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Sports & Recreation for the Whole Family

 

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Enrichment Classes

We offer Enrichment Classes for children 6 months through adults. Parent and child classes are offered for 6 months through 3 years. Preschool and grade school children can register for games classes, general sports classes, specific sport classes or combination sports and games classes. Golf, Karate, Tennis and Yoga are also offered and taught by professionals in their field. Most classes are led by full time JCC Sports & Recreation professionals.

The JCC and Sports Universe have teamed up to offer The Slam Dunk League.  This is a co-ed in house league for children in grades K thru 4.  The league runs December through March.  For boys and girls in grades 5 thru 12 traveling basketball leagues are offered.  For the winter season tryouts are typically held in October and league games normally begin in December.  For the summer, spring and fall season teams are put togteher based on interest.  Adult Basketball leagues run year round.  Our options include either 18+ Leagues or 35+ Temple leagues.  Players can sign up as a team or as an individual and be placed on a team.

Recreation Programs

Times are reserved throughout the week for adult, teen and family recreation. Our Recreation Programs are no fee and no advance registration required (except adult table tennis). They include: badminton, obstacle course, pickleball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, and more. Check the Margulis gym schedule for a complete listing and days and times offered

Sports Specific Training

We offer private and semi private instruction for children, teens, and adults looking to improve their skills in basketball, golf, and tennis.

 

Junior Maccabi Program

We participate in the regional Junior Maccabi Games. This program is a one day event taking place on a Sunday in May. Jewish athletes ages 10-12 compete in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Tryouts take place beginning in January.
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JCC Maccabi Games

Maccabi is a one week Olympic style athletic competition for Jewish teens ages 13-16. Tryouts take place beginning in January. Athletes that make one of our JCC teams travel with us one week in August. This is an international competition and different communities throughout the country host each year.
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Racquetball

We have two full size racquetball courts that are used for both matches between members as well as league play.  Leagues are offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. 

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties for children ages 3 and up are offered. Our Gym Jam Party for ages 3 and 4 features a moon bounce and age appropriate activities. Sports and/or games parties are offered for children ages 5 and older. Our parties feature one hour in the gym with JCC staff leading the activities and one hour in a special room for you and your guests to celebrate.

Comments

We want to hear your feedback on special events, birthday parties, Enrichment Classes, Basketball leagues, anything else at the JCC! Contact Sherri Feldscher at sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

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Special Needs Services Homepage

JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

A Community of Opportunity

Socialization •EducationRecreation • ChildrenTeensAdults

All new participants need to schedule an intake interview before registering.  To schedule an intake interview, or for additional information about our programs, please contact:

Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or rgallanter@jccmetrowest.org

or

Chrystal Henion, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or chenion@jccmetrowest.org

Please contact Robin Cohen, Program Administrator at 973-530-3422 or rcohen@jccmetrowest.org for additional information or to register for a program. 


 

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We serve diverse populations and welcome people of all backgrounds to join us.

  • We are a warm and friendly community.
  • We offer programs, activities, trips, resources, referrals, workshops, respite, and support.
  • We are open seven days a week, all year long.
  • Morning, afternoon, after school, and evening options available.
  • We provide inclusion for all ages as well as self-contained opportunities.
  • We are creative and will work with you - let us know what your needs are.
  • Real Life Choices / SDDS Approved Provider State of New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
  • Perform Care approved provider

 


Participate in JCC Life to the Fullest

■ Life skills and programming
■ Adaptive aquatics
■ Sports and recreation
■ Personal training
■ Summer camp and summer programs
■ After school enrichment
■ Jewish education
■ Community events
■ Social skills training

JCC Membership is not required. SDDS funded programs operate on a fee-for-service basis.

Ask us about community service volunteer opportunities for teens and adults!

VIEW OUR CLUB JCC NEWSLETTER!

 

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~Summer Camp

 

Play. Learn. Explore

JCC MetroWest Summer Camps

2 Years–Grade 12

JCC MetroWest Camps are the place to play, explore, meet new friends, and learn life skills.

  • Creative and Nurturing
  • Full-Time Professionals
  • Safe, Comfortable, and Caring Environment
  • Before and After Camp Care Available
  • Weekly Themes
  • Fun and Games

Have your child experience a summer of fun and walk away with a lifetime of memories.

Call or eMail us today!

973-929-2901
camps@jccmetrowest.org

Come Spend the Summer with Us!


Summertime Xtras

Before/After Camp Care

Our before & after camp care is designed to meet the needs of families who need a more flexible schedule.

Pre-Camp Programs

Post-Camp Programs

Weeks 9 & 10
Don’t Let the Summer End So Soon! JCC MetroWest 2 post-camp summer fun options!
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NJ "Y" Camps

Exceptional Jewish Sleep-Away Camps
Find out more! 

