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West Essex YMCA

Enjoy Programs for the Whole Family

When you visit the YMCA, you want there to be programs to pique the interests of everyone in your family. The West Essex YMCA aims to do just that. We're proud to organize activities and staff a variety of programs, all geared toward specific interests to spark curiosity in our patrons. Our facility has everything you expect from a YMCA, such as an indoor pool for swim lessons, and we also offer several enrichment classes, summer camps, and after-school programs. We strive to support healthy living for our whole Livingston, NJ community and promote social responsibility. Explore some of our most popular programs.

Supporting Parents and Children in Livingston, NJ

What does your child need from the West Essex YMCA? Some children love our sports programs, while others need our childcare programs to assist in their physical and social development. Whatever the case for you and your child, there's plenty of programs at your disposal at the YMCA.

  • Daycare: We provide top-quality childcare for children of all ages. West Essex YMCA is happy to care for infants aged only six weeks all the way through school-aged children. Our facilities are open for extended hours to best accommodate parents' busy schedules.
  • Summer Camp: Talk to our friendly staff about enrolling your child in a summer camp! Our camps are geared toward preschoolers and students up through ninth grade. Children in ninth and tenth grades are eligible to become counselors themselves.
  • Youth Sports: Participating in sports is an excellent way to stay physically fit while making friends. Kids' basketball is a popular choice at the West Essex YMCA, as are running and tennis clubs. Our programs are geared toward children between 3 and 12 years of age.
  • Arts and Humanities: What better way to express yourself than art? Our staff is proud to host programs for children focusing on painting, coloring, and dance. Children love our Little Van Goghs program!

Health and Wellness Resources for the Whole Community

The West Essex YMCA is here to make maintaining a regular work-out a little easier. No matter your age or background, we invite you to drop in to take advantage of our health and wellness resources.

  • Group Classes: We offer over a dozen group workout classes for our adult patrons. These sessions are free for members and conveniently-scheduled. Perhaps you'd like to relax with some yoga, or maybe you'd prefer a rigorous cardio or boot camp workout. Whatever the case, we have a class to meet your preferences.
  • Personal Fitness: Personal training is a perfect way to hold yourself accountable for your fitness goals. We provide experienced personal trainers, effective active adult workouts, and personal training for teens.
  • Family Time: Wellness is about much more than just exercise. Your wellbeing depends just as much on quality family time as it does a healthy diet. West Essex YMCA provides parent-child classes, as well as monthly family nights to promote family interaction.

Take Advantage of Aquatics and Swim Lessons

Do you know how to swim, or are you just treading water? Whatever your age, it's vital to learn to swim competently. If you've never gotten around to learning to swim, West Essex YMCA offers swim lessons for teens and adults. If you're apprehensive about learning in a group, we also provide 30-minute private swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Additional aquatics services at the YMCA include:

  • Competitive Swimming: Join our swim team! We participate in several meets every season, and this is an excellent opportunity to make friends. Besides social benefits, our swimmers improve their swimming techniques, endurance, and strength.
  • Water Safety: Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That's why we're happy to provide a 5-day program that teaches children the basics of staying safe around water. Have peace of mind knowing your child is safe in the pool.
  • Lifeguard Training: Thinking about becoming a lifeguard? Take the first step with American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. You'll learn rescue skills, first aid, and CPR for adults and children. We also help with recertification.


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The West Essex YMCA offers age-appropriate, progressive camp programs for ages 3 1/2 years to entering 10th grade.