South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 1: Sept 3-Oct 26, 2014
Fall 2: Oct 27-Dec 21, 2014 - Registration starts Oct 6
Winter 1: Jan 5-March 1, 2015 - Registration starts Dec 1
Winter 2: March 2-April 26, 2015 - Registration starts Feb 9
Spring: April 27-June 21, 2015 - Registration starts April 6
All 5-digit Codes are for FALL 2 Session Registration

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Our enrichment programs are designed to expand your child's learning opportunities, enriching their physical and emotional needs while enhancing academic needs in a safe and fun atmosphere.  As a result, children foster new friendship, improve social skills and their chances to learn and grow every day.

PARENT / TOT Classes

LET'S GO TO ART! (1-4 yrs) 
Meet and socialize with other young children and families in this art class that will build fine motor skills and spark creativity in everyone!  Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Tuesday 9:15-9:45am   
Location: Program Center
Fee:  $90

LET’S GO TO GYM  (Walking - 3 yrs)
Meet other children and parents in this fun-filled gym class for your toddler and you.   Free time in our well -equipped gym will be followed by circle time songs to encourage socialization and active play.  Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Monday 9:30-10:15am  (65916)
Friday   9:00am -9:45am  (65893) No class held on 10/31 & 11/28
Location: Y Gym a family night.jpgFee:  Monday $90; Friday $70

MUSIC & ME! (2 - 4 yrs)
Children will benefit from social interactions with peers while gaining an appreciation for music by learning songs, playing instruments, parachutes and participating in marching bands.  Parents/chaperones are required to stay. Registration is required.
Wednesday 9:00- 9:30 am (65896)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership & Registration each Session


(Drop off classes for pre school age children)

NEW - FUN with FABLES (3 - 5yrs)
Children will expand their imagination and creativity through storytelling and theater as they perform popular stories from Aesop, Brothers Grimm, and Mother Goose.  Children will build confidence and social skills creating props, costumes, and set to bring stories to life.
Monday 10:00 - 10:45am  (68190)
Location: Program Center       
Fee:   $95
NEW - PUPPET PLAY (3 - 5yrs)
Children will get a change to be creative and learn basic story-telling skills by making their own puppets, creating their own stories, and performing with friends.
Wednesday  10:00 - 10:45am  (68191) 7 classes - no class held on 10/29
Location: Program Center       
Fee:   $85
BACK by Popular Demand! - CONSTRUCTION CRAZE (3 - 5yrs)
This is a creative way to allow your little builder make projects with wood, Legos, and other craft forms.  Children will sand, glue, and paint wood project!
Friday  1:00 - 1:45pm  (68192)  6 classes - no class held on 10/31 and 11/28
Location: Program Center       
Fee:   $85

CREATIVE BALLET (31/2 - 5yrs)
Children will benefit from a total body workout including balance, strength, and flexibility while learning new dance moves and having fun with new friends. This is a drop off class.
Tuesday 11:00-11:45am (65901)
Location: Program Center       
Fee: $95

FUNKY DANCE  (3-5yrs)
This active class with fast pace dancing will instill a love of movement through organized dances that the participants will learn to perform together. 
Monday 11:00 - 11:30am (65933)   
Location: Program Center   
Fee:  $85
Children will learn how to tap their feet and move to a beat!  Pop, pulse, shuffle and flap to current and classic music.  This high energy class is will build confidence and self-esteem while having a lot of fun at the same time.
Tuesday 10:00-10:45am (68193)
Location: Program Center       
Fee: $95

YOUNG EXPLORERS (3-5yrs) Children will learn to fine tune thought processes by exploring our facility through different themed activities and children will benefit from the social interaction and team work exploration of each week's adventure and will strengthen skills involving teamwork, physical play, the environment, shapes, numbers, and letters.
Tuesday 12:45 - 1:30pm (65929)
Location: Program Center   
Fee:  $95

FUN WITH PHONICS (3 - 5 yrs)**
Fun with phonics is a great way to enhance vocabulary, as well as improve on letter, word and sound recognition.  Through songs, stories, crafts and other activities, children will get a grasp of the alphabet in a whole new way.
Friday  10:00 - 10:45am (65895) 6 classes - no class held on 10/31 and 11/28
Location: Program Center     
Fee: $72 

MATH in MOTION (3 - 5yrs)**
Children will gain a better understanding of mathematical concepts by participating in a variety of physical activities, cooperative play, and games designed to strengthen number recognition, counting, patterns and sequencing. 
Friday 11:00 - 11:45am (65904)  6 classes - no class held on 10/31 and 11/28
Location: Program Center    
Fee: $72

Register for both Fun with Phonics and Math in Motion and receive a price break.  (65905) $120

CRAZY COOKS (3 - 5 yrs)
Children will make lunch and be introduced one healthy new food item each week and learn how to easily add them to meals so they can become stronger and healthier. Children will cook their lunch and eat it too in this creative class for preschoolers.
Monday 11:30 - 12:30pm  (65934)
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30pm (68194)
Friday 11:30 - 12:30pm 
(65906) 6 Classes -No class held on 10/31 & 11/28
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee:  Monday $130, Tuesday and Friday $100

School Age Enrichment Classes

COOKING 101 (Grades K-3)
Get your aprons on and get ready to cook.  This class will teach basic cooking techniques, how to follow a recipe, and learn to cook meals and desserts that are easy to make and fun to eat.  No class held the evening before Thanksgiving 11/26.
Wednesday   6:15-7:30 pm  (65903)  7 classes - no class held on 11/26
Location: Y’s Multi Purpose Room       
Fee:  $115

CHESS 101 (Grades 1 & up!)
Learn the beginning steps to become a great chess player.  This is a great way for parents and children to learn and practice chess together.  This class will introduce different strategies, piece movement and basic game play which will enhance self- esteem, strategic thinking and family connectedness. 
Tuesday   6:15-7:00 pm  (65897)
Location: Y’s Multi Purpose Room       
Fee: $65
FUNKY FITNESS (Ages 9-13 yrs)
A fun and effective way for kids to learn how to condition correctly and keep fit.  Through weigh and resistance training and nutrition, the class will help promote a healthy active lifestyle and confidence.
Friday   5:45-6:45 pm  (68189) 6 classes - no class held on 10/31 and 11/28
Location: Y Gym       
Fee: $60

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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Maplewood, NJ 07040


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

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Fall 2 Class Schedules
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