Countdown to Camp


South Mountain YMCA

Family Programs

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 2: Nov. 2 - Dec. 23

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Birthday Parties and Facility Rentals Available

Many of our Family Programs are FREE, however pre-registration and membership are required.

KIDS NIGHT OUT - aka PNO (6 weeks - 9 yrs)
Enjoy an evening without the children, while the children feel like they had a play date with new friends. Each month features a different theme and associated activities. Children 3 and older will be entertained in our gym, program center and field, while the children younger than 3 are enjoying activities in our child care center. Pre-Registration is required by the Wednesday before each date.  Click on the links in the grey-column to the right by date for the registration form.

This program is usually held two Saturdays each month 6:00-10:00pm - September thru June  the dates are below for your planning convenience.
Location: Y Program Center & Child care center
Fees: 1 Child $40, 2 Children $55, 3 or more $80 / per evening

Up-coming Scheduled Dates:

November 21
December 9

LET'S GO TO ART! (Walking - 3 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: $80

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 (74137) - Fee $90
Friday 9:00am - 9:45am (74119) - Fee $78
Location: Y Gym - No class Friday, Nov. 27th

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 (74122)
Program Center
Free with Membership & Registration each Session

Children will gather around to hear a story from our enthusiastic theatre instructor.  following story time, the children will complete a craft that fits the theme of the story.  An example project would be making kaleidoscopes to explore the world like Max from Where the Wild Things Are.   Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Wednesday 9:30- 10:00 am (74189)
Program Center
Fee: $50

CHESS Club (grades K - 8)
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 (74123)
Location: Y’s Multi Purpose Room
Fee:  $65

FAMILY GAME TIME (walking - 3 yrs)
Did you know playing board games teaches counting, sharing, taking turns, word recognition, colors and social skills?  Join Miss Courtney for a few games each week!  Learn the basics of games such as Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and more.
Friday 10:00 - 10:30am (74145)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership & Registration each Session - No class Friday, Nov. 27th

CLAY WITH ME (walking - 3 yrs)
Get your hands dirty in this adult/child sculpture class!  Each week, we will create different sculptures from various medium.  Participants will also get to try their hand at making their own clay and goo.  This class is perfect for the sensory explorer.
Friday 9:30 - 10:00am (74193)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80 - No class Friday, Nov. 27th


13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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P  973.762.4145
F  973.762.2064

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

Early Childhood

Learning Center


10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

Fall 2 Session is now!

Fall 2 Class Schedule


Upcoming Events

Breakfast with Santa
December 5th 

American Red Cross Babysitting Course
December 19th

Saturday Teen Trip

December 12th


Kids Night Out 

Dec. 19th

December Vacation Camp

December 28, 29, 30 & 31st

Teen Game Night 

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm

Beauty and the Beast

December show dates