South Mountain YMCA


Y Knots Camp

We nurture children's potential by engaging in creative, absorbing activities that create lasting friendships, foster independence and instill our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Plus, we have a whole lot of fun!

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2017 Weekly Themes
WELCOME to Y Knots
WELCOME to MINI Y Knots

YKNOTS REUNION January 21st 3-5pm Civic House 124 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood

Each session educational entertainers, special event days and field trips are coordinated with our weekly camp themes. Our Camp Specialists head up daily activities like: Cooking, Sports, Nature, Crafts, Reading, Drama and World Life. During daily swim instruction, campers are placed into level-appropriate groups and are taken one at a time for individual lessons. Swim instruction is based on skill level.

Senior Staff is composed of many of our Y preschool teachers or local teachers in our community. Our staff is well trained and qualified, serving as positive role models for all. We work year-round to create an experience that benefits both you and your camper.

MINI Y KNOTS CAMP
STARTING THE CAMP JOURNEY!

This half-day program is the first step in our progressive camp experience. Campers gain social skills, confidence and independence while participating in creative arts, playground fun, swimming instruction (twice a week), story time, and more! 
Ages: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years  
Dates: June 26-July 14 or July 17-Aug 4 
Hours: 9am - 12noon
Location: YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center, 10 W. Parker Ave., Maplewood
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 5:1
Fees: $525 each 3-week session. No single week registrations.
Before and After Care is not available for the Mini-Y Knots camp.

WELCOME to Mini Y Knots Camp
Mini Y Knots Schedule
What to bring to Camp

Y KNOTS CAMPS
SMALL STEPS.  BIG DISCOVERIES!

We're intentional about everything we do.  From the moment campers arrive, we're immersed in activities that build character, confidence and self esteem.  New concepts and ideas are introduced to inspire curiosity, creativity and exploration. Campers form strong bonds, learning what it means to be part of a group and work as a team.  Each day, our campers become more independent and develop a love of nature that stimulates their eagerness to make the world a better place.

Y KNOTS 1 CAMP: (3 1/2-Preschool). Must be potty-trained and accustomed to a short nap.
Y KNOTS 2 CAMP: Entering Kindergarten-1st Grade. 
Hours: 9:30am - 3pm
Dates: June 26-July 14, July 17- Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-25
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: Ages 3 1/2 - 5, 6:1/ Ages 4-5, 6:1/Ages 6-7, 8:1
Fees: $1029 each 3-Week Session
Location: South Mountain YMCA, 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood
Before and After Care is available on-site fro Y Knot 1 $ 2 Camps. Register Early!  Limited space. Before Care starts at 7am for $48/wk. After care ends at 7pm for $83/wk  
Y Knots Director: Jennifer MacAfee, Assistant Director, Early Childhood Learning Center. jmacafee@metroymcas.org 
*Siblings attending Mini Y Knots can be accommodated with drop-off time.

Y Knots 1 & Y Knots 2 are accredited by the American Camp Association
Parent Testimonials:

"I want first of all to tell you how grateful we are to your entire amazing staff and counselors for a wonderful summer. Sam had such a great time and it was such a relief to know that he was happy (more than just happy though--ecstatic) during what could have been a very difficult transition into becoming a big brother. He made some really good friends this summer... Thank you"!

"Ally is loving every day of camp.  She comes home so much more confident each day and excited to go back.   Thank you to you and all the staff for giving her this great experience. The BEST!"

"In two months our son grew so much- he became so responsible, learned how to show he cared for others, found his place and voice in larger groups settings, and had so much fun along the way. The counselors … were amazing…mature and professional…and we felt he was in the best hands. THANK YOU!!"

Camp Information

 Weekly Activities

SESSION 1
SESSION 2
SESSION 3

Week 1: June 27 - July 1

Week 4: July 18 -July 22

Week 7: Aug 8 - Aug 12

Week 2: July 5 - July 8

Week 5: July 25 - July 29

Week 8: Aug 15 - Aug 19

Week 3: July 11 -July 15

Week 6: Aug 1 - Aug 5

Week 9: Aug 22 - Aug 26

 

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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HOURS OF OPERATION
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

973.762.0860

10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

 

Membership Application

 

Calendar of Events

FALL 2 SESSION

NOV.1-DEC. 24

Fall 2 Class Grid

Register Here 


 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

 

Kids Night Out

Saturday, December 3

6pm-10pm

 

School of Rock

Dec. 9, 10 & 11th

 

Star Wars Holiday Party
Friday, Dec 16th 6:30-9pm

Kids Night Out

Saturday, December 17th 

6pm-10pm

 

Adult Ballet

Fridays 6am-7am

 

Learn to Ski
Jan-Feb

 

Teen Leaders Interact

Grades 6-12th

 

Teen Night

Every Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm

 

Adult Fitness Classes

 


GYMNASTICS

 

School Age Child Care Information

   

Birthday Party Information

 

Togetherhood

Community Service Opportunity

 

Early Bird Camp Registration

Starts Dec. 1st

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