Youth Programs

RYU PA Karate

New Student Offer: Try Us FREE for One Week!

RYU PA Tang Soo Do Federation offers a modern approach to traditional martial arts with an evolving curriculum comprised of the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do and other fighting disciplines designed to provide a fun learning environment.

RYU PA is not offering one free week of karate classes at the JCC!

On-going classes take place in the JCC auditorium on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings for adults and children.

  • AGES

    Children Ages 4 and older


    LIL Dragons (ages 4-7)
    Wednesdays:  5:45 pm-6:30 pm

    Children’s Classses (ages 7-15)
    Mondays & Wednesdays:  6:30 pm-7:15 pm

    Adult Classes (ages 16 and older)
    Mondays & Wednesdays:  7:15 pm-8:15 pm

    Adults’ & Children’s Open Classes
    Tuesdays: 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

  • Fees: $60/four week session
    Member Discount Fees:  $50/ four week session   

Kids Yoga with Jo Ackers

Namaste!  Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Yoga and kids are a perfect match.  Here’s what your child can learn from yoga:

  • Yoga improves our posture and helps our bodies become strong and flexible .
  • Yoga improves our breathing bringing peacefulness and energy to our bodies.
  • Yoga teaches us how to relax and use our energy more effectively.
  • Yoga teaches us how to listen and quiet the mind.
  • Yoga teaches us about balance.
  • Yoga teaches us about being healthy and taking care of ourselves.

Learn yoga and the art of inner peace and mindfulness with Jo.

  • AGES

    Children Ages 4 – 12 years

    Tuesdays: 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Fees: $5/class
    Free for Members  

Dance Expressions

Now in its 3rd year! Dance Expressions is a hip-hop based class that also incorporates many different styles of dancing.  The classes run from September to May and culminate with a dance recital on the stage at the JCC.

For more information, contact Chavy at

  • AGES

    Children 4 years and older

  • SCHEDULE – classes start September 11

    Ages 4 – 9 years
    Mondays:  5:15 pm-6:15 pm

    Ages 10+ years
    Wednesdays:  5:15 pm-6:15 pm

  • Fees: $5/class
    Free for Members  

Healthy Cooking Club with Katie Gallagher – Starts in October

Katie Gallagher is a Registered Dietitian at ShopRite in Daleville, where she conducts individual nutrition counseling sessions and shares delicious recipes and tips on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.  Join Katie to learn how to make healthy, delicious snacks and meals.  Recipes will be distributed at the end of class.

Upcoming cooking recipes include:  class 1: Homemade Pasta | class 2: Stuffed Pepp-O-Lanterns | class 3: Chicken Noodle Soup

For more information, please contact Katie at

  • AGES

    Children in first grade or older

    Open to JCC Members and Non-Members


    Mondays: 4:00 pm – 5:oo pm

  • FEES: $65/per child for the 8 week session – or – $10/per child per class

    Pre-registration required by the Thursday before the Monday class you plan to participate in. Contact Tim Frank at or 570-346-6595 ext. 116 to reserve your spot.

Youth Lounge

Come play table games like pool, air hockey, ping pong, foosball.  You can also play on the Wii, create arts and crafts projects and more.

  • AGES

    Children ages 7 and older


    Monday through Thursday: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Sundays: 10:00 am – 5:oo pm

  • FEES: 

    There is no fee to attend, but you must be a JCC member.

Children’s Wellness Classes

Wellness Classes are available for children 3-5 years.

Semester 1: September- Mid-January | Semester 2: Mid-January-Early June
Daily 12:00-1:00 (exception 1:30 on Thursday)
In each class, children will enjoy a packed lunch from home followed by the special activity of the day.

Mix-It Monday – This is a hands-on cooking class that will introduce children to the pleasures of preparing and enjoying food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children will learn basic cooking skills, like pouring, mixing, measuring, and following a recipe.

Swimming Tuesday – Children will engage in a fun swim class, led by our Early Learning Staff. Staff will begin to introduce children to the water, and teach them basic water skills.

Arts & Crafts Wednesday – JCC Staff will offer hands-on instruction to the children in different forms of art. Her classes are fun, and designed to teach basic art skills while building self-esteem, courage, and creativity!

Basketball Thursday (until 1:30pm) – Coach Herman Little will lead the class in a fun and exciting basketball class! They will learn the importance of sportsmanship, and teamwork while learning basic basketball skills.

Kiddy Kinetics Friday – Children will enjoy time in our little gym, promoting growth of large motor skills.

Girl Scouts

For Girls in 4th – 7th grades.  Meetings are held on the following Wednesdays:

September 27 | October 4 | November 1 | November 16 | November 29 | December 13 | December 20

As a  Girl Scout, you’re going to have tons of fun, make new friends, and go on fantastic new adventures.
Our program centers on what we call the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences you’ll have as you earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more.

For more information and to enroll, contact Margaretta Gilhooley at

Junior NBA Youth Basketball League

This program is designed to teach the basics, as well as, help players hone skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defending, and teamwork.

Contact Vince at 570-346-6596 ext. 115 for more information.

  • FEES

    $30 for non-members
    $20 for JCC Youth Members
    FREE for JCC Family Members

    Participants receive a complimentary t-shirt

  • Biddy League:
    Boys and Girls Ages 6 – 9 years
  • Youth League
    Boys ages 10-13 years

    Late December – March
    Games are held Sundays from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Late December – March
    Games are held Sundays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Science Sunday – COMING SPRING 2018

Calling all mad scientists! This popular program encourages children participate in hands-on science experiments, like creating goo, flying a rocket, building a robot and more.

  • AGES

    Children 5 – 12 years


    Sundays – Times TBD

  • FEES: FREE for Members & Non-Members