Programs for Children with Special Needs
Fun & Fitness with Friends (ages 6-12 and 13-18)
Fun & Fitness with Friends is a social and recreation program for children and teens with special needs. The program provides a supportive, structured, and nurturing environment to develop new skills and make friends.
Children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including: sports, swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, dance/movement, and more.
Each child is paired with a trained volunteer who assists them and provides one-on-one attention throughout the program.
Winter Session: 1/5-3/16 (no program on 2/2)
Price: $175 Full Center Member/Social Member, $200 non-member
Time: 1:00- 4:00pm, Sundays
Spring Session: 4/6- 6/1 (no program on 4/20)
Price: $140 Full Center Member/Social Member, $160 non-member
Time: 1:00- 4:00pm, Sundays
Fun and Fitness with Friends offers two separate programs, each geared towards the needs of different age groups.
- Youth Fun and Fitness with Friends is for children ages 6 to 12. The Youth Program, located solely on-site at the JCC, offers physical, social and creative events.
- Teen Fun and Fitness with Friends is for ages 13 to 18. In addition to offering creative, social and physical offerings, teens engage in the community by participating in field trips to various nearby locations. Some of our past field trips have been to Cambrian Bowl, The Tech Museum, Golfland, Vasona Park and others.
Space is limited. To register your child for the program, contact Andrew Mendes at email@example.com or 408.357.7447.
APJCC Summer Camp offers Inclusion Options for children with special needs. For more information, contact the camp office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7416.
Children with physical or developmental disabilities requiring assistance may be able to exercise with one of the JCC's Certified Personal Trainers. There is a fee for this service. For details, contact personal trainer Linda Thompson at email@example.com.
One of Fun and Fitness with Friends’ greatest strengths is our team of volunteer “Buddies” who work one on one with our incredible children and teens.
Benefits of Volunteering:
In addition to making friends and making a real difference in the life of other children, volunteers also benefit with a free membership to the JCC during the length of the program, high school students can earn community service hours, and job seekers and college bound individuals can earn skills and experience.
Volunteer “Buddy” Requirements:
Must be 15 years old or older, must commit to working Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm for the extent of the program, ability to lift 50 lbs, ability to be on feet for long periods of time, and must submit to a LiveScan fingerprinting and background check.