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 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
“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
Newsletters For 2014
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/31 - Branch closes at 3pm Happy New Years!!
1/1 Branch is Closed in observance of the New Year
1/2 Vacation Camp
1/10 CAMP REUNIONS
1/13 Camp Open House
1/19 Vacation Camp