South Mountain YMCA

Summer Day Camp



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 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 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.

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 shotA 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. Any Camp registration within 30 days of Camp is required to be Paid in Full at the time of Registration
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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

Welcome Center

P  973.762.4145
F  973.762.2064

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

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


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm


Fall 1 Class Grids:
Preschool Age
School Age Children


11/2/15: Fall 2 Session Classes Start!

Fall 2 Class Grids:
Preschool Age

School Age Children


Upcoming Events 

10/10 Kids Night Out

11/3, 11/5, 11/6 - Vacation Camp

Ages 5-14 - Skateboard Clinic
American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course

Teen Game Night - Every Friday Night at 7:30-9:30pm
NEW Youth Theatre Program! - Click here for details and events