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Youth Department-Grades K-8

Youth Department- Grades K – 8

Pre-K and elementary aged children are kept busy with Saturday evening and Sunday programs which include swim, sports, crafts, cooking, school’s out trips to hands-on museums, inflatable centers, and water parks, boy/girl scouts, exciting courses such as Lego robotics, special holiday themed events, and the very best Kidz Klub After School Programs! Friendships developed at camp are nurtured year round through exciting programs that keep kids connected!

Glenn Wechsler , MSW, Youth Director 718.475.5231

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JCC Tutoring Programs

  • Learning Express

The JCC Learning Express provides tutoring to assist students in grades K-8 with Math and Reading Skills. Both programs will be held at the Bernikow and Avis/South Shore locations.

  • STEM

A special tutoring program focused on 4 categories that help with career paths for the 21st century.

 NEW! Literacy is Key

Grades K-2

Instructor: Megan Adinolfi

Literacy is Key will focus on helping your child improve their literacy skills in a fun and interactive way. Children will use movement, stories, and hands-on work to advance their reading skills and make engaging connections between the letters and the sounds they make. Instruction will take place in a small group setting.


January 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16

March 2, 9, 16

4:30 – 5:30pm

KKM $100/M $120/ NM $160

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Yoga for Kids

Now being offered at both the Bernikow & Avis/South Shore for kids ages 7-10

For children, yoga increases flexibility, builds strength and balance, assists with concentration and encourages self control. This class will introduce the children to yoga in a simple, structured and effective program that helps kids calm themselves and feel happy. Your child will learn the basic postures and concepts of yoga in a fun and safe environment.

Bernikow JCC: 3:30-4:30pm
ages 3-6 • 5-6pm ages 7-10
Starts Tuesdays, January 17

Avis/ South Shore JCC: 5-6pm
Ages 7-10
Starts Wednesdays, January 18

Fee: Member/$75 Non-Member/$90

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School’s Out Trip (K-8)

School’s Out Trip Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 16
9am – 5pm with extended hours available
Funtime America
This fun filled day at Funtime America in Eatontown, NJ is the place to be. With carnival rides, laser tag, rock wall and arcade games you are guaranteed a great time!
Additional trips will be offered on School’s Out Days February 20-24.

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Jr. Lounge

Parents don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a night out while the kids are safe, supervised and having a BLAST at the J! During the evening kids can choose from a wide selection of activities such as cooking, craft projects,
sports, swim and more!
Upcoming dates: Saturdays, January 21 and March 4, 6:45–9pm

Camp All Year Long

JCC of Staten Island Camp_LogoNever too early to plan for next summer! Learn about the JCC Lillian Schwartz Day Camp at any of our Camp Open Houses or by appointment.

The JCC makes more children happy than any other camp on Staten Island. Check out the website for photos and updates all year round –

Staten Island Advance Readers Choice Award for Best Summer Camp 

Sunday Camp Funday

Sundays, January 29, February 12, March 12, 1:30–4:30pm

Children can enjoy a Sunday afternoon with their camp friends with tons of activities to choose. They can pick from crafts, cooking, sports, swimming and more!

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Camp Reunion Jan 8

Sunday, January 8 4-6pm




We can't wait to give you a tour of the JCC and show you how your family will fit in with ours.


For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Avis/South Shore JCC

Select JCC facilities are available to all organizations, groups and individuals for life cycle events, meetings and celebrations. Call 718.475.5261 for information.