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7th Grade Membership

Free Y Membership for 7th Graders

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.


STAY IN THE GAME | 6TH GRADE PROGRAM

The Summit YMCA in collaboration with Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School is hosting a FREE afterschool program with fun, interactive activities for 6th graders (cooking classes, leadership programs, homework help, gym games, service learning projects and more). Enjoy supervised free time and special events too!

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM TO JOIN TODAY!


For more information about program activities and offerings, please contact Gailmarie, Director of Middle School Programs at 908 273 3330 x1162.
  • 6TH GRADE BIKE RIDE (6TH GRADERS)
    WHEN:   Wednesday, May 14
    TIME:     3:45pm
    WHERE:  Summit YMCA
    COST:    Free!

    Join us for a high powered bike ride around the area. Bring a water or Gatorade, bike and a helmet! We will meet at the Y and head out at 3:45pm sharp. Hang out with friends while doing something fun and active!
  • 6TH GRADE SPORTS SAMPLER (6TH GRADERS)
    WHEN:  Friday, May 23
    TIME:  6:00pm
    WHERE:  Summit YMCA
    COST:  Members $5 / Nonmembers $10

    Love playing all sports? This is the event for you! Change it up and come play pick-up games of soccer, hockey, basketball, kickball and more of your favorites with old and new friends. 
  • 6TH GRADE Y DAY (6TH GRADERS)
    WHEN:  Saturday, June 7
    TIME:  12:00PM
    WHERE:  Summit YMCA
    COST:  Free!

    Celebrate the Y’s 170th birthday with an all-out game of Capture the Flag! Teams will be split into Red, Green, Yellow and Blue representing the Y’s core values. Prizes await the winners as well as fun door prizes for coming! 
  • TEENS COOK! GO GREEN
    WHEN:  Friday, April 18
    TIME:  4:00PM - 5:30PM
    WHERE:  Summit YMCA, 2nd Floor Kitchen
    COST:  Members $5 / Nonmembers $10

    Fruits and veggies don't have to be boring! Learn how to use these colorful ingredients in amazingly tasty dishes! 
  • TEENS COOK! FIESTA TACOS
    WHEN:  Friday, May 9
    TIME:  4:00PM - 5:30PM
    WHERE:  Summit YMCA, 2nd Floor Kitchen
    COST:  Members $5 / Nonmembers $10

    Gracias a dios que es Viernes! Help us create a taco bar filled with Mexican staples such as meat, veggies, sour cream, cheese and more!
  • TEENS COOK! SUMMER SIZZLES
    WHEN:  Friday, June 20
    TIME:  4:00PM - 5:30PM
    WHERE:  Summit YMCA, 2nd Floor Kitchen
    COST:  Members $5 / Nonmembers $10

    Turn up the heat right before the summer and learn how to stir fry! Choose your favorite ingredients and master the technique!
  • 5TH GRADE TRANSITION DAY
    WHEN:   Saturday, June 21
    TIME:    12:00PM - 3:00PM
    WHERE:  Summit YMCA
    COST:   

    5th Graders, are you excited or anxious about going to middle school? Come meet last year's 6th graders and get a sample of the fun games, cooking demos, service projects and more that the "Stay in the Game" program offers 6th graders.

Adventure Guides Program

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 
February 21-23, 2014     YMCA Camp Mason
April 4-6, 2014 YMCA Camp Mason

Download 2013-2014 Adventure Guides Registration Form

DOWNLOAD ADVENTURE GUIDES VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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 Scott Nordland, Sports Director, 908 273 3330 x1161 or email Scott.


HEAT - Group Exercise and Nutrition for Teens

Model United Nations

Now recruiting delegates for 2013-2014

The Model United Nations program gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to be an international diplomat. Through the Model UN program, students will role play the duties of UN delegates from countries all over the world and will meet at a conference with students from the Northeast region to debate issues of international
importance. Each year, students gather in Hershey, PA in January to debate, build coalitions, and find resolutions to international disputes. Student participants will hone invaluable skills, including: public speaking, problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. The program is open to high school
students and middle school students in 7th and 8th grade. For more information, contact Tia Sargent, Community Development Director tia.sargent@theSAY.org

2014 Conference Fees
$280 - Program fee include: hotel accommodations for two night (Friday and Saturday), seven meals and conference materials (manuals, t-shirts, etc.) Financial assistance is available.

