South Mountain YMCA

Counselor in Training (CIT) EXCELLENCE.jpgFor teens entering 9th & 10th grades, our Counselor-In-training Program is designed to give campers the training and experiences they need to develop in order to become tomorrow’s leaders. CIT’s have the option to work with preschoolers or school-age campers at the Y Knots or SOMAPY Day Camps (you will follow the schedule of the camp you choose). CIT’s are encouraged to attend all pre-camp staff trainings and CIT orientation (Child Abuse Prevention Training is required). Registration is required by May 30, 2014.

All CIT’s should read over the descriptions of the Y Knots and SOMAPY Day Camps to choose the camp whose activities appeal to them. CIT’s will be assigned a group to be with and will be partnered with experienced staff to learn and grow. At no time, will a CIT be responsible for a camper alone, but they will assist in many of the needs of the campers and participate in all camp activities.

Camp Registration Form
Camp Dates:
June 30 - August 29th
Camp Fees: $530 each 3-week session. No single week registrations.
Before and After Camp Care is NOT available.

Registrations must be turned in by May 30th in order for the teens to have the opportunity to attend Camp & Safety Training with the Camp Staff.  
CIT Orientation and Training Guides for SOMapY   YKnots   Drama

Parent Testimony

“My daughter loved the kids and they loved her!  The daily stories were fantastic.  Seeing her grow as a person was the best part of this experience for me.  Learning that she is able to work and be an effective communicator was the best part of her experience for me.  All of the smiles, hugs and kind words from the kids made the experience worth every minute for her!”

"My son loves to work with children and wants to continue as a counselor going forward. This program gave him insight and proved to him that he was making a impact. As a CIT he worked with and helped children that were having difficulty working and playing with other children. It meant the world to him when one of the parents talked to him about the difference he made with their son!  This program instilled, and built, on his nature instinct and nurturing manner with others."

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040


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Welcome Center
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Pre-School Programs
School-Age Programs


Upcoming Events

10/20 & 22 4th Grade Travel Basketball tryouts!

11/4, 6 & 7 Vacation Camp
11/6 & 7 Mini Drama Vacation Camp

11/15 Parents' Night OUT
11/21 APPLE PIE Family Night
11/22 Laser Tag TEEN Trip Saturday

December Vacation Camp
12/13 - RED CROSS Babysitting Course