Fall Youth Programming Lineup

Fill your family’s schedule with early childhood, youth, and teen programming at the JCC

Published Monday, August 19, 2019

Summer is winding down. We’re trading pool bags for book bags. Those long, sunny days at the pool are coming to an end, but don’t worry, the JCC will continue to offer programming to keep your entire family’s calendar full. Our youth programs are designed to help children expand, explore, and apply their diverse interests -- whether it’s through ballet, flag football, art, or even organized play. 

Following our mission, the JCC staff is dedicated to “providing a Center where all can enjoy, learn, experience and share in quality activities in a Jewish environment.” Check out our upcoming programs to see how your children can enjoy and learn at the JCC this fall. 

Uptown

Early Childhood Programming (Ages 5 and under) 

Toddler Social Club Ages 5 and under

One Sunday each month, little ones have the chance to play with parents and friends at the Uptown JCC. Toddler Social Club is a free member event open to all children ages birth to 5 years old and their parents. RSVP to taylor@nojcc.org.

Sunday, September 8
Sunday, October 6 
Sunday, November 10
Sunday, December 8

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ABCs and 123s Ages 4 to 5

Through playful games and fun educational manipulative tools, children will begin to build the foundation of both early literacy and fine motor skills. 

September 11 - December 18 on Wednesdays from  3:00 - 4:00 PM

Register 

Ballet Ages 3 to 5

Our littlest dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet while also developing their balance and gross motor skills. Open to new and returning students. 

September 9 - December 16 on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Register 

Gymnastics Ages 2 to 5

Boys and girls will learn progressive gymnastics skills that teach balance, strength, and agility. Develop new skills, be challenged, and have fun!

Ages 2 to 3: September 11 - December 18 on Wednesdays from 2:45 - 3:30 PM

Register

Ages 4 to 5: September 10 - December 17 on Tuesdays from 2:45 - 3:30 PM

Register 

Little Chefs Ages: 3 to 5

Participants will expand their palettes by preparing and tasting a variety of healthy snacks and treats.  Fourteen total classes. No class November 28.

September 12 - December 19 on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Register

Little Yoga Ages 4 and 5

Our youngest yogis will explore basic movements and teamwork through yoga story time and various yoga games, as well as learn relaxation techniques and breathing exercises they can try at school or at home to help them create peace and monitor their own energy levels. 

September 13 - December 20 on Fridays from 3:00 - 3:30 PM

Register 

Sports Hour Ages 4 and 5

Participants will be exposed to a multitude of sports as we learn the rules and basic skills that apply to each game. Great introduction to the concept of team sports as well as individual skill development. 

September 9 - December 16 on Mondays from  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Register 

Basketball U6 Ages 4 and 5

Have fun and learn the basics in this introduction to basketball.  Players participate in skills and drills at our weekday practices and experience "game day" every Sunday as we divide our group and play against each other

November 6 - December 15 on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Register 

Soccer U6 Ages: 4 and 5

In this introduction to soccer, players participate in skills and drills at weekday practices and experience "game day" every Sunday as we divide our group and play each other.

September 11 - October 20 on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Register 

Group Swim Lessons - Tadpoles  Ages 2 and 3

Beginner class to introduce basic swimming skills. Parents are not required to be in the water.

September 14 - September 28 on Saturdays from 9:45 - 10:15 AM
September 15 - September 29 on Sundays from  9:00 - 9:30 AM
September 9 - September 25 on Mondays and Wednesdays from  3:45 - 4:15 PM
September 10 - September 26 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 4:15 PM
October 2 - October 30 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 - 4:15 PM
October 3 - October 31 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 4:15 PM
October 5 - October 26 on Saturdays from 9:00 - 9:30 AM or 9:45 - 10:15 AM
October 6 - October 27 on Sundays from 9:00 - 9:30 AM

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Group Swim Lessons - Guppies  Ages 3 to 5

Swimmers progress through different levels learning water safety and proper stroke technique.

September 14 - September 28 on Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:00 AM or 11:15 - 11:45 AM
September 15 - September 29 on Sundays from 9:45 - 10:15 AM
September 9 - September 25 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:00 PM
September 10 - September 26 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:00 PM
October 2 - October 30 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:00 PM
October 3 - October 31 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:00 PM
October 5 - October 26 on Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:00 AM or 11:15 - 11:45 AM
October 6 - October 27 on Sundays from 9:45 - 10:15 AM

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Winter Break Mini Camp 

The JCC offers Mini Camps to coincide with holidays and special days off. Flexible enrollment allows members to sign up by the day or the week. Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Before and after care are available.

