School’s Out Camps
at the J
Mercer Island and Bellevue School Districts
Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade
SJCC Mercer Island campus
When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips.
For full-day camps, bring a bathing suit, towel, and non-perishable dairy, peanut-free lunch.
If you have questions, email J Camp Director Josh Niehaus or call 206-388-0830.
J Camp - Winter Break
Monday, December 18, through Friday, December 29
No camp on Monday, December 25
9:30 am-4 pm
M $65/G $75 per day
Each camp day is filled with gym games, art projects, swim time, free play, and a special activity, guest performer, or field trip. Take a look at our awesome upcoming Winter J Camp events below*.
Make sure to pack a lunch, lots of snacks, swimsuit, and a towel every day. Also note, there’s no Winter Camp on Monday, December 25, or Monday, January 1.
Monday, December 18 – Radical Reptiles
Get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most radical creatures as we bring the Reptile Man and his amazing show to the JCC!
Tuesday, December 19 – Elevated Sportz (Field Trip)
Get ready to soar through air at the trampoline park! Elevated Sportz has a variety of games and play structures, so even the kids who aren’t quite ready for aerial acrobatics will have plenty to do.
Wednesday, December 20 – KidsQuest (Field Trip)
Climb, splash, crawl, build, and explore the amazing world of KidsQuest Children’s Museum.
Thursday, December 21 – Maccabiah/Color Games
Many J campers consider Maccabiah to be the highlight of the entire summer. Campers will be split into four teams and spend the day competing in a series of mental and physical challenges, and showing off their team spirit. At the end of the day, one team will be crowned the Winter Camp Maccabiah Champions!
Friday, December 22 – Shabbat Carnival
Join J Camp and Shlomo the Dino as we bring in Shabbat with fun music, inflatables, carnival games, and, of course, challah!
Tuesday, December 26 – Sno-King (Field Trip)
Join us for a wonderful day of ice skating at Sno-King in Renton.
Wednesday, December 27 – MasterChef J
Try out your culinary skills at Winter Camp! We will learn how to make new dishes, create delicious snacks, and have cooking competitions!
Thursday, December 28 – Lynnwood Pool & Recreation Center (Field Trip)
This indoor water park has big slides for the big kids, fun games for the little kids, a lazy river, and lots of lifeguards.
Friday, December 29 – Pump It Up! (Field Trip)
Close out the week with us at Pump It Up! We will pull out all of the stops as we wrap up an awesome two weeks of Winter J Camp.
*All field trips are tentative. We will contact registered families if changes occur.
School's Out Camp Before and After Care
Morning hours 7-9:30 pm
Afternoon hours 4- 7 pm
SJCC Members – $12.50 per afternoon per day
Guests – $15 per afternoon per day
Care is free for Kidstown members who are already signed up for that day of the week. Kidstown punchcards are not accepted for School’s Out Camp.
For more information please contact SJCC Kidstown and Enrichment Manager Karli Schiller or call 206-388-0828.