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Spring 2017 Program Guide Children & Families Family Programs

Birthdays at the J Crafts, magic, swimming, sports, karaoke, DJ Dance, cooking, and more. 20 guests maximum. Price: $580 | JCC MVP: $430 5th Annual JCC Ride for Fitness 2017 Join us in Upper Saucon Township Park for our annual bike event benefiting the fitness department. Family/children’s ride will be on the Upper Saucon Rail Trail which the park is situated on. More details to come. Sunday, 5/28 (Rain Date: Monday, 5/29) Price: $36/Adult; $20/Additional Family Member; $10/Under 13; $10/ Spectators 7:30am - 12:00pm PJ Library Passover Program Join PJ Library in partnership with Chabad of the Lehigh Valley for a model matzah bakery. Learn about making matzah for Passover and make your own matzah to take home. Of course, there will be a PJ Library story. The first 20 families to register will receive a free copy of the book The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman. Sunday, 4/2 2:30pm - 4:00pm Price: $25 per family Charlie and the Chocolate Factory NYC Bus Trip Get your ticket and step into the world of pure imagination. Your day includes private deluxe motor coach to and from New York City’s Theater district and an orchestra level ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Pennsylvania native ant two time tony award winner, Charlie Borle, takes the stage as Willy Wonka in this energetic, family friendly show. There is free time for shopping in New York and an optional group dinner before boarding the bus back to the JCC. Sunday, 12/3 8:00am - 9:00pm Price: Front Orchestra $225; Rear Orchestra $175 JCC MVP: Front Orchestra: $175; Rear Orchestra $150


Private Piano, Guitar, and Drum Lessons (Kindergarten - Adults) Whether Jeff is teaching guitar, piano, or beginner drums, his approach to music instruction does not stick to a rigid curriculum that uses a one-size-fits-all approach. Whether they’re beginners, intermediate, or advanced, each student

requires personal attention and adaptation to help them excel. No class 4/11, 4/12, and 5/29. The JCC closes at 4:00pm on 4/10 and 5/30. Instructor: Jeff Bowers Mondays, (4/3 - 6/5); Price: $350 | JCC MVP: $280 Tuesdays, (4/4 - 6/6); Price: $350| JCC MVP: $280 Wednesdays, (4/5 - 6/7); Price: $350 | JCC MVP: $280 Thursdays, (4/6 - 6/8); Price: $437 | JCC MVP: $350 3:30pm - 6:00pm By appointment Theater Class: Be Our Guest (4 years - 10 years) Join Meredith Lipson and Blair Krassen as they lead an adventure into the Beast’s Castle with students from Kindergarten to 4th grade. Students will learn choreography and lyrics to Disney’s classic such as “Be Our Guest,” “Human Again,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and more! The class will conclude with students performing a showcase of the learned performance. Trust us, you want to be our guests! Mondays, (4/3 - 6/5; No class 4/10, 5/29) 4:00pm - 5:00pm Price: $350 | JCC MVP: $280 Private Acting and Auditioning Lessons (1st - 12th Grade) Learn the craft and business of acting and auditioning for the stage, film, and television work. Gain self-confidence and find your own unique voice. Instructor: Naomi Schachter Wednesdays, (4/5 - 6/7; No class 4/12, 5/31) 4:00pm - 6:30pm Price: $350 | JCC MVP: $280 Call Brenda Finberg, 610.435.3571 ext. 183 before scheduling. Private Voice Lessons (Kindergarten - 12th Grade) 30 minute lessons made by appointment. Students will learn proper vocal technique through personalized instruction, fundamental singing exercises, and expansion of vocal music repertoire. No class April 12, 2017. Instructor: Nick Conti Wednesdays (4/5 - 6/7; No class 4/12, 5/31) Price: $350 | JCC MVP: $280 Thursdays (4/6 - 6/8) Price: $437 | JCC MVP: $350 3:30pm - 6:00pm By appointment

For more information about Family Events, please contact Sandy Newman at 610.435.3571 ( To register for programs, please call 610.435.3571 or visit

Spring 2017 Program Guide Children & Families VISUAL ARTS

Fashion Design (6 years - 12 years) Take your creativity to a new level and learn to create a wardrobe look all your own. From color palettes to materials, we will look at designing clothes and how they are created. Come let your inner designer out. Instructor: Robyn Finberg Wednesdays, (4/5 - 6/7; No class 4/12, 5/31) 4:00pm - 5:00pm Price: $250 | JCC MVP: $200

