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JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

A Community of Opportunity

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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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Children & Youth - Home

Fun for Children & Youth at the JCC!

We offer a variety of activites for children and youth.

Join us for Kids Club

Vacation Program

Camp and so much more!

For more information click the department link on the right hand side


Call the Front Desk at 973-530-3406/ 973-530-3400 to register today.


 

 

 Join us all year long for our children's programs!!

Kids Club    

Vacation Programs

Birthday Parties

Exploration Camp

Camp Deeny Riback

Early Childhood Camps  And so much more... 

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Vacation Programs

Vacation Programs

When school is out, the JCC is in!

Join us for trips, fun, and excitement during school vacations. December vacations, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Spring Break and more - we've got you covered.

Grade School Vacation Programs

When school is out, the JCC is in! Join us for trips, fun, and excitement during school vacations. December vacations, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Teacher's Convention and more - we've got you covered.

For more information, contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993, dlucas@jccmetrowest.org


IMPORTANT: Policies and Procedures

  • Programs are open to Members and Guests of the JCC.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 48 hours prior to a Vacation Program will receive a JCC credit. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a Vacation Program will receive no refund.
  •  There will be a late registration fee of $10.00 if you reigister less than 1 week prior to the Vacation Program date.
  • Please bring a kosher dairy, nut-free lunch each day. Bring a bathering suit and towel when applicable. Space is limited. Cancellations will incur a cancellation fee.
  • Before and After Care is available at no additional fee from 7:30am–6:00pm for all Vacation Programs.
  • Parents who pick up after 6:00pm will be charged $1.00 per minute.
  • Any child who requires a Shadow Counselor must coordinate this arrangement with our Special Needs Director. The Shadow Counselor is paid separately by the parent.
  • Low registration may result in program cancellation.

 

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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Enrichment Classes

After-School Enrichment Classes

For more information, contact the Kids Club Hotline, CJ, 973-530-3490,

 

 

Club JCC Junior

The Special Needs Services Department offers weekday and weekend recreation prorgams for children with special needs.  Our unique programs allow our participants to access the same recreational activities as their peers by providing them with the support and accomodations they need to be successful.  While the programs are specifically for children with disabilities, our participants are simultaneously able to be included in the community as they utilize the JCC facilities and interact with other JCC members.

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 973-530-3998 for additional information or to register for a program. 

Club JCC Junior Sunday

Ages 5-18
Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm-3:00pm

Sunday social recreation program including arts & crafts, structured games, music therapy, Jewish education, and swim.  Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs.  Snack and beverage included. 

Fall 2013: 10/6, 10/20, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26

Winter/Spring 2014: 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/27, 5/4
7 Sundays: $280 JCC Member/ $315 Guest

Optional supervised bus transportation for AM Friendship Circle program on coordinating program dates:
Fall 2013: $50 JCC Member/$55 Guest
Winter/Spring 2014: $50 JCC Member/$55 Guest
 

Get Creative with Club JCC for Kids!


Ages 7-14
Monday evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm

Get the creative juices flowing with Club JCC partnering with ARTS UNBOUND! Artists from ARTS UNBOUND will provide a sampling of the different creative avenues available to our participants.  Ceramics, painting, creative construction projects, drawing, print making, and more. Get a little messy while having a lot of fun! Program fee includes all materials; all you need to bring is your creativity and imagination.

Fall 2013: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
8 Mondays: $320 Members/$360 Guests
 

 

 

Club JCC Sports & Games

Ages 5-12
Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday evening sports and recreation program for our school-aged participants! Participants will learn basic skills and rules of popular games such as basketball, soccer, baseball, and tennis. Children will focus on appropriate social behaviors in a recreational setting while improving their gross and fine motor skills. Throughout the sessions participants will also enjoy recreational games such as freeze tag, running bases, and relay races. This program will emphasize following directions and completing multi-step tasks. Staff to participant ratio is approximately 3:1. 

