Locations & Registration

School’s Out Locations

Alcott Elementary

Bernard Weinger JCC

Hyde Park JCC

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue*

*Families that attend Skokie Valley Synagogue, please call our customer support team at 844.452.2244 for a special rate.

All Locations

Follow our JCC Chicago Facebook page where we announce programs during weather emergencies.

JCC Chicago’s School’s Out Thanksgiving Break Schedule
Monday 11/25

Star Wars Day

Ah young, Jedi. Much to learn you have. Teaching, you need. Follow Yoda and find your full power within the Force. Your student will make their own light saber and learn to harness the power. Using Yoda’s training methods they will prepare to fight the Dark Side. and then create their own Star Wars Crafts to help in their journey. Kids will need to bring lunch, swimsuit, and change of clothes.

Tuesday 11/26

Harry Potter Day

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at JCC Hogwarts Weinger School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We shall be making wands, brewing potions, playing Quidditch, and competing for the House Cup.. Term begins on November 15.  Kids will need to bring a lunch, swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. All other needed ingredients will be included once your day has begun. We await your presence.

Wednesday 11/27

International Celebration

Take a tour of the world without having to leave the city. Students will explore food, music, games, and festivals from around the world in this International Day of fun. Students need to bring a swimsuit, towel, and lunch.



8:00am-4:00pm | $80


Bernard Weinger JCC


  • All programs run from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • AfterCare is available at selected locations from 4:00-6:00pm.
  • Field Trips: Children will be bussed to and from field trip locations. All children must be at the drop-off location no later than 8:45am. Buses will NOT wait for late children.
  • JCC In-House Days: Children are bussed to a JCC facility for theme days, enrichment opportunities, and other activities. Children should be at the drop-off location no later than 8:45am.


School’s Out Day: $80/day
AfterCare: $20/day
Weeklong Rate: Discounted per site

Registration Policy

To guarantee your spot, we recommend registering online. Online registration will close at 3:30pm the weekday prior to the program date. After the deadline, please call J at School at 312.775.1848 to inquire about space availability. Hyde Park registrants can call 773.753.3080. Registrations taken over the phone past the registration deadline will incur a drop-in rate of $100.

Families will receive a confirmation email the day before the School’s Out program with information regarding busing, lunches and other pertinent information.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If the participant minimum is not met within 3 business days before the School’s Out date, the day will be cancelled and families will be notified via email. Families will be given the choice to transfer to another site, if that site is running.

If a program is cancelled due to low enrollment, families are given a full refund. Cancellations made by families within 24 hours of the program will not be granted a refund.

Pick Up & Drop Off

School’s Out Days take place from 8am to 4pm. You can drop off as early as 8am but all children must be at the JCC location by 8:45am at the latest. Children must be signed in daily. Buses will then depart to the field trip destination, unless it is a JCC Site Day.

On Field Trip days, all children must be at the drop-off location no later than 8:45am. We will NOT wait for late children. Children must be in a group before getting on the bus.

For the safety and security of your child, we do not allow drop off or pick up from the field trip locations. We will not accept any late children brought to the field trip location.

Please be on time for pick up. If you do not pick up your child by 4:15 pm, you will be charged $20 for after care. If someone else is picking up your child, please write their name on the roster in the morning.


After care runs from 4:00-6:00pm. Any child who is left after 6:10pm will be charged a $20 penalty fee as well as $1 per minute they are late.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, we may make a decision to delay opening our programs or facilities until 10:00am to give staff extra time to travel or ensure our sites are fully functioning. In extreme cases, we may decide to close an entire facility.


School’s Out is fully inclusive of children with disabilities.


Contact us about School’s Out.

Call us at 844.452.2244 or complete the form below.

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