Mayim Outdoors

Experience rich hands-on Jewish learning, camp-like activities, and community-building - all in a beautiful wooded setting at the Hale
Reservation (home of JCC Grossman Camp) in Westwood.

Children will be grouped into Mayim grade cohorts (KG, 1st-2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade), with 10-15 children per group.
Each group will be led by a Mayim Jewish Learning Guide and teen madrichim.

 Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00 am-9:15 am Arrival Activities
9:15 am-9:30 am Mifgash Meeting / Community Building
9:30 am-10:00 am Masoret (Holiday Learning)
10:00 am-10:15 am Morning Hafsakah (Recess)
10:15 am-10:30 am Kibbud (Snack)
10:30 am-12:00 pm Explorations
12:00 pm-12:45 pm Lunch & Hafsakah (Recess)
12:45 pm-1:30 pm Continued Explorations
1:30 pm-2:00 pm T’filah in the Outdoor Amphitheater

Curriculum

Mayim Outdoors will follow Mayim’s thematic project-based Explorations curriculum. Children will experience an entire year of learning in 12 sessions, as well as fun outdoor camp-like activities.

Children in grades 3-6 will need to participate in weekly online Hebrew Instruction for the entire school year in addition to Mayim Outdoors.

Health and Safety

Each group will have its own outdoor space, including a sheltered pavilion (with a roof but no walls), that allows for safe distancing. We will carefully follow our new health procedures for in-person programming.