South Mountain YMCA

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Serving Maplewood and South Orange  

Our Y is proud to be one of the largest providers of childcare, summer day camp and youth sports programs in our area.  All programs and services are designed to nurture the potential of children, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Located directly between the South Orange and Maplewood train stations, our extended hours of operation are designed to meet both the recreational needs of our youth as well those of working parents. 

Latest News

  • Playing in the streets at PlayDay!

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    On the sun-filled Sunday of September 25th, the South Mountain YMCA was thrilled to be a supporting sponsor at PlayDay South Orange.

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  • Anjole King Piano Painter Extraordinaire

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    Our very own Anjole King was selected to paint a piano for SOPAC's Playin’ Around South Orange, a public art project that put visual art and music out onto the streets of South Orange.

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    KIDS NIGHT OUT imageEnjoy a night out while the kids have a blast!! Let your kids spend the evening at the Y with our fantastic staff. Participants will play games, create and cook their own snack, create art projects and more! A pizza dinner will be served. Registration deadline if Friday before at NOON! Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm Location:South Mountain YMCA, Program Center, 13 Jefferson View Full Story >

  • With financial aid, South Mountain Y expands child's world

    With financial aid, South Mountain Y expands child's world imageMAPLEWOOD, NJ — That a summer camp can change a child’s life is undeniable when looking into the shining eyes of Trevon, a 4-year-old camper at the South Mountain Y in Maplewood, who has been able to attend the Y Knots summer camp program for nine weeks thanks to donations by the local community to the financial aid efforts of the organization. Trevon’s View Full Story >

  • What a Summer!

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    This summer our campers have made more friends, gained more skills and enjoyed more new experiences than ever before.
    Camp is all about community, and we thank you for choosing to join the YMCA community this summer. What makes our community so special, is that we are a place for all. No one is turned away due to the inability to pay, we provide equal access, which means our camps are diverse, unique and offer a slice of life.

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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


Membership Application

SEPT. 6- OCT. 30

View Fall Program Grid

Fall Program Guide

Register Here 


Upcoming Events

Vacation Camp

October 3, 4 & 12

November 8, 10, 11


School of Rock Auditions

Wed. Oct. 5th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sat. Oct. 8th 11am-1pm


Red Cross Babysitting Course

Saturday, October 8th


Travel Basketball Tryouts

Details coming soon


Teen Night

Every Friday





School Age Child Care Information


Birthday Party Information



Community Service Opportunity