Countdown to Camp


South Mountain YMCA

Family Programs

8-Week Program Sessions

Winter 1: January 4 - February 28

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 KNO (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.  

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: Members $30 - Non-Members $45

January 23, 2 & under: (71603) / January 23, 3 & over: (71604)
February 13, 2 & under: (71644) / February 13, 3 & over: (71645)
February 27, 2 & under: (71647) / February 27, 3 & over: (71646)
March 12, 2 & under: (71670) / March 12, 3 & over: (71671)
April 2, 2 & under: (71663) / April 2, 3 & over: (71662)
April 23, 2 & under: (71614) / April 23, 3 & over: (71658)
May 7, 2 & under: (71665) / May 7, 3 & over: (71666)
May 21, 2 & under: (71635) / May 21, 3 & over: (71636)
June 4, 2 & under: (71582) / June 4, 3 & over: (71581)

Kids Night Out Form

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 (75199)

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 (75171) - Fee $95
Friday 9:00am - 9:45am (75154) - Fee $95
Location: Y Gym 

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 (75157)
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 (75179)
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 (75158)
Location: Y’s Multi Purpose Room
Fee:  $60

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 (75476)
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 (75470)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80



13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Welcome Center

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


Membership Application

WINTER I Session registration

Winter I Class Schedule


Upcoming Events


Learn to Ski


February March 2016
Vacation Camp


Kids Night Out

February 13th


Camp Fair & Camp Reunions

Friday, February 5th 6:30pm-8:30pm


Heart Disease Prevention Info Session

Tuesday, February 16th 7:30pm



Community Service Opportunity


Teen Game Night 

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm

Teen Movie Night

Saturday, February 20th 7:30pm-10pm

Grades 5th-8th


Marrow Donor Registry Drive

Saturday, February 20th 9am-1pm

Ages 18-55 years