Our mission is to teach campers the skills they need for water safety, in addition to the fundamental skills and techniques of swimming.
All campers three years old through fifth grade receive regular instruction from American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Lessons are designed utilizing the guidelines of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Instruction focuses on providing a safe and nurturing environment where each swimmer is encouraged and challenged, but never pressured or forced to participate.We look forward to helping each of our campers advance their aquatics skills.
On their first day of camp, swimmers are evaluated to determine their appropriate start level. The evaluation consists of having the child demonstrate a series of skills based on the six levels of American Red Cross Guidelines. Class placement is based on ability and swim experience, not on the child’s age. A Swim Skills Report will be provided every other week during summer camp so that you can track the progress of your camper.
|Attire & Gear|
|Swimmers must bring a bathing suit and towel to every swim lesson. (Goggles are optional.) Please remember to label all swim equipment that is brought to the pool. The Aquatics Department does not keep extra supplies of bathing suits or towels.|
As a prerequisite for participation in the JCC Summer Camp Swim Program, campers must be potty trained and must be willing to participate in class without a parent’s assistance. If the JCC has to cancel a camp swim lesson due to situations beyond our control (i.e., weather related cancellations, power loss, pool repairs, etc.), the class will not be made up. Instruction will resume where the class left off on the following day during its normally scheduled session.
October marks the one year anniversary for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Dance for Parkinson’s Program at the New Orleans JCC. This award-winning program takes place every Wednesday with instruction from the New Orleans Ballet Association.
With temperatures in the 90s, it is easy to forget that fall is here. Fortunately, we have the holiday of Sukkot to remind us that the harvest season has begun. There is no denying that sukkahs are awesome, but it can be challenging to find the space and time to build one. Here are some alternative ways to celebrate this holiday
Rosh Hashanah - “head of the year”- commemorates the creation of the world. Traditionally, apples and honey are eaten to represent our hope for a sweet year of health and peace. Dipping apples in honey is delicious, and here are few creative recipe suggestions to help kick this duo up a notch....
We love to celebrate here at the JCC, and we also look for any opportunity to be creative. Join us for a coloring break in The Nosh of the Uptown JCC for National Coloring Book Day on August 2. We’ll have a table with crayons and JCC-themed coloring sheets. Can’t make it to the JCC? Download and print our coloring sheets. We’d love to see your artwork, so be sure to tag us and use hashtag #nojcc on social media!...