Children, Teens & Families - Squirrel Hill

The JCC provides fun and enriching programs that foster our community of children and their families. 

Family Program
Noodles for Poodles - Benefiting the Western PA Humane Society
Sunday, May 1, 6-8 pm

Meet staff and animals from the Western PA Humane Society and hear about volunteering and adoption opportunities. Service projects for the night include: making blankets, creating “Adopt Me” bandanas and designing toys and bags.

$36/family of 4; $48/community
$10/JCC member; $14/community
Children under 2 eat free
Bring Your Own Kosher Wine/Beer (BYOKB)

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J Days
9 am-4 pm
$75; $65 if registered 24 hours in advance.
Clubhouse members receive a $5 discount. $10 discount for in-house J Days.
Before care: 7:30-9 am (no charge)
After care: 4-6 pm; $12/ child; free for all 2014-15 Clubhouse members

Monday, June 8: Candyland (at the JCC)
Kids will have an edible adventure as they go through our JCC Candyland, building candy towers, making edible jewelry, cookie decorating and more.

Tuesday, June 9: Fun Times at Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park
Kids will skate the day away at Fun Slides, the city’s premier carpet skate park. A waiver is required for children to participate and will be emailed to families upon registration.

Wednesday, June 10: Amazing Day at the Carnegie Science Center and Sports Works
From dazzling live shows to Exploration Station, kids will be astounded with how cool science and sports are!

Thursday, June 11: Good Old Fun at Games N At
Kids will enjoy old-fashioned fun including duck pin bowling, old school video games, air hockey, foosball and other games

Friday, June 12: Trip to Laurel Caverns
Kids will spend the day exploring, caving and panning for gemstones. They will leave the JCC at 9:30 am and return at 4 pm.

Monday, June 15: Farm Fun at Triple B Farms
Kids will visit with farm animals, take a hayride, pick fruit, and make a “Beanie Baby” to watch a bean seed germinate.

Tuesday, June 16: Playtime at Phipps Conservatory
The Tropical Forest Congo, butterfly show and summer flower show will be a treat for the senses. We’ll also go to Schenley Park for lunch and time on the playground.

Wednesday, June 17: Rockin Romp n Roll
Kids will lace up their roller skates and have a blast with their friends on the rink. Come dressed in gear from your favorite decade for extra fun!

Thursday, June 18: Junior Picassos at Paint Monkey
Join us for the first time ever at Paint Monkey. Kids will create a masterpiece to bring home.

Friday, June 19: Fun Day at Fun Fore All
Kids will have a blast as they climb a rock wall, score in a round of mini golf and play in Pittsburgh’s most amazing kids play area—Ballocity—with more than 30 interactive activities.


J Nights
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Optional dinner: 6-6:30 pm; Activities 6:30-7:30 pm
Experience new programs and unique opportunities!
$10/person; $5 optional dinner
Registration required by 6 pm of the previous business day

Wednesday, June 3: Painting Party
Kids will have fun painting the night away with avariety of different projects. Come prepared to get messy!

Wednesday, July 15: GLOWGA (Glow in the Dark Yoga)
Kids will glow with delight in this Glow in the Dark Yoga practice, led by Joanna Studeny, yoga instructor at Bend and Schoolhouse Studios. Kids will get glow in the dark accessories, learn new poses and have a blast! Kids are encouraged to wear neon yoga clothes; we will provide the mats.

Wednesday, August 12: Candy Science
Have you ever tried to make a gummy worm dance or tried to sink a marshmallow? Try these projects and more!


Kids Nite Out (PreK*-Grade 6)
Saturdays, 6-10 pm
Enjoy a Saturday night out while your child has fun with us! The evening includes dinner, swimming, sports, crafts and a movie. Participate in camp-like activities throughout the night. Dinner and transportation for Out On The Town activities is provided. 
$36; $31/ Clubhouse member
$9/sibling; $5 additional walk-in fee and Out On the Town fee
*PreK children must be potty trained. 

Saturday, June 6: Super Heroes
Kids will become super heroes for the night, creating their own comic books, making their own masks, and competing in games and a scavenger hunt. 

Saturday, July 11: Super Fun Game Night
Games will range from Minute to Win It to Capture the Flag, board game tournaments and more. 

Saturday, August 8: Cool Carnival
It’s carnival time at the JCC. Kids will enjoy face painting, cup switcheroo, ping pong ball toss, guessing games and more. 

NEW! J Sundays at the JCC (Grades 5-8)
Sundays, 1-3 pm
Bring your friends for an afternoon you won't want to miss! 
$10/person/session; 
$25/person/all 3 sessions
Registration is required by 5 pm of the previous business day.

New dates coming soon!

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Join Clubhouse
Have you signed up to be a part of the Clubhouse after-school program for the 2014-15 school year yet? If not, now is the best time!

November Special: Anyone who registers their child during the month of November for the JCC's Premier After-School Program will receive a free Kids Nite Out! To schedule a tour or trial day, please contact Meredith Brown at 412-697-3520.