Summer Scheme 2018
For ages 5-7 and 8-11
Join us at JW3 this summer for an action-packed summer holiday scheme filled with JW3 fun & games. We will explore a huge variety of engaging activities, from drama and urban crafts to team-building and problem-solving activities. Each day will include a workshop run by experienced professionals who bring their expertise to engage the group in specialised content. Our fully-trained team of experienced in-house youth leaders will keep participants entertained with their exceptional programmes full of creativity and exploration into different educational themes including those based on Jewish values and themes.
Each day will begin with a Ruach (spirit) session to get the group excited and energised for the day ahead. We will end each day with a PJ Library tale (for the younger ones), and on Fridays we’ll explore the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat, by baking Challah and participating in a special Kabbalat Shabbat experience.
Throughout the day participants will benefit from time on our amazing outdoor Hampstead Beach in the JW3 Piazza. We’ll also provide a delicious and nutritious kosher lunch as well as snacks throughout the day so no need to bring your own!
Please note that:
*For a 10% siblings discount please call Box Office
We cannot take children under 5 years of age on our scheme.
Week 1, 30 July - 3 - August: Urban Crafts
|Mon 30 July||10:00 - 16:00||Graffiti lettering|
|Tues 31 July||10:00 - 16:00||Designing and making t-shirts|
|Weds 1 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Pet rocks and Collages|
|Thurs 2 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Stencils Graffiti|
|Fri 3 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Challah covers decoration and collages|
Week 2, 6 - 10 August: Infinite Jest
Join acclaimed theatre company, Infinite Jest, who return to JW3 for a week-long drama camp inspired by Jules Verne's brilliant adventure story ''Around the World in 80 Days''. Each day we will learn a new drama skill- from dance, physical theatre, costume and puppet making to circus, clowning and Improvisation. Our creative youth leaders will plan sessions around different cultures and traditions. So come and travel the world with us.
|Mon 6 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Creating theatre|
|Tues 7 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Dance and Physical Theatre|
|Weds 8 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Puppet Making and Puppeteering|
|Thurs 9 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Circus and Clowning|
|Fri 10 Aug||10:00 - 16:00||Acting and Costume Design|
Join Spencer Stage School on a week of Performing Arts where we will sing, dance and act our way through the biggest dance crazes, shows and songs of the past 100 years. Including music from: The Greatest Showman, Fiddler on the roof, Disney Fairytales and many more (we are open to requests of your favourites too!). We will also create crafts to complement the theme of the day. Each day children will be provided with Kosher lunch, get to play on Hampstead’s Urban Beach at JW3 and the younger children will enjoy story time. We will finish the week with a Kabalat Shabbat on Friday afternoon and all parents are welcome to join.
|Mon 13 Aug||9:30 - 16:00|
|Tues 14 Aug||9:30 - 16:00|
|Weds 15 Aug||9:30 - 16:00|
|Thurs 16 Aug||9:30 - 16:00|
|Fri 17 Aug||9:30 - 16:00|
What will my child be doing?
Each day participants engage in a mixture of specialist activities and youth leader sessions. Every day is designed to be engaging and interactive so that participants explore a variety of different activities throughout the day: from craft and drama activities to problem-solving and team-building sessions.
Does my child need to be Jewish to attend?
No, any child can join us on scheme and we promote an inclusive and friendly environment at all times. There may be some content that relates to Jewish culture, for example the Jewish Sabbath, Shabbat.
What will my child be eating?
Our in-house restaurant Zest provides kosher catering for scheme. Participants have a selection of fruit at morning break and a biscuit during afternoon break. Lunchtime always include a salad bar and vary from pizza and pasta with tomato sauce and cheese (on the side), fish and/or falafel and chips to 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 strictly cannot accept children under the age of 5 onto our scheme for legal reasons.
Can my child change age groups to be with their siblings/friends?
If a child is over 7 ½ then, dependent on there being space in the desired age group, we may consider moving them to the 8-11 age group. Similarly, if the child is under 8 ½ then we may consider moving them to the 5-7 age group. However, we will need to speak to the parents about this first and approve any move as scheme activities are designed specifically to suit a given age group – if your child moves group they may find the activities too easy or too hard. All requests must be approved beforehand by the Head of Scheme.
My child has additional needs, is scheme suitable for them?
We always try to cater to children with additional needs on scheme and have a network of one to one support workers for children with additional learning needs. Please feel free to get in touch so we can talk to you about ways we can support your child, including cost implications.
I/my family are in receipt of statutory benefits, does this change the cost of Scheme?
Concessions are available for those families who are recipients of benefits. Please contact our Box Office on 0207 433 8988 (option 1) to discuss individual circumstances. Proof of the concession 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 time do I pick up my child?
You can pick up your child in the afternoon between 3.50-4pm. We give this window of time for flexibility as we know that some parents might need to pick up children from other places. Please make sure you are on time - if your child is with us after 4pm we cannot guarantee entertainment or activities for them as we begin our preparations for the next day, and our staff also need to go home.
Do the leaders have specific training?
We provide training for our youth leaders and ensure they have plenty of experience working with children aged 5-11. They design and deliver their own creative activities and support our professionally facilitated workshops which they run daily.
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
We do not refund tickets for scheme except in the unlikely event of cancellation.