Summer Programs 2021

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Summer Programs
@The Open Studio 2021

Updated Summer 2021 dates: July 4-August 19th. Campers can be registered for any number or combination of weeks. There is no camp on Sunday July 18, Tisha Ba’av.

Age Groups

Anafim (ages 6-10) A lot of free choice and creative inspiration. Projects are based around weekly themes and medium. Our afternoon Tzaharon program gives time for campers to spend more in-depth time on a specific project (of their choice) or try a variety of projects such as painting, jewelry making, sculpture, etc.

Shtilim (ages 4-6) Experiential beginners creative space based around weekly themes with time to explore, relax and enjoy the process.

Nitzanim (ages 11-15) Our famous “Artists as Mentors” Program where campers work alongside professional artists in their studios. In various locations throughout Jerusalem. Campers are responsible for getting to the artists studios on their own. There will not be transportation provided from the site of our younger children’s program

CITs Counselor-In-Training Internship Former Open Studio Campers, now aged 12-15 are invited to come back and join us as assistant counselors in our Shtilim and Anafim programs. CIT’s serve as a big brother or sister to the campers and are an extra set of hands for the counselors during our short day program 8:30-1:30. After that they are invited to stay on and pursue their own art projects in our Open-Studio during Tzaharon hours (1:30-3:30). Cost per week: 200nis, We only have a few spots for CITs per week. Those interested need to email with their experience at the Open Studio, babysitting, and/or in other art courses, and the weeks they are available. CITs are invited to join camp by the camp director and applying does not guarantee a placement.

Location, hours & pricing are for Anafim & Shtilim camps only. For details about Nitzanim programs, please see individual listings.

Location: Camp will be located at 9A Tzipporah Street, Baka, Jerusalem)

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The full day program is from 8:30am-3:30pm. During this time, campers will have the opportunity to do various projects of their own choosing in the studio and/or cooperative games and clean-arts such as fuse beads, mosaics, watercolors, kapla, drawing, magna tiles and sewing in our Clean Art Room/library.

Prices: Below are per week, in NIS, for Short Day (9am-1:30pm) and full Day (8:30-15:30). The “Multi-Week/Sibling Discount” applies to families registering for a total of 3 weeks or more and the discount applies to all campers in one family. Price Includes: T-shirt, sketchbook and supplies.
1 week:         850 (short day), 1050 (full day)
2 weeks:       1600 (short day), 2000 (full day) Save 100nis!
3 weeks:       2350 (short day), 2950 (full day) Save 200nis!
4+ weeks:     price per week: 700 (short day), 900 (full day) per week!
Early Drop off only (8:30-9am): 50nis per week


Anafim – ענפים (Ages 6-11)

Week 1:     July 4-8         Art with the Masters: Learning and Exploring with famous artists
Week 2:    July 11-15       Creative Creatures: Observation and Inspiration from the animal kingdom
Week 3:    July 19-22      Paper Arts: Sculpting, cutting, sewing, rolling & more with everybody’s favorite medium
Week 4:    July 25-29     DIY & Design
Week 5:    Aug 1-5         Art with the Masters: Learning and Exploring with famous artists
Week 6:    Aug 8-12       Creative Creatures: Observation and Inspiration from the animal kingdom
Week 7:    Aug 15-19      Paper Arts: Sculpting, cutting, sewing, rolling & more with everybody’s favorite medium


Shtilim – שתילים (Ages 4-6) 

The Shtilim track will focus on exploring & discovering your child’s creative talents using all 5 senses, and strengthening their fine and gross motor skills. We use high quality, safe materials that allow children to create and have fun!

Week 5:    Aug 1-5      Art with the Masters: Learning and Exploring with famous artists     
Week 6:    Aug 8-12   Creative Creatures: Observation and Inspiration from the animal kingdom
Week 7:    Aug 15-19  Paper Arts: Sculpting, cutting, sewing, rolling & more with everybody’s favorite medium    

Full Descriptions of each session


Health & Safety

  • Campers are required to bring their own water bottles, hats, and lunch (a healthy snack will be provided around 10:00am).
  • Space is limited. We do expect registration to fill up. So, it is important to register as early as possible.
  • There will be an opportunity on your registration for special requests regarding grouping.
  • No flip flops are allowed in camp. Please come in close-toed shoes.

Cancellation Policy:
For cancellation more than 2 full weeks before the start of the session, there is a fee of 400 NIS.
Cancellations 2 full weeks or less before the start of the session will not be refunded. Children asked to leave camp due to behavior issues will not be refunded.

Corona Considerations:
-No non-campers or non-staff will be permitted to enter the premises while camp is taking place.
-Parents must fill out an online health declaration each morning before dropping their child off at camp.
-No refunds will be given in the event that camp will need to be cancelled or if a participant or participants need to go into isolation as the result of a Covid-19 exposure.
-All participants (even those 4 years old) will need to be masked at all times indoors.

To register, click on the Registration link and fill out the form.

You can always contact us via whatsapp at 054-536-2670 between the hours of 9am and 3pm, or by email: Please allow us 2-3 business days to get back to you.

Your partners in creativity,

The Open Studio

Frequently Asked Questions

What language is spoken at camp?

One of The Open Studio’s main goals is to help your child feel comfortable in an English speaking environment. To that end, English is our first language of instruction, however, all of our staff is bilingual and we do not hesitate to switch into Hebrew or offer instructions in Hebrew (along with the English).

How much time are the children outdoors?

Children in Shtilim and Anafim will have approximately one hour of lunch and free play time either in the yard of Kehillah Mevakshe Derech or Park San Simone. Additionally, during our snack break (10am) counselors run fun games for campers to opt into and have a chance to run around outside. While we do particularly messy art projects (such as Tie-Dye & Paper Mache) outside, the rest of the time, we are in cool indoor spaces.

Who are your staff?

Our Senior Staff and Madrichim are all Educators and Artists. Several of our Madrichim also grew up participating in our programs. For every group of ten children, there is at least one counselor (quite often more than one) and a Counselor-in-Training. Our staff are all bilingual and go through pre-camp training. We always have a MADA certified First Aid Responder on Campus.

Can you take children with severe allergies?

If your child suffers from food or other allergies, we will do whatever we can to ensure they have a safe and normal week at camp. All our staff is trained in the use of Epi-pens and allergy procedures. Please call us with any individual questions or concerns.

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