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. 

YOUNG LEADERS INTERACT CLUB (Grades 6-12)

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 Nicole Williams

THE MAX (Grades 6-8) formerly Teen Night

Middle School night is every Friday at the Y during the school year. Bring your friends and neighbors for action packed nights of awesome fun!
Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm 
Location: Program Center, Civic House & 1st Presbyterian & Trinity Church (location varies)
Drop in Fee: $10/child Members/Community Members
More Friday Night Fun!

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 TBD.

AMERICAN RED CROSS Babysitting Training Course (Grades 6th - 10th)
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