Parent Child Enrichment Classes (ages 1 to 4 years)

  • PLAYTIME PLUS ( AGES 1 TO 5 YEARS)

    Book your Playdate at the YMCA!! Join us for mommy and me time in the gym and meet other great moms as well. Your child will enjoy a safe, matted area where they can crawl, jump and run with our staff to guide them along the way. WE have hoola hoops, balls, and blocks and other toys for them to enjoy which will vary each week and may include: storytime, scarves, musical instruments, coloring pages and songs. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and take advantage of a great opportunity to network with other moms while fostering your child’s growth and socialization.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • WIGGLE, GIGGLE, RHYME (AGES 1 TO 3 YEARS)

    Toddler with parent/caregiver have fun wiggling, giggling, and making new friends. Activities include free play in the gym, circle time, story/snack and weekly themed art project. Drinks will not be provided. If your child uses a sippy cup, please bring it.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • YOUNG AT ART (AGES 2 TO 3 YEARS)

    Join us for this creative and messy, theme-based parent child class. We will use and explore household items like pudding, shaving cream, sand, and paint to create works of art in our rotating station play and teacher-guided projects. Our time includes a story and a snack. Make sure your children are in clothes that can be used for messy playing.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • MOMMY AND ME SPANISH FOR TODDLERS (15 MONTHS - 2.5 YEARS)
    Mommy and me Spanish Immersion is a playful, sweet and fun class in which mommy and baby will be introduced to basic vocabulary through songs, dance, reading, and instrument play.
  • SPANISH FOR PRESCHOOLERS (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)
    This is a total immersion class where your child will develop their vocabulary through phonetics, sounds and small phrases. Children will further develop these skills each week as they have fun learning stories, singing songs, playing instruments, and game play. Each week there will be a different theme.

Preschool and Youth Enrichment (ages 2 to 5 years)

  • FIT KIDZ (AGES 3 TO 4 YEARS)

    Healthy Living is one of the things we teach here at the Y. Join our class and begin a lifetime of healthy living. Kids will have 45 minutes of fun activities that will keep them moving even after class. We incorporate our new Healthy U games into each class so that you can play them at home as well. From leap frog to hoola hooping, we make living an active life fun! Please bring sneakers and water bottle.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • MAKE AND TAKE (AGES 3 TO 4 YEARS)

    Come travel with us as we paint, sculpt, draw, and build our way around the world! We will hike, fly and sail to exotic lands each week, where the children will have the opportunity to delve into a rich cultural exploration of art and stories native to each place we visit. Children will be exposed to new and exciting artistic medium and methods each week and gain valuable insight to the world around them.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • HIPPITY HOPPERS (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Hip Hop dance for the younger set! Dancer’s Pointe instructors teach a stylized and refined form of street dancing in a fun way using carefully selected music for movement. Kids will learn dance moves and most of all have fun! Music is screened for inappropriate lyrics.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • KIDS IN THE KITCHEN (AGES 2 TO 5 YEARS)

    Classes consist of simple baking and cooking projects exploring the chef and baker in us all. Children will also learn about the importance of eating healthy and healthy lifestyles through the session.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • LITTLE BEAKERS (AGES 3 TO 4 YEARS)

    Jump in a time machine and explore the wonderful world of imagination, color and exciting art materials. Children will create two and three dimensional art pieces, explore color, form, pattern and texture, and be inspired by famous artists throughout history. the class will turn your child’s ideas into a masterpiece.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • LUNCH BUNCH STORYTELLER ( AGES 2 TO 5)

    Bring your favorite stuffed friend, lunch and your imagination and spend quality time together with your child. Enjoy interactive story telling, art, creative movement, prop play and dance with fun and familiar music that your child will love. We ask that lunch be nut free.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • OOEY, GOOEY SCIENCE (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Captivate and stimulate young minds with exciting hands-on exploration of simple scientific concepts through play, crafts and demonstrations. From chemistry to magnets to rainbows, children will discover how science can help us to better understand the world around us.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • PIRATES AND PRINCESSES (AGES 2 TO 4 YEARS)
    If you are seeking dance class training for your Prince or Princess, this program is both fun and educational. The instructors use a diverse assortment of props to keep the little ones interested.
  • DRAMA BUGS (AGES 3 TO 5 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. The class will culminate in a short performance at the end of the session.
  • JAZZ/MUSICAL THEATER (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)
    Dancing to contemporary and pop music seems to be the most popular style of dance. Lip-syncing in our musical theater class is fun and help the student bring our her individual personality on stage.
  • TINY TUMBLERS (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Children will have fun with this dance class while learning balance, coordination, discipline, flexibility and strength with our froggy jumps, crabby crawlers, snail rolls and much more!

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • HELPING HANDS, BIG HEARTS (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Children will learn that they are NEVER too small to make a difference! Through education, and putting art into action, we come together to support various causes to improve our planet both abroad and locally. Changing our world is possible with the education and actions of a single generation of children.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

School Age Enrichment (Ages 7 to 12 years)

  • KNITTING FOR KIDS (AGES 7 TO 12 YEARS)

    A fun after school activity! Learn this popular craft and make a scarf, doll blanket or small purse. Learn to hold the needles, cast on, hold the year, needles, knit, purl and bind off. Then learn increasing and decreasing so you can shape items! Kids will even learn how needles and yarn together make loops that become fabric that you can wear and use. $20 fee for needles and yarn also required or bring your own form home.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • 3-2-1 ACTING! (AGES 7 TO 9 YEARS)

    Your child will play theater games and focus on beginning acting techniques while they build their confidence performing in front of others, hone their public speaking skills, and have fun! They will be given the opportunity to create crazy characters and work with others collaboratively while harnessing their inner actor. The class will culminate in the performance of a short monologue at the end of the session.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • GRAPHIC STORIES FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 8 TO 10 YEARS)

