Discovery Vacation Camps
The Singapore education system current emphasis is on Thinking and Creativity skills. This is exactly what we have been doing right from the very first Discovery Vacation Camps we organized, and our kids love it!
This is our 16th year of Discovery Vacation Camps (DVC).
Our new thrust is the "Life Sciences" theme which we have incoporated in all our DVC Programmes.
The May/Jun School holidays are coming soon and it is again time for our 32nd Discovery Vacation Camps. We will run DVC at 3 campuses.
- MAIN CAMPUS - RAFFLES GIRLS' PRIMARY SCHOOL
- CENTRAL CAMPUS - ST. ANDREW'S JUNIOR SCHOOL
- EAST CAMPUS - TAO NAN SCHOOL
Our Discovery Campers love Science. It is an established fact that once children love a subject, they will do well in it. With the new directions in Science education towards Creativity, Thinking and Process Skills, our Campers will greatly benefit from their experiences in our camps. They will be encouraged to become creative young scientists and to use the skills they have learnt in Discovery Vacation Camps to excel in life!
Straits Times, NOV 15 2000:
DR SEET Ai Mee, noted for her love of working with children, has ventured into cyberspace to reach out to them -- with her Discovery Vacation Camps project.
The portal -- http://www.discovery-camp.com -- was launched in mid-October. And, since last week, Internet users have been able to use their credit cards or choose to debit from their United Overseas Bank accounts to pay for the camps run by her company, AML Sci-ed Consultants.
The former Cabinet minister, 57, started the camps as a hobby project nine years ago, and this has since blossomed into a commercially-viable business.
She told The Straits Times that her company had paid e-solutions provider Atlas IT R&D about $40,000 for Web design and hosting of the website.
It had also obtained a$20,000 subsidy from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore to do so.
"The next development phase is to use the Internet as a communication device to generate a continuing interest in science for these children who have participated in our camps,'' she added.
The camps are run every June and December, during the school holidays, at four campuses here. They help promote thinking skills and creativity in primary-school children in a fun way.
Said Dr Seet: "I would like to start an interactive science magazine and host some activities for children on the portal.''
The five-day camp costs $300, and 1,600 to 2,000 children attend her camps every year.