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JCC launching free "healthy lifestyles" class for pre-teens

Photo of a pre-teen girl running.The JCC of Syracuse is offering a weekly Healthy Bodies class for fifth and sixth grade pre-teens starting Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. The hour-long co-ed classes, part of the After School Program, are designed to engage fifth and sixth graders, or “tweens,” to help them acquire and maintain healthy lifestyle habits through good nutrition and fitness. This free program is funded by a grant from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.  MORE >

Enroll your child in the Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day vacation camp

Image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in front of the American flag.Let your child enjoy a day filled with fun and creative activities during the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day school break. The JCC is offering an MLK Jr. Day vacation camp for school-age children, grades K-6, on Monday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kids will enjoy a variety of engaging activities such as arts and crafts, computer games, sports and more. Half-day programs and extended childcare are also available.   MORE >

Dec. 21 "Drop-N-Shop" to give parents four hours of holiday shopping without the kids

Image of snowflakes falling from a cloud.For parents who want to get some last-minute holiday shopping done or have other plans that don't include their children, the JCC's upcoming "Drop-N-Shop" may be just what they need. Drop-N-Shop Kids Day Out will be held on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JCC of Syracuse. This mini half-day vacation camp is designed to get children—ages 3-12—out of the house and engaged in lots of fun activities while their parents get to spend five hours doing what they need or want to do.    MORE >

Winter Break vacation camp for grades K-6 offered
Dec. 22–Jan. 2

Image of a snowman.The JCC of Syracuse is offering a Winter Break vacation camp for school-age children, grades K-6, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. running Monday, Dec. 22 through Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Each day of camp a variety of age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities will keep the children busy, entertained and having fun.   MORE >

After School Program offers more than a babysitter and day care

Photo of a school-age boy doing homework at a table.Busy families looking for options on where their children can go after school until mom or dad get home from work don't have to look very far. Our After School Program offers school-age children a safe place to go for fun, educational and recreational activities.  MORE >