Come find out why the South Mountain YMCA Camps consistently earn the highest survey ratings for both parent AND child satisfaction! With both traditional and specialty camps, designed for ages 3 – 14 years, the South Mountain YMCA camps focuses on building self-esteem, confidence and social skills while increasing independence, health and wellness awareness. A majority of our 14 camps are ACA- accreditedO, which means they have met up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality. The American Camp Association is a leading authority in youth development and works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience.
Mark your calendars for a Camp Open House scheduled on Friday, March 14th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Y’s Program Center located at 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood and enjoy a Campfire Sing-Along with Big Jeff. Children will enjoy S’mores and make an art project and sing the night away while parents get an overview of the daily schedules, planned trips and Camp Directors and staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Whether it’s a traditional camp filled with sports, swimming, games and crafts, or a specialty camp like drama, global arts or golf, the South Mountain YMCA has a camp that’s right for you. All camps are built around the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Children ages 3 - 4 years old can enjoy a half day camp and campers in pre-school through 10th grade can choose from 14 different camps that run from June 30th - August 29th for most camps. Vacation Camp is available before camp starts and at the end of the summer. Extended care is available from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm for most camps. Financial assistance and a sibling discount are available. All financial assistance applications are due by April 15th. Please call (973) 762-4145 for more information or visit SMountainYMCA.org.
Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities
through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across
2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income
or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the
nation’s health and well-being while providing opportunities to give back and
support the community.
The South Mountain YMCA serves the communities of Maplewood and South Orange, and is a branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges which is the largest Y in the state of New Jersey. Its Mission is to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Its six branch facilities are located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston, Stillwater, and Wayne and provide a wide variety of services and activities:
• Quality all-day and
after-school childcare, pre-school classes, recreational and enrichment
programs e.g. basketball, soccer and other sports, arts, and Summer Day Camps
• Programs for adolescents and teens that include sports, parties and club activities.
• Programs for adults and seniors.
Visit www.smountainymca.org to learn more about
South Mountain YMCA camp programs and to download a complete South Mountain
YMCA 2014 Summer Camp brochure. Please
feel free to call (973) 762-4145 with any questions and “Like” South Mountain
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