Early Childhood





Vacation Sensations

Unless otherwise noted, online registration closes 3 business days prior to the start date. After this time, please call the Welcome Desk at 914-366-7898 to register. Many of our programs can be pro-rated after they begin as long as space is available.


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Schools out? We’re on! Four great day trips planned for February break’s Vacation Sensation!

February 18 – 21
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (drop-off and pick-up at the Shames JCC)
Early drop off: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: $15
Late stay: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: $35
Members: $95 (per day); Non-members: $110 (per day)
Vacation Sensation Plus**: $115 (per day); Non-members: $130 (per day)

You don’t have to get on a plane to give your kids an exciting vacation for February! We are planning four great trips for kids in grades K – 6.

Tuesday February 18th: Come join us for Monster Mini Golf, in Paramus (just a short hop over the bridge) where your child will  get to play mini golf, arcade games, and experience the laser maze. Lunch will be provided (2 slices of pizza and a drink). Snack will also be provided.

Wednesday, February 19th: Come join us at the Westchester Mall for a day of coding and robotics at the Apple Store, pizza lunch provided, and a scavenger hunt throughout the mall!

Thursday and Friday are in the works and we announce those details soon! 

Children with special needs get to enjoy the same great programming in Vacation Sensations Plus! Registration closes a week prior on Tuesday, February 11th. Please reach out to Tracey Wiener at twiener@shamesjcc.org.

Click here for more details and to register. Or reach out to Samantha Lewis for details at slewis@shamesjcc.org or 914.366.7898 ext. 1163.


Vacation Sensations: MLK Day for grades K – 6

January 20, 2020
Schools are closed so we’re giving kids the chance to have fun and honor MLK’s legacy for a day of play and giving back! Kids will participate in engaging social action projects for Paws Crossed, an animal shelter and by making children’s books for a local pediatric hospital. They will also get to swim in our heated indoor pool, play games, and enjoy lunch together. Participants must bring a swim suit, towel, & swim cap plus a dairy (meat-free) and nut-free lunch (morning and afternoon snack provided).

Program: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Member $65; Non-Member $80
Early Drop-Off (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM): $15
Late Pick-up (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM): $35
Vacation Sensations Plus* (for children with special needs, 2:1 child to staff ratio): Member $85; Non-Member $100

Pre-registration required.* Space is limited. Payment due upon registration. No refunds/credits. If we do not meet minimum enrollment we reserve the right to cancel program (with full refund).

*Children with special needs, who have not participated in programs at the JCC before, require an intake interview prior to registering for Vacation Sensations Plus as well as an IEP/504. In order to ensure appropriate staffing, registration for Vacation Sensations Plus closes a week prior to program.

Vacation Sensations: Summer Camp Twelve Trails Takeover for winter break!*

Grades K–6; December 27, 30, 31, January 2, 3
Experience all the fun of Camp Twelve Trails over winter break with a series of exciting trips and activities planned throughout the break, such as Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Hudson River Museum, Scribble Art, and many more activities! Kids will get a taste of all the “neighborhoods” (specialties) offered at Camp Twelve Trails: Play (sports), Create (arts & drama), Explore (adventure), Discover (science & technology), Grow (farm to table). Register for one day or all days. Click here for more details and to register. Our program offers Vacation Sensations Plus for special needs participants.**

*Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Payment due upon registration. No refunds or credits. If we do not meet minimum enrollment, the JCC reserves the right to cancel program (with full refund). On Tuesday, December 31st, dependent on registration, the JCC reserves the right to not offer late stay.

**For those who have not participated in JCC Plus programming before, an intake and IEP/504 is required. Registration for Vacation Sensations Plus will close on December 13. Space is limited—participation in Vacation Sensation Plus is not confirmed until you receive an email from Tracey Wiener.

Coming soon: February and Spring break details!
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