Category: School’s Out Camps

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A Recipe for Joy and BelongingA Recipe for Joy and Belonging

I believe there are three ingredients vital to creating a sense of joy and belonging: connection, immersion, and agency.  I define these three concepts as follows. Connection: the feeling that you belong, that you are part of a larger whole, are loved, and that you have the tools to deepen your relationships with others. Immersion: the feeling of losing yourself…

Earth Week School’s Out CampEarth Week School’s Out Camp

Makom Community’s Spring Break Campers had an energetic, creative, and collaborative week at Spring Break Camp: “Earth Week”! Our week was full of nature-inspired crafts, scavenger hunts, and building, all with a Jewish twist.                  We started the week with things that grow, like flowers, trees and other plants. We broke the ice…

What Is A Leader? President’s Day CampWhat Is A Leader? President’s Day Camp

We had an energizing and imaginative day on Monday at President’s Day School’s Out Camp! Our focus was leadership and community care. Our creative crew of learners, new and familiar, had so much to say and think about as we learned, built, played, danced and rested together. We began by considering what a President should be like! Learners listed qualities…

Summer 2022 School’s Out CampSummer 2022 School’s Out Camp

This Summer, not only will campers get a taste of the art, cuisine, and traditions of Jews around the world but we will deep dive into the food, sounds, images, and Jewish history of the City of Brotherly Love. Join us from 8:30am-4pm on one or more of these weeks: June 15th – 17th, $225 3-day week (Center City Location) June 20th –…

January & February Extended Enrichment DetailsJanuary & February Extended Enrichment Details

Find community amid the chilly weather at Makom’s Extended Enrichment Days!   Extended Enrichment will be held on: Friday, January 21st Tuesday, February 2nd Wednesday, February 3rd Thursday, February 4th Friday, February 18th Cost is $60 from 12pm-5:30pm. If your child normally attends Jewish Enrichment on the day of the Extended Enrichment, you can enroll them for the discounted rate…

January & February School’s Out Camp DetailsJanuary & 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…

Magical Book Week: Oh the faces we show!Magical Book Week: Oh the faces we show!

What a magical week it has been! When kiddos arrived at Makom on Monday some were feeling unsure about the unknown of a new environment and new people. Throughout the week I saw campers emerging from their shells. By the end of the week there was laughter, friendship, and so many beautiful memories.  On our very first morning some friends…

PJDS Camp Explores Music and EmotionPJDS Camp Explores Music and Emotion

It was another fun-filled action-packed day of PJDS Camp here at Makom! We considered emotions as they relate to the month of Tevet. Students were eager to share their emotions as we brainstormed when and why certain emotions might come up. We sat around the rainbow rug and thought about a range of emotions. I watched as our youngest and…

November 11th School’s Out Camp Recap!November 11th School’s Out Camp Recap!

Our November 11th School’s Out Camp Day was full of fun and thoughtful learning. In Center City, shaving cream art with marbled watercolor was named across the board as a highlight. The day also included making impressive clay statues, singing “Boom Chicka Boom” and “Herman the Worm” with verses created by the kids, and lots of playground time. Amidst all…

Election Day School’s Out Camp RecapElection Day School’s Out Camp Recap

On Tuesday, kiddos joined up for a delightful and energetic day of camp at both Center City and South Philly Locations.  Kiddos in Center City started with some games, sang the “Moose Song,” and took advantage of the dry morning weather to gather leaves from Rittenhouse Square for a leaf rubbing activity. Kids then chose between a yarn craft and…

December’s Magical Book Week Schools Out Camp Details!December’s Magical Book Week Schools Out Camp Details!

Enchantment Ahead with School’s Out Camp “Magical Book Week” this Winter Break… What’s more engaging than a good book? How about a whole week of Makom School’s Out Camp with dozens of activities, taking inspiration from our learners’ favorite books, authors, and series!   We will offer a full week of camp December 27-31. In addition, we will be offering…

November 2nd School’s Out Camp DetailsNovember 2nd School’s Out Camp Details

Just coming off of our first “School’s Out” camp day last Monday, October 11th, which was full of learning, creating, and lots of fun, we are already turning attention to our next camp days! On Tuesday, November 2, when district-run schools are closed for Election Day, we will again have camp from 8:30am-4:00pm. We are excited for another day of…

Upcoming PJDS Camp DaysUpcoming PJDS Camp Days

Join us for PJDS Camp! Camp will run from 8:30am-4:00pm at our South Philadelphia location and include many opportunities for hands-on learning, making, and exploring! Click here to enroll. Friday, December 3rd: We will be learning about the Hebrew month of Tevet with winter walks and intuitive art projects. Wednesday December 8th: We will continue exploring Tevet with collaborative making…

Monday, October 11th School’s Out CampMonday, 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…

Science Is Cool! | Center City’s Last Week of School’s Out CampScience Is Cool! | Center City’s Last Week of School’s Out Camp

This past week our kiddos were dived into the fascinating world of science and explored Judaism’s connection to environment through Baal Tashchit (the commandment to not destroy). We started this week by learning what a bracha (blessing) is and why we might say a bracha? We concluded that we usually say a bracha when we are grateful, when something makes us…

Get Excited for August School’s Out Camp! 

Makom Community has three, awesome, fun-filled weeks of August School’s Out camp planned for your kiddos in both Center City and South Philly! Kids ages 4-10 are invited to join us the weeks of August 9, 16, and 23 for week-long, full camp days (8:30am-5:30pm) complete with arts and crafts, cooking projects, afternoons at the playground or splash pad, singing,…

June Camp: A RecapJune Camp: A Recap

We just finished two fabulous weeks of June camp! We had a blast doing art projects, scavenger hunts, moving our bodies, reading books, and so much more.  During our first week of camp, we focused on theatre and our Avot v’Imahot (ancestors). We played improv games, learned all about the elements of a narrative, and even wrote and performed a…

Winter Camp: Full of Fun and LightWinter Camp: Full of Fun and Light

Last week, Makom Community had our first entirely outdoor Winter Break Camp! We met on Ionic Street to learn about Jewish traditions around the world through art projects, games, obstacle courses, and lots of running around.  Monday was all about Jewish traditions and holidays that emphasize light. We talked about lighting Chanukah candles and how that brings light and warmth…

August Camp: A RecapAugust Camp: A Recap

August camp has passed in the blink of an eye! We created some fabulous art, spent lots of time playing outside, studied Torah together, and made new friends. Here’s a peek into our last three weeks: Fantasy and Magic Week 1 was all about fantasy and magic. We made wands, learned about Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), and did some magical science…

Making Magic at School’s Out CampMaking Magic at School’s Out Camp

August camp is off to a fabulous start! We are so happy to be back with kiddos, and have had so much fun this week. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to: This week’s theme was Fantasy and Magic. Every day we’ve taken a deep dive into a different form of magic and looked at it from a…

August Camp Here We Come! August Camp Here We Come! 

We hope you all are enjoying a fabulous and relaxing summer! We’re gearing up for 3 awesome weeks of School’s Out Camp with your kiddos, and we can’t wait to be in person! Join us to brew some potions, paint vegetables, and explore the stages of the moon! See more details below, or click here to enroll in the weeks…