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Spring into fitness and family fun at the JCC of the North Shore

Posted by Christina Jedra  March 30, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the JCC of the North Shore:

Spring Vacation Camp
Staying local this April Vacation? Send the kids to Adventure on the Hill’s April Vacation Camp, Tuesday-Friday, April 16-19. Every day features Swim & Gym time, along with a special theme:

Tuesday: Lego Lunacy 
Wednesday: Sports Spectacular 
Thursday: Science Sensations 
Friday: Cooking Creations 

Everyone is welcome! Coverage is available 8:00am-6:00pm. For more information and to sign up, contact Youth Director Ashley Corcoran at 781-476-9907 or

Swim Team Open Tryouts
Here’s your chance to join the winning JCC Sea Serpents. The J’s popular swim team is holding open tryouts on Friday, April 12, 3:00-4:00pm and Sunday, April 14, 12:00-1:00pm. For more information, contact Aquatics Director Ashley Vieira at or 781-476-9912.

Gearing up for spring sports? Stop by the lobby in the JCC for a FREE Ask a PT session with our partner Spaulding Rehab on Wednesdays, April 3 and 17, at 8:30am. A Spaulding physical therapist can answer your questions about conditioning, aches & pains and more. See you there!

PJ Day and American Girl Tea Party
The JCC’s Super Spring events kick off Sunday, April 7, with Pajama Day at the J. Send your kids in their favorite PJs and with a sleeping bag for a cozy afternoon of popcorn, movies, games and fun with friends. 12:00-2:00pm. Ages 4-9 years. 
Up next: Kids bring their American Girl Doll (or any favorite doll) for an afternoon of fun. We’ll get creative with arts & crafts, play games and enjoy a yummy snack. Children and their dolls will leave with a matching takeaway prize. Sunday, May 5, 1:00-3:00pm. 
Save a spot at these fun events by contacting Youth Director Ashley Corcoran at 781-476-9907 or (Parents, you can drop off your children at these events.)

Don’t Miss Out! Spring Fitness Programs About to Start

On your mark, get set… the JCC’s Spring Fitness session is about to begin! Download the Spring Guide at or stop by the JCC.  You can also call 781-631-8330. Here are just a few offerings:

Spring Shape Up 
Work one-on-one with the JCC’s award-winning Fitness Staff to learn creative workouts that burn calories and boost your metabolism. Also, receive inspiring tips and practical advice to help you reach your goals.  We’ll chart your progress through ‘til summer! (Pg. 22)

300 Training
Train like a Spartan! Kick, punch, run, jump.. you name it. Personal Trainer Brian Grable pulls out all the stops to get you ready for races like the Spartan, Tough Mudder and more. Don’t want to race? No problem. Just get in the best shape of your life! (Pg. 22)

Customized Nutrition Counseling for Children & Adults
The JCC is proud to offer Nutrition Counseling for adults and children with registered dietician and nutritionist Rachel Dziedzic. Rachel will work with you on meal planning and more to help you achieve your goals. Sign up today by calling 781-631-8330, ext. 1066. (Pg. 24)

Adaptive Swim & Gym 
The JCC is proud to announce its new Adaptive Swim & Gym program for children and young adults with special needs. Ask about our innovative program that features both pool and gym time. Contact Aquatics Director Ashley Vieira at 781-476-9912 or (Pg. 14)

Ultimate Frisbee
Kids have a blast playing this cool combo of football and Frisbee. Get your kids moving and learning about teamwork! (Pg. 8)

Summer on the Hill – Sign Up Now and SAVE! Watch the NEW Camp Video
Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for Summer on the Hill, the JCC’s enriching camps for toddlers to teens. Sign up and pay by April 15, and SAVE 5%!  

Summer on the Hill runs award-winning camps right here on our 11-acre campus on Community Road in Marblehead. There’s… 

Classic Camp 
Golf Camp 
Tennis Camp 
Robotics Camp 
Swimming Camp 
Dance Camp 
Art Camp 
Baseball Camp 
Cooking Camp 
Science Camp.. and so much more! 

Watch the NEW Summer on the Hill video at Download the Camp Guide, too! If you have any questions, contact Camp Director Scott Kaplan at Everyone’s welcome!

Denim & Dazzle
Be sure to mark your calendar for an evening of fun, food and friendship – all to support the JCC’s renowned Early Childhood Program. The Denim & Dazzle event is Saturday, April 27, 7:00pm at Finz Seafood & Grill. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, sip signature cocktails and bid on exciting auction items, including your own personal parking space at the J! RSVP today to Stephanie Walsh at or 781-476-9882.

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