South Mountain YMCA

Summer Day Camp

Be Who You Want To Be!

Our Summer Day Camps are rich, learning environments full of new friends and new achievements which foster growth and independence. We designed our camps for children to explore, discover and challenge themselves. We focus on building self-esteem, confidence and social skills while highlighting health and wellness. Our camps are progressive so campers can continuously experience new adventures and responsibilities as they grow. 

View our health and safety measures playbook for day camp.

Open Camps

Creative Theater (Entering Grade 1 - 9)
YKnots 2 (Entering K)
New! YKnots 3 (Entering 1)
SOMAPY & SOMAPY Clubhouse (Entering Grade 1 - 7)
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) (Entering Grade 8 - 10)
Golf Camp (Entering Grade K - 8) 
Global Arts (Entering Grade K - 3)
Summer Discovery (Entering Grade 1 - 5)
New! Half Day Field Fun (Entering Grade 1 - 6)

Canceled Camps

Mini YKnots (2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years) CANCELED
YKnots 1 (3 1/2 years-Preschool) CANCELED
Summer Quest 
(Entering Grade 5 - 6) CANCELED
Teen Adventure Camp 
(Entering Grade 7 - 9) CANCELED
New! Basketball Clinic
(Entering 2-4) CANCELED
New! Culinary Adventure (Entering 3-6) CANCELED
Masters of Art (Entering Grade 3 - 6) CANCELED
Style Studio (Entering Grade 3 - 6) CANCELED
Skateboarding Half-Day Clinic (Entering Grade 2 - 8) CANCELED
Wizards & Space Rebels (Entering Grade 3-5) CANCELED
Sports Galore (Entering Grade K - 5) CANCELED

Before and After Care Care is available for an additional fee. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Before Care starts at 7am and After Care ends at 7pm. This optional program is at your child's campsite unless noted.  

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How to Register

  • NEW Online Registration in 2020! If you do not have an online account, go to Please Note: Your child must have a membership at the time of registration and while attending camp to receive the membership rate. If your child does not have a membership when camp starts and during the time they’re in camp, the fees will be adjusted to the Community Member rate. * Must register online to guarantee spot.

    A $50 down payment per week of camp is due at time of registration to complete your registration. Down payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Camp balance is due by May 15 or your child's spot will be opened to the wait list and your deposit forfeited. Any changes made within 30 days of the start of camp will incur a $50 charge. Any camp registration within 30 days of camp requires FULL payment at time of registration.
  • Financial Assistance Application  Deadline to apply for Financial Assistance is April 1, 2020.
For more information, call our Summer Camps call our Welcome Center (973)762-4145

YKNOTS, SOMAPY, Creative Theater, Global Arts, Summer Discovery, Style Studio, Masters of Art, Summer Quest and Teen Adventure camps are all proudly accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and all camps are licensed by the State of New Jersey. Parent Camp Guide

"Our camper loves it. The staff are wonderful, kind and considerate. He's learned so many new things including how to get along with lots of different people. He's happy and making friends. He comes home with a massive smile every afternoon."

"In two months our son grew so much at camp! 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, specials events and aftercare were amazing. Mature and professional for their age and we felt he was in the best hands. THANK YOU!"

"Camp encourages trying new activities without the fear of judgment. My daughter left camp with a new self-confidence that is now showing in her school work.  I can’t say enough about the great counselors and the fun and welcoming atmosphere. That combined with the safe and structured environment makes me a very happy camp parent! Thank you!!


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