Teens (Middle & High School)
From adventurous field trips and summer camps to community service, you'll find a way to connect with other teens here at the J. And don't forget year-round programs to have fun on your days off, prepare for College Admissions, and even improve your self defense skills. There are a lot of ways to get involved as a teen at the JCC. The JCC offers a chance for teens to hang out, socialize, and get to know each other better in a safe and inviting location. There’s something for everyone - so CONNECT WITH US!
Enrichment Programs & Events
The Princeton Review: 9th–12th Grade
The Levine JCC is proud to announce its partnership with the Princeton Review. JCC members receive special discounts. Students will learn score raising strategies from expert teachers in a dynamic structured setting. For more information and course schedules please visit www.PrincetonReview.com.
‘Nailed It’ Baking Challenge Fun for the entire family!
Saturday, March 14 • 7–9pm • Gorelick Hall
Like the popular Netflix show ‘Nailed It’, families work together to compete in three kitchen competitions recreating complicated cakes and confectionery in order to win a prize and a ‘Nailed It’ trophy. Please register at LJCC Customer Service by 3/10.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ‘Project Runway’ 6th–8th Grade
Saturday, March 21 • 7–9pm • Weinberg Center
Like the television show ‘Project Runway’, teens will compete against each other in various fashion challenges for prizes. Show off your unique style and love for fashion! Pizza and ice-cream will be provided. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 3/19.
Pre Summer Splash/ Beach Blanket Bingo 6th–8th Grade
Thursday, June 4 • 5–7:30pm
Be the first in the pool! Teens will enjoy games, music, contests and Bingo for prizes at the pool. Pizza dinner will be provided. Register at the LJCC Customer Service by 6/1.
Join other teens as we volunteer to do our part in Tikkun Olam, “healing the world.” We will collaborate with community service organizations and other Jewish Agencies to promote community engagement and build partnerships. Please check the Social Action webpage for details and events.
Sunday, March 29 • 1–3pm
Making lunches for a local homeless shelter
April 26 • 1–3pm
Adopt a Street Program
Sports & Fitness
Empowering Youth through Boxing: 4th - 10th Grade
JHoops Middle School Academy: 6th–8th Grade
Academy will focus on teaching individual skills with an opportunity to apply them immediately to game situations. New skills will be taught each week, followed by full court games in which your child will get detailed instruction as well as individual attention.
Girls Volleyball: 4th–8th Grade
Learn to play this fun sport. Proper technique, skills, drills, and game play are covered in this non-competitive class.
Teen Fitness Center Orientation: 13–16 year olds
Successful completion of this orientation allows youth access to the David Silverman Fitness & Wellness Center. Introduces strength training and cardio equipment. Emphasis on proper equipment selection, form, breathing, fitness center rules, regulations and etiquette.
Teen Beginner CRUSH: 12–17 year olds
Teaches the fundamentals of play, including proper stroke mechanics, basic point play, basic rallying skills, and basic tennis conditioning. Designed for the player with limited playing experience. Learn More
Junior CRUSH Tennis Academy: 11–18 year olds
Players must be approved by tennis staff to enroll in this class or be a part of our Quick Start or 18 and Under teams. Emphasis placed on point construction, rally skills, and basic tennis conditioning. Twice per week recommended for all competitive players. Learn More
Fencing Class: Students will be introduced to learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the foil, epee or sabre. Fencers develop good coordination, balance and flexibility which makes this training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities. Click here for registration and monthly payment authorization form
JFORCE Youth: 5th - 10th Grade
JFORCE Youth is a non-sport specific clinic for youth in grades 5th - 10th. The clinic is designed for the athlete or non-athlete, and consists of an overall fitness program designed to improve body strength and endurance, speed and agility. Learn More
Aquatics Classes & Lifeguard Training Courses
Year Round Swim Team
We are a community-wide recreational swim program offering a supportive and flexible approach to swim team. Learn More
American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes
Lifeguard Certification Classes (For New Lifeguards or past due recertifying)
Lifeguard Recertification Classes (for lifeguards currently certified, but about to expire)
Click here for Winter 2020 dates and pricing
Bellydance Level 1-4: Ages 14+
Beginner through advances class emphasizes technique and choreography. Soft shoes, comfortable dancewear and exercise mats needed.
Calling all Jewish teens 13-16 years old! It is time for MACCABI 2020 and we want you to be a part of Team Carolina next summer! This is your chance to represent your family, your JCC and our local cultural.
For more information please email Stephanie.Garner@charlottejcc.org
Teen Summer Camp
Teen Camp consists of a 6th grade group and 7th/8th grade where both groups enjoy 2 days of “traditional” on-site activities including swimming, archery, and canteen; as well as fun activities just for teens including Improv, chocolate making, and Color War. Every Friday will be our community service day. Whether we are making sandwiches for the homeless or cleaning up in the community garden, Friday is our day to help the community. The other 2 days will be spent off-site traveling to all sorts of exciting places, such as the US National White Water Center, Carowinds, or Sports Connection. Click here for more information on 2020 Summer Teen Camp.