Ang. Related: 5 secrets to raising a creative toddler with high EQ Parents can visit the official PA Water-Venture Facebook page for more information and to register for the camps. The pets camp will take place on June 2 and 3, the next science camp on June 9 and 10, and the eco camp on June 16 and 17. Dates for November’s camps will be announced later. A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times. (Photos: People’s Association) Related: Kate Pang: Having kids took a toll on my marriage

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