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

  • Family Volunteering This Holiday Season

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    Looking for a family volunteering opportunity this holiday season? Join Y parent Jeff and his son Dan for our latest Togetherhood project. Togetherhood is a Y-USA founded program that encourages social responsibility and volunteerism with YMCA volunteers by creating and supporting projects that benefit the greater community. Now through January 1st, come collect, sort and load donations of non-perishable food items; new, unwrapped toys; and new or gently used winter coats. All collected items will be donated to several organizations that provide assistance to the needy.

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  • Early Bird Camp Registration!

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    Get ready for Summer Camp 2017!  We're already thinking about summer fun.  Early Bird Registration starts December 1st.  Lock in last year's rates now.  Plus, be sure to get the camp you want and the weeks you need!

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  • Giving Tuesday at South Mountain

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    I am forever grateful to the South Mountain YMCA for its work to help every child reach his or her potential - developing
    confidence, compassion, and so much more. I've watched its mission unfold first-hand through my own three children , and
    and countless others in our community.
    -- Kathy Krais, South Mountain YMCA Parent, Volunteer and Board Member

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  • School of Rock! This December

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    We've got toe-tappin', head bangin' fun coming this December! Based on the hit movie, this irresistible musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher to make some quick cash.  When he realizes the kids can play music...

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  • Affordable Ski Lessons

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    You’d love for your kids to learn to ski, but lessons and gear are just too expensive, right? Not any more! Last February, we partnered with the National Winter Activity Center located in Vernon, NJ to provide affordable ski lessons for our YMCA members. It was a terrific success and we're thrilled to be able to offer this program again this winter.

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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


Calendar of Events


NOV.1-DEC. 24

Fall 2 Class Grid

Register Here 


Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 3rd


Kids Night Out

Saturday, December 3



School of Rock

Dec. 9, 10 & 11th


Star Wars Holiday Party
Friday, Dec 16th 6:30-9pm

Kids Night Out

Saturday, December 17th 



Adult Ballet

Fridays 6am-7am


Learn to Ski


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


Early Bird Camp Registration

Starts Dec. 1st