Child Care, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grades, is offered for most of the days the South Orange / Maplewood School District is closed during the school year. The program is held at the South Mountain YMCA, utilizing the Y Gym, Y Field and program center. Special activities and field trips are planned to create a healthy, safe and engaging day. The program runs from 7:15am until 7pm.
Advance registration is required. This program is available to non-members, although members pay a lower rate. Vacation Camp program dates are listed below and are based on the South Orange/Maplewood School District's scheduled closed dates but not emergency closings. For more information, please call (973) 762-4145.
Registration forms are linked below by date. Please return the completed form and payment to the South Mountain YMCA at 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood, NJ or fax it to: 973.762.2064.
Space is limited to the first 45 registrations. Register early.
December - 23,24,26,27,30 & 31
January - 20
February - 13,14 & 17
April - 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25
May - 23
June - 25, 26 & 27
Hours: 7:15am - 7:00pm
Fees: Members: $75 per day per child
Non-members: $90 per day per child
Mon, Dec 23rd: Karate Day - Sensei Carmen will be with us to give everyone a demonstration and class in the sport of Karate. The program will be part of the day as we explore Asia through games and art.
Tues, Dec 24th: PJ Pancake Day - We will be making pancakes and playing “Minute To Win It” games in our pajamas. Remember that the YMCA will be closing at 3:00 pm on this day.
Thurs, Dec 26th: Pizza Making with Roman Gourmet - We will learn all about the art of Pizza Making. The staff of Roman Gourmet will assist the children in making their very own pizza that they will eat for lunch.
Fri, Dec 27th: Trip to Funplex - The bus will leave at 9:30 and return around 2:00. Children must bring their lunch. Everyone will get tokens to play games with and have fun in the Foam Frenzy and the Bumper Cars. Extra spending money is allowed for this trip.
Mon, Dec 30th: Swimming at the West Essex YMCA - The bus will leave at 10:15 and return at 1:00. The children will be swimming from 11:00-12:00. When we return we will eat lunch back at our YMCA. A small snack will be given before we leave. Children should pack a bathing suit, towel, and goggles if desired for this trip. No spending money is needed.
Tues, Dec 31st: New Years Eve Pizza Party - The children will count in the New Year at 12:00pm followed by a dance pizza party. The YMCA will provide noise makers, hats, streamers and confetti to top off the ringing in for 2014 (a little early). Reminder that the YMCA closes at 3:00pm on this day. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Early Childhood Learning Center 973.762.0860
1/10 CAMP Open House
1/17 TEEN CAMP Reunion