South Mountain YMCA

Family Programs

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 1: Sept 2-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

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.


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:  $79 (7 Classes - no program will be held on 9/2)

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 10:00-10:45am  (65305)  No class is held on 9/1 Labor Day. 7 class session
Friday   10:00am -10:45am  (65333)
Location: Y Gym a family night.jpgFee:  Monday 80; Friday $90

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 (65338)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership & Registration each Session

KARATE for the FAMILY (4-8 years)
Children participate independently, or with their parents, in this class that introduces the beginning elements of Karate. Child & adult students will learn basic Karate movements and philosophy helping them to develop their physical fitness, body control, self discipline, self control and self esteem. In addition the program covers topics of self defense and safety awareness. The program is taught by Sensei Carmen Puglio who has been teaching the martial arts in our community since 1972. Uniforms are not required.
4-5 1/2 yrs Wednesday 10:00-10:45am (65306)
5-8  yrs Saturday 11:10 - 11:55am       (65307)
5-8  yrs Saturday 12:00 - 12:45pm       (65299)
Location: Program Center
Fee:  $104

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
Location: Y’s Multi Purpose Room
Fee:  $65
PARENTS 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 below by date for the registration form.

This program is usually held two Saturdays each month 6:00-10:00pm - September thru June
Location: Y Program Center & Child care center
Fees: 1 Child $35, 2 Children $50, 3 or more $75 / per evening

Up-coming Scheduled Dates:

Sept 20
Oct 4 & 18
Nov 15
Dec 6 & 20
Jan 10 & 24
Feb 7 & 21
Mar 7 & 21
April 11
May 2 &
June 6 & 20


13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

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

How to Register Online

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