School Break Specials
Members & Non Members, K-7th
School Break Specials are full day programs for kids who are out of school for scheduled breaks or weather related closings. If you have questions, please contact Allison Burger at (402) 334-6409 or Amanda Welsh at (402) 590-2152.
- Open to Members & Non Members, K-7th grade.
- Registration is per day.
- School Break Specials run 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Before & After Care is available. Additional registration is required.
- Drop off & pick up are at the JCC Youth Lounge.
- Kidz Inn participants must register for School Break Specials. Only Before & After Care is covered by Kidz Inn fee.
- Pizza Fridays are not included. Additional registration is required
Update to Youth Registration Policy
We’ve recently updated some of the terms of our registration policies for Youth programming. The following adjustments went into effect on October 1, 2019. School Break Specials, Winter Break Specials, Spring Break Specials, and Kids Night Out programs are subject to the following terms.
- If a registration is received less than 1 week prior to the program a $20 late registration fee will be assessed to each participant.
- If you cancel less than 1 week prior to the program you will receive a credit to be used for future programs at the JCC.
- If you do not show up for a program and have not notified staff no refund or credit will be given.
- If you cancel prior to 1 week before the program a full refund will be issued or credit for future program.
Click here to see a full list of School Break Specials for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Thursday, February 13……………Going Green
We’ll celebrate Tu B’Shevat by learning how we can help the environment and be a little greener.
Schools: Millard, SVdP (Early Dismissal) | code: 09-0213 | B/A 09-0213BA
Friday, February 14…………………..Superheroes
What will your superpower be…flight… invisibility…teleporting? We will explore the world of superheroes. It’s $5 Pizza Friday!
Schools: Millard, CtK, SVdP, Friedel | code: 09-0214 | B/A 09-0214BA | Pizza 09-0214P
Monday, February 17…………………..Great J Bake Off
We’ll split into groups and have a baking contest. Who will make the most delicious and appealing treats? Join us to find out.
Schools: All Schools | code: 09-0217 | B/A 09-0217BA
Thursday, March 5……………Cinco de Marcho
Fiesta! We’ll enjoy chips and salsa, pin the tail on the donkey and smash a piñata.
Schools: OPS, Friedel | code: 09-0305 | B/A 09-0305BA
Friday, March 6………………..March Madness
Join in the March madness with basketball crafts, snacks, and a game of basketball. This day will be a slam dunk. Don’t forget it’s $5 pizza Friday.
Schools: OPS, Friedel | code: 09-0306 | B/A 09-0306BA | Pizza 09-0306P
Monday, March 9………………….Mystery Monday
What will Monday, have in store for us? Who knows it’s a mystery! It’s sure to be a good time!
Schools: OPS, CtK | code: 09-0309 | B/A 09-0309BA
Tuesday, March 10……………………Purim Party
Join in the Purim Party! We will make masks and enjoy treats as we learn about Purim.
Schools: OPS, CtK | code: 09-0310 | B/A 09-0310BA
Wednesday, March 11…………………Let’s Roll
We’ll take a field trip to the local bowling alley for strikes and spares. There will bowling themed fun at the J too.
Schools: OPS, CtK | code: 09-0311 | B/A 09-0311BA
Thursday, March 12……………………….. Greatest Showman
We’ll create our own circus and carnival at the J! What tricks and talents will you bring to the show?
Schools: OPS, CtK | code: 09-0312 | B/A 09-0312BA
Friday, March 13……………………………Pie Day
Who doesn’t love pie? Celebrate Pie Day a day early as we bake our own pie. Don’t forget, It’s also $5 Pizza Pie Friday!
Schools: OPS, CtK | code: 09-0313, B/A 09-0313BA | Pizza 09-0313P
Monday, March 16………………………….Mystery Monday
What will Monday, have in store? It’s a mystery that is sure to be a good time!
Schools: Millard | code: 09-0316 | B/A 09-0316BA
Tuesday, March 17………………………..Hometown Heroes
It’s time to recognize the heroes in our community. We’ll learn about fire fighters, police officers and other hometown heroes.
Schools: Millard | code: 09-0317 | B/A 09-0317BA
Wednesday, March 18……………………..Let’s Roll
We’ll take a field trip to the local bowling alley for some strikes and spares. We will have bowling themed fun at the J too.
Schools: Millard | code: 09-0318 | B/A 09-0318BA
Thurs. March 19……………………………..Greatest Showman
We’ll create our own circus and carnival at the J. What tricks can you bring to our show?
Schools: Millard | code: 09-0319 | B/A 09-0319BA
Friday, March 20……………………………..Tie-Dye Friday
Dressed in your best tie-dye. If you don’t have any, don’t fret – we’ll be tie-dying items. Don’t
forget it’s $5 Pizza Friday!
Schools: Millard | code: 09-0320 | B/A 09-0320BA | Pizza 09-0320P
Wednesday, April 8……………………..Passover Party
We’ll celebrate the beginning of Passover with Passover crafts, games and snacks.
Schools: Friedel, D66 | code: 09-0408 | B/A 09-0408BA
Friday, April 10……………………..Theater Mania
We will take a trip to the Rose Theater to see the play “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed”. We’ll spend the afternoon with some gym
and swim time at the J. It’s $5 Pizza Friday. (Matzah pizza will be available for those observing Passover).
Schools: Friedel, D66 | code: 09-0410 | B/A 09-0410BA, | Pizza 09-0410P
Monday, April 13…………………..Shipwrecked
Our JCC ship has wrecked on a desert island. Will we be able to survive?
