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

  • Leah Greene, Sr. Program Director School Age Child Care

    Leah Greene, Sr. Program Director School Age Child Care image

    After receiving over 100 applications, we're excited to announce Leah Greene, as the new Sr. Program Director of School Age Child Care for the South Mountain and East Orange YMCAs. Leah is excellent at working with youth, staff and members. She's creative, innovative and welcomes new ideas to solve challenges. Her willingness to roll up her sleeves and help out staff has made her a huge hit with our team. 

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  • What the South Mountain Y Means to Me

    What the South Mountain Y Means to Me image

    “I could not have raised my daughter on my own without the tremendous support of the Maplewood/South Orange community, and in no small part the South Mountain Y”

    In December 2001, Beth Boily became a single mom. “My husband died unexpectedly at age 36. I worked long hours at a high-pressure job in the city, and I was not prepared for additional responsibilities at home,” said Beth.  Her beautiful three-year-old daughter, Marisa, attended a well-regarded pre-school in Short Hills, but within a few months, Beth realized that she would be better served at a more local school, and was recommended to the South Mountain YMCA.

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  • Ground Control to our Y Family!

    Ground Control to our Y Family! image

    We are in the final stretch of our ‘Friends and Family’ phase of the 2017 Annual Support Campaign and well on the way to a successful mission.

    Our first phase of the goal is $115,000 and we have just surpassed $83,000. We have a way to go but the force is strong with our community. 

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  • World Festival at our Early Childhood Learning Center

    World Festival at our Early Childhood Learning Center image

    The 9th annual World Festival for families in the South Mountain YMCA’s Early Childhood Learning Center took place on Saturday, February 4th.  Over 400 children, parents and teachers were invited to sample foods and explore art from all over the world in classrooms that had been transformed.

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  • We're now hiring Summer Day Camp Staff

    We're now hiring Summer Day Camp Staff image

    Are you good with kids? Reliable, responsible, energetic? Willing to learn new things and make a difference in our community this summer? The South Mountain YMCA is looking to hire junior counselors, senior counselors and specialists too!


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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


Summer Camp Registration

Winter 2 SESSION

Winter 2 Class Grid

Feb. 27-April 23rd

Register Now!


Kids Night Out

Saturday March 25



April Vacation Camp


Spring Skateboard Clinic

Spring Travel Basketball Tryouts
Starts in March!

The Family Room

Saturdays 9am-11:30am


Snow Camp


Teen Overnight

Saturday March 4th

Teen Leaders Interact

Grades 6-12th


Teen Night

Every Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm


Adult Fitness Classes




School Age Child Care Information


Birthday Party Information



Community Service Opportunity