GRADES K - 5

Grades K-5

PLEASE NOTE: The JCC building is currently closed under Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our youth programs are currently on hiatus. Some programs are running online. For details, contact Alix Davidson (youth programs and camp) at alix@apjcc.org.

At this time, we still plan to have summer camp! Visit campshalomjcc.org to sign up.

Kids in grades K-5 can enjoy a variety of after-school classes at the JCC. For more information about any of the classes listed here, contact Chafer Cox at chafer@apjcc.org. (Looking for classes for 6th-12th graders? See the Grades 6-12 web page.)

Ride the Los Gatos School Bus to the JCC
The Los Gatos school bus stops at the JCC! Students from Blossom Hill Elementary, Fisher Middle, and Van Meter Elementary can ride the bus. JCC staff will meet the bus and escort students to classes and recreation programs at the JCC. For details, contact Alix Davidson, the JCC’s Youth & Camps Director, at alix@apjcc.org or 408.357.7447.

 

Build confidence, strength and flexibility that will empower you. Participate in fun activities, sports, games and obstacle courses that will energize you and sharpen your motor skills. Learn about your body, the names of your muscles and bones and why it’s important to be active and eat healthy on a daily basis. This class is extremely motivating, exciting and fun! Come join the Bizzy Bodies team! With instructor Marcella Yvarra.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can click here to register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Fri 3/27-5/15* 3:15-4:15pm $135 $155

* No class 4/10, 4/17

Students of all skill levels are welcomed into chess class. New and beginning players will learn the fundamentals of chess, while experienced students will be taught according to their needs. Instructors are from Mind Games Academy and each has many years of experience teaching chess to children. Instructor: Mind Games Academy

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Fri 1/31-3/13 3:15pm-4:15pm $150 $180
Fri 3/27-5/15* 3:15pm-4:15pm $150 $180

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* No class 4/10, 4/17

An introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, for beginners or those who have very limited experience. Learn basic eye-hand-foot coordination, proper fencing form and technique, footwork, bladework, distance control, introduction to fencing rules, safety rules, fencing etiquette and sportsmanship needed to start fencing and develop basic skills. Taught by Fencing Center accredited coaches. Please bring athletic clothing and footwear. All fencing equipment will be provided.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 1/29-3/11* 3:45-4:45pm $240 $270
Wed 4/1-5/20* 3:45-4:45pm $240 $270

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* No class  2/19, 4/8, 4/15

Learn to cook and bake global cuisines from scratch, using fresh, locally grown ingredients and learn to be confident and safe in the kitchen. Class covers knife skills, measuring, mixing, mashing, blending, essential kitchen tools, and more.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can click here to register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 4/1-5/20* 3:45-5:00pm $290 $320

* No class 4/8, 4/15

Join us in making music with glockenspiels, bells, drums, ukuleles and recorder type instruments! Learn some folk songs, improvise and experience group music making. Sing, dance and play with others to create musical arrangements. Based on Orff, Gordon, Dalcroze and Montessori methods, this class gives the child active ways to listen and create music. Non-refundable $20 materials fee payable to instructor at first class.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can click here to register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Mon 3/30-5/11* 3:45-4:30pm $135 $155

* No class 4/13

Mini Camps are offered on dates when local schools are closed for a day or two. Come hang out in the JCC’s youth lounge, Club J, for a fun-filled day of supervised activities. Full day (9:00am-3:30pm) and half-day (9:00am-12:30pm) options are available, as well as extended care (8:00-9:00am and 3:30-6:00pm). Cost for a full day is $75 CM/SM, $97.50 NM. Extended care is available.

Upcoming Mini Camp dates are March 19, March 20, and May 29. We also offer Spring Break Camp from April 6-17.

For more information, contact Chafer Cox at chafer@apjcc.org or 408.357.7477.


CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

We also offer camp during winter break, ski week, and spring break.

 

Let’s play ukulele and learn your favorite song! This class will focus on learning basic skills and techniques for the instrument. No former musical knowledge is required. Please bring your own ukulele. Please note, there is a $20 non-refundable materials fee in addition to the class fee.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can click here to register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Mon 1/27-3/16* 4:45-5:30pm $135** $155**
Mon 3/30-5/11* 4:45-5:30pm $135** $155**

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* No class 2/17, 3/9, 4/13

** Plus $20 non-refundable class materials fee.

Learn yoga poses and techniques through storytelling, props, and imagination, with instructor Linda Adleson.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can register online.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 1/28-3/17* 3:45-4:45pm $150 $180
Tue 3/31-5/12* 3:45-4:45pm $150 $180

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

* No class on 2/18, 3/10, 4/14

Children ages 10-15 years old can learn to use the Fitness Center in a safe and effective manner through this 5 session program. (For children 10-12, this program is REQUIRED in order to be admitted to the Fitness Center. After completing the program, children can work out with parental supervision. Children ages 13-15 can also benefit from this program, but it’s not required.)

During the first four sessions, your child will learn about different components of exercise including flexibility, cardiovascular, strength training, balance and core training, and safe use of the equipment. During the fifth, individually scheduled session, they will be taken through a practical examination with the instructor.

Dates and times are based on participant request and instructor availability. Rates are $200 for Full Center Members, $250 for Social Members or non-members. Rates are per child, for groups of two or more. Private instruction is $235 per child for Full Center Members. More info: fitnesscenter@apjcc.org or call the Fitness Desk at 408.357.7419.

You can find information about swimming, sports, dance, and fitness classes by clicking these links:

The JCC offers a variety of programs for children from Hebrew-speaking families. For details, see apjcc.org/hebrew or contact Shavit Kaner Levinson at shavit@apjcc.org.

The JCC offers a variety of programs for children from Russian-speaking Jewish families. For details, see apjcc.org/russian or contact Rabbi Ilana Baird at rabbiilana@apjcc.org.

 

All K-5 After-school Enrichment Programs are made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Ron Cohn in memory of Edythe Cohn.

To make a donation to support youth programs at the JCC, please visit our Donations page.