J Days / School's Off Days

Always a Place to Go

Kids have fun at the JCC when school is not in session. J Days (Squirrel Hill) and School’s Off Days (South Hills) are programmed with field trips and in-house, and most days include swimming, creating and run-around time for children from PreK through grade 6.

The JCC also offers programming and care when schools are closed for snow or inclement weather. Call the JCC in Squirrel Hill at 412-521-8010 or South Hills at 412-278-1975, as early as 7 am to confirm.

Before and after care is available to extend the day.

Questions: Meredith Brown, 412-697-3520

To register: Lauren Goldman412-697-3540

J Days

• PreK-grade 6
• 9 am-4 pm
• $75/child; $65 if registered one week in advance
• Bring a swim suit, towel and dairy lunch (no meat)
• Before Care: 7:30-9 am—no cost
• After Care: 4-6 pm; $12/child, FREE for all 2016-17 Clubhouse members
All children must be potty trained

Typical Schedule (all times are approximate):

7:30-9 am: Drop off on the lower level of the Robinson Building. Kids Choice activities include: games in the gym, crafts, board games

9:00-9:45 am: Kids Choice activities

9:45-10 am: Staff introductions, rules, bathroom break

10 am: Leave for destination. Destinations can include: Museums, Wildwood Highlands, Skating, and more

10 am-1 or 2 pm: Destination and special activities

Board buses back to JCC

Upon arrival at JCC: snack and Kids Choice sign up

2:30-3:30 pm: Kids Choice activities. Activities can include: swimming, gym games, crafts, board games, no bake cooking and more

3:30 pm: Meet in grade appropriate rooms for activities

4 pm: Pick up from J day/ After care begins

4-6 pm: Aftercare activities; follow Clubhouse daily schedule.

April J Days

Monday, April 10: Wild Times at Wildwood Highlands

From Laser XTREME to Bumper Cars, kids will have an awesome time at this 1 stop shop of fun!

** The JCC closes at 5pm in observance of Passover, no aftercare will be available.

Tuesday, April 11: JCC is closed in observance of Passover- no J Day programming available

Wednesday, April 12: Fun times at Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park

With amazing  carpet ramps, Fun Slides Super Ninja Challenge obstacle course, and  glowing inflatable Bounce and Slide areas this is the place to be!

Thursday, April 13: Unique History at The Heinz History Center

Kids will relive historic  Pittsburgh sports moments like the Immaculate Reception, Stanley Cup wins and 70 different interactive activities at the Western PA Sports Museum. At the Heinz History Museum, kids will discover how Pittsburgh changed the world with inventions like the Ferris Wheel and the Big Mac.

Friday, April 14:  Jumpin at Jump Zone

Fun obstacle course challenges, mini basketball competitions, jumping on the largest bounce houses in Pittsburgh, and having fun with friends will make this a J day to remember.

Tuesday, April 18: JCC Superheroes ( in house)

Spend the day at the JCC transforming into superheroes! Mask making, comic book creation, superhero sports, and competitions will all be a part of this SUPER J Day

 

Fun Days

For Children in K-grade 6


2016 -2017 School’s Out Fun Days will include games, gym time, free swim, a special field trip or in-house activity and snack.

Children should bring a dairy lunch and beverage daily, unless otherwise noted in the day’s activities. A swim suit, towel and gym shoes are essential for each day. No extra spending money is necessary. Your registration fee takes care of all expenses.

Pre-registration is required and no drop-ins will be accepted.

Children should bring with them a dairy lunch, beverage, swimsuit and towel.

9 am-3 pm

$55/day/child

$50/day/child: Early registration discount fee applies if you register and pay by the early registration deadline. See individual programs for dates.

Before Care (7-9 am) $8/day; After Care (3-6 pm): $12/day; Before and After Care: $15/day

When School is canceled for inclement weather: 

If school is canceled due to inclement weather, we will conduct a School’s Out Fun Day program. Please call the JCC at 7 am to verify start time. We follow the Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair school closings.

For more information or to register, please contact Ann Haalman (412) 278-1782 

 

Monday January 16, 2017

(Mount Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Chartiers Valley, Bethel Park & Carlynton School Districts Not in Session)

Field Trip: Phipps Conservatory for an up-close encounter “Worms: Our Composting Friends” and a Guided Tour of the Botanical Gardens

Early discount registration deadline: Monday January 9

Friday January 20, 2017

(Mount Lebanon School District Not in Session)

In-House Activity: Let’s Make Cheesy-Garlic Monkey Bread and Plastic Bag Ice Cream

Early discount registration deadline: Friday January 13

Friday February 17, 2017

(Upper St. Clair School District Not in Session)

In-House Activity: Let’s Make Cheesy-Garlic Monkey Bread and Plastic Bag Ice Cream

Early discount registration deadline: Friday February 10

Monday February 20, 2017

(Mount Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Chartiers Valley, Bethel Park & Carlynton School Districts Not in Session)

In-House Activity: Carnegie Science Center on the Road to Visit Us with Their 20 Foot Tall Inflatable Classroom

Early discount registration deadline: Friday February 10

Friday March 24, 2017

(Upper St. Clair School District Not in Session)

In-House Activity: Let’s Bake Challah, Churn Butter and Make Strawberry Jam

Early discount registration deadline: Friday March 17

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