Schools: Friedel, SVdP, CtK | code: 09-0413 | B/A 09-0413BA
Tuesday, April 14………………….Renaissance
We’ll travel back in time to the Renaissance for juggling, sword fighting, and more.
Schools: Friedel, SVdP, CtK | code: 09-0414 | B/A 09-0414BA
Before & After Care
Before & After Care
School Break Special participants that need to be dropped off before the 9:00 a.m. or picked up after the 4:00 p.m. have the option of registering for Before & After Care.
- Before Care runs from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- After Care runs from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Registration is per day
- Breakfast is included for Before Care participants who arrive by 8:00 a.m.
- Afternoon snacks are included for those children in After Care.
- Price is per child and added onto the cost of the School Break Special
Member & Non: +$10
What to Bring
- Dairy Lunch (No meat or items that need to be reheated)
- Tennis Shoes & Socks
- Kids should clothes that you can move, play, and create in
There is no need to send extra money for activities. Children should wear comfortable clothes that they can move in and that are also suitable for art projects. We ask that kids leave their electronics and money at home. Children are solely responsible for all items they bring with them.
Pizza Friday & Lunch
Children should bring a dairy based lunch (no meat) with them every day. We will refrigerate lunches if needed. Do not send items that need to be heated. A snack will be provided. Breakfast is served from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m., during the before care hours. On Pizza Fridays children have the option of purchasing a cheese pizza lunch for $5. Please pre-register if you choose to participate. Lunch includes two slices of pizza, applesauce, cookies and beverage.
Parents must complete a Youth Health Form (for each child) and return it to the JCC Youth Department on or before the first day of the program. The Health Form should be updated every year. Click HERE to download the Youth Health Form.
Unaccompanied Youth Policy
Member children ages 11 and older are permitted to be unaccompanied in JCC facilities without parental or adult supervision.
• This does not include the pool areas. Children, under age 12, must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children, under age 12, must also take a 25-meter swim test to determine their swim ability. Tests will be administered by a lifeguard. Children will be issued a wristband based on their results.
• This does not include the fitness center. The minimum age for fitness center usage is 13. However, teens ages 13–16 must go through a mandatory orientation to ensure a safe and effective workout.
The following spaces are not hang-out areas: locker rooms, the lobby entrance, hallways, art gallery, membership services entrance, health spa entrance and/or couches/chairs in those areas.
Unaccompanied youth are expected to display appropriate behavior: consideration of others, respect for the facility, and utilization of appropriate language, at all times. If a child, 11 years of age or older, is not behaving in a respectful manner (as deemed by the JCC staff), a JCC staff member will contact his/her parent or guardian, asking them to promptly collect their child. Some examples of unacceptable behaviors include: destruction of property, running through the halls, failure to follow staff directives, rowdiness, and use of foul language. If a child is sent home, JCC privileges may be suspended until a meeting is convened with the parent or guardian. The JCC cannot be held responsible for members age 11 and over attending the JCC and not enrolled in an organized activity.
Youth Department Behavior Policies
JCC Youth Department DISCIPLINE POLICY
In order to facilitate a safe, secure, fun environment for all participants attending JCC Youth Department activities the following policy has been implemented. This policy is not intended to be activated for minor “misbehaving” infractions. On a daily basis, the JCC Youth Department works with children who are having a “bad day”. Those types of behaviors, where neither malice nor destructive outcomes were intended will continue to be addressed at the Supervisor/Child level. Time-outs and, in some situations, loss of choice activity will continue to be the discipline implemented.
The Youth Department Discipline Policy will be activated when:
1. The number of minor infractions has been excessive; and /or
2. The behavior constitutes a violation against other children or adults, including unwelcome intentional touching or grabbing of another child, explicit and offensive verbal remarks (either sexual in nature or general taunting), name calling, vulgar or identifiable unacceptable language, or other verbal or physical conduct in violation of the JCC Youth Department Code of Conduct; and/or
3. The behavior constitutes a violation against the JCC or other children’s property and/or
4. The behavior constitutes a safety issue either for the child themselves, other children, or staff. In the event this policy is activated for any child, written documentation will be kept by the Director of all applicable dates, decisions and agreements (including a plan of action if needed.)
The formal discipline policy is as follows:
1. All enrolled children and their parents/guardian will sign a Conduct Contract acknowledging their notice and understanding of our Code of Conduct, and the potential repercussions of negative behaviors.
2. Upon occurrence of the first serious offense which is significant in nature to bring to the attention of the Youth Director, will result in a private discussion between the Youth Director and the child. The child will also be removed from their choice of activity for the day. The parent will be notified of the negative behavior and will be advised that if the same or related behavior is repeated, a parent conference will be required. The director will notify JCC management.
3. If the behavior continues, the child will again be removed from the group activities and the parents will be notified of the need for a Parent/Child/Director conference before the child can return to the program.
4. If the behavior still continues, a parent conference will again be required, (either with or without the child at the parent’s discretion). The child may be suspended from the program for a period of time up to 3 days (at Director’s discretion). The child will then be allowed to continue in the program only after the director and parent have prepared and agreed upon a plan of achieving acceptable behavior in the child.
5. If, after all of these steps, the behavior continues, the child will only be allowed to continue in the program if a professional counselor is involved (at the parent’s expense) in modifying the negative behavior. At this point, the professional will be asked to recommend a time frame for compliance based on the situation. If a professional is not brought in, or the time frame set forth is expended, the child will be expelled from the program with a date for re-entry set by the Director.
Under extreme circumstances and/or in situations when that child or other children’s safety is at risk, the Youth Director, with agreement from the JCC Executive Director, has the authority to ask a child to leave the program without following the above procedure.