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.
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
Camp Dates: July 1 - August 30
Camp Hours: 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: 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.
Camp Fees: $894 each 3-Week Session
Rainy Day Location: Marshall Elementary School - 262 Grove Road, South Orange Directions to Marshall School
Before and After Camp Care is available 7am - 7pm for an additional fee. Campers are bussed between the camp site and the South Mountain YMCA at 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood. Bus transportation is available from various locations in Maplewood, South Orange and West Orange. Click HERE for an overview of the bus information.
Camp Director: Dave Berry, Youth & Wellness Director
“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!”
Early Childhood Learning Center 973.762.0860
Registration required by the Wed prior to starting IF there is availability
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