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Shames JCC VOD!

Shames JCC VOD!

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School & Childcare • Children

Almost Home

Grades K-6
September to June

With the start of school, until the last day, buses from the Irvington and Tarrytown school districts bring elementary school students to the Shames JCC for a supervised afternoon where youngsters can do homework, socialize, and enjoy a variety of sports, board games, arts and crafts and community service. Extra-curricular activities are available at the Shames JCC during Almost Home hours.

For more information, please contact Kayla Reisman, Director of Youth & Teen Engagement, at 914-366-7898 ext. 1168 or kreisman@shamesjcc.org

Vacation Sensations & Vacation Sensations Plus Ages 5 -12

Don’t go bonkers when your kids are off from school. Send them to the Shames JCC for our Vacation Sensations program for children in kindergarten-6th grade. We offer a combination of in-house programming and trip days. When we are in-house, we bring in enrichment specialists such as Westchester Circus Arts, RoboThink, Scribble Art Studio, Challenge Island or others. The day also includes JCC activities such as swimming, sports, crafts, and more! On trip days, we travel via bus to places like Chelsea Piers, FunFuzion at New Roc City, Monster Jam Mini-Golf, and other local venues. We also offer Vacation Sensations Plus for children with special needs. Vacations Sensations Plus offers a 2:1 counselor ratio. Additional fees apply; intake and IEP/504 required.

For more information, please contact Samantha Lewis, slewis@shamesjcc.org.

To see upcoming Vacation Sensations, click here.


Drop-off childcare for children ages 6 months-8 years

Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Reservations are required.  Please call 914-847-9088 or email kidspace@shamesjcc.org to reserve a spot for your child. Space is limited.

Member: $8.00 per hour; *Non-member: $8.00

May also purchase a discounted  30-hour pass for $210.

1 hour minimum, 2 hours maximum per day.

For children under the age of 1 year old, the maximum stay is 1.5 hours.

*Non-members may use Kidspace for up to 30 hours or 3 months (whichever comes first), after which a Family Membership at any level will be required to continue.


Whether you are taking a fitness class, need to drop off your child as you run errands or simply want some down time, Kidspace is here for you. Children play and socialize under the nurturing care of a highly-trained, professional staff.



Kidspace is an Allergy Aware environment!
To ensure the safety of all of our children, no outside food is allowed in Kidspace.
Bottles, sippy cups, and commercially packaged baby food are the only exceptions.