    Unlock your child's creativity and drawing potential in this amazing beginner class! Students will learn basic, step-by-step drawing techniques where they will create cartoons, illustrations, realistic drawings, or just how to sketch for fun. A great class for anyone who loves art.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • JUNIOR CHEFS (AGES 7 TO 10 YEARS)

    Learn to cook like your favorite chef on tv. Each unique session is designed to familiarize children with foods from around the world, while they experience what it feels like to create and taste scrumptious recipes themselves! Hygiene, kitchen safety and creativity are important ingredients to the program. Parents will be surprised to watch as their "young chef" grows with confidence and knowledge as they create these recipes at home for them!

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • LEGO CREATIONS (AGES 5 TO 7 YEARS)

    Students will have fun using LEGOS as the building blocks for exploring how everyday things work. We will explore deep space, build a city, LEGO boat adventures, The LEGO Spirit Cup and many more! Each day, students will visualize their creation during the pre-build, build, and then ultimately put their creations through the test with our daily themes.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Teen and Pre-Teen Fitness | Teen Open Gym

  • GIRLS ON THE RUN NJ

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

  • PRE-TEEN GROUP FITNESS TRAINING (AGES 11 TO 12 YEARS)

    Small group fitness training under the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The participants will be shown how to exercise correctly and how to structure a well rounded fitness program. Each meeting will include a cardiovascular workout, strength training and flexibility training. Class meets twice a week.

    Contact Alice Stein, Director of Personal Training to register, 908 273 3330 x152 or email Alice.

    Fee:  $150 for a monthly session.

  • TEEN OPEN GYM
    We welcome teen members age 12 through age 19 (must be 12 years old and in 7th grade), on Wednesday nights from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm. 

    All teen members must sign in and get a valid wrist band (for that day) at Member Services. Teen members may invite 1 teen guest, as long as that guest has completed a Guest Form signed by his/her parent/guardian. Sneakers must be worn be worn by all participants.

    All teen members and their guests are requested to follow our Code of Conduct. Participants are expected to take car of YMCA equipment and property and respect the Gym Supervisor who enforces all schedules and rules. Note, we do not tolerate foul or indecent language at our facility.

    Teen Membership Fee: $39 per month

Teen Programs

  • LETS GET READY

    A free SAT and college preparation program for low-income, minority and first-generation college aspirants. Students learn test-taking techniques, get help with college essays, and more — all from volunteer coaches who are themselves college students. Additional activities include information on financial aid, how to select the right college and a local college tour.

    Let’s Get Ready is held Tuesday & Thursday Nights from 6:00-9:00pm during July and August. 2014 schedule will be available in May 2014. For more information contact Tia Sargent, 908 273 3330 1140. Email Tia

  • ACHIEVERS PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS



    ACHIEVERS Application

    A career and college preparation program for area students in grades 8-12. Meetings are held once a week from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Participants are given opportunities to attend college tours, corporate mentoring, career clusters and more!

    Graduate Achievers, Stay Connected

    For additional information contact Tia Sargent, Community Development Director, 908-273-3330 x 140. Email Tia

  • ACHIEVERS COLLEGE TOURS FOR TEENS
    An Achievers tradition, students visit a variety of colleges over the course of several days. In past years, students have visited colleges in the tri-state area, the Mid-Atlantic States, Washington, DC and Virginia. Tours are held annually and are made possible through your generous support of our annual Campaign and via direct grants. Our upcoming tour is scheduled for June 2014. For more information contact Tia Sargent, Community Development Director, 908 273 3330 x1140 or email Tia.

    download achievers college tour application
  • TEEN SPACE
    Teen Space is an after school place for teens to participate in activities that interest them. Teens have the freedom to pick and choose from a number of structured activities or elect for social time with friends. Teen Space memberships are free for students age 13-17. Memberships can be picked up at the Member Service Desk.

    Programs run from September through June, Mondays through Friday, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Drop in activities include playing pool, open gym, special events, homework help and community service projects.

    Enrichment classes include
    DIY Designs, Tuesdays, 5pm to 6pm.

    Do it Yourself Creations from jean alterations to tie dye and spray paint. Produce one of a kind work.

    Digital Media, Wednesdays, 5pm to 6pm. Express yourself through video production, blogging, digital art and more.

    Rhythm and Rhyme, Thursdays, 5pm to 6pm. Express your creative side through recording music, writing songs and poetry or through live performance.

    For more information contact Tia Sargent, 908 273 3330 x1140 or email Tia.
Program Session

Spring 2 Programs Run
Apr. 21 - Jun. 15
Registration Begins
April 7
DOWNLOAD SPRING GUIDE

Hours and Contact Us

Hours
Monday to Friday
5:00 am to 10:15 pm

Saturday
6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Sunday
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901

Contact us:
Ph: 908-273-3330
Fax: 908-273-0258
Email: Terri Clinton


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