February Camp 2020
17 - 21 February
Join us for an action-packed week, where each day experts from Infinite Jest theatre company will run specialist drama-based workshops, filled with fun and play, games, arts and crafts, and of course a nutritious and delicious kosher lunch and snacks from our very own Zest restaurant.
This February, our half-term camp will take your children on week-long Whodunit mystery, with lots of disguising, clues and decoys, detective work and riddle-solving. Over Five days of unbounded creativity, your young Sherlock Holmeses will be devising characters, writing scripts, songs and dance, creating sound effects, exploring physical theatre and improvisation, as they create their very own Whodunit play, which they'll perform for family and friends at the end of the week.And there's also drama game playing and daily crafting activities, making props and masks, costume design and set painting.
Day 1 – Becoming masters of disguise
We conjure up our very own alter ego. By the end of the day no one will recognise you!
Day 2 – Scripting our Whodunit
Each age group will devise their own Whodunit. Will our seasoned detectives, assisted by the audience, be able to solve the mystery? Shocks, surprises and chills await!!
Day 3 – Dancing and soundscaping
We'll devise a dance routine and become foley artists – creating sound effects for our shows.
Day 4 – Physical theatre
Inspired by internationally renowned theatre companies such as Frantic Assembly (Curious Incident, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) we'll learn how we can use our bodies to tell stories, through gesture, mime, dance and movement.
Day 5 – Show time!
Bringing everything together, putting on the final touches, dress rehearsal and the world premiere. The excitement, the nerves, the exhilaration, the standing ovation – the lifelong memory.
A week packed with learning, laughter and lovely lunches from JW3's kosher restaurant, Zest.
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.
TO BOOK MULTIPLE DAYS PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE AFTER YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR FIRST DAY OR PHONE THE JW3 BOX OFFICE
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.
When should I book?
You can book straight away! Places do fill up! Please note if you book after 4pm on Thursday 13th, please expect a queue on Monday morning to process paper work.
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 Whodunit showcase and Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday 21 2.00pm). 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.