Category: School’s Out Camps

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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…

Chag Pesach Sameach!Chag Pesach Sameach!

Chag Pesach sameach! Happy Passover!  This week, we embarked on the adventure of Zoom Camp. Kiddos joined us on video chat from the comfiest spot in their house, some even still in their pajamas! In the morning, we did passover-themed art projects. We learned about Elijah’s cup, Miriam’s cup, The Four Children, and so much more!  After lunch and a…

Summer Camp Sneak Peek!Summer Camp Sneak Peek!

Summer will be here before you know it, so save the dates for our June and August camps! This summer, explore the holiday of Shavuot, dive into Harry Potter and the Torah, make some fantastic tie-dye, and more! See more details below, or check out our website to enroll in the schedules and days that work just right for your…

Winter Break Camps: A RecapWinter Break Camps: A Recap

It’s 2020, and we are getting back into the swing of things with afterschool enrichment and looking back on camp! We had 6 amazing Winter Break School’s Out Camp Days, complete with art projects, field trips, game shows, and lots of Hannukah celebration.     Our field trips during Winter Break included an excursion to the movie theatre, and to…

Light, Love, and Dreidel at School’s Out Camp!Light, Love, and Dreidel at School’s Out Camp!

Winter camps are in full swing, and we are having so much fun! Our kiddos had a fabulous time learning about the story of Hanukkah with art projects, stories, and lots of dreidel! We started off the day reading stories, including old favorites such as Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah and The Chanukkah Guest. By reading these books, we got to…

August Camps: A RecapAugust Camps: A Recap

Somehow it’s already September, which means that it’s time to look forward to the school year, and think back on camp! We had an amazing 10 days, and got to see lots of friends in our new, remodeled space! A fresh coat of paint on the walls and a brand new kitchen was exciting for newcomers and returning kiddos alike….

Learn and Play at August Camp!Learn and Play at August Camp!

We hope you all are enjoying a fabulous and relaxing summer! We’re resting well and gearing up for more days of playing and exploring with your kiddos. School’s Out Camp is back the last two weeks of August. Join us to stage a rebellion, practice your patience, become a spy, explore the moon, and more! See more details below. Or…

A School’s Out Camp StoryA School’s Out Camp Story

Let me tell you a story. Once, there was a community. It was full of some of the loveliest humans. Every day they came together and did their best to be kind, inclusive, and helpful. Sometimes they made mistakes—someone would take a toy without asking; someone would walk away from a mess; someone would use an unfriendly word—but they always…

Summer Camp!!Summer Camp!!

Camp is right around the corner! Our camp programming this summer is complete with fun, games, outdoor time, and exciting Jewish learning! Read on to get the details about camp. You’re invited! We are kicking off camp with Wyatt’s Rainbow Glitter Birthday Bash! Those who attend can expect sparkly crafts, sweet treats, and of course lots of musical theater-y fabulousness….

Makom Community Leaves EgyptMakom Community Leaves Egypt

Last week, we completed the final stretch of our Pesach (Passover) unit. We did Bedikat Chametz (checking for bread products) by playing hide and seek games with chametz (bread products). And we did Biyur Chametz by destroying all the chametz. We closed out our week with a camp day about the leaving Egypt story. Read on to get the details!  We had lots of fun hiding chametz around Makom Community.  One day our older and younger students hid chametz for each other.   For Biyur Chametz we…

Summer Camp 2019 Dates and Themes!Summer Camp 2019 Dates and Themes!

It’s time to start thinking about SUMMER CAMP! Makom Community offers programing in the weeks before and after area summer camps run. See below for our list of theme days this summer! We know you need to work and want to make sure your child(ren) are safe and having LOTS of fun. Early-bird registration for June camp ends May 29th….