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Children & Teens

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Parent Child Enrichment (Ages 1 To 5 Years)

  • BUSY TIME WITH PARENT (AGES 1 TO 3 YEARS)

    Enjoy singing songs, playing games, circle time activities and stories in this fun parent and child class.

  • Science Adventure (Ages 02 to 04 years)
    Children explore and experiment in this hand-on-science class. From making "Goop" to erupting volcanoes, your child will practice their observation skills, measuring, sorting, and learn basic chemical reactions ~ curiosity welcomed!
  • Toddler Art Time w/ Parent (Ages 02 to 04 years)
    Toddlers love to explore and get messy.Let the Y do the clean up. Your child will have fun finger painting, playing with playdough and so much more!

AM Preschool / Kindergarten Enrichment (Ages 3 To 6 Years)

  • FUN & GAMES (AGES 2 TO 4 YEARS)

    Your child will socialize and learn basic skills by playing kid friendly games, sports, parachute games and many more high energy games.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Dance Academy (Ages 3 To 12 Years)

  • CREATIVE MOVEMENT (AGES 2 TO 4 YEARS)

    Our non-competitive Dance program is the perfect way to introduce your child to the world of dance and creative expression. This class combines Ballet & Tap & Popular Culture dancing while enhancing balance, posture, and grace. Using a musical back drop your child will learn basic steps and movements while building flexibility, strength, and coordination. Ballet & Tap Shoes not required but recommended.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

     

  • Pre-Ballet/Acrobatic (Ages 03 to 05 years)
    NEW -We are pleased to announce the addition of Laura?s Dance Studio of Berkeley Heights to our teaching staff. Students are introduced to basic ballet and stretch movements using creative dance concepts, while developing strength and flexibility through tumbling and other gymnastic movements on the mat. Please wear appropriate dance wear. 

School Age Enrichment (Ages 2 To 14 Years)

  • SEWING 101 (AGES 7 TO 12 YEARS)
    Come and learn the basics of knitting, sewing, or crocheting. Each session you  will learn a different skill and make fun items like pillows and stuffed animals. All supplies included.

    Classes are 1 hour long.
  • YOUNG CHEFS (AGES 5 TO 10 YEARS)

    Inspired by our friends at the Food Network, participants will have fun making decorative cupcakes, muffins of all types, fruit bouquets, and the tastiest treats imaginable.  This is a hands-on class that’s an absolute blast.  Children with food allergies must notify the instructor.  Supplies are included in the fee.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • JEWELRY MAKING (AGES 6 TO 11 YEARS)

    Kids will enjoy making necklaces, bracelets and more. Supplies included in fee.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • BRICKS 4 KIDZ (AGES 5 TO 10 YEARS)

    In this fun, educational class, children will experience hands-on engineering fundamentals as they build motorized models using LEGO Bricks. Bricks 4 Kidz provides a curriculum which introduces children to engineering, architecture and scientific principles. Children work in teams to build engaging LEGO models. Trained Bricks 4 Kidz teachers provide instruction tailored to the curriculum objectives of specific grade levels and allow their creativity to soar during a free-play building session at the end of class.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • DRAMA BUGS (AGES 6 YEARS TO 9 YEARS)

    Your child will play games, read stories, and dance while they learn to harness their amazing imaginations. Using creative drama techniques, your kids will learn to create characters and tell stories while they work both as individuals and cooperatively in this super-fun, creative class.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Pre-Teen And Teen Fitness And Events

  • GIRLS ON THE RUN NJ (GRADES 3 TO 5)

    For girls in Grades 3 to 5. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running. The program runs 10 weeks. Participants meet two times a week for one 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    DOWNLOAD a brochure and registration form.

    Program meets:
    Mon and Thursday, 4:00 pm to 5:0 pm at Memorial Track, Summit
    Tuesday, 4:00-5:15 pm, and Saturday, 9:30-10:45 am, Columbia Park, Berkeley Heights.

7th Grade Initiative / Membership

We want to support and encourage kids to make good decisions and form healthy habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle. The 7th Grade Initiative program provides opportunities for fitness and sports, as well as an opportunity to socialize with peers in a safe, supervised and conveniently located environment. This special free membership available only to 7th graders demonstrates our commitment and philosophy for a well-rounded approach to the healthy development of the whole person.

It’s Easy to Get Started
Please bring the following to the Y to 
activate your membership.
1. Your school ID, roster or report card
2. A parent or guardian
3. Sign a Code of Conduct
4. Complete a few quick forms and begin your membership right away!
 

 

We demonstrate to each Seventh Grader how to use gym equipment. Demonstrations are approximately one hour long and must be scheduled in advance. Demos focus on safety and proper technique. Once all demos are completed, 7th graders will have a full access membership to the Y. There is a limit of three students per demonstration time slot at the Berkeley Heights YMCA. Only one demo per day per 7th grader.

Special Events
Each month 7th graders will have a special event just for them.

Program Session

PROGRAMS RUN

SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 20

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM GUIDE

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday:
5:15 am to 10:00 pm

Friday:
5:15 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday:
7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact Us

550 Springfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Ph: 908-464-8373
Fax: 908-508-1059
Email: Tiffany Escott

Childcare Center:
Ph: 908-464-8301
Email: Holly Sylvestri


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