Countdown to Camp


South Mountain YMCA

SoMapY Camp

A day at SOMAPY (South Orange/Maplewood Y) Camp is packed with a variety of age-appropriate activities designed to broaden your child’s interests, promote healthy living and strengthen their social skills.




2015 Registration Form

Bus Stop Information

2015 Themes & Events

Newsletters, Camp Info
& Gen Forms

Campers will gain self-confidence and team-work skills during creative play and sports activities. Through field trips and our art and science activities, we encourage their curiosity. Our daily swim lessons build their confidence and independence by helping them master progressively higher levels of swimming skills. Our team of dedicated directors, activity specialists and counselors are committed to the positive growth of your child.Through intentional engagement, our staff will reinforce the art of making and keeping friendships, resolving conflicts peacefully and working cooperatively with others – all skills your child will need throughout their life.

Each age group of campers will rotate through many activities each day/week that are centered on that week’s theme. Different weekly themes keep the camp fresh throughout the summer and encourage the campers to expand their areas of interest. Each week of camp is highlighted with a special activity such as educational programs, field trips, and instructive entertainers.

General Camp activities: daily swim instruction and free swim, organized team building games, arts & crafts, nature/science activities, and mini-clinics for sports such as tennis, soccer, baseball, karate and basketball. All activities are age appropriate, except swim instruction which is progressive and based on the individual’s level of competency.  Sample SOMapY Camp Daily Schedule

Camp Dates and Hours:
June 29 - August 28; 9:00am - 3:30pm
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 5 yr-old, 6 to 1; 6-8 yrs, 8:1 and for 9 - 11yrs, 10:1 
Camp Location and FREE Bus Transportation: Camp begins each day Maplecrest Park in Maplewood from 9am until aprox. 1pm. The children are then bussed to the JCC MetroWest in West Orange for their daily swim instruction and Free swim. Camp ends at the JCC MetroWest and all campers are then bussed backed to the requested bus stop or the South Mountain YMCA for After Camp Care. Click HERE for an overview of the bus information.
2015 Camp Fees: $325 per week
Before and After Camp Care is available for an additional fee. Campers are bussed between the camp site and the South Mountain YMCA at 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood.
Rainy Day Location: Marshall Elementary- 262 Grove Road, SO Directions to Marshall School

Camp Director: Dave Berry, Sr. Director Youth and Wellness Camp Phone - 862.400.8983

The SoMapY Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association    

Parent Testimonies

“My daughter always felt welcome and the counselors were happy to see her every day.  She learned great social skills, team work and built her self-confidence”

"My son had a great time. Wonderful counselors. Coach Dave is the greatest!"

“We’ve had a great experience every summer at the Y.  The counselors are insightful and engaged, and our kids are stimulated and have a lot of fun!”

Information and Forms

Welcome to SOMapY Camp
(South Orange/Maplewood Y Camp)

Permission to Medicate 

Alternate Pick Up Form

Camp Parent Guide

2015 Themes and Events

Swim Level Descriptions

2015 Bus Overview

Week 9 Bus Schedule

Week 9: Last Camp Newsletter!

Newsletters  For 2015

Week 1: June 29 - July 3

Week 4: July 20 -July 24

Week 7: Aug 10 - Aug 14

Week 2: July 6 -July 10

Week 5: July 27 - July 31

Week 8: Aug 17 - Aug 21

Week 3: July 13 -July 17

Week 6: Aug 3 - Aug 7

 Week 9: Aug 24 - Aug 28




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


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