Children & Youth

Mini Camps:

ABOUT MINI CAMPS

Drama Camp: Write a script, design the set, create costumes, and perform all in one week! This drama camp will be fast moving, exciting, and creative! Future stars, directors, and designers join us for this week long adventure! 

Drama Camp Grades 3+ Mon-Fri 9am-12pm 7/11-7/15 $200 $225

 

Baking Camp: Baking beginners will have a blast in this week long baking class where they will learn to bake cookies, cakes, and pies all from scratch! Bringing home enough to share, our future bakers will enjoy sharing their hard work, snacking on their finished products, and creating recipe books for future work!

Baking Camp Grade 1st-4th Mon-Fri 9am-12pm 7/18-7/22 $200 $225

 

Dribble Drive Basketball Clinic: DDB operated by Dennis Kelly. His camps are designed to cultivate learning (high basketball IQ), skill development (using a stepped development approach based on your player's ability), and competitiveness (games and contests).

Dribble Drive Basketball Clinic Grades K-6th Mon-Fri 9am-12pm 7/11-7/15 8/15-8/19 $325/Week $350/Week

 

Backyard Games: Join Rachel in this exciting program filled with diverse and ever changing activities. Spend time outside, doing sports, making art, and engaging with nature. There is something for everyone in this program!

Backyard Games Grades K-6th Mon-Fri 9am-12pm 7/25-7/29
8/1-8/5 $200/Week $225/Week

Questions? Email sandyh@jccnh.org for more information.

 

Dance Classes:

Tutus & Top Hats (Ages 2-3)

Sundays | January 9 - May 22 | 10-10:45 AM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Introduction to ballet (tip toe, gallop, march) in a fun and age-appropriate way. Explore movement and creative expression through songs, activities, games and obstacles. Parent participation required. 

 

 

Pricing:

Member: $235

Community: $285

Intro to Micro Mini Ballet/Tap (Ages 3-5)

Sundays | January 9 - May 22 | 9-9:45 AM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Introduction to ballet/tap in a fun and structured way. Focus on skill-building and developing coordination, agility, balance, self-discipline, grace and musicality. Songs, games, obstacles and activities provide a good balance between fun and skill-building.

 

 

Pricing:

Member: $270

Community: $330

Micro Mini Ballet/Tap (Ages 4-6) 

Sundays | September 19 - May 22 | 11 AM-12 PM

Thursdays | September 23 - June 9 | 4:15-5:15 PM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Introduction to ballet (first position, demi plie, pique) & tap (dig, ball, shuffle) in a fun and structured way focusing on skill building and developing coordination, agility, balance, self-discipline, grace and musicality. Songs, games, obstacles and activities provide a good balance between fun and skill building. Dance recital 6/12/22.

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

 

Pricing:

Member: $480

Community: $575

Mini Ballet/Tap (Ages 6-8) 

Sundays | September 19 - May 22 | 12:15-1:30 PM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Beginner ballet/tap class for ages 6-8. Introduction to the Vaganova style of ballet combining acrobatic elements (splits, straddles, bridges), classical ballet (first position, demi plie, tendu, releve) and beginner tap (dig, shuffle, flap…) Dance recital 6/12/22. 

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

 

Pricing:

Member: $465

Community: $560

Petite Ballet (Ages 8-12)

Tuesdays |  October 5 - June 7 | 4:15 - 5 PM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Interm-beginner ballet/class for ages 8-10. Intro to the Vaganova style of ballet combining acrobatic elements (splits, straddles, bridges) and classical ballet training (ballet barre, center work, across the floor progressions) to build coordination, balance, agility, grace, self-discipline and musicality. Dance recital 6/12/22.

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

Pricing:

 

Member: $465

Community: $560

Junior Ballet (Ages 10+)

Tuesdays |  October 5 - June 7 | 5:30-6:15 PM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Advanced-beginner ballet class for ages   10-12. Introduction to the Vaganova style of ballet with acrobatic elements (splits, straddles, bridges) and classical ballet (ballet barre, center work, across the floor progressions…) to build coordination, balance, agility, grace, self-discipline and musicality. Dance recital 6/12/22.

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

 

Pricing:

 

Member: $465

Community: $560

Petite/Junior Tap (Ages 8-12)

Tuesdays | October 5 - June 7 | 5-5:30 PM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

An intermediate beginner tap class for ages 8-12. In this combined Petite and Junior level tap class, students will learn intermediate beginner level tap skills (draw backs, riffs, running flaps) in a fun and structured way. Class time will be divided into warm up, center work, across the f loor progressions and combinations to build coordination, balance, rhythm and musicality. Dance recital 6/12/22.

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

Pricing:

 

Member: $465

Community: $560

Junior Lyrical (Ages 10+)

Tuesdays |  October 5 - June 7 | 6:15-7 PM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Lyrical has become among the most popular styles of dance since the release of shows like  Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance. Combines the styles of ballet and jazz and lyrics of songs as inspiration for movement and choreography. Dance recital 6/12/22. 

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

 

Pricing:

 

Member: $465

Community: $560

Mini jazz (Ages 5-9) 

Thursdays | September 23 - June 9 | 5:15-5:45 PM

 

Mini jazz (Ages 6-8)

Saturdays | September 18 - May 21 | 10:30-11 AM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Beginner jazz class for ages 6-8 Mr. Matt. Beginning jazz skills (body isolations, passé, chasse) favorite pop music. Dance recital 6/12/22. 

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

Pricing:

 

Thursday

Member: $480

Community: $575

 

Saturday

Member: $275

Community: $325

Dance Team

Sundays |  September 19 - May 22 | 1:30-2:30 PM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

By Invite only: students ready to take dance to the next level will improve dance technique, learn new tricks and skills, develop performance skills and learn choreography. Ballet, tap & jazz. Dance recital 6/12/22. 