Israel/International Opportunities

Living Bridges with Israel
Find out more!

Early Childhood Camps

Your Child’s First Real Camp Experience
Ages 2-5
Find out more!


Camp Deeny Riback

A Summer of Fun – A Lifetime of Memories
Ages 3-1/2- Grade 10
Find out more!


Exploration Camps

Explore a New World Every Day!
Grades K-5
Find out more!


Triple Threat Theater Camp

Acting, Dance, Song – All Summer Long!
Grades K-3 & 4-10
Find out more!


Club JCC Special Needs Programs

Enhancing the Lives of Children, Teens, and Adults with Special Needs
Grades PreK- Age 21
Find out more!


School Year Fun

Kids Club

The Place to Be Afterschool
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Vacation Programs

When School is Out – the JCC is In!
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Aquatics Home

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View The Current Pool Schedule Here

We proudly offer

  • Professional instructors trained through the American Red Cross.

  • Learning made fun in a secure environment.

  • A balanced program that teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water.

  • A comprehensive swimming and water safety program for everyone in the family-from infancy to adulthood.

View our AQUATICS brochure. [pdf]  

Sign up for our Aquatics Splash Flash Newsletter

 

Click Here for 2014 - 2015 Swim Lesson Schedule

Already have a JCC Aquatics School Account?

Our Pools

  • 25 yard Helen Messing Memorial Pool (graduated depth 3.5 ft. to 9 ft.)
  • 25 yard Ken Heyman Memorial Pool (4 ft. depth)

Comments

We want to hear what you think!

Give us feedback on classes, programs, special events, customer service, or anything else that matters to you.

Contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org.

 

 

 

 

Registration for Summer Swim Programs Opens

Monday, April 28 @ 8:00am

Guest Registration Opens Monday, May 5 @ 8:00am

View/register for aquatics school classes from the list below

Parent/Child Classes

Preschool Classes

Grade School Classes

Adult Aquatics

American Red Cross Classes


Employment Opportunities

Click here to view aquatics employment opportunities

 

 

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Fitness

Make it a habit.


  • 20,000 sq ft. Premier Fitness Center
  • Brand new equipment Featuring: Octane Ellipticals, Thorotread, Jacobs Ladder, Hammer Strength and more!
  • 100+ Group Exercise Classes
  • Two Heated Pools
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Racquetball & Basketball Courts
  • Studio 3 - Dynamic Training  (TRX & more!)
  • Free Kid Care (Babysitting)
  • Indoor Parking

 

JCC MetroWest welcomes
all ages, faiths, and backgrounds.


  • Coming Soon: Hydro Fitness
  • Indoor Triathlons

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Announcements and Program Updates

 


 


Announcements and Program Updates


FOR THE LATEST PROGRAM/INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATES, PLEASE CONTACT OUR INFORMATION LINE, 973-530-3998


CLUB JCC NEWSLETTER 

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SESSION IS ONGOING!  REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2014 BEGINS ON AUGUST 18!  - REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID BEING CLOSED OUT!  REGISTRATION ONGOING FOR ADULT DAY PROGRAM!

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP 2014 TODAY!  TEEN TRACKS TRAVEL, EC (EXPLORATION CAMP) + ME INCLUSION PROGRAM AND MUCH MORE! 

   NEXT ADULT SUNDAY, Sunday, August 3, 2014.  Ages 18 + . Preregistration required.  Meet for lunch at Godfather Pizza, 200 Route 10, East Hanover followed by Splashplex. Pickup 4:00 pm SHARP at Splashplex, 182 Route 10, East Hanover.  Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants.  ***IMPORTANT NOTE:  IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE CANCELLED.  PLEASE CONTACT OUR INFORMATION LINE, 973-530-3998 BY 10:00 AM SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 FOR ANY UPDATES.***   

NEXT TEEN SUNDAY, Sunday, October 26, 2014.  Ages 13-18.  Preregistration  required.  Lunch/Bowling location TBA.   Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants. 

NEXT JUNIOR SUNDAY , Sunday, October 5, 12:30-3:00 pm SHARP.  Preregistration required.  Crafts, Music, Jewish Culture, Recreational Swim. Ages 5-18.  Intake interview required for new participants.

NEXT ADULT SUNDAY DANCE, Sunday, October 19, 2014 , Fall Festival!  Adults 18 and over.  Live DJ, giveaways, games, pizza, snacks, soft drinks.  $14 admission per person at door.  Cooperman JCC, West Orange, 6:00-8:00 pm.  

NEXT TEEN / ADULT SATURDAY NIGHT, TBA!   Fall 2014. Transportation, admissions, staffing included.  Preregistration  required.  Intake interview required for new participants.

    IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE TO DANCE-A-THON 2014:  GREATEST CARNIVAL ON EARTH!!  Contact us at 973-530-3998 today!  Donate now via www.firstgiving.com/rebeccagallanter

Join our e-mail list to receive the latest updates on new programs and to receive our 2013-14 Club JCC Newsletter.  Something new is always happening here at Club JCC!  

Club JCC Adult Day Program (ages 21+) is in operation FIVE days per week!  The JCC is an approved Real Life Choices/Self-Determination provider through the NJ Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) / Easter Seals NJ. 

Summer camps are an approved Perform Care provider.

   Please visit our Club JCC Webpage for our latest newsletter:  http://jccmetrowest.org/clubjccnewsletter

Please call 973-530-3478 to register or arrange for an intake interview.         

     IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CONTACT 973-530-3998 for information on closings or cancellations.

      ONGOING REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS, SPACE PERMITTING.  CONTACT US TODAY FOR AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT!  

 

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Competition for Individuals with Special Needs

Competition for Individuals with Special Needs

As part of the JCC Maccabi Games experience in 2014, the Cherry Hill JCC looks to offer a unique special needs component to the Games and provide families (both local & visiting) the opportunity to experience this same awesome memorable Maccabi week for their children.

WHO: Jewish teens ages 13-17 (as of 7/31/14) with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Intake information, including an IEP will be required.

WHAT: Experience first-hand the JCC Maccabi Games and share in the incredible memories the program provides (opening ceremonies, athletic competition, nightly social events, meeting new friends, and having LOTS of FUN)

WHEN: Sunday, August 10-Friday, August 15, 2014

WHERE: Cherry Hill, NJ

SPORTS OFFERED: Bowling, swimming, & track 

For additional information, please contact Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or rgallanter@jccmetrowest.org or Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services, at 973-530-3507 or jwalder@jccmetrowest.org. 

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Maccabi Games-Competition for Individuals with Special Needs

JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games are a cultural & athletic event for Jewish teens.  The Games highlight and strengthen one’s personal connection to his/her own Judaism thus continuing the historic sports tradition passed on from generation to generation.  For additional information on the history of Maccabi games, please visit www.jccmetrowest.org/2014maccabi. 

Competition for Individuals with Special Needs

As part of the JCC Maccabi Games experience in 2014, the Cherry Hill JCC looks to offer a unique special needs component to the Games and provide families (both local & visiting) the opportunity to experience this same awesome memorable Maccabi week for their children.

WHO: Jewish teens ages 13-17 (as of 7/31/14) with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Intake information, including an IEP will be required.

WHAT: Experience first-hand the JCC Maccabi Games and share in the incredible memories the program provides (opening ceremonies, athletic competition, nightly social events, meeting new friends, and having LOTS of FUN)

WHEN: Sunday, August 10-Friday, August 15, 2014

WHERE: Cherry Hill, NJ

SPORTS OFFERED: Bowling, swimming, & track 

For additional information, please contact Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or rgallanter@jccmetrowest.org or Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services, at 973-530-3507 or chenion@jccmetrowest.org.  

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Aquatic Group Exercise

Why choose Water Exercise?

The water’s unique properties allow the pool to provide an environment for people of all abilities.  Buoyancy creates a reduced impact exercise alternative that is easy on the joints, while the water’s resistance challenges the muscles.  Water lends itself to a well-balanced workout that improves all major components of physical fitness -- aerobic training, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.

Water aerobics is often considered a low-intensity workout program appropriate only for pregnant women or the elderly. However, water aerobics actually offers multiple benefits for any fitness level. Water aerobics classes come in a variety of formats.

Low Impact

Exercising in water makes you feel about 90 percent lighter, reports the American Council on Exercise. When you jump or run in the water, your body does not experience the same impact that these moves cause on land. This makes water aerobics an ideal activity for those with arthritis, back problems, foot or leg injuries, and knee conditions. Pregnant women and the obese also benefit from the reduced impact.

Calorie Burn

Expect to burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics class. The actual amount you burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements, as well as water temperature and depth. In general, faster movements incorporating the upper and lower body in deep water elicit the greatest calorie burn.

Strength

When exercising in water, you work against 12 times the resistance of air. Simply kicking and cupping the water helps contribute to muscle development, which translates into a higher metabolism and healthier body. 


