South Mountain YMCA


Summer Discovery

At Summer Discovery we're curious and always asking questions about the world around us. Each week we concoct and construct hands-on experiments and STEM projects that delight our sense of wonder. Each day we foster community, promote personal growth and stimulate summer learning with discussions, outdoor play, art projects, gardening swimming and more! Swim instruction is three days a week. Daily outdoor activities and weekly field trips help campers become more environmentally minded.

   

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2017 Registration Form
WELCOME to Summer Discovery!
2017 Camp Trips
Daily Schedule
Newsletters

Previous field trips included: Watchung Reservation, Sandy Hook, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Liberty Science Center and other environmental and educational centers.Weekly themes are always centered around nature and our environment. We like to keep our campers bodies and minds healthy and active while enjoying nature hikes, collecting specimens and participating in sculpture and molding projects. Be prepared to have lots of conversations about our planet and beyond at the dinner table each evening!

Summer Discovery I: Entering Grade 1-2
Summer Discovery II:  Entering Grade 3-5
Dates: June 26 - August 25
Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm 
Camper to Staff Ratio: 8:1 
Location:  Civic House, 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood in Memorial Park. 
Curbside Drop off:  8:30-9am
Curbside Pick-up: 3-3:30pm
Cost: $352/wk 
Before and After Care is available on-site. Before Care starts at 7am for $48/wk. After Care ends at 7pm for $83/wk.
Director: Gailmarie Sprague, Enrichment and Family Programs Director

 

The SUMMER DISCOVERY Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association

 

Parent Testimonials

 

"This has been a phenomenal experience for our son.  He's really loved the weekly themes, field trips aligned to the themes and the new friends he's made! Thank you!"

 "Our daughter just loved this camp. The material was  interesting and engaging, the field trips were perfect, and she loved writing notes in her journal. The counselors are attentive - my daughter asked a lot of questions and they were always willing to answer, or help her find the answer herself."

Camp information and forms

Weekly Newsletters 

February

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SESSION 2  SESSION 3

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Week 3

Week 6 Week 9

 

 

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Maplewood, NJ 07040
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P  973.762.4145
F  973.762.2064

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


Early Childhood

Learning Center

973.762.0860

10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

 

Membership Application

 

Summer Camp Registration


Winter 2 SESSION

Winter 2 Class Grid

Feb. 27-April 23rd

Register Now!

   

Seussical Auditions

Feb. 24th & Feb. 26th
Grade K-12th

Kids Night Out

February 25

 

Spring Travel Basketball Tryouts
starts in March!

The Family Room
 

Saturdays 9am-11:30am

 

Snow Camp

 

Teen Overnight

Saturday March 4th

Teen Leaders Interact

Grades 6-12th

 

Teen Night

Every Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm

 

Adult Fitness Classes

 


Gymnastics

 

School Age Child Care Information

   

Birthday Party Information

 

Togetherhood

Community Service Opportunity

 

 

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