Fall 2013: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
8 Wednesdays: $240 member/$280 guest
 

Club JCC Junior Swim & Yoga

Ages 8-12
Thursday afternoons from 4:30pm-6:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of yoga and swimming which is targeted to children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and ADD/ADHD.  Children participant in a group recreational swim session after enjoying a yoga class.  Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 
  
Fall 2013: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23
14 Thursdays: $490 JCC Members/ $560 Guests
 

Winter/Spring 2014: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
15 Thursdays: $525 JCC Members/ $600 Guests

 

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Kids Club

Where will your child be after school?

Kids Club -  your child's after-school neighborhood!

It's a comfortable place for your child to unwind after school and stretch the mind and muscles while waiting to join you at the end of the day. Highly trained staff provides homework support as they get to know your child and respond to his/her individual needs.

All of this in a safe and structured Jewish environment complemented by transportation from area schools, outstanding facilities including heated indoor pool and gym, and year-round continuity of care (summer camp, school vacation programs).

 

 

 

 

Kids Club Contacts

Dianne Lucas (973)-530-3993, dlucas@jccmetrowest.org    

Kids Club Hotline  (973)-530-3490

 

 

 

GRAVITY Training

GRAVITY & GRAVITYouth

GRAVITY

The GRAVITY Training System provides a quick and efficient total body workout on a versatile fitness system using the force of gravity for maximum physical challenge. GRAVITY's single piece of equipment provides maximum benefits and all-over results.

GRAVITY utilizes a cable and pulley system and free-motion glideboard that employs body weight as resistance. Adjustable to nine different levels of resistance, the machine engages all major muscle groups. GRAVITY offers a variety of programming choices for small group and personal training at all fitness levels.

Each session is 45 minutes.

For more information Contact:

Sharon Tobey: stobey@jccmetrowest.org

 

 

GRAVITYouth

Help your child build up self-confidence and healthy habits by participating in Gravity Youth!

Gravity Youth is designed to help kids be active, learn about muscle groups, exercise and most importantly, have fun.  It's a safe means of training for all ages, sizes and levels of ability.

All sessions will be taught by JCC Gold Standard Personal Trainer Sharon Tobey.   

Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • Mondays
    1:00pm-1:30pm & 1:30pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesdays
    1:00pm-1:30pm & 1:30pm-2:00pm

Contact the Fitness Reception Desk at (973) 530-3416
to register your child today!

Spaces are limited.

 

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Exploration Camps

Explore Our
One-Week Camp Offerings!

Your camper has an amazing opportunity to learn, play, and grow during an Exploration Camp week. Pick a new activity each week so your child can explore many different areas of art and science.

 

For more information, contact:

Director: Dianne Lucas : 973-530-3993 Dlucas@jccmetrowest.org

Assistant Director: Isabella Lombardo: ILombardo@jccmetrowest.org

 

 

2014 Calendar
IS HERE!

Forms for Exploration Camp 2014

Application

Fees

Medical Form

Single Day Permission Waiver

Payment Form

Our Camp

Magic, cooking, crafts, science, clay, dance, sewing, chemistry-we have it for your child! Three hours of specialized instruction from professional teachers in their chosen week's adventure, is combined with daily free swim, organized games outside or in our indoor gym, plus a snack to keep them going.

 

 

Our Staff

Our highly qualified staff is supported by the expertise of the JCC's full-time Camp, Sports & Recreation, and Aquatics staff. Our general staff and specialists are hand picked based on their experience, skills, and love of children.

 

Our Lunch & Snacks

Full lunch provided each day!!!

We will provide your child with lunch each day (included in the cost of camp)!  A kosher dairy snack is also provided each day.

Ask us about our allergy management practices.

 

 

Our Facilities 

Exploration Camps are located in our welcoming Community Center in West Orange, NJ.

Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
Ross Family Campus
760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Indoor Heated Pools, Dance Studios, Full-sized Gymnasiums, Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds, Soccer Fields, Art Studios and MORE!

