Children & Teens

For more information about youth sports programs call 908 464 8373.

 

All branches will be closed an no classes will be held on Monday, September 1 or Thursday, November 27. Prices for classes are pro-rated.

 

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Parent Child Enrichment (ages 1 to 3 years)

  • ALMOST ARTIST (AGES 1 TO 3 YEARS, WITH AN ADULT)

    Toddlers learn best by “doing”.  Practice with a variety of art mediums and large pieces in different shapes, textures, and colors will not only strengthen artistic skills but will provide a wide range of opportunity for expressing creativity.  Please make sure your child wears old clothes!

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • BUSY TIME (AGES 1 TO 3 YEARS, WITH AN ADULT)

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

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • WHAT A MESS! (AGES 1 TO 3, WITH AN ADULT)

    Toddlers love to explore and get messy. Let the Y do the clean up. Your child will have fun finger painting, playing  wiht playdough and so much more.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

AM Preschool / Kindergarten Enrichment (ages 3 to 6 years)

  • FUN FACTORY (AGES 3 TO 4 YEARS)

    Kids will expend their energy and learn basic skills while playing soccer, kickball, and other kid friendly games. Each week kids will have a different activity. Kids will cook up some delicious treats, and explore their artistic side.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • CREATIVE CREATIONS (AGES 2 TO 4 YEARS)

    Students can put together different materials to create fun collages, sculptures, and mixed media art. They will work with clay, wood, paint, collage materials, found objects, paper, board and lots more in this fun hands-on, multi-media class. Projects will be embellished creatively. builds prolem-solving skills and motor skills.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • 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 7 years)

 

  • BALLET AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT (AGES 2 TO 3 YEARS)

    Our non-competitive Ballet & Tap program is the perfect way to introduce your child to the world of dance and creative expression. This class combines Ballet & Tap 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.

  • ZUMBATOMIC - KIDS ZUMBA ( AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Come and learn the hottest dance trend around, ZUMBA.  Kids will have fun dancing and exercising at the same time.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.


  • BALLET & CREATIVE MOVEMENT (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Our non-competitive Ballet & Tap program is the perfect way to introduce your child to the world of dance and creative expression. This class combines Ballet & Tap 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.

  • ZUMBATONIC - KIDS ZUMBA (AGES 7 TO 12 YEARS)
    Come and learn the hottest dance trend around, ZUMBA.  Kids will have fun dancing and exercising at the same time.


    Classes are 30 minutes long.


School Age Enrichment (ages 3 to 14 years)

  • BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS (AGES 9 TO 11 YEARS)
    Every reader will love this class. Come and share your passion of reading with others. Books are included. A project such as design a shirt, pillow case, etc) will be completed to make each book come alive.

    Classes are 1 hour long.
  • CHESS (AGES 6 TO 12 YEARS)

    This class is for all levels of chess players. Beginners will learn basic strategies and moves, and advanced  players will be challenged by their peers and instructors. This is a great class for the chess  lover in all of us.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • CREATIVE CREATIONS (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Students can put together different materials to create fun collages, sculptures, and mixed media art. They will work with clay, wood, paint, collage materials, found  objects, paper, board of lots more in this fun hands-on, multi-media class. Projects will be embellished creatively. Builds problem-solving and motorr skills.

    Class is 45 minutes long.

  • FUN FACTORY (AGES 5 TO 6 YEARS)

    Kids will expend their energy and learn basic skills while playing soccer, kickball, and other kids friendly games. Each week kids will have a different activity. Kids will cook up some delicious treats, and explore their artistic side.

    Classes are 90 minutes long.

  • FUN & GAMES (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Let's burn some energy. Your child will have fun playing sports and all of the favorite games that we learned as a child.

    Classes are 45 minutes 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.

  • KNITTING CLUB (AGES 9 TO 11 YEARS)

    Come and learn the basics of knitting or crocheting. Each session you will learn a different skill and make fun items like blanket or scarf. All supplies included.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • LUNCH TIME SAMPLER (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Here is a class that has the best of everything. Your child will cook, create and play in a fun filled program.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • PAINTING (AGES 7 TO 11 YEARS)

    This class will focus on the great work of famous Artists. Children will cover the key aspects of each painting before attempting to recreate many famous masterpieces and more. Technique and painting strategies will be woven throughout the class to provide a well-rounded painting experience.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • RECYCLED CREATIONS (AGES 5 TO 8 YEARS)

    Your child will use their creative talents to create a masterpiece out of recycled materials.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • SEWING (AGES 7 TO 12 YEARS)

    Come and learn the basics of sewing. Learn the basics of hand stitching as well as operating a sewing machine to make your creation. All supplies included.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • YOUNG CHEFS (AGES 3 TO 10 YEARS

    Explore the talents in the kitchen. Learn to make healthy treats iin a fun and exciting way. All supplies included.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Science and Technology (ages 5 - 12 years)

 

Pre-Teen and Teen Fitness | 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.

  • FUN AND FIT (AGES 13 TO 17)

    45 minutes of combined cardio and strength work for a full body workout.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • SCULPT (AGES 13 TO 17 YEARS)
    Strengthen all the muscle groups in this one hour class that will use weights, bands, balls and your own body weight.

  • TEEN YOGA (AGES 13 TO 17 YEARS)
    Emphasis is on breathing, stretching and learning the proper alignment to advance in a yoga practice.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

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!

DOWNLOAD an Application

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. Only one demo per day per 7th grader.

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

Check our event schedule


Program Session








Fall 1
Programs Run
Sept. 2 - Oct. 26
Fall 2 Programs Run
Oct. 27 - Dec. 22
Registration Begins August 18

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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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