Vacation Days

Don’t Sweat Vacations

Just because school is out for Winter and Spring Break doesn’t mean working parents have to scramble to find  activities for their school aged children. The JCC Kids Center works with a wide variety of schools on the North Shore to offer the Big Chill covering Winter Break and The Big Thaw covering Spring break. This series of activities lets you and your child enjoy school vacation but with a routine and structure that occupies and engages them in fun physical and social activities.

Vacation days are also offered anytime local schools are out throughout the school year as well, not just winter and spring breaks.

October School’s Out Vacation Days

This October Kids Center will be offering the following Vacation Days. If you are interested in any of the following dates or would like to sign up please email Kate Zimmermann ( She will send you a confirmation!


  • Friday October 6, 2017: Full Vacation Day 9 am – 3 pm

We will spend the day doing Sukkot activities like eating lunch in the Sukkah and walking to Klode Park!

Please pack a swim suit, towel and cold lunch!


  • Friday October 13, 2017: Full Vacation Day  9 am – 3 pm

Ninja Day! We will be seeing a special showing of the Lego Movie Ninjago and will be doing an entire ninja day complete with a ninja course!

Please pack a swim suit, towel and cold lunch!


  • Wednesday October 25, 2017: ½ Vacation Day 12 pm – 3 pm

Buses will drop off at Klode park for lunch and an afternoon outside (weather permitted). Rain day plan will be lunch at the JCC with an afternoon of sports and arts and crafts.

Please pack a cold lunch!


  • Thursday October 26, 2017: Full Vacation Day 9 am – 3 pm:

We will spend the morning at Bounce Milwaukee getting our energy and have lunch at the JCC with swimming to follow.

Please pack a swim suit, towel and cold lunch!


  • Friday October 27, 2017: Full Vacation Day 9 am – 3 pm:

We will be seeing the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at First Stage and swimming at the JCC.

Please pack a swim suit, towel and cold lunch!


Early care is 7:00 – 8:30 am in room 2J45 *Late care is 3 – 5:30 pm in grade –level classrooms



9AM - 3PM

Fee: $57/day Member Value Fee: $50/day

½ day Fee: $32 Member Value Fee: $25

Early & Late Care

Early care: 7-9AM $7/day

Late care: 3-6PM(5:30PM on Friday) $7/day

Combo care: $9/day


**Please note that we do need a minimum of 6 children to run a Vacation day. **

The JCC is proud to provide an inclusive environment for members, guests, and families. For many members of our community, the laws of Kashrut (keeping kosher) represent a core Jewish belief. Out of respect for all of our families, we ask that you follow these simple guidelines when packing lunches for our School’s Out Vacation Days.

  • Lunches may contain meat items or dairy items, but not both.
  • Please do not pack any pork products or shellfish.
  • Nuts are allowed in all programs except Gan Ami.
  • Children are asked not to share any part of their lunches with their friends.


For more information about vacation days and your options for your school, contact Aaron Stern at 414-967-8218.

Participating in your first Vacation Day at the JCC?  Be sure to fill out our forms