A day at SOMAPY (South Orange/Maplewood Y) Camp is packed with a variety of age-appropriate activities designed to: build a child’s self-esteem, promote healthy living and develop social skills.
As with all of our Y programs, SOMAPY Camp focuses on a camper’s personal development, along with the four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. The SOMAPY Camp staff is trained & dedicated to ensure your child’s day is safe and nurturing - and filled with FUN!
Each week of camp has a different theme which keeps the camp fresh throughout the summer, and encourages the campers to expand their areas of interest. Some past examples of weekly themes are: Sports Challenge, Weird Science, Star Wars, and Wet, Wild & Wacky. Some recent favorite field trips were the N.Y. Aquarium, Tomahawk Lake, and the USS Intrepid. Each 3-week session incorporates weekly special activities including a field trip, educational program or educational entertainer.
General Camp activities also include: 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
2014 Camp Dates and Hours: June 30 - August 29; 9:00am - 3:30pm
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 5 year olds, 6 to 1; 6-8 yrs, 8:1 and for 9 - 11yrs, 10:1
Camp Location and 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.
2014 Camp Fees: $314 per week
Before and After Camp Care is available for an additional feeand is held at the . 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
“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)
Newsletters FROM SUMMER 2013
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3
Week 7: Aug 12 - Aug 16
Week 8: Aug 19 - Aug 23
Week 9: Aug 26 - Aug 30
HOURS OF OPERATION
Early Childhood Learning Center
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
3/3 Winter 2 classes Starts
3/7 Be Well and Thrive Inclusive Excercise
3/8 Parents' Night OUT Until 11pm
3/10 &11 Spring Travel Basketball Tryouts
3/14 CAMP OPEN House
3/14 Family Night
3/22 Parents' Night OUT
3/29 American Red Cross Babysitting Training
3/30 FAMILY SWIM
5/3 Healthy Kids Day!
5/3 Last Camp Open House
5/3 Parents' Night OUT
5/17 Parents' Night OUT
5/26 Closed for Memorial Day