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.   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 70 registrations. Register early.

Overview for the 2015-2016 School Year

Dates for the 2015-2016 School year
August 31, Sept 1 & 2
Sept 14, 15 & 23
Nov 3,5 & 6
Dec 24, 28, 29, 30 & 31
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: Members:    $80 per day per child 
               Non-members:   $95 per day per child

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Welcome Center

P  973.762.4145
F  973.762.2064

Mon: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm


Fall 1 Class Grids:
Preschool Age
School Age Children


11/2/15: Fall 2 Session Classes Start!

Fall 2 Class Grids:
Preschool Age

School Age Children


Upcoming Events 

10/10 Kids Night Out

11/3, 11/5, 11/6 - Vacation Camp

Ages 5-14 - Skateboard Clinic
American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course

Teen Game Night - Every Friday Night at 7:30-9:30pm
NEW Youth Theatre Program! - Click here for details and events