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South Mountain YMCA

Vacation Camp

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, program center and Civic House.  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.  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 70 registrations. Register early.

Overview for the 2015-2016 School Year

Remaining dates for the 2015-2016 school year
Jan 18
Feb 12 & 15
March 25
April 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
May 31*
June 22, 23 & 24
Hours: 7:15am - 7:00pm
* Schedule depends on the district's use of allotted days for "emergency or snow" days

Hours: 7:15am - 7:00pm

            Fees: $80 per day per child



The South Mountain Y, 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood is running a "Snow Camp" from 9:00am until 7:00pm when school is cancelled for the full day (except for State of Emergency closures).  This program will be for children in grades K-5th.

To secure a spot, pre-registration for this program is required and space is limited to the first 45 children. Available to SACC participants only.

A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.  This fee will be applied to the first snow day.  Each snow day thereafter, an additional fee of $75 will be charged to your CC.  Failure to call your child absent by 8:00am on any given snow day will result in the $75 fee charge. Please call 973-762-4145. Deposits are non-refundable, including years when there are no snow related closed days.  The day will include games, sports and other activities. Please pack your child a bag lunch and a healthy snack.

To register, please click here for the registration form.

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

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10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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