Countdown to Camp


South Mountain YMCA

Summer Day Camp




Camp Registration Form


Friday, Feb 6: 7:00-8:30pm
Friday, March 13: 7:00-8:00pm
Saturday, May 2: Noon-3pm

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. 

FEBRUARY SPECIAL:  Everyone who Registers during the Month of February will receive a Special Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt which will be Designed by one of our Campers!  ANY of our Campers can submit their proposed design by using this templateThe Winner will also Win a Free T-Shirt - and of course bragging rights!



Unless otherwise noted all camps run from June 20 to August 28, 9:00am-3:30pm


Mini Y-Knots - (2 1/2 - 4 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

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 Drama Camps (Entering Grades 1 -6)

Environmental Awareness Camp (Entering Grades 2-4)

Global Arts Camp (Entering Grades K-2)

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 7am, and afternoon care ends at 7pm. 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.

How to Register
  • Download the 2-page Camp Registration form, return completed pages to the South Mountain YMCA.
  • A doctor's note is not needed for the immunization dates - just the date of the child's last tetanus shot
  • A non-refundable deposit of $50 per week PLUS a current YMCA membership throughout the length of camp participation is required at the time of registration. The balance for all camp is due in full by May 15, 2015, or your child's spot in camp may be opened up to the wait list and your deposit will be forfeited.  Any changes made within 30 days of the start of camp will incur a $50 charge. 
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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

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

Welcome Center
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Upcoming Events

3/2 Winter 2 Session STARTS!
3/8 Day Light Savings Time Begins
3/9&10  Spring Basketball Team TRYOUTS
3/11 Wizard's Challenge Drawing
3/13 Camp Open House
3/14 Parents' Night OUT
3/20 Family Movie Night - Big Hero 6 - Celebrating Girls in STEM
3/28 Parents' Night Out

4/3 Vacation Camp
4/6 Spring Registration Starts
4/11 Parents' Night OUT
4/17 Enrichment/Family Night
4/20-24 Vacation Camp
4/27 Spring Classes Start!

5/2 Healthy Kids Day
5/2 Parents' Night Out
5/9 Family Reptile Night