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West Essex YMCA

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Welcome to the West Essex YMCA! We proudly offer a wide array of programs and services that nurture the potential of all individuals, from infants to older adults.  Our full service facility is conveniently located at 321 South Livingston Avenue, next to the Livingston Town Hall and Police Department.  Our NAEYC accredited Peanut Shell Early Learning Center is located just off of Route 10 at 7 Regent Street in Livingston.  We strive to support healthy living for all,  promote social responsibility, and exceed the expectations of our service community.

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  • Join Us

    Join Us imageWest Essex YMCA Peanut Shell Center hosts Free Family Fun Day 7 Regent Street, Suite 706, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973 533 1511 Peanut Shell Early Learning Center – February 28, 2015 (3pm-5pm) 7 Regent Street, Suite 706, Livingston, NJ 07039 The Peanut Shell Early Learning Center will host a Family Fun Day Open House on Feb. 28th to share our View Full Story >

  • There's No Place Like the Y

    There's No Place Like the Y imageThe Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges last week took its first step down the yellow brick road on a six-week journey to raise more than $1 million so individuals, families and seniors in financial need can enjoy the healthful benefits of Y membership. Playing off the beloved ‘Wizard of Oz’ story, Metro YMCA President and CEO Richard K. Gorab on Jan. 29 View Full Story >

  • At Camp I Can!

    At Camp I Can! imageWhat will your child do this summer? It’s not too early to think about camp! West Essex YMCA Day Camps provide a safe and enriching environment for campers from pre-K to 10th grade to participate in healthy, developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences. 2015 Camp Brochure For more information contact Ava Collazo 973.992.7500 ext. 103

  • Before and After School Child Care

    Before and After School Child Care imageWest Essex YMCA's School Age Child Care programs offer peace of mind to working parents by providing programs on site at your child's school in Livingston, West Orange, Caldwell, West Caldwell and Roseland. Programs are provided for children in grades K - 5. A Middle School program for 6th graders is available at the Mount Pleasant Middle School in Livingston. For more View Full Story >

  • Youth Sports Private Lessons

    Youth Sports Private Lessons imagePRIVATE LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SOCCER, BASKETBALL, TENNIS, AND LACROSSE! Our private sport training sessions will allow your son or daughter to work individually with a YMCA coach to improve on the skills and techniques they need to succeed in the sport they love. During their 30 minutes of one-on-one training, your coach will teach your child essential View Full Story >

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P. 973.992.7500 
  • Mon-Fri: 4:45am-10:00pm
  • Sat:       6:30am-9:00pm
  • Sun:      6:30am-6:00pm

  • winter 1 Program SESSION (January 5 - march 1)



Vacation Camp 

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification


Red Cross Review Courses

Youth Basketball League

FREE 7th Grade Membership


School Age Child Care Program


Peanut Shell Early Learning Center