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

Colorful Canvas Painting: 5th–8th Grade
Saturday, November 16 • 7–9pm
Teens will express their artistic talents on canvas in a fun environment. Art supplies included. Register at LJCC Customer Service by November 13.

Hanukkah Glow Dance Party: 5th-8th Grade
Saturday, December 7 • 6:30–9pm
Dress in white to light up the night! Enjoy sufganiyot, menorah lighting, pizza, glow activities, Hanukkah games and lots of dancing! Register at LJCC Customer Service by December 4

‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!’ Girls’ Night: 6th-8th Grade
Saturday, December 14 • 6–9pm
Using Jewish values, girls will explore issues such as body image, friendship, relationships, family, competition and stress. Learn the power of Kehillah– Community, through discussion, arts and crafts, games and drama. All while having a great time! Register at LJCC Customer Service by December 11. 

American Heart Association Babysitting Class 6th-10th Grade
Sunday, January 12 • 9am–4pm • Rec Hall
Now is your opportunity to become certified in American Red Cross pediatric First Aid and CPR while also learning skills to be a great babysitter. Learn First Aid and CPR through this American Heart Association class led by a trained instructor. Knowing First Aid and CPR is an important skill that helps build confidence by knowing you can help someone in need as well as yourself if you are home alone or babysitting. Bring a bag Kosher lunch. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 1/9.

Teen Camp Reunion 6th-7th Grade
January 18 • 5:30–9:30pm • FREE
If you went to Teen Camp this past summer, join Ashley, Adam, Rob and Justin for a little Teen Camp fun. We will start with pizza, discuss trips and activity ideas for the summer and head to Sports Connection for Bowling, Laser Tag and arcade fun. Upon returning to the LJCC, we will play Bingo for prizes. Drop-off and pick-up in the Teen Lounge. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 1/16. FREE

School’s Out Trip/Big Air 6th–8th Grade
Monday, January 20 • 10am–1pm • Teen Lounge
Join your friends as we take a trip to Big Air for some trampoline fun. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 1/17.

J Teen Xtreme Events: Indoor Laser Tag 6th–8th Grade 
Saturday, February 1 • 6:30–9pm
Bringing the excitement of Laser Tag to the LJCC, turning the facility into a laser-tag arena. Bring your friends - we will bring the fun! Pizza and snacks will be provided. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 1/27. 

Colorful Canvas Painting 6th–8th Grade
Saturday, February 15 • 7–9pm • Weinberg Center
Teens will learn how to paint on canvas in a fun and comfortable environment. It is a great opportunity to create and express their artistic talents. Art supplies included. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 2/12. 

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. 

Teen Initiative 6th-8th Grade
Sunday, February 23 • 1–3pm • Teen Lounge
LJCC Teen Initiative is a great way for Middle School teens to get involved in the community. Throughout the year, we will be offering community service, social and educational events for our Middle School population. Meet new friends while becoming connected with the Charlotte Community. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 2/20. 

Jewish Film Festival Teen Movie Night ‘Film and Falafel’ 6th–12th Grade
Saturday, February 8 • 7–9pm • Gorelick Hall
Teens will enjoy the movie Abe, (starring Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things) about a 12-year-old boy navigating the clash of cultures that forms his Jewish/Muslim family all the while creating concoctions in the kitchen. Teens will enjoy falafel with traditional Middle Eastern flavors, pizza and ice cream. Register at LJCC Customer Service by 2/5. 

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. 

‘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.

Volunteer

Mitzvah Program
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, December 8 • 1–3pm
Knotted blankets for the Humane Society

Sunday, March 29 • 1–3pm
Making lunches for a local homeless shelter

April 26 • 1–3pm
Adopt a Street Program

Sports & Fitness

Empowering Girls 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)
Please check back Winter 2020 for new dates and pricing

Cultural Arts

Bellydance Level 1-4: Ages 14+
Beginner through advances class emphasizes technique and choreography. Soft shoes, comfortable dancewear and exercise mats needed.

Macabbi 2019

Calling all Jewish teens 13-16 years old! It is time for MACCABI 2019 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. 
August 4 - 9 | Detroit, MI
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 2019 Summer Teen Camp.

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