Children and TeensChildren & Teens

The Summit YMCA offers engaging programs to help youth discover and explore their interests and talents. We believe in the potential of every child and our programs are built to help then learn, grow and thrive in a safe, nurturing environment.

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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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.


6TH GRADE PROGRAM | STAY IN THE GAME

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!

WHO: LAWTON C. JOHNSON SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH GRADERS
WHERE: LAWTON C. JOHNSON SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL
              272 Morris Ave (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
              SUMMIT YMCA
              67 Maple Street (Wednesday and Friday)
TIME: DAILY DROP IN FROM 3:15PM - 6:00PM
SESSION RUNS: SEPTEMBER - JUNE
REGISTRATION: REQUIRED (applications can be picked up at
the Summit YMCA Member Service Desk)

Special Events & Incentives
Earn “Game Bucks!”
For each hour spent in the program, special events or official
community service, earn one Game Buck! Awesome prizes can
be “bought” by 6th Graders for Game Bucks, including pizza
parties, video game tournaments, game show nights, movie
nights and trips to great places such as Medieval Times, and
Funplex!

For more information about program activities and offerings, please contact Tia Sargent at at 908 273 3330 x 1140.

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.

Adventure Guides August 2014 Newsletter

CAMPOUTS:

DATES LOCATION 
October 3-5, 2014   
YMCA Camp Mason
November 7-9, 2014    Fairview Lake YMCA
Winter Campout - Dates TBD Frost Valley YMCA
Spring Campout - Dates TBD  
Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA

Download 2014-2015 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 Tia Sargent, Community Development Director at 908 273 3330 x1140 or email Tia.


HEAT - Group Exercise and Nutrition for Teens

Parent Child Enrichment Classes (ages 1 to 4 years)

  • 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 "AMIGUITOS" (AGES 0 TO 2 1/2 YEARS)

    Mommy and Me Spanish immersion in a playful, sweet and fun class in which mommy and baby will be introduced to the Spanish culture and basic vocabulary through songs, dance, reading and instrument play.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • GYM TIME (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Children will expend their energy and learn basic skills while improving their fine and gross motor skills with games, relays and obstacle