December 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31
January 2 - 3

*Registration is open to JCC Nursery School children only 

Youth Programming (Grades K to 6)

Beginner Karate Ages 6 and up

Learn the traditional Japanese martial art of self defense (strikes, blocks, kicks, takedowns), concentration (memorization, discipline, self control), and physical development( strength, flexibility, coordination) 

August 1 - December 31 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Register 

 Karate - Intermediate/Advanced Ages 6 and up

Learn self defense, concentration and physical development. If you are already an existing student, you must be an orange belt and above to be enrolled in this class. 

August 1 - December 31 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Register 

Soccer U9 Ages 6, 7 and 8

Soccer league for 6, 7 and 8 year olds. Weekdays, players participate in drills to develop fundamentals and game play. Sundays, players divide into teams and play games.

September 11 - October 20 on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and Sundays from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Register 

Dance Foundations Grades K - 2

This introductory class focuses on classical ballet techniques with exposure to traditional jazz, modern, musical theater, and contemporary/lyrical dance genres. 

September 4 - December 18 on Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 PM

Register 

Basketball U9 Ages 6 to 8

Basketball fundamentals and basics are emphasized as players gradually progress towards scrimmages and games.

November 6 - December 15 on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and Sundays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Register 

Flag Football U9 Ages 6 to 8

Introductory class/league for boys and girls.  Emphasis on fundamentals and basics as players gradually progress towards scrimmages and games.  Sundays will alternate between Uptown and Metairie Campuses.

September 10 - October 20 on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 PM and Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Register  

Group Swim Lessons - Jellies Ages 6 and up

Swimmers progress through different levels learning water safety and proper stroke technique.

September 15 - September 29 on Sundays from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
September 9 - September 25 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15 - 5:45 PM
September 10 - September 26 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:15 PM
October 2 - October 30 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15 - 5:45 PM
October 3 - October 31 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:15 PM
October 6 - October 27 on Sundays from 10:30 - 11:00 AM

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Mini Camp 

The JCC offers Mini Camps for both our preschool-aged children and youth and teens to coincide with holidays and special days off. Flexible enrollment allows members to sign up by the day or the week. Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Before and after care are available. Registration will be available at nojcc.org/minicamp

September 19 - 20
October 11, 17, 18
November 25-27
December 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31
January 2 -3 

Teen Programming (Grades 6 to 12)

Beginner Karate Ages 6 and up

Learn the traditional Japanese martial art of self defense (strikes, blocks, kicks, takedowns), concentration (memorization, discipline, self control), and physical development( strength, flexibility, coordination) 

August 1 - December 31 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Register 

Karate - Intermediate/Advanced Ages 6 and up

Learn self defense, concentration and physical development. If you are already an existing student, you must be an orange belt and above to be enrolled in this class. 

August 1 - December 31 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Register

Sock Hop Grades 5 to 7

JCC is the place to be on Saturday nights for young dancers in grades 5, 6 and 7.  Each dance features a live DJ and a snack bar stocked with soda, candy, pickles, and popcorn for sale. Sock Hops are held in the Uptown JCC auditorium from 7:30 - 10:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM

September 28
November 9
December 7

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Drivers Ed

Students will complete the 30-hour classroom training portion of the 38-hour course. Driver's Ed is available for teens ages 14 and 9 months to 17 years. Drivers Ed will take place during Winter Break. Registration will be available through Lingle Driving Academy.

BBYO Connect Grades 6 to 8

BBYO Connect is the BBYO experience made just for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 offering social and meaningful experiences that will serve as a gateway to continued involvement in Jewish life. Trips to amusement parks and ballparks, pool parties and paintball are just some of the ways BBYO Connect brings fun to life for Jewish kids.  Email Gary Brandt for more information. 

BBYO Grades 9 to 12

BBYO is a youth-led, worldwide group that provides opportunities for teens to develop their leadership potential. With the support of peers, participants commit to personal growth while cultivating their Jewish identity. BBYO includes out-of-town conventions, weekend programs, community activism, volunteer opportunities and many other activities for high school students. Email Gary Brandt for more information. 

Teen Fit Ages 12 to 15

The JCC Teen Fit Program is an educational series of fitness sessions designed to show 12–15-year-old teens how to safely and properly use the equipment in the fitness center. Upon completion of the program, the teen will receive his/her Teen Fit card. This card will allow the teen to work out in the fitness center without adult supervision

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Metairie

Early Childhood Programming (Ages 5 and under)

Kids Konnection Age: 3 to 7

This program offers daily, supervised activities ranging from sports, arts and crafts, games, and outdoor play. A snack is provided each day along with homework oversight. 

