South Mountain YMCA


SOMAPY 1 Entering Gr. 1 - 3 
SOMAPY 2 Entering Gr. 4 - 5

Our camps are jammed packed with creative play, sports, activities, swim instruction and field trips. We're about team-work, curiosity, building self-confidence and cultivating independence. We are committed to the development of our campers. We emphasize making friends, resolving conflicts and working cooperatively with others.

Unplugging from technology and connecting with other campers enables us to interact effectively and more kindly with each other. Everyday, groups rotate through weekly themes that explore new topics. Educational programs, field trips, and instructive entertainers are featured each week.

Activities include: daily swim instruction and free swim, organized team building games, animation, nature/science activities, and mini-sport clinics like soccer, karate, nutrition, and basketball. Daily swim instruction is progressive and based on camper's level of competency.

Dates: Coming soon!

Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 6-8 yrs, 8:1/ 9-11yrs, 10:1 
Location:  Maplecrest Park 237 Oakland Rd Maplewood 07040
Pool Location SOMAPY 1 only:  West Essex YMCA, 321 S. Livingston Ave. (Swim daily) 
Pool Location SOMAPY 2 only:  Metcalf Pool 717 Valley St. Orange 07050 (Swim M,W,F) 
Fees: $390/wk
Before and After Care is available at the South Mountain YMCA. Before Care starts at 7AM for
$55/wk. After Care ends at 7pm for $90/wk. Campers are bused between camp and the South Mountain YMCA. 
Rainy Day Location: Marshall Elementary School, 262 Grove Rd., South Orange 07079


Parent Info & FAQs
SOMAPY 1 Bus Schedule
SOMAPY 1 Sample Daily Schedule

Theme Weeks & Trips
Director: Shaun Hawkins,
SOMAPY 1 cell (862) 400-8983

Parent Information & Guide
SOMAPY 2 Bus Schedule
Sample Daily Schedule
Camp Themes
Calendar of Activities, Trips & Events
SOMAPY 2 cell (862) 400-6021

Information and Forms

Accredited by the American Camp Association 

Parent Shout-Outs:

"I can sincerely say my child is a different person at the end of August that she was in June.  She is in orders of magnitude more confident (I think as a result of learning how to swim and other physical activities she found difficult previously), and she demonstrates a new found cognizance of kindness and respect.  She is less fearful of trying new things and exudes a self-contained, quiet pride in herself and her abilities that makes me tear up, just thinking about it.  Truly, her growth at SOMAPY is more than I could have hoped for.  We will definitely be returning next year."