South Mountain YMCA Summer Day Camps provide a safe and enriching environment for campers to participate in healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences. Our camps focus on building self-esteem, confidence and social skills while increasing independence and health and wellness awareness. Your camper will have fun and make new friends while exploring new experiences. We intentionally design our camps to be progressive, adding new levels of exploration, responsibility and adventure.
Unless otherwise noted all camps run from June 27 to August 26, 9:00am-3:30pm
Mini Y-Knots - (2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years) Hours: 9:00am - 12 Noon
Y Knots 1 Camp (Preschoolers starting at 3 1/2 years) Hours: 9:00am-3pm
Y Knots 2 Camp (Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade) Hours: 9:30am-3:30pm
NEW! YKnot Explore (3.5 years-Entering Kindergarten) Hours: 9am-12pm
SOMAPY Camp (Entering Grades 1-5)
Pre-Teen Adventure Camp (Entering Grades 5 & 6)
Teen Adventure Camp (Entering Grades 7 - 9)
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) (Entering Grades 9 & 10)
Creative Theater (Entering Grades 1 -6)
NEW! Glam Camp (Entering Grade 3-8)
Summer Discovery (Entering Grades 2-5) Formerly Environmental Camp
Global Arts Camp (Entering Grades K-2)
NEW! Skateboarding Half-Day Clinic (Entering Grades 2nd-8th)
Sports Galore Camp - (Entering Grades K-5)
GOLF Camp - (Entering Grades K-8)
Before and After Camp Care Care is available for an additional fee for those parents that need coverage for their child before camp starts in the morning, and after it ends in the afternoon. Morning care begins at 7:00 am, and afternoon care ends at 7:00 pm. Both programs are held at the YMCA Jefferson Avenue location - except for the Drama, Global and Environmental Camps, which are held at their campsites. Healthy snacks are provided and campers will be engaged in activities such as sports, arts & crafts, enrichment programs and more.
Healthy Kids Day: Saturday, April 30 12:00-4:00pm
Learn about our camps at this free event.
How to Register
Y Knots, SOMapY, Drama, Environmental, and Pre-Teen and Teen Adventure camps are all proudly accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and all camps are licensed by the State of New Jersey.
Camp encourages trying new activities without the fear of judgment. My son left camp with a new self-confidence that is now showing in his school work. I can’t say enough about the great counselors, and the fun and welcoming atmosphere. That combined with the safe and structured environment makes me a very happy camp parent! Thank you!
– SOMapY Parent
HOURS OF OPERATION
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
May 27th & 31st
Friday, June 10th
7:30pm Maplewood Middle School
Safety Around Water
June 14th, 15th, 16th
Community Service Opportunity