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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. Download Adventure Guides Registration Form
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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 Melissa Pauls, Senior Program Director at 908 273 3330 x1132 or email Melissa.
Open to Family Members Only
For open gym hours, view our current schedule.
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.
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Oct. 28-Dec. 22 Download Fall 2 Guide
Email: Tiffany Escott
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