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South Mountain YMCA

Pre-Teen and Teen Adventure Camp

Pre-Teen Adventure (Entering Grades 5-6)     
Teen Adventure  (Entering Grades 6-9)
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.



2015 Camp Reg Form

Teen Bus Stop Overview
July 2015 TRIP Schedule
Aug 2015 TRIP Schedule

2015 Trip Details

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, Mountain Creek, 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 grades for groups, but may interact for activities such as team-building exercises, games, sports, crafts, community service projects 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 29 - August 28; 9:00am -3:30pm
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 10 to 1
Camp Fees: $360 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. Click HERE for details.
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, Enrichment 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

Welcome to PRE-Teen and
Teen Adventure Camps
Permission to Medicate
Camp Parent Guide Alternative Pick Up Form 
Camp Bus Overview 2015 Camp Trip Details
  2015 August Trips
What to bring for the July 31st
OVERNIGHT at South Mountain YMCA
Special Weekly Camp Events
for 2015



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

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