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Family gatherings, religious holidays, special occasions and unique themes, a HUGE variety of program options and unique experiences await...
JCCNV, Fairfax, VA - Summer camps
Evergreen Church, Herndon
Congregation Etz Hayim
St. Stephen's Church
St. Thomas' Church
Olney Hanukkah Wonderland
Haymarket Baptist Church
Chabad of Owings Mills
Chabad of Silver Springs
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda
Congregation B'nai Israel
Congregation Tikvat Israel, Yom Kippur
Camp Gan Israel (many locations!)
JCC of Greater Washington
MoEd: Afterschool Community
Tips for Religious Events...
Avoid the following at all costs. Not permitted. Creates rift in Space-Time Continuum...
Food / drink / popcorn / snacks around Brix piles !!! Virtually impossible to clean Brix.
All grassy areas (or "slotted" surfaces like wooden porches, cement grills, etc.)
Playing near depleted uranium or plutonium deposits.
Areas where people just ate (like Cafeteria) without first sweeping floor
Brixalot will bring both DUPLO and LEGO bricks for all ages
Invite parents, siblings, guests to play prior to event! Enough for all ;-)
Plan for group pics at end of event (and email BrixalotInfo@gmail.com if you want to be on our website! ;-)
Layout logistics important: Brix need lots of floor space!
Best if nearby open area, ready to receive Brix
If moving a block of tables/chairs to make space, might need brooms and allow extra time. This is challenging to efficiently execute with larger groups but can be done...
A Brixalot Facilitator is required for larger Religious (group) and structure build (e.g. menorah) events, with RARE exceptions
Risk of kids accidentally taking Brix
Keep area (and kids!) orderly
Typical unstructured “free play” types of events
Recommend 45mins - 1 hr (younger kids) to 1.25-1.5 hrs (older kids)
Minimize distractions/announcements to maximize play time
Menorah/Sukkot/“theme” build events
1.5 - 2 hrs. 15mins of pre-play with random “piles” of bricks, then 45 mins to 1.25 hrs to build the “main event theme” (like a 10’+ tall menorah!), plus 15 - 30mins “free time”
NO LIVE FLAMES, wax, or oils permitted on any brix structure. Bring battery lights or use red bricks to symbolically “light” the top of bricks candles (that the kids will build ;-) No exceptions for safety.
Best if well lit, level interior. Menorah builds especially need flat, smooth surfaces (asphalt is poor but cement OK). Synagogues/churches may not keep the special build structures after the event; they must be returned to Sir Brixalot at the conclusion so other organizations can used them. See options for extended use in Week long events.
Week-long events (like Hannukah Wonderland, Festivals, etc.)
Option for renting 2 LEGO and 2 DUPLO bins for a week. Tarps and bins included.
Other: tell us what you’d like !!! You will be surprised at the flexibility :-)