J Days / School's Off Days

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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: Ethan Copperman,  412-697-3540

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.

August J Days:

Monday, August 21: Animal Planet at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

Join us for our first time visiting the animals and get an up close and personal interaction with giraffes’, kangaroos, and more! Participants will get to feed animals, see friendly, free-flying birds as we walk through the Aviary, and more! * Please note the bus will leave at 9:30 and return at 4pm**

Tuesday, August 22: Game Day at Games N’At

“Old school” video games, air hockey, duck pin bowling and more will dazzle the kids as they spend the day at the best kept games secret in Pittsburgh!

Wednesday, August 23: Wild times at Wildwood Highlands

The Cannonball Air Blaster, Bumper Cars, Go Karts, Laser Tag, Mini Golf and arcade will keep kids busy all day!

Thursday, August 24: Art Party at the Andy Warhol Museum

Kids will visit The Factory and explore cool art techniques in the underground studio. Participants will also experience the interactive installations, move and stretch with the Silver Clouds, star in their own short film with the screen test machine, and explore tactile reproductions of famous artwork.

Friday, August 25: Summer Memories at J&R Day Camp

Close out your summer at J&R! Kids will have a blast swimming, playing mini golf, gaga, sports, and more! Please bring a white t-shirt to tie dye.

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  (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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