2023 School’s Out Programs
High-Quality, Fun Camp Programming and Jewish Education
When schools are closed and parents need to be at work, Makom Community is here with FUN camp programming and learning for kids. All of our camp days run from 8:30AM – 4PM and are complete with outside playtime, healthy snacks, and fabulous activities!
School’s Out Camps are available in:
Center City: 2013 Sansom Street, 1st Floor & South Philadelphia: 1311 S. Juniper Street
- Spring Break: Monday, April 3rd & Tuesday, April 4th, $180 per week (South Philly)
- April School’s Out Camp: Friday, April 21st, $90 (South Philly)
- Our individual camps days throughout the school year are $90.
- June Camp (South Philly)
- Week 1: Wednesday, June 14th – Friday, June 16th, $270
- Week 2: Tuesday, June 20th – Friday, June 23rd, $360
Upcoming Camp Themes:
- Spring Break Camp – “Coming Together: Pesach & Kehillah (Community)” Why is this camp different from all other camps? This Spring Break, campers will consider the role of community in the holiday of Pesach. How did the community of B’nei Yisrael come to be? How do Jewish people honor the Passover story with our modern communities and rituals? Which of the four children are you, and why might we need all four kinds of folks in our communities? We will explore these and other big questions through our favorite modes: movement, art, music and play!
- April School’s Out Camp – “Mysticism and the Cosmos” For centuries, humans have been able to look up and see the same starry night glowing above, and wow, what incredible stories those stars contain! From Jewish people using the appearance of 3 stars in the sky to mark the separation of Shabbat and the work week to ancient stories of the constellations, to modern astrological practices, we will consider all the ways humans look to the cosmos for comfort and guidance. Campers at “Mysticism and the Cosmos Camp” will explore the universal experience of wondering about the big universe and our divine place in it.
- June Camp | Week 1 – “Earth Week” Welcome to Earth Week at Makom Community! This June, School’s Out Campers will explore the vast realms of planet earth, from the deep ocean and dark underground to the atmosphere and blue sky over our heads. We will ask how human cities fit into the picture of our planet, and explore Jewish concepts like tikkun olam (repairing the world) and olam haba (the world to come). What does it mean to repair the earth? And how might we participate in building toward the world we want to live in?
- June Camp | Week 2 – “Color Week” If there’s one thing we love at Makom Community, it’s color! From rainbows everywhere, to painting on the walls, to special, naturally dyed challah, most of our days are filled with color. This June, School’s Out Campers will dive deep into the many facets of our colorful world, using food, science projects, games, and many creative crafts. We’ll explore the colors of Judaism, diving into the symbolism of the blue string of a tallis or the white garb worn on Yom Kippur. What’s your favorite color?
Perelman Jewish Day School Camp Days:
- Monday, April 10th – Tuesday, April 11th (Kellman Brown Academy is also closed).
- Friday, April 14th
PJDS Camp Day Themes:
- April 10-11 (Passover) – ”Coming Together: Pesach and Kehilah (Community)” Why is this camp different from all other camps? This Spring Break, campers will consider the role of community in the holiday of Pesach. How did the community of B’nei Yisrael come to be? How do Jewish people honor the Passover story with our modern communities and rituals? Which of the four children are you, and why might we need all four kinds of folks in our communities? We will explore these and other big questions through our favorite modes: movement, art, music and play!
- April 14 – “Building in Judaism” From the building of our sukkot (huts) on Sukkot to the specifics of Noach’s Ark, we have much to learn from the construction habits of our ancestors. Campers will use their own ingenuity and construction skills to explore the connection between building in Jewish text and our modern responsibility to build a better world at PJDS School’s Out Camp: Building in Judaism!
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to Ash Tannenbaum-Fisher, Camp Coordinator.