Stagemakers Youth Theater

Fame Jr. (5th - 12th Grade) The pop-culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives forever. Auditions: Monday, 2/27 or Tuesday, 2/28, 6:30pm 8:30pm Call Backs: Wednesday, 3/1, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Parent Meeting: Thursday, 3/2, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Show Dates: Thursday, 5/18 at 7:00pm; Sunday, 5/21 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm Sunday, 5/28 at 2:00pm (in Easton, PA) Participation Fee: $135 | JCC MVP: $85


Swim Lessons (All Ages) The JCC offers private, semi-private, and group swim lessons for all ages and a variety of times. For more information, please see our aquatics guide. Mommy and Me (6 months - 3 years) This class introduces water safety to caregivers and children to help children become comfortable in water. Wednesdays (4/5 - 6/7) Price: $200 | JCC MVP: $155 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Swim Clinics Our unique swim clinics offer just the right blend of stroke training and endurance training. Our goal is for each participant to become more confident in his/her ability. Mondays, (4/3 - 6/5; No clinics 4/10, 5/29) Price: $175 | JCC MVP: $135 Thursdays, (3/9 - 6/8) Price: $220 | JCC MVP: $170 5:00pm - 6:00pm Dip-N-Disco Jr. (5 - 9 years) This event is sure to be a hit! Why? Because there’s nothing better than swimming, dancing and eating ice cream. The big kids loved it, now it’s your turn. Sunday, 4/30 1:00pm - 3:00pm Price: $30 | JCC MVP: $20

JLounge: After School Care

Kindergarten - 5th Grade 9/6/16 - 6/15/17 3:30pm - 6:00pm After school care which includes homework help, snack, games, and crafts. Does not include Vacation Dayz, Snow Dayz, or holidays. Please fill out order form with $250 deposit. For more information, please contact Brenda Finberg at 610.435.3571 ext. 183. Please call for prorated prices for new enrollees. 5 Days Price: $4,275 | JCC MVP: $2,850 4 Days Price: $3,420 | JCC MVP: $2,280 3 Days Price: $2,565 | JCC MVP: $1,710 2 Days Price: $1,710 | JCC MVP: $1,140 1 Day Price: $855 | JCC MVP: $570 Extra Hours (Booked by the hour): $10/hour

TRANSPORTATION Price: JCC MVP: Mondays: $400 Monday - Friday Tuesdays: $400 Full School Year Wednesdays: $400 Flat Fee: $400 Thursdays: $400 Fridays: $400 *$10/ week add ons *$10/ride add ons Special grant funding for transportation from Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley for JCC Members and Jewish Day School Families. Transportation isn’t available the days the JCC is closed.

For more information about Aquatics, please contact Jodi Lovenwirth at 610.435.3571 ( To register for programs, please call 610.435.3571 or visit

Swim School Open House Come see first hand our new and improved swim school. Fun for the entire family. Enjoy our warm pool, see our new curriculum, and grab some fresh popped popcorn. Free goggles for the first 25 registered. Sunday, 4/2 1:00pm - 3:00pm Price: Free

Sports, Recreation, and Fitness

Flag Football (7 - 12 years) In this introductory class, participants will learn the basic fundamentals of football. Catching, throwing, running ,and defense will be emphasized, as well as, our core values of teamwork and sportsmanship. The session will end with games being played. Mondays (4/3 - 6/5; No football 4/10, 5/29) Price: $96 | JCC MVP: $80 4:00pm - 5:00pm Soccer Shots® (4 - 6 years) Soccer Shots® is a nationally recognized program that teaches young children the values of cooperation, sharing, sportsmanship, and teamwork, all the while providing them with an age-appropriate introduction to the fun and exciting game of soccer! Wednesdays (4/5 - 6/7; No program on 4/12, 5/31) Price: $132 | JCC MVP: $120 4:00pm - 4:45pm Jr. Ga Ga (6 - 9 years) Back by popular demand! Join Coach T and Coach Glen as we play the most popular game at JCC’s all across the country. Thursdays (4/6 - 6/8) Price: $120 | JCC MVP: $100 4:00pm - 5:00pm Jr. Squash (8 - 16 years) Our popular Jr. Squash program, led by JCC head instructor Eric Boyer and Coach Mark Graeffe. Coaches will provide training and play for participants with each session focusing on critical elements of the game. Hours will be based on player ability level (Gold, Silver, Bronze). New players’ levels will be determined by the coaches. Players will play similarly skilled opponents until they feel ready to move up levels. Mondays and Wednesdays (4/3 - 6/5; no Squash 4/10, 5/29, 5/31) Price: Monday: $108 | JCC MVP: $96 Wednesday: $108 | JCC MVP: $96 Savings of $25 will applied at the front desk when signing up for both days *Session may run with less than four. Price may differ as participants will be charged a small group lesson rate.* 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Bronze) 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Silver) 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Silver/Gold)

