SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains (1391 Martine Ave.) offers  a multitude of events and programs that span all ages throughout the summer.

Featured in the JCC’s upcoming calendar is the institution’s pride and joy, Camp Yachad, which celebrating a quarter century this summer with a 25th Anniversary Bash held on July 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Please RSVP by July 11th to secure your attendance. A staple in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community, Camp Yachad offers summer camp from 18 months old until age 14. The camp also offers a one-week “Cool Down Camp” from August 22-26 to close the summer.

The JCC is offering a special price on private swim lessons until August 31st. Any individual looking to swim for the JCC’s Barracuda Swim Team, or has previously swum with the team, is encouraged to train for the fall season with the Swim Team Boot Camps. The schedule is here:

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Other fitness opportunities are abundant throughout the summer. A Personal Training Special is being offered until July 29th; 10 sessions (either 30 or 50 minutes each) and one is given free. Two free sessions will be awarded if 20 sessions are purchased.

Arts and educational opportunities are also available for the community. On Tuesday, July 19, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, the JCC will be hosting a Mah Jongg Party with a light dinner to be served. On August 3, a painting class is being offered that guarantees all attendees will bring home a “12’ X 16’ masterpiece”. Entitled “Summer Sip and Paint at the J”, the class will run from 7 pm - 9:30 p.m.

Programs specifically geared for Adults and Seniors include outings such as viewing a play on July 20th and attending a baseball game on July 21. A tribute to artist Carla Del Vilaggio will take place at the JCC on July 27.

Finally, registration for the JCC’s after-school program, After School at the J, is now open for the 2016-17 school year. Meet the Teacher Day for the JCC’S Pre-School Program is schedule for Sept. 1 from 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Additionally, the JCC is proud to announce that it has filled a trip to Poland and Israel that will take place from April 22 - May 2, 2017.

Non-members of the JCC are welcome to attend any of these events or any programs the JCC will offer in the future - these programs are open to the community. If you would like to see more information, register for an event, sign up for Camp Yachad or become a member, please visit the JCC website: http://www.jccnj.org/index.php.