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Children's Special Needs Program


No School Days

When school is out, the Mandel JCC is in! Join us for a day of fun, filled with activities such as swimming, sports, playground, arts and crafts and much more!

August 28
October 19
November 6
November 19
November 20
January 21
February 8

$75 Per Day (9:00am-4:00pm)
$5 Before Care (7:30-9:00am)
$6 After Care (4:00-6:00pm)
$10 Both Before & After Care
*After Care is free for full time Beyond the Bell participants

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Sunday Funday

A Sunday morning in Palm Beach Gardens filled with some of our favorite summer counselors and specialists:

• Arts & Crafts
• Structured Games
• Sensory Therapy
• Yoga
• Music Therapy
• Splash-n-Swim (bring a swimsuit & towel)

Parents can enjoy time to themselves while knowing their special needs child is being cared for in a nurturing and fun environment.

Ages 6-22 • Sundays Oct. 21 Nov. 11 Jan. 13 Feb. 10 Apr. 14
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event is free

*Based on age and number of attendees, campers will be divided into Tikvah and Shining Star groups. Participants are provided a 1:4 ratio by our highly qualified staff. Participants need to be able to participate safely in activities without one-to-one support and toilet independently. Campers are welcome to come with their own one-to-one support if needed. Parents must supply a packed nut-free lunch and beverage. Snacks are included. New participants must have an intake meeting with the Special Needs Director before registering. Each month is contingent on having an adequate number of attendees. Registration is required a week prior and will close as soon as all spots are filled.

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Cooking & Life Skills

In these classes students will have a 90 minute hands-on cooking experience, learn 2-3 different recipes, learn knife skills, proper measuring, culinary terms, and much more, eat what they make and receive the recipes at the end of class. Students will prepare a family meal that serves 4 to bring home each session. The Cooking and Life Skills class will be a separate Special Needs Enrichment opportunity, but can also be paired with the Sunday Funday event for a full day of activities.

Sundays | Oct 21; Jan 13; Feb 10; Apr. 14
2:00-3:30pm | $40 per session (Ages 6-22)

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Special Needs Adolescent Program (SNAP)

Special Needs teenagers and young adults (ages 13-25) from the North Palm Beach communities will meet once-a-month to develop social skills within their communities while participating in engaging and entertaining activities.

Annual and summer season memberships available. Participants may also purchase on a monthly basis. Transportation is not included, unless otherwise indicated.

Annual membership (all 9 events): $395 (save $15)
Summer membership (2 events): $85
Individual-rate (per event): ranges from $40-$65

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October:
Autumn Colors Canvas Painting Party
Date & Time: Sun., Oct. 29 | 7:00-9:30pm
Price: $40 Per Person
(includes canvas & art materials)
Location: Uptown Art
1695 W. Indiantown Road #13, Jupiter
(Meet at Uptown Art)

November
NHL Hockey Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa
Date & Time: Sun., Nov. 11 | 2:00-8:00pm
Price: $65 Per Person
(includes ticket and transportation) 
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise
(Transportation included)

December
Dinner & A Movie Night  
Date & Time: Wed., Dec. 19 | 5:30-9:00pm
Price: $40
(includes dinner & movie ticket)
Location: Grimaldi's
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 3101, Palm Beach Gardens
(Meet at Grimaldi's)

January
Bowling & Dinner
Date & Time: Wed., Jan. 15 | 7:30-9:30pm
Price: $40
(includes bowling and dinner)
Location: Bowlero
350 Maplewood Dr., Jupiter
(Meet at Bowling Alley)  

February
Spring Training Major League Baseball Game
Date & Time: Sun., Feb. 24 | 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $40
(includes admission)
Location: Roger Dean Stadium
4751 Main St., Jupiter
(Meet at Roger Dean Stadium)

March
Spring BBQ and Sadie Hawkins Dance
Date & Time: Sun., Mar. 10 | 12:00-3:00pm
Price: $50
(includes lunch, dance and festivities)
Location: Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
(Meet at JCC, PBG)

April
Mini Golf in Jupiter
Date & Time: Sun., Apr. 7 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Price: $40 (includes admission)
Location: Lighthouse Cove
617 North Highway A1A, Jupiter
(Meet at Lighthouse Cove)


For further information: 
Rachel Karpeles at 561-712-5226 or RachelBK@JCConline.com



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