Mondays - Fridays from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

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Ballet Ages 3 to 7

Young dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet while developing balance, flexibility and grace. Open to new and returning students.

September 9 - December 9 on Mondays from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Register  

Gymnastics Ages 3 to 11

Children will learn progressive skills in gymnastics. Boys and girls are taught gymnastics skills that will teach balance, strength, and agility. You will learn new skills, be challenged, and have fun.

September 5 - November 14 on Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Register 

Soccer U6 Ages 4 and 5

In this introduction to soccer, players participate in skills and drills at weekday practices and experience "game day" every Sunday as we divide our group and play each other. 

September 11 - October 20 on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Register 

Sports Hour Ages 4 to 6

Participants will be exposed to a multitude of sports as we learn the rules and basic skills that apply to each game. Great introduction to the concept of team sports as well as individual skill development. 

September 9 - December 16 on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Register

Basketball U6 Ages 4 and 5

Players participate in skills and drills at our weekday practices and experience "game day" every Sunday as we divide our group and play against each other.

November 6 - December 15 on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Register

Youth Programming (Grades K to 6)

Kids Night Out Grades K - 5

Spend Saturday night at the Metairie JCC form 5:00 - 9:00 PM while your parents have a night on the town. We’ll have fun playing games, making crafts, eating pizza, and watching a movie.

Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 12
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 14


Kids Konnection Age 3 to 7

This program offers daily, supervised activities ranging from sports, arts and crafts, games, and outdoor play. A snack is provided each day along with homework oversight. 

Mondays - Fridays from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

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Challenge Island - World Tour Grades K - 2

Each week participants will work in small groups to solve S.T.E.A.M. based challenges all while learning about different landmarks and cultures around the world. 

September 6 - October 25 on Fridays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Register 

LEGO® Builders Grades: K - 5

Come build the tallest skyscraper or the sturdiest bridge.  Each week we will complete challenges though creative building and play.  Together we will conquer Lego kits step by step.  

September 5 - October 24 on Thursdays from  4:00 - 5:00 PM

Register 

Flag Football U9 Ages 6 to 8

Introductory class/league for boys and girls age 6 - 8.  Emphasis on fundamentals and basics as players gradually progress towards scrimmages and games.  Sundays will alternate between Uptown and Metairie Campuses.

September 10 - October 20 on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Register

Soccer U9 Ages 6 to 8

Soccer league for 6, 7 and 8-year-olds. Weekdays, players participate in drills to develop fundamentals and gameplay. Sundays players divide into teams and play games.  

September 11 - October 20 on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and Sundays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Register 

Basketball U9 Ages 6 to 8

In this introductory class/league for boys and girls ages 6-8, basketball fundamentals and basics are emphasized as players gradually progress towards scrimmages and games.

November 6 - December 15 on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and Sundays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Register 

Gymnastics Ages 3 to 11

Children will learn progressive skills in gymnastics. Boys and girls are taught gymnastics skills that will teach balance, strength, and agility. 

September 5 - November 14 on Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Register 

Ballet Ages 3 to 7

Young dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet while developing balance, flexibility and grace. Open to new and returning students.

September 9 - December 9 on Mondays from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Register 

Teen Programming (Grades 6 to 12)

Game Room Ages 8 and up

Game Room is staffed and open to registered children who are 8 to 12 years old. A snack is provided each day along with homework oversight and other enrichment activities. 

Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Register 

Drivers Ed

Students will complete the 30-hour classroom training portion of the 38-hour course. Driver's Ed is available for teens ages 14 and 9 months to 17 years. Drivers Ed will take place during Winter Break. Registration will be available through Lingle Driving Academy.

BBYO Connect Grades 6 to 8

BBYO Connect is the BBYO experience made just for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 offering social and meaningful experiences that will serve as a gateway to continued involvement in Jewish life. Trips to amusement parks and ballparks, pool parties and paintball are just some of the ways BBYO Connect brings fun to life for Jewish kids. Email Gary Brandt for more information. 

BBYO Grades 9 to 12

BBYO is a youth-led, worldwide group that provides opportunities for teens to develop their leadership potential. With the support of peers, participants commit to personal growth while cultivating their Jewish identity. BBYO includes out-of-town conventions, weekend programs, community activism, volunteer opportunities and many other activities for high school students. Email Gary Brandt for more information. 

Teen Fit Ages 12 to 15

The JCC Teen Fit Program is an educational series of fitness sessions designed to show 12–15-year-old teens how to safely and properly use the equipment in the fitness center. Upon completion of the program, the teen will receive his/her Teen Fit card. This card will allow the teen to work out in the fitness center without adult supervision.

Learn more 

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