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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 teen lead group is focused on Social Responsibility.  Together they create and implement YMCA and community programs through volunteerism.  The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:30pm - 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 (first night is FREE)

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 6-10)

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 - December 19th
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: 8:30am-7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm

Early Childhood

Learning Center


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

Fall 2 Session is now!

Fall 2 Class Schedule


Upcoming Events

Breakfast with Santa
December 5th 

American Red Cross Babysitting Course
December 19th

Saturday Teen Trip

December 12th


Kids Night Out 

Dec. 19th

December Vacation Camp

December 28, 29, 30 & 31st

Teen Game Night 

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm

Beauty and the Beast

December show dates