 

*No classes 11/25-11/28

 

Invite Only

 

Dance Teacher Bio:

Jenifer Budzinski has been teaching dance and gymnastics for more than 25 years.  She has a deep love of teaching.  While she was given the opportunity to perform and compete in her youth, she's always been most passionate about inspiring others and producing her own original productions.  Jen has built several successful dance and gymnastics programs over the years including designing her own curriculum and evaluation system that supports the whole child.  She is trained in several dance genres including classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater and acrobatics.  Her specialty is in developing and building a strong dance and gymnastics foundation in her students.  Several of Jen’s students have gone on to be high-level competitive gymnasts, award-winning competitive dancers, pursue careers in dance, and get accepted into top colleges for dance and gymnastics.  She has produced dozens of productions including Annie, the Wizard of Oz, Beauty & the Beast, Newsies, Seussical, The Greatest Showman and more!  Ms. Jen also holds a master's degree in education.  

Enrichment & MakerSpace:

 

Painting for Kids

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Calling all young artists- join us for a painting class where you will experiment with different types of paint, try out different styles inspired by famous artists, and find your painting passion! Class will include time working with acrylic, watercolor and oil.

Ages           

Day

Time Dates

Price      

 

6+ yrs.

 

Thur.          

 

4:15-5:15 PM           

 

1/6-3/24            

 

M: $165

C: $220

 

Baking 101

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Let your culinary dreams become reality with this 11-week children's baking class that merges learning and creativity! Participants will learn classic and cutting-edge baking techniques which will include basic skills, lessons in flavors, decorating techniques, and so much more! Whether you love to be in the kitchen, or just have a sweet tooth, this class is for you!

Ages         

Day

Time Dates

Price       

 

6+ yrs.

 

Thurs.        

 

5:30-6:30 PM           

 

1/6-3/24            

 

M: $200

C: $260

         

 

 

 

Sewing

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Learn to operate a sewing machine and how to hand sew. Bring pieces of clothes to upcycle into brand new, innovative designs.

Ages        

Day

Time Dates

Price      

 

 

6+ yrs.

 

 

Tues.          

 

4:15-5 PM           

 

1/4-3/22       

 

M: $180

C: $240

         

Intro to STEM

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

An exciting integration of science and technology. Engage in meaningful activities that are both fun and educational. Empower your child to be a curious learner and develop lifelong skills.

Ages         

Day

Time Dates

Price      

 

 

8+ yrs.

 

 

Tues.          

 

5-6 PM           

 

1/4-3/22       

 

M: $180

C: $240

         

Drawing Skills

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Utilize today's technology to learn a number of drawing techniques and follow step by step instructions with Youtube. With teacher assistance, students will use Youtube lessons to draw, sketch, and color drawings created by professional artists. The options with Youtube are endless, students will be able to target specific themes and go home each week with projects geared towards their interests. 

Ages         

Day

Time Dates

Price      

 

 

6-10 yrs.

 

 

Thurs.          

 

5:15-6 PM           

 

4/7-5/12       

 

M: $60

C: $80

         

Registration opens Tuesday, March 1 for JCC members, and Thursday, March 3 for community members. Check back soon!

Scrapbooking 

JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Create memory books that will last a lifetime in this awesome class. Utilize a number of crafting elements, learn the art of effective layout, and let loose with creativity! 

Ages         

Day

Time Dates

Price      

 

 

7-12 yrs.

 

 

Thurs.          

 

4-5 PM           

 

4/7-6/9        

 

M: $120

C: $140

         

Registration opens Tuesday, March 1 for JCC members, and Thursday, March 3 for community members. Check back soon!

Cake and Cookie Decorating

JCC of Greater New Haven 

 

Learn the tips and tricks to creating sweet masterpieces in the kitchen! Focus on the use of icing, fondant, candy, and more to bake up the most amazing cakes and cookies that will be sure to impress your family at the end of the day!

Ages         

Day

Time Dates

Price      

 

 

8-12 yrs.

 

 

Thurs.          

 

5:15-6:15 PM           

 

4/7-6/9      

 

M: $130

C: $150

         

Registration opens Tuesday, March 1 for JCC members, and Thursday, March 3 for community members. Check back soon!

For more information, please contact Nicolle at 203-387-2522 x237. For registration questions, contact Barbara Zalesch at (203) 387-2424 x250 or barbaraz@jccnh.org.

Virtual Piano Lessons with Yelena Gerovich (All Ages)
 

Individual lessons are available in the following time allotments, seven (7) lessons at a time. 
 

Seven 30 min lessons: Members: $250 | Community: $300
Seven 45 min lessons: Members: $350 | Community: $400
Seven 60 min lessons: Members: $400 | Community: $450
 

If students wish to take a trial lesson before committing to seven (7), rates will be prorated

Online lessons by appointment only.

 

Please contact:

 

Yelena Gerovich at ygerovich@jewishnewhaven.org

PJ Library

PJ Library is a national Jewish family engagement program that mails free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families on a monthly basis.

 

Greater New Haven’s PJ Library program is open to any Jewish children from ages 6 months to 8 years old. PJ Library and the JCC Family Center also offer family programs & events including author readings, story times, holiday celebrations, and Shabbat Friends - a weekly cooking series for children and their caretakers.

 

Kids and parents can expect to receive their books within six to eight weeks. Sign up online or contact Kayla Bisbee, Family Outreach Coordinator, at kbisbee@jewishnewhaven.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun

10 to 12 JUN

PJ Library Family Camp Weekend Retreat

Camp Laurelwood 463 Summer Hill Rd.
Madison, CT 06443