FAQ

Daily Schedule
Sunday -Thursday 9:00-14:00
No camp on July 22 – Tisha Ba’av
Early Drop Off: From 8:30 daily, 80 nis additional per week
Tzaharon (After-camp): Until 16:00, 150 nis additional per week
Full day (early drop off and Tzaharon): 200 nis additional per week

Language
Camp is in English and Hebrew. All staff is bilingual.

Cancellation Policy
Cancel more than 2 weeks before session starts: 400 NIS fee
Cancellations 2 weeks or less before session starts will not be refunded.

Where will camp be?
Shtillim & Anafim (Ages 4-10) will be located in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem, on the corner of Elazar Hamodai and Reish Lakish in the community youth center next to the basketball court. The Artists as Mentors camps (Nitzanim Ages 11-14) will be meeting at the individual mentor artist’s studio.

Who are the staff?
Our art staff and camp directors are professional educators and artists. Our madrichim have experience in both working with children and art. Many of them are graduates of Open Studio summer camps themselves. All of our staff is bilingual (Hebrew and English speakers).

What is the staff to camper ratio?
For every 10 campers, there will be one staff member and one Counselor In Training.

What food is included?
A snack is provided each day at approximately 10:30am. This is usually a roll with hummus or soft cheese, and fruit. Children are responsible for bringing their own lunches. Lunches cannot be refrigerated or heated up.

Does the camp have insurance?
All campers are insured by law.

What are the religious aspects of camp?
The Open Studio Camps are welcome to everyone. Camp is strictly Kosher. All fruit served is from Osher Ad.

How do I pay?
1. First you register via our link
2. Once your registration is received, we will send you an invoice via email which you can pay by bank transfer or by dropping off a check or cash in The Open Studio’s Mailbox (HaPalmach 33, apt 4)
3. Please note, early bird discounts apply only if payment is received by the deadline.

Approximately one day per week of camp, we take a trip to visit a different site in Jerusalem connected with our theme.

Sample Schedules

Underwater Worlds Sample Schedule – Shtilim (Ages 4-6)
8:30-9:00              Early Drop off
9:00-9:40              Drop off – clean art free play (fuse beads, legos, art games, library, etc.)
9:40-10:00            Morning Meeting with stretch and song
10:00-10:40          Workshop 1 – Salt vs. Sweet water
10:40-11:10          Snack
11:10-11:50          Workshop 2 – Giant Chalk fish
11:50-12:40          Workshops 3 – What floats?
12:40-1:30            Lunch & Playground
3:00-14:00            Workshop 3 – Boat racing contest
14:00                      Pick up
14:00-16:00          Tzaharon (optional afternoon program)

Archaeology Camp Sample Schedule – Anafim (Ages 6-11)
8:30-9:00              Early Drop off
9:00-9:15              Drop off
9:20-9:40              Art Meditations, Morning meeting
9:40-10:40            Workshop 1 – Stratigraphy – reading time from layers of dirt
10:40-11:10          Snack
11:10-12:10          Workshop 2 – Exploring artifacts
12:10-13:00          Lunch & Playground
13:00-14:00          Workshop 3 – Mosaics
14:00                      Pick up
14:00-16:00          Tzaharon (optional afternoon program)

Art Mentors Sample Schedule – Nitzanim (Ages 11-14)
9:00                        Meet at Artist’s Studio
9:00-11:00            Workshop with Mentor artist
11:00-11:30          Snack, Break
11:30-13:30          Workshop with Mentor artist
13:30                      Pick up