South Mountain YMCA


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


2017 Registration Form
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.

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Dates: June 26-August 25
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 2: July3 -July 7

Week 3: July 10 -July 14

Week 4: July 17 -July 21

Week 5: July 24 - July 28

Week 6: July 31 - Aug 4

Week 7: Aug 7 - Aug 11

Week 8: Aug 14 - Aug 18

Week 9: Aug 21 - Aug 25