South Mountain YMCA
Our camp is jammed packed with creative play, sports, activities, swim instruction and field trips.
We're about team-work, curiosity, building self-confidence and cultivating independence. We are committed to the development of our campers. We emphasize making friends, resolving conflicts and working cooperatively with others. Unplugging from technology and connecting with other campers enables us to interact effectively and more kindly with each other. Everyday, groups rotate through weekly themes that explore new topics. Educational programs, field trips, and instructive entertainers are featured each week. Activities include: daily swim instruction & free swim, organized team building games, arts & crafts, nature/science activities, and mini- sport clinics like tennis, soccer, baseball, karate and basketball. Daily Swim instruction is progressive and based on camper's level of competency.
Dates: June 26-August 25
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 5 yrs, 6:1/ 6-8 yrs, 8:1/ 9-11yrs, 10:1
Location: Maplecrest Park
Pool Location: West Essex YMCA, 321 S. Livingston Ave.
Before and After Care is available at the South Mountain YMCA. Before Care starts at 7AM for
$48/wk. After Care ends at 7pm for $83/wk. Campers are bused between camp and the South
Rainy Day Location: Marshall Elementary, 262 Grove Road, SO Directions to Marshall School
Director: Dave Berry, Sr. Director Youth and Wellness
"I can sincerely say my child is a different person at the end of August that she was in June. She is in orders of magnitude more confident (I think as a result of learning how to swim and other physical activities she found difficult previously), and she demonstrates a new found cognizance of kindness and respect. She is less fearful of trying new things and exudes a self-contained, quiet pride in herself and her abilities that makes me tear up, just thinking about it. Truly, her growth at SOMAPY is more than I could have hoped for. We will definitely be returning next year."
SOMAPY is accredited by the American Camp Association
Information and Forms
- Welcome to SOMAPY
- Camp Parent Guide
- 2017 Themes and Events
- 2017 Bus Overview
- Swim Level Descriptions
- Permission to Medicate
- Camps Change Lives Contribution Form
- Alternate Pick Up Form available at Welcome Center
Week 1: June 26 - June 30
Week 2: July3 -July 7
Week 3: July 10 -July 14
Week 4: July 17 -July 21
Week 5: July 24 - July 28
Week 6: July 31 - Aug 4
Week 7: Aug 7 - Aug 11
Week 8: Aug 14 - Aug 18
Week 9: Aug 21 - Aug 25