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. We believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.


This teen lead group focuses on Social Responsibility. Together teens create and implement YMCA and community programs through volunteerism.  The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Civic House; 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood.
Fee: FREE. For details contact  Tommy Donaldson 
Registration form


Teen night is every Friday at the Y during the school year. Teens come to hang out with friends at this staff supervised evening full of fun activities.
Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm 
Location: Y Gym
Drop in Fee: Members $10 (First night is FREE)
Registration form

TEEN TRIP SATURDAY (Grades 5th - 9th)
Assorted age-appropriate activities and trips allowing Pre-Teens and Teens to keep connected throughout the year: sharing adventures along with making and strengthening new friendships. Prior registration is required. Our next outing will be posted soon!

AMERICAN RED CROSS Babysitting Training Course (Grades 6-10)
Does your Pre-Teen/Teen want to become a certified Red Cross babysitter? This popular course gives 11-15 year-olds the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants and school-age children.  Training consists of activities, hands-on skill training and discussions to teach how to respond to emergencies, illnesses, first aid, rescue breathing and appropriate care of children. At completion, all participants will receive an American Red Cross Certification Card upon completion.  Materials, lunch and snacks will be provided. Early registration is strongly advised.
Location: YMCA Program Center
Fee: Members $120
Registration form