South Mountain YMCA

YKnots Camp


2017 Weekly Themes



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 session educational entertainers, special events and field trips are coordinated with our weekly camp themes. Our Camp Specialists head up our afternoon activities which include: Natural Wonders, Mad Science, Global Adventures, Imaginative Artists and Healthy U. 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 and 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.

YKNOTS 1 CAMP: (3 1/2-Preschool). Must be potty-trained and accustomed to a short nap.
YKNOTS 1 Hours: 9:00am-3pm

YKNOTS 2 CAMP: Entering Kindergarten-1st Grade. 
YKNOTS 2 Hours: 9:30-3:30pm

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 for 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  
Camp Director: Jennifer MacAfee, Assistant Director, Early Childhood Learning Center. 
*Siblings attending Mini YKnots can be accommodated with drop-off time.

YKnots 1 & YKnots 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"!

"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


Week 1: June 26 - June 30

Week 4: July 17 -July 21

Week 7: Aug 7 - Aug 11

Week 2: July 3 - July 7

Week 5: July 45 - July 28

Week 8: Aug 14 - Aug 18

Week 3: July 10 -July 14

Week 6: July 31 - Aug 4

Week 9: Aug 21 - Aug 25




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