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Family and Adult Programs

Berkeley Heights Family and Adult Programs

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

 

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Family and Adult Events

  • FRIDAY NIGHT OUT (AGES 5 TO 10 YEARS)

    We host special evenings where parents can enjoy a relaxing night in the home, an adult's night out, or just take care of a few errands, while their children are entertained at out Y. We begin with a family style dinner of pizza and juice/water. After dinner, we relax and enjoy a movie that is projected on the big screen. Popcorn is served followed by ice pops. To conclude the night, staff will lead structured games and supervised free play. All are welcome. Limited to 25 children, so act fast! Members $20.00. Community Members $25.00 *Each additional sibling $10.00.

  • MAH JONGG
    Join your Berkeley Heights YMCA friends each Thursday for an afternoon of MAH JONGG. Connect with others and engage your mind with this fun, intelligent game that requires your concentration.

    NEXT SESSION:  Ongoing
    When:  Thursday
    Where:  BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA
    Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Cost:  Free and open to all

    For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Christian Smith 908 464 8373 x2020.
  • DINNER & A MOVIE
    When:  Friday, March 21
    Time:   Dinner 6:30pm-7:00pm
              Movie starts at 7:00pm
    Where:  Berkeley Heights YMCA
    Cost:  Dinner $5.00 per family
             Movie is FREE

    Join us for a relaxing movie night at the Y. Before the movie, your family is welcomed to join us for dinner. We are serving pizza, juice and water for oly $5 per family. Or just come for the movie, which starts at 7:00pm and is FREE for the whole family. Snack will be served withthe movie. All movies are kid friendly. Movie to be announced.

    Please register at the front desk.
  • Mother's Day 5K Run
    When:  Sunday, May 11
    Time:  9:00am
    Where:  Memorial Fields, Berkeley Heights

    Celebrate mothers. Enjoy a great day running in honor of memory and a loved one impacted by cancer.

Ongoing Family Programs

  • ADVENTURE GUIDES

    Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where they can find respite from social, economic and educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their communities.

    CAMPOUTS:

     

    DATES LOCATION 
    January 17-20, 2014 Frost Valley YMCA
    (2-3 day overnight option)
    January 24-26, 2014 Fairview Lakes YMCA
    February 21-23, 2014     YMCA Camp Mason
    April 4-6, 2014 YMCA Camp Mason


    Download Adventure Guides Registration Form

    Download Adventure Guides Brochure

      

    Y Adventure Guides is a program offered by Ys in neighborhoods around the nation designed to strengthen the relationship between a parent and a child. Below is a detailed description of the program purpose and elements.

    What is Adventure Guides?

    As a member of YMCA Adventure Guides, you will have the opportunity to develop a stronger relationship with your child. Join a unique "Circle" with whom you’ll participate in activities like games, camping trips, ceremonies and family adventures

    You and your child will take a journey of discovery and learning. Throughout your journey, the Adventure Guide compass points— family, nature, community, fun and the YMCA character development values – will provide a sense of direction and inspiration for activities.

    As a member, you will be able to participate in larger scale activities such as weekend camp-outs, parties or parades. Conducting group meetings with your Circle fosters leadership, problem- solving, and group work skills with a sense of commitment to the larger community.

    The Program is divided into three groups:

    Father and Son
    Father and Daughter
    Father and Preschooler

    Circle groups meet monthly lead by the circles navigator. The program runs from November - June.

    For more information contact Tia Sargent, Community Development Director, 908 273 3330 x1140 or email Tia

  • FAMILY GYM

    Open to Family Members Only

    For open gym hours, view our current schedule.

    VIEW CURRENT GYM SCHEDULE
  • FRIDAY NIGHT OUT
    We host special evenings where parents can enjoy a relaxing night in the home, an adult's night out, or just take care of a few errands, while their children are entertained at out Y. We begin with a family style dinner of pizza and juice/water. After dinner, we relax and enjoy a moive that is projected on the big screen. Popcorn is served followed by ice pops. To conclude the night, staff will lead structured games and supervised free play. All are welcome. Limited to 25 children, so act fast! Members $20.00. Community Members $25.00 *Each additional sibling $10.00.
  • ROOM RENTAL AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES

    The Berkeley Heights YMCA’s multi-purpose room and/or gym is available for rentals and children’s birthday parties on Saturdays, Sundays, September to June. Other options are possible. Special theme parties include: 

    Birthday Party Themes: Busy Time, Sports, Sports and Games, Jewelry Making, Arts & Crafts, Silly Science, CATCH me if you can.

    Contact Christian Smith, Program Director, at 908 464 8373 or email Christian for more information.

Program Session

Enrichment Programs & Membership Guides







Summer 1 Programs Run
June 16 - July 20, 2014
Summer 2 Programs Run
July 21 - August 25, 2014
Download Summer GUIDE




Download membership 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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