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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)

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.



2014 Camp Reg Form

Teen Bus Stop Overview

July 2014 TRIP Schedule
Aug 2014 TRIP Schedule

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 2014 Dates and Hours: June 30 - August 29; 9:00am -3:30pm
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 10 to 1
Camp 2014 Fees: $349 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 $45 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: Marshall Elementary School - 262 Grove Road, South Orange
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 newsletters, information and forms

Information and Forms

Welcome to PRE-Teen and Teen Adventure Camps

Permission to Medicate 

Alternative Pick Up Form

Camp Parent Guide

2014 JULY Trips

Swim Level Descriptions

2014 Teen Bus Overview

2014 August Trips

 2013 TEEN Trip Details

Newsletters  FROM SUMMER 2013

Week 1: July 1 - July 5

Week 4: July 22 -July 26

Week 7: Aug 12 - Aug 16

Week 2: July 8 -July 12

Week 5: July 29 - Aug 2

Week 8: Aug 19 - Aug 23

Week 3: July 15 -July 19

Week 6: Aug 5 - Aug 9

 Week 9: Aug 26 - Aug 30

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Early Childhood Learning Center

  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

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

How to Register Online

SPRING Session
Pre-School Class Grid
School Age Class Grid


Camp Registration Form
2014 Summer Camp

Upcoming Events

4/7 Registration for Spring Classes
4/18-24 Vacation Camp

4/23 & 24 GOLF CAMP


5/3 Healthy Kids Day!
5/3 Last Camp Open House
5/3 Parents' Night OUT
5/3 Broadway's Next Generation
5/10 Edible Creation Family Night
5/17 Teen LASER TAG Trip
5/17 Parents' Night OUT

5/26 Closed for Memorial Day

6/14 2-Town Triathlon!
6/25-27 Vacation Camp

6/30 1st Day of CAMP!