The Bender JCC embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage.
We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.
Inclusion permeates our Center. Inclusion is belonging.
Our variety of programs are held year round and cater towards Toddlers age 18 month through High School age players. We host seasonal programs, such as summer camps, weekly clinics, classic level teams and private lessons.
Rookie, ages 7-11 and creates the foundation for coordination and athleticism.
Developmental, ages 12-14, this curriculum incorporates more athletic movements.
Prep, ages 15-18, develops power, speed, strength and athleticism.
This 7-practice/6-game season held on Saturday/Sundays is a 5 vs. 5, non-contact, recreational, co-ed format. We try to limit teams to 10-11 players to maximize playing time. This is an exceptional program for first-time players who want to learn the fundamentals of football. This is also a wonderful opportunity for players who want to continue enhancing their skills before taking the next leap into tackle football.
Through our age-appropriate gymnastics, yoga, and dance classes, children build strength, coordination, and balance. Our highly trained and certified teachers inspire kids to feel excited about movement and proud of what their bodies can do.
We offer basketball, soccer, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, and football programs for girls and boys ages 5 – 18. These activities are available to all youth living within and around the South Bowie community, regardless of ability and/or skill level.
Sport International is the original developer of Ice Maximization Circuit Training. "Upbeat drills, continual movement and the focus on repetition" is our ingredients to developing young hockey players. International offers 3 Hours of concentrated ice training daily. Morning sessions cover every aspect of power skating; forward stride, backwards skating, stops and starts and tight turns. Afternoon sessions include our innovative puck-handling and shooting progressions through ice maximization stations. Our instructor/student ratio is approximately 1:7.
Monday Soccer @ Upshur Rec (09/24-11/05) 4:30pm-6pm
Wednesday Basketball @ Raymond Rec (09/26-11/07) 4:30-6pm
Saturday Flag Football @ National Mall (09/29-11/10) 11:30am-1pm
Saturday Soccer @ Walter Pierce Park (09/29-11/10) 11:30am-1pm
Our 25 acre estate of horse riding rings, stables and trails is the perfect spot to learn to ride, extend your expertise, or just have fun riding. We teach in a safe and fun environment with a parent helping along the way. The students work on balance, control and
confidence at the walk and trot