South Mountain YMCA

Teen Programs

In 1970, the South Mountain YMCA was created to fulfill a need in the Maplewood/South Orange communities for teen programming. Our organization is committed to serving this population with programs designed by our youth, for our youth. Special events will be held throughout the year with the planning and implementation by our teen population.

This program is designed with the intention of helping teens become responsible community members through service projects, games, art, volunteering and workshops.
2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Civic House - 124 Dunnell Road in Maplewood.
Fee: FREE - Please contact Tommy Donaldson directly for more details

Teens enjoy an active evening with friends, making new friends and having a great time at the Y! Each week there will be different gym games, promoting positive recreational fun! The emphasis is in participation, and enthusiasm. Teamwork and strategy are more valuable than athletic skills and individual competitiveness.
Teen Night Sign Up Form
Friday 7:30-9:30pm
Location: Y-Gym
Drop In Fee: Members $10; Non-Members $15/per night

TEEN TRIP SATURDAY (Grades 5th - 9th)  Next trip to be determined.
Assorted age-appropriate activities and trips allowing Pre-teens and Teens to keep connected throughout the year, sharing adventure and making and strengthening new friendships.  Prior registration is required.
Click here for latest trip details

AMERICAN RED CROSS Babysitting Training Course (Grades 5-8)
This very popular course will give 11-15 year-olds the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants and school-age children.  Training will consist of videos, activities, and hands-on skill training and discussions.  This course teaches how to respond to emergencies, illnesses, first aid, rescue breathing, appropriate care of children,  decision-making skills, and child development. Each individual will receive an American Red Cross Certification Card upon completion.  Materials, lunch and snacks will be provided.
This class is offered periodically throughout the year.  Please email Tommy Donaldson for further details.  Early registration is strongly advised.
Next training - to be determined
Location: YMCA Program Center
Fee: Members - $120; Non-Members - $160
Required Registration form - please complete and return with payment information.

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

How to Register Online


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 

Kids Night Out: Oct. 10


Vacation Camp: Nov. 3, 5, & 6

Skateboard Clinic (Ages 5-14)
American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course
Family Royal Ball: (Click Here)

Teen Game Night - Every Friday Night at 7:30-9:30pm
8/17  Registration Starts for FALL Classes
NEW Youth Theatre Program! - Click here for details and events