Monday, October 11th School’s Out Camp

Monday, October 11th School’s Out Camp

We are super excited for our first “School’s Out” camp day of the new year! On Monday, October 11, when schools are closed for Indigenous People’s Day/Columbus Day, we will have camp from 8:30-4:00, filled with crafts, music, learning, movement games, outdoor time, and lots of fun. We will weave in activities in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, and also draw connections to our Jewish Enrichment theme of Loving our Neighbor. 

Read below to see our full schedule:


8:30-9:00am – Drop off

Campers can be dropped off anytime between 8:30-9:00am. They will start their morning with board games, legos, and art.

9:30-10:00am – Welcome and Snack

Morning snack is provided and campers and staff take some time to get to know each other, settle in, start their day, and maybe sing a song! 

10:00-11:00am – Core Morning Activities 

We’ll start with some discussion about indigenous people in our region, looking at a short video from the Penn Museum and listening to some music, connecting it with our lives and experiences, and to our theme of “Love Your Neighbor.” We’ll learn about Lenape culture today, and consider similarities to our own cultures. Then, after transitioning, we’ll begin a fall craft project in celebration of the autumn season.

11:00-11:45am — Elective Block

While we always strive to meet kids’ individual needs throughout the day, this year we are also adding specific choice periods during camp days, leaving plenty of opportunities in the day for kids to follow their interests, and other opportunities for kids to try something completely new. This elective block, kids might get a chance to choose between a variety of fun and engaging reading, art, and STEM/Building activities.

11:45-12:15pm – Lunch 

Time to take a break and enjoy some lunch outside. Send food that works for your kiddos. Don’t forget a water bottle. 

12:30-1:30pm Outdoor Play Time 

Campers enjoy time at a local playground. 

1:30-2:00pm – Rest and Relaxation 

After so much time outside and an action-packed schedule, campers have the opportunity to rest and relax. Campers at Makom are typically found during this time reading stories with an educator, building a fort to relax in, or finding some quiet space to play. 

2:00pm-2:30pm – Afternoon Snack

Time to refuel our bodies before an afternoon of activities. We provide daily snacks like graham crackers and fruit, chips and salsa, etc. Allergies are always taken into account.

2:30-3:15- Afternoon Activities

Campers will get to finish their fall craft, listen to a beautiful picture book about indigenous youth activists of Standing Rock, and have plenty of opportunity to get up and move around with some of our favorite active movement games. 

3:15-4:00pm – Tefilah: Music and Movement

Together campers will reflect on the day, share awesome things they did, move their bodies, and sing. 

4:00 pm – L’hitraot

Campers are picked up at 4:00 pm.

Have any questions? Ready to enroll?

Feel free to reach out to Amanda, Center City Director (  or Leah, South Philly Director ( 

To enroll, click here.

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