Youth Strength & Conditioning Training (11 - 16 years) Whether you’re starting your path towards life-long wellness or trying to maintain or gain that competitive edge, there is no better time than adolescence to begin a good strength and conditioning program. It’s during these years when most athletes and health-minded individuals decide to pick up the dumbbells for the first time. Beginning a safe and effective program is the first step towards athletic success and a wellbalanced healthy lifestyle. Thursdays (4/6 - 6/8), 5:00pm - 6:00pm Price: $95 | JCC MVP: $80 JHoops Spring Lock In (3rd - 8th Grade) Come party all night long with Coach T, JHoops coaches, and recreation staff as we stay up all night participating in fun activities such as NBA 2k tournament, 3-on-3 tournament, 3-point competition, movies, swimming, and more. Light snack and bagel breakfast will be provided to all participants. Saturday, 4/22 - Sunday, 4/23 Price: $50 | JCC MVP: $30 8:30pm - 8:00am 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jr. Maccabi Games (10 - 12 years) Calling all Jewish Athletes ages 10 - 12 (as of May 7th) in the Lehigh Valley! We invite you to be a part of the Lehigh Valley delegation as we are returning to the Mid-Atlantic Jr. Maccabi Games at the Siegel JCC in Wilmington, DE. Athletic events will include: boys basketball, girls basketball, swimming (9 12 years old), tennis, four square, chess, and yes, Ga Ga. Sunday, 5/7 Price: $125 | JCC MVP: $85 7:00am - 6:00pm JCC Bench/5K Anyone can do it! See how many reps you can do and how fast you can run in our inaugural event at Camp JCC. Each bench press rep counts towards a deduction off your running time. Use our PT/Fitness Staff to help you prepare! Sunday, 6/25, 8:00am - 12:00pm Price: $25/Adult; $20/Additional Family Member; $15/Under 13

For more information about Fitness/Recreation, please contact Terrence Baker at 610.435.3571 ( To register for programs, please call 610.435.3571 or visit

Vacation Dayz: April - June

(Pre-K - 5th Grade) 7:30am - 6:00pm Price: $94/day | JCC MVP: $55/day Early Dismissal: $52.50/day | JCC MVP: $35/day $10/hour for children who attend the jLounge on the Vacation Day needed (Early Dismissal only). When school is closed, the J is open! Pack a kosher lunch and bathing suit and leave the rest to us. Children will bake, swim, create, and more. The JCC will close at 4:00pm on Monday, 4/10. The building will also be closed on Tuesday, 4/11, Wednesday, 4/12, Monday, 5/29, and Wednesday, May 31.

Parkland Thursday, April 13 Friday, April 14 Monday, April 17 Friday, April 28 Friday, May 19 Monday, May 29 Thursday, June 15 Friday, June 16 Allentown: Thursday, April 13 Friday, April 14 Monday, April 17 Monday, May 29 Thursday, June 15 Friday, June 16 JCC Kindergarten: April 10 April 11 April 12 Monday, May 29 Tuesday, May 30 Wednesday, May 31 Wednesday, June 14 Thursday, June 15 Friday, June 16 Jewish Day School: Monday, April 10 Tuesday, April 11 Wednesday, April 12 Thursday, April 13 Friday, April 14 Monday, April 17 Tuesday, April 18 Monday, May 29 Wednesday, May 31 Thursday, June 1 Thursday, June 15 Friday, June 16 East Penn: Thursday, April 13 Friday, April 14 Monday, April 17 Monday, May 29 Monday, June 12 Tuesday, June 13 Wednesday, June 14 Thursday, June 15 Friday, June 16 Swain: Friday, April 14 Monday, May 29 Wednesday, June 14 Thursday, June 15 Friday, June 16

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Programs must be pre-registered and paid for prior to the start date. Restrictions may apply as the JCC does not offer refunds or exchanges on programs or membership.

Spring 2017 Children & Families  

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