January & February School’s Out Camp Details

On Tuesday, February 1st and Monday, February 21st, we will have a 1-Day School’s Out Camp held at both South Philly and Center City locations from 8:30am-4pm, $75 for the day.

February 1st Camp: Our day will be full of crafting, baking, reading, critical thinking, outdoor time, and lots of fun! We will draw connections between East Asian Lunar New Years and Jewish Lunar New Years, and celebrate the moon with books and activities like making half moon cookies.

February 21st Camp: Our Day will be full of games and activities related to leadership and Jewish leaders.

Feel free to reach out to Amanda, Center City Director ([email protected]) or Leah, South Philly Director ([email protected]) with any questions.

To enroll, click here.

Sample Schedule (Schedule for February 1st Camp):

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.

9:30am – 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! 

10:00am: We’ll read a book like Ladder to the Moon by Maya Soetoro-Ng, and discuss the significance of the moon and the Lunar Calendar in the Jewish year. Then we’ll bake half-moon cookies.

11:00am – Elective Block: Campers will get to choose between different activities such as constructing lanterns, painting, or reading other moon-related books.

11:45am – Lunch Time: We take a break and enjoy some lunch outside. Send food that works for your kiddos. Don’t forget a water bottle. 

12:30pm – Outdoor Play Time: Campers enjoy time at a local playground. 

1:30pm – 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 – Afternoon Snack: Time to refuel their 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

2:30pm – Afternoon Activities: We’ll decorate our cookies, play a silly movement game, and do a calendar related activity.

3:30pm – Tefilah: Music and Movement: Together campers will reflect on the day, share awesome things they did, move their bodies, and sing. 

4:00pm – L’hitraot: Campers are picked up by 4:00 pm.

To enroll, click here.

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