South Mountain YMCA

Pre-Teen and Teen Adventure Camp

Pre-Teen Adventure (Entering Grades 5-6)     
Teen Adventure  (Entering Grades 7-9)
All links on this page pertain to BOTH Camps.

Pre-Teen and Teen Adventure Camps are designed to strengthen decision-making skills, encourage social responsibility, and team work through challenging and fun character-building experiences.  The pre-teen and teenage years are an important time in a child's life as they learn to make decisions on their own and come to understand some of the impact of their own actions.



2016 Camp Reg Form

Teen Bus Stop Overview
July 2016 TRIP Schedule
Aug 2016 TRIP Schedule
Special Events Week 
TEEN August 19th Overnight

Newsletters, Information & Forms

The Pre-Teen and TEEN Adventure Camps follow an extensive travel schedule with trips each week to places such as: Dorney Park, Camel Beach, Laser Tag, Dave and Busters, NY City, bowling, roller skating, museums and local beaches and lakes. Teen Campers (7th-9th graders) attend three overnights held , including a camp-out at our beautiful "sister" branch, Fairview Lake YMCA camp grounds. The camps will be divided by units for groups, but may interact for activities such as team-building exercises, games, sports, crafts, community service projects, special events and swimming twice a week when not on trips. Staff are college-educated, fully trained and demonstrate a desire to develop positive values in youth.

Camp Dates and Hours: June 27-August 26; 9:00am -3:30pm
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 10 to 1
Camp Fees: $371 per week, plus membership. This camp is now sold by individual weeks.
Camp Location: Maplecrest Park, Maplewood (corner of Tuscan and Oakland Roads - across from Hilton Library) and South Orange Community Pool. 
Bus transportation to and from camp is provided from various locations in Maplewood and South Orange.
Before and After Camp Care: is held at the YMCA 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood for an additional fee.  Before Camp Care starts at 7:00am and is $46 per week and After Camp Care ends at 7:00pm and is $80 per week. Campers are bussed between camp and extended care.
Rainy Day Site: The Woodlands, (formally known as the Maplewood Women’s Club) 60 Woodland Ave, Maplewood
Camp Director: Tommy Donaldson, Assistant School Age Child Care & Teen Program Director

Both the Pre-Teen and Teen Adventure Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association

Parent Testimony
“The camp provided my camper with an active and fun-filled summer with the opportunity to serve the younger campers through the camp carnival, reinforcing our family value of community service.” 

Camp information and forms 


Weekly Newsletters

Teen Newsletter Week 1 

Teen Newsletter July 8th

Teen Newsletter July 15th

Teen Newsletter July 22nd

Teen Newsletter July 29th 

Teen Newsletter August 5th

Teen Newsletter August 12th

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


Calendar of Events


NOV.1-DEC. 24

Fall 2 Class Grid

Register Here 

Upcoming Events


Evening with Harry Potter

October 21st 6:30pm


Travel Basketball Team Tryouts


Kids Night Out

October 29th 6pm-10pm


October Gaga Tournament 
October 30th 1:30pm


Vacation Camp

November 8, 10, 11


Teen Night

Every Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm


Adult Fitness Classes




School Age Child Care Information


Birthday Party Information



Community Service Opportunity