Our Fees

2014: Member $455 and Guest $505 per week

2014 Sign up by April 11th and receive last summers price 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Weekly Camp Schedule

Each week we will explore a new world!  What will it be today?

2014 Schedule

Week 1:

June 30 - July 3

Grades K-2: Learn to Swim

Grades 3-6: Improve Your Swim Skills

Week 2:

July 7 - July 11

Grades K-2:  Clay Exploration 

Grades 3-6:  CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

Week 3:

July 14 - July 18

Grades K-2: Wild Wacky Science

Grades 3-6:  Clay/Ceramics

Week 4:

July 21 - July 25

Grades K-2: Legos

Grades 3-6:  Lego Architect

Week 5:

July 28 - August 1

Grades K-2:  Mystery Week

Grades 3-6:  Mystery Week

Week 6: 

August 4 - August 8

Grades K-2:  Animal Planet

Grades 3-6:  Aviation/Rocketry

Week 7:

August 11 - August 15

Grades K-2: Secret Chef

Grades 3-6:  Iron Chef

Week 8:

August 18 - August 22

Grades K-2: Olympics

Grades 3-6:  Olympics

Daily Schedule

9:00am-12:00pm- Specialized Program

12:00pm-12:30pm, Lunch - A kosher lunch will be provided each day. If your child has a special diet required, please send lunch with them every day.

12:30pm-1:00pm- Gym or Playground

1:00pm-1:45pm, Special Activity - Cooking, Art, Games, Teen Lounge, etc...

1:45pm-2:00pm- Change for Swim

2:00-2:30pm- Free Swim-All children must bring a bathing suit and towel

2:30-2:45pm- Change from swim

2:45-3:30pm- Snack - Kosher dairy snacks will be provided each day, if your child requires a special snack please send it with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Metro Marlins Spring Program

 

Metro Express Marlins Spring Swim Program

The JCC Metro Express Marlins Spring Swim program is designed to enhance and progress competitive swimming skills by focusing on all aspects of competitive swimming. During our Spring season we focus on breaking down all four competitive strokes and working on stroke technique and efficiency as well as starts, turns and finishes. This program will include viewing DVDs for skill study as well as videotaping of participant skills. Swimmer's improvement will be measured by stroke count and event time. The program is co-ed, with swimmers of varying skills and abilities from the ages of 5 through high school.

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METRO MARLINS SPRING SWIM PROGRAM 

The JCC Metro Marlins Spring Swim program is designed to enhance and progress competitive swimming skills by focusing on all aspects of competitive swimming. During our Spring season we focus on breaking down all four competitive strokes and working on stroke technique and efficiency as well as starts, turns, and finishes. This program will include viewing DVDs for skill study as well as videotaping of participant skills. Swimmers improvement will be measured by stroke count and event time.

SPRING SWIM TEAM FEE 

Member: $375 | Guest: $475
New USA Registrants: $75 (fee prorated for Spring Session)

Practice times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as follows: 
10 and under 5:00–6:00pm 11+ 6:00–7:15pm*
*USA Swimmers practice goes an extra 15 minutes 

SWIM EVALUATIONS FOR NEW SWIMMERS ARE SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 

1:00–2:00pm for 10and under
2:00–3:00pm for 11+ 

First Practice: Monday, March 17, 2014 

For more information or questions, please contact Claudia Minde (cminde@jccmetrowest.org). 

Program registration is through our website. 

  1. Register for your swim program based on your swimmer’s goals. 
  2. Register for your specific practice times based on your swimmer’s age program.

Registration begins on February 1, 2014 

  • Swim Team Fees must be paid in full at time of registration 
  • Practice begins Monday, March 17, 2014 
  • Practice ends Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • JCC Members please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment

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  • Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC

    Ross Family Campus

    760 Northfield Avenue

    West Orange

    973-530-3400