South Mountain YMCA

Summer Day Camp

South Mountain YMCA 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.

2014 Camp Brochure 
Camp Registration Form



Unless otherwise noted all camps run from June 30 to August 29, 9:00am-3:30pm

Mini Y-Knots - (2 1/2 - 4 years)  Hours: 9:00am - 12 Noon

Y Knots 1 Camp (Pre-Schoolers 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 1-3)

Global Arts Camp (Entering Grades K-2)

Sports Galore Camp - (Entering Grades K-5)

GOLF Camp - (Entering Grades K-8) 

How to Register:  Download the 2-page registration form HERE, and return completed pages to the South Mountain YMCA. A doctor's note is not needed for the immunization dates - just the dates of the child's last shots.  A NON-Refundable deposit of $50 per week (or $150 per Session) and a current 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, 2014, 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.

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.

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.

For more information or to have a brochure mailed to you, please call 973-762-4145.

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

How to Register Online

Fall 2 Class Schedules
Pre-School Programs
School-Age Programs


Upcoming Events

10/20 & 22 4th Grade Travel Basketball tryouts!

11/4, 6 & 7 Vacation Camp
11/6 & 7 Mini Drama Vacation Camp

11/15 Parents' Night OUT
11/21 APPLE PIE Family Night
11/22 Laser Tag TEEN Trip Saturday

December Vacation Camp