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Vacation Care


Vacation Care Programs

PJA Afterschool offers full-day vacation day care on most days when school is closed for in-services, conferences, seasonal breaks and on some federal holidays. During vacation care days we offer a variety of in-house activities that may include special guests, presentations, theme related movies, special snacks and more! 

Vacation Care tuition package is offered by term (Fall, Winter and Spring) at one or more of our locations. A term-commitment of three months is $105 per month. Individual days may be made available to enroll in at a cost of $70 for current afterschool regular tuition members and $95 for non-members. 

These programs may be offered at any of our four locations, depending on overall enrollment and staff availability. If enrollment is lower than 9 children, the day will be canceled or moved to another location no later than one week in advance.

Please refer to our program calendars for specific Vacation Care Program dates:

Afterschool at Portland Jewish Academy Calendar:
PJA Afterschool Calendar 23-24
2024-25 PJA Afterschool calendar coming soon.

Afterschool at Glencoe/Forest Park/Odyssey Calendar:
Glencoe/Forest Park/Odyssey afterschool Calendar 23-24

Glencoe/Forest Park/Odyssey afterschool Calendar 24-25

Vacation Care Hours

Full-Day Care Programs: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted

Vacation Care Fees & Requirements

Fees may be paid by check mailed to PJA or by Credit Card Authorization forms emailed, mailed or faxed to PJA Afterschool Program Emails. Please find email addresses, fax number, and mailing address along with forms by scrolling down.

For families enrolled in the Vacation Care tuition package add-on: $105 per month for the three-month term. 

For families enrolled in before or after care regular tuition packages: $70 per day. You may sign up for individual days by submitting a term request form to your Program Coordinator.

For families not enrolled in our programs: $95 per day. In addition to a request form, we also require a program emergency card: VDP Emergency Card 2024-2025


Once we receive and process your form, we will email you a participation confirmation.

Participation Authorization Forms:

Submit at least 24 hours prior to the day you are requesting

The PJA Afterschool Department must receive a completed and signed form before any child is eligible to participate in any Vacation Day Program. This form acts as your legal permission slip for your child to be in our program's care for the extended hours as well as participate in all planned activities and field trips. Incomplete and/or unsigned forms will be returned unprocessed. 

Please send participation forms to your program's contact email listed below. Forms may be hand delivered to your Program Coordinator on site. Printed forms may be available on site. Forms are a request for care. You will receive a written confirmation if we're able to accommodate your request.

Email and Phone Contacts:

Forest Park:; 503-936-0845
Glencoe:; 503-708-1842
Odyssey:; 503-708-0951
PJA:; 503-724-3296

Questions can be directed to Program Coordinators at the above emails and phone numbers, or to the Department Director Sean Bartlett - 503-535-3546

**Forms are considered incomplete without your signature. Please do not return incomplete forms as they will be returned to you unprocessed which may result in losing your space in the program.