October Camp 2019

23-25 October

We're excited to announce the return of the brilliant October Camp 2019.

Infinite Jest return to JW3 this October half term after their fabulous summer camps. In this three day film course, the children will write, shoot and screen their own short film. They'll be involved in casting, costume and set design, marketing, filming and acting. The course culminates in the first ever Infinite Jest/JW3 film festival and an award ceremony in front of friends and family.

Three days, run by Infinite Jest's highly experienced team of professionals, packed with fun and creativity where the children learn about team working, leadership, compromise, respect, effective communication.  Leaving with newly acquired skills, inspired and brimming with confidence.


Wednesday 23 October – Brain to page

The children, in teams, will write their own film.

 The day will cover:

  • Film genres
  • What makes a good story
  • Script writing
  • How to storyboard
  • Costume and set design

Thursday 24 October – page to set

The teams will shoot their script 

The day will cover:

  • The casting process
  • Film set roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding camera angles and their impact
  • Getting the best out of an actor
  • Make-up design and application

Friday 25 October – set to screen

The films will be screened for an audience of family and friends please join us at 2.30pm for the Premiere and for a short Kabbalat Shabbat service. 

The day will cover:

  • Marketing – poster design, making a film trailer
  • The red carpet treatment
  • Acceptance speech writing

Early Birds Club  8.30 am- 9.30 am If you want to drop your children off a little earlier, join us an hour earlier with our early birds club.

After Camp Club 3.30 - 4.30 If you're looking for a little extra child care, book your space at our After Camp Club.

*Please note, early Birds Club needs to be pre-booked the day before cut off 2pm.


Bookings are now closed for Wednesday 23rd October. JW3 is closed during the chaggim and our team will not be able to process new bookings. You can book in person from the Box Office on Wednesday morning (excluding Early Bird Club) but there may be a wait whilst we process your child's information. Although we will cater for a variety of dietary requirements, please be aware we will need to check if any additional requirements can be accommodated before your child is admitted. Bookings for Thursday 24th and Friday 25th October will remain open as usual.




When should I book?

You can book straight away! Places do fill up! Please note that online bookings will close at 2pm on Thursday 17th October for the camp on Wednesday 23rd October including Early Bird club. (Due to the Chaggim and insufficient time to be able to process your booking). You may come in person on Wednesday morning (not for the Early Bird Club), but there may be a queue and little wait whilst we process your information.  

Does my child need to be Jewish to attend? 

No, any child can join us on camp. We promote an inclusive and friendly environment and there will be some content that relates to Jewish culture. 

What will my child be eating? 

Our in-house restaurant, Zest, provide kosher catering for camp. The children have a selection of fruit at morning break and a biscuit and/or chocolate at afternoon break. Lunches always include a salad bar selection and vary from pizza and pasta with tomato sauce and cheese (on the side), fish and/or falafel and chips or plain bagels with either cream cheese, egg, tuna or cheddar cheese fillings. We always provide a vegetarian option and can provide a gluten free option if requested beforehand. 

My child is 4 years old, can they attend? 

We cannot take children under 5 years of age on our camp for legal reasons. 

What should my child bring? 

Please make sure your child brings a water bottle and TONS of ENERGY. We also recommend that children wear clothes that they can get dirty as we do some arts and crafts activity. 

What time do I pick up my child? 

Please pick up your child at 3.30pm (You are invited to the film showing on Friday 25th 2.30pm). If you are running late please call on 020 7433 8988 and we may be able to put your child in ‘After Club’ at the cost of £6 (not available on Friday).

What are staff to children ratios? 

We run a 1: 8 ratio for Under 8's and 1:10 ratio for older age group.  

I/my family are in receipt of statutory benefits, does this change the cost of Camp? 

Concessions are available for those families who are recipients of benefits. Please contact Box Office to discuss individual circumstances. Proof of the benefit will need to be provided. 

Can I bring medication for my child? 

The only prescribed medicines which will be held by JW3 staff are asthma inhalers and EpiPens which should be in the original container, labelled with the child’s name and dosage. Any other medication must be approved by the Programme Director in consultation with the parent/guardian. Antibiotics will not be stored or administered by JW3 staff. Painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen may NOT be brought in. 

What is the cancellation/refund policy? 

We do not refund tickets for camp except in the unlikely event of cancellation. 

Contact: camps@jw3.org.uk