Welcome Back to the Y!

We’re excited to announce that the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has begun to reopen our facilities and reactivate key programs, in accordance with the state of New Jersey’s phased reopening.

We are currently in Round 1 phase.

Read more about our phased approach.

Round 1   Round 2    Round 3

Happening Now - Child Care Programs, Outdoor Group Exercise, & Virtual Programming

We began to safely reopen our child care locations on June 22, after operating Emergency Child Care for essential workers at two of our child care facilities. Many new protocols and procedures have been implemented in accordance with the latest directives from the CDC and state and local health departments, and staff members are undergoing extensive training to prepare. Child care is now open at the following branches:

Enjoy your favorite fitness classes in an outdoor setting. Classes are open to active Y members paying membership fees. Class sizes will be limited, and members must reserve a spot online for each class, as no walk-ins will be permitted. The classes are taught by experienced Y instructors, who have been trained in CPR and First-Aid.

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps Open for Summer Cabin Rentals and Select Family Programs

Take in a sunset, enjoy sailing on the lake, horseback riding, family activities, and meals at our 660-acre summer camp facility in Stillwater. Learn More.

Virtual Wellness & Enrichment Programs

We offer low-cost virtual programs in arts, sports, and virtual learning so people of all ages can stay active and engaged while social distancing. Open to members and non-Y members.

Opening July 2 - Indoor Personal Training

We have launched indoor Personal Training for members with Personal Training credits on file. Beginning July 16, you may purchase Personal Training through our online system. Please visit our Personal Training webpage for more details.

Opening July 6 - Summer Day Camps 

We look forward to offering a fun-filled summer experience for campers. Summer camp is open to children and teens beginning July 6 with offerings that vary by location and include traditional day camp, as well as specialty and sports camps. To comply with new social distancing guidelines, there may be limited space at some camps, and the status of all camps is subject to change with the health crisis. Summer day camps will be held at our Y branches including:

July 15 - Tentative Reopening of Pools, Outdoor Racquet Sports, & Enrichment Classes

  • Indoor pools for lap swim, swim lessons, private swim lessons and family swim
  • Personal Training & Family Personal Training
  • Enrichment classes
  • Tennis Courts and Outdoor Pickleball

Still to Come - Our Indoor Fitness Centers and Wellness Programs, and Child Watch Services 

Governor Murphy has yet to announce a reopening date for fitness centers including our full-facility branches: Greater Bergen County YMCA, Sussex County YMCA, Wayne YMCA, and West Essex YMCA. 

Between now and our reopening date, we are preparing to welcome you back. Our staff will be trained on the execution of new safety procedures, our facilities deep cleaned, and equipment spaced out on wellness floors to ensure social distancing. 

Please be patient with us as the process to reopen our Y facilities will be in phases to ensure we are following all operational procedures from The State of New Jersey, the CDC and local health department. Our guidelines and procedures are flexible and will take into consideration what is required from the state and local health authorities.

Like most businesses, reopening will look different while we remain in this COVID-19 season.

Read more about our phased approach.

Round 1   Round 2    Round 3