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. 


Mini YKnots (2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years) Hours: 9am-12noon
YKnots 1 (3 1/2 years-Preschool) Hours: 8:45am-3pm
YKnots 2 (Entering K) Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
New! YKnots 3 (Entering 1) - Details coming soon!
SOMAPY (Entering Grade 1 - 5)
Summer Quest (Entering Grade 5 - 6)
Teen Adventure Camp (Entering Grade 7 - 9)
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) (Entering Grade 9 - 10)


Build It Jr. (Entering 1 - 2)
Build It
 (Entering Grade 3 - 5)
Creative Theater (Entering Grade 1 - 8)
Golf Camp (Entering Grade K - 8) 
Global Arts (Entering Grade K - 2)
Masters of Art (Entering Grade 3 - 6)
Skateboarding Half-Day Clinic
(Entering Grade 2 - 8)
Sports Galore (Entering Grade K - 5)
Style Studio (Entering Grade 3 - 6)
Summer Discovery (Entering Grade 1- 5) 

Before and After Care Care is available for an additional fee. Preregistration 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.  
Parent Camp Guide

How to Register

  • Download the 2 page registration form, return completed to the South Mountain YMCA. A doctor's note is not needed for immunization dates, only the date of last tetanus shot. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per week PLUS a current YMCA membership throughout the length of camp participation is required at registration. 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.
  • Submit forms in person or email to or
  • Financial Assistance Application
For more information on how to register for our Summer Camps call our Welcome Center (973) 762 - 4145

YKNOTS, SOMAPY, Creative Theater, Global Arts, Summer Discovery, Build It, Style Studio, Superhero Academy, 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.

"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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