OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that in providing our children a balanced nutrition in areas of the heart, mind and body, they would be equipped to expand and thrive creatively.

HEART 

Self Awareness
Self Management
Empathy
Compassion
Community

MIND

Self-Discovery
Growth Mindset
Autonomy
Resilience

BODY

Exercise
Healthy Eating
Enjoyment
Rest

Vision

To guide our children to grow as happy, mindful and caring individuals set out to thrive.

Mission

Create a safe space that is always people-centered, where children can learn and grow playfully.

MEET THE MINDFUL FAMILY

We're a bunch of joyful folks bringing endless happiness to camp 😊

Dawn Sim

Camp Director, The Mindful Mama

Director | Counsellor & Psychotherapist – M.Soc Sc (Counselling)

Inspired by summer camps in Omega Institute (USA) and Plum Village (France), Dawn founded The Mindful Camp in 2014 with the vision of bringing a holistic camp focusing on well-being and life-skills to Singapore.

A trained mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist, Dawn is passionate about helping young campers be future-ready and resilient.

She is a member of the American Camp Association and keeps herself updated on latest camp guidelines and best practices. In addition to being the camp director, Dawn is an avid traveller and enjoys dancing and walking her black Labrador!

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“A cup of hot chocolate and a good book.”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Meditation and a walk in nature.”

Georgy

Camp Leader - The Russian Dude

| First Aid Certified

A high-performance athlete and mindfulness practitioner, Georgy believes that children learn best in a positive environment. He believes in positive reinforcement, encouragement of efforts and celebration of small achievements.

Hailing from the largest country in the world, Georgy is the model of discipline and gentleness all at once (naturally, becoming some of our campers’ favourite counsellor!) At camp, he is the master of the swimming pool and enjoys playing soccer, badminton and games with campers.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Being with my family”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“My morning ritual – fifteen minutes of light exercises and fifteen minutes of meditation, plus my favourite coffee!”

Yiping

Camp Leader - The Artsy Gal

| First Aid Certified

Having spent her final year of BA(Hons) in Design Communication pursuing research in the importance of art-making to child development, Yiping advocates for progressive education. She believes that learning should support and foster the inherent curious nature of a child over suppressing or conforming it; engaging in art activities would provide a child with the stimuli and guidance they need to grow creatively as critical thinkers.

She enjoys spending time with children encouraging and exploring their wildly creative sides, and loves creating hands-on, crafty workshops and designing exciting programmes for The Mindful Camp that can do just that!

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Being in nature, soaking up the sun”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“I tend to my plants in the morning and get at least one good sweat throughout the day”

Gopal

Camp Leader - The Funny Uncle

| First Aid Certified

With over 15 years of running camps, Gopal is regarded as pioneer in his field. He creatively develops activities that are both safe and engaging. With a passion to raise the standard of camps in Singapore, he is also a senior trainer of camp facilitators.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Beer! Just kidding. Right now it is playing with my daughter”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Dinner with my family, as well as catching up, watching movies and football with them”

Dinah

Camp Leader - The Sporty Chic

| First Aid Certified

Dinah is an adventure seeker. She used to be in the track and field team, touch rugby and even competed in a martial art called Silat. During her free time, she loves engaging herself with outdoor activities. She believes that it will keep one healthy, provide opportunities to socialise and obtain new skills.

Her pure spirit in learning and venturing into different sports taught her that “if you put your mind to it, you can do it”. With her positive attitude and enthusiasm, she hopes to spread happiness to everyone!

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“My family, friends, cats and sports bike”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Sharing how my day went with my close ones…and singing in the shower to kickstart my day!”

Natasha

Facilitator - The Disney Princess

| First Aid Certified

Natasha is a creative who enjoys the arts and spends a lot of her free time drawing, dancing and learning music. She believes in these creative outlets as therapeutic ways to express her emotions.

Adeptly caring for children with a gentle and dependable, yet playful and friendly touch, Natasha found her love for children after her first experience with younger ones at Whitelodge kindergarten in 2014. Being surrounded by these young, sprightly and candid souls brightens her day and inspired her to begin teaching art, as well as explore different avenues of guiding and caring for children.

“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway” -Walt Disney

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Disney movies and 50’s music”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Wake up, and find myself in moments throughout the day”

Hairul

Facilitator - The Musical Guy

| First Aid Certified

Having been part of a music band as guitarist and singer, Hairul loves music and is our resident campfire staple(!) who skilfully improves the tune of our camp voices on a sleepover night.

After studying security technology, he is the young energetic friend to the campers, currently waiting to serve the nation.

He loves talking to kids – listening to their stories and having hearty conversations with them.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Seeing the people around me smile, knowing that they are happy makes me happy”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Exercising and working out….I might have a couple of cheat days hehehe”

Atiqah

Facilitator - The Adventurous Sister

| First Aid Certified

As a fan of the outdoors, Atiqah often finds herself surrounded by nature be it going for a hike or merely sitting by the beach. She believes that spending time outdoors helps her to be in a better headspace hence being able to think clearer.

Her love and interest for working with children comes from being surrounded by little children almost all the time. Being able to be a part of helping a child grow and learn new things is an amazing feeling and it‘s one that doesn’t come by very often so when the opportunity arises she makes sure she gives it her all and has fun with it at the same time.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Being by the beach”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Listen to music and read a book”

Dini

Facilitator - The Happy One

| First Aid Certified

Dini, graduated from BA(Hons) in Early Childhood Education and discovered her true passion in teaching children through play. She is indeed talented and adventurous as she enjoys trekking, skating, and singing.

With her extensive experience in running various camps in Singapore, she knows how to bond and connect with each child meaningfully. She believes that her upbeat and friendly personality shapes her experiences as an outdoor trainer, allowing her to provide meaningful connections to people and their surroundings.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Cats, their ‘floof’ , music and having quality time spent with loved ones”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Listening to music and reading a book”

Anastasia

Facilitator - The Cool Sis

Anastasia is a natural explorer! She cherishes attempting new things to beat her feelings of dread. She found her interest of teaching when she was 14 years old, coaching floorball for elementary school students. As a trained fitness coach, she too choses to focus on her side interest of arts: clay making.

She generally ensures her days are productive because she believes that waking up every day is such blessing. She believes listening to soothing music and taking deep breaths to relax her mind.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“It’s the little things even saying ‘Hi’ to a stranger.”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“Watching TV shows and eating dinner with my family. Sometimes I do clay too!”

Jay

Facilitator - The Cool Bro

| First Aid Certified

Jay, an undergraduate of information systems, finds fulfillment in working with children. He enjoys listening to children’s stories as it allows him to better understand and connect with them better. Our young campers love to share stories with Jay as he keeps them engage with his own.

As an active individual – he enjoys watching MotoGP and the formula 1. From sports to motorsports, he too competes in football and bouldering competition. With his many interests and genuine heart he aspire to bring as much joy to the camp!

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
“Motorbikes and bouldering. and then watching more videos of it!”

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO DAILY THAT REPLENISHES YOU?
“A good drama and some soulful music.”

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