South Mountain YMCA

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Serving Maplewood and South Orange  

Our Y is proud to be one of the largest providers of childcare, summer day camp and youth sports programs in our area.  All programs and services are designed to nurture the potential of children, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Located directly between the South Orange and Maplewood train stations, our extended hours of operation are designed to meet both the recreational needs of our youth as well those of working parents. 

Latest News

  • Ground Control to our Y Family!

    Ground Control to our Y Family! image

    We are in the final stretch of our ‘Friends and Family’ phase of the 2017 Annual Support Campaign and well on the way to a successful mission.

    Our first phase of the goal is $115,000 and we have just surpassed $83,000. We have a way to go but the force is strong with our community. 

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  • World Festival at our Early Childhood Learning Center

    World Festival at our Early Childhood Learning Center image

    The 9th annual World Festival for families in the South Mountain YMCA’s Early Childhood Learning Center took place on Saturday, February 4th.  Over 400 children, parents and teachers were invited to sample foods and explore art from all over the world in classrooms that had been transformed.

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  • We're now hiring Summer Day Camp Staff

    We're now hiring Summer Day Camp Staff image

    Are you good with kids? Reliable, responsible, energetic? Willing to learn new things and make a difference in our community this summer? The South Mountain YMCA is looking to hire junior counselors, senior counselors and specialists too!


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  • Metro YMCA of the Oranges awarded top rating

    Metro YMCA of the Oranges awarded top rating image

    For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges includes SOMA's own South Mountain Y.


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  • 3, 2, 1...Blast Off!

    3, 2, 1...Blast Off! image

    We launched our 2017 Annual Support Campaign last night and it was 'Out of this World'. Executive Director James Goodger announced our mission's goal to raise $165,000 by year end and help our community 'Reach for the Stars"! 

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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