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.
Campers gain self-confidence and team-work skills during creative play and sports activities. Through field trips and art and science activities, we encourage curiosity. Our daily swim lessons build confidence and independence by mastering 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 reinforces making and keeping friendships, resolving conflicts peacefully and working cooperatively with others – all skills your child will need throughout their life.
Each age group rotate through many activities each day/week that are centered on a weekly theme. Different weekly themes keep the camp fresh throughout the summer and encourage campers to expand their areas of interest. Special activity such as educational programs, field trips, and instructive entertainers are highlighted each week.
General Camp activities include: daily swim instruction and free swim, organized team building games, arts & crafts, nature/science activities, and mini-clinics for sports like 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 27 - August 26; 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 approx. 1pm. Campers are 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 bussed backed to the requested bus stop or the South Mountain YMCA for After Camp Care.
2016 Camp Fees: $338 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, 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
“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!”
Week 9: Aug 22 - Aug 26
HOURS OF OPERATION
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Pre-team: Saturday, Aug. 27th 9:30-11:30am
Competitive Team: Sunday, Aug. 28th 9:30-11:30am
Community Service Opportunity