South Mountain YMCA

SoMapY Camp

Our camp is jammed packed with creative play, sports, activities, swim instruction and field trips. 



Bus Stop Information
Sample Bus Schedule
Sample Themes, Trips & Events 
Sample Daily Schedule


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
Hours: 9am-3:30pm
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. 
Fees: $352/wk
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
Mountain YMCA. 
Rainy Day Location: Marshall Elementary, 262 Grove Road, SO Directions to Marshall School

Director: Dave Berry, Sr. Director Youth and Wellness 

    Parent Testimonial:

"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 
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Week 1: June 26 - June 30

Week 4: July 17 -July 21

Week 7: Aug 7 - Aug 11

Week 2: July3 -July 7

Week 5: July 24 - July 28

Week 8: Aug 14 - Aug 18

Week 3: July 10 -July 14

Week 6: July 31 - Aug 4

 Week 9: Aug 21 - Aug 25




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


Summer Camp Registration

Winter 2 SESSION

Winter 2 Class Grid

Feb. 27-April 23rd

Register Now!


Seussical Auditions

Feb. 24th & Feb. 26th
Grade K-12th

Kids Night Out

February 25


Spring Travel Basketball Tryouts
starts in March!

The Family Room

Saturdays 9am-11:30am


Snow Camp


Teen Overnight

Saturday March 4th

Teen Leaders Interact

Grades 6-12th


Teen Night

Every Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm


Adult Fitness Classes




School Age Child Care Information


Birthday Party Information



Community Service Opportunity