Aquatic Group Exercise Schedule

Sunday
~ YogAerobics -
8:30-9:15am - Dan (MP)

Monday
~ Aqua Tabata -
6:30-7:15am- Liza (MP)

~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 8:30-9:15am - Andi (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 9:30-10:20am- Andi (MP)
~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
~ Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm - Lydia (MP)
~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 6:30-7:15pm - Stacey  (MP)

Tuesday
~ Aqua Power - 8:30-9:15am - Robyn (MP)
~ HIIT Aquatic Boot Camp - 9:30-10:15am- Robyn (MP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm - Betsy (MP)
~ Aqua Zumba - 6:30-7:15pm - Laura (MP)

Wednesday
~ Aqua Strength - 6:30-7:15am- Liza (MP)
~ Aqua Intensity - 8:30-9:15am - Debra G. (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 9:00-9:50am- Liza (MP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm** -Liza (MP)
Cardio Pool Party - 6:30-7:15pm - Betsy (MP)

Thursday
~ Aqua Tabata - 8:30-9:15am - Julia (MP)
~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 9:15-10:00am - Andi (MP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm** -Liza (MP)
~ Aqua Zumba - 6:30 -7:15pm- Laura (MP)

Friday
~ Aqua Intensity -
8:30-9:15am - Debra G. (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 8:30-9:20am - Andi (MP)
~ Aqua Pilates - 9:30-10:15am- Andi (HP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
~ Water yoga - 11:30am-12:15pm - Dan (MP)
Please Note: No Water Yoga on  July 11, 18 and 25

Saturday
~ Aqua Zumba -
8:30-9:15- Laura (MP)

* Fees are associated with these classes.
** Guest Fee is $100 for 10 sessions. 

(HP)-Heyman Pool
(MP)-Messing Pool

Aquatic Group Exercise Class Descriptions

ARTHRITIS AQUATIC PROGRAM - A water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis, because it allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. It gives you the opportunity to do gentle activities in warm water, with the guidance from a certified instructor.
 
HIIT AQUA BOOT CAMP  (Hgh Intestiy Interal Traning)- this class combines interval/circuit training wth cadiovascular and core conditioning as well as strength training. Great for cross training. Knowledge of basic swimming and comfort in deep water required. 
 
AQUA CARDIO BLAST - Aqua cardio blast is all about matching the music and the moves. Pump up your heart while we pump up the jam..
 
AQUA INTENSITY - This is an INTENSE and invigorating cardiovascular workout in the water with an emphasis on abdominal strengthening and toning. Equipment may be used.
 
AQUA PILATES -These new aqua exercises challenge your stability, core strength, and develop your breathing in a way that traditional Pilates cannot.
 
AQUA POWER - A fast paced cardio, core and resistance class. We promise to power up your workout! Suitable for all level; just go at your own pace.  
 
AQUA STRENGTH - Rethink your workout and include a day (or two) of cross training in the pool! Experience resistance training and work your muscles by using the resistive properties of water. You do not need to be a swimmer, but you must be comfortable in deep water.
 
AQUA TABATA - A high intesity inteval exerise clss that altrnates 20 seconds of high intensity followd by 10 seconds of less intense eoverfor8rvs.The sciennce behid the workout suports metabollism increase of 17 pecent over a 24hr.period A sustainable energetic workout this is a class for the coditioned participant. Deep and shallow water combinaton.
 
AQUA ZUMBA ® -Integrating the ZUMBA formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines. This class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
 
CARDIO POOL PARTY - A high energy water workout which uses weights and has an emphasis on increasing core strength and buildng muscle.

JCC WATER WALKERS - Looking for a great aquatic workout? Leave your gym shoes in the closet and hit the pool for a walk in the water! Water walking burns more calories than walking on land and is a no impact way to strengthen your body. Join other JCC Full Center Members in Lane 1 of the Heyman Pool for this free program.Ongoing M-F 10:00-11:00am
 
WATER YOGA - Yoga in the pool you say? Yes it’s true as water buoys up the body and makes balancing poses easier than on land. This class is for everyone, especially for those who have not had a good experience in standard Yoga class with intimidating postures.
 
YOGAEROBICS - This class uses the ancient practice of Yoga to create a great aerobic
water workout.

 

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Adult and Teen Aquatics - Summer Session

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Welcome to JCC MetroWest Adult Aquatics
 

Both pools are temperature regulated for lap swimming and class instruction.

We offer options for adult swimmers and non-swimmers: Group and Private Swim Lessons, Masters Swim Program, Scuba Diving Classes, Aquatic Personal Training, Water Walking, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, and Group Water Exercise Classes.

  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program opens Monday, April 28 at 8:00am

  • Guest registration opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program 2014 starts Saturday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.

JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment If you need additional assistance contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3515.

 

Click Here for 20​14 - 2015 Swim Lesson Schedule

Adult Swim
18+ yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.

Guest: $185/8sess.
JCC Member: $140/8sess.

Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Share a class with other adults. Beginner (little or no swimming ability) to mid-level swimmers. Learn the basics or fine tune what you already know. Certified instructors put students at ease while motivating participants to fulfill individual needs.


Adult Swim Clinic
18+ yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.

Guest: $185/8sess.
JCC Member: $140/8sess.

Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

 

For adults who know the basics. Learn proper technique and become more efficient in front and back crawl, side stroke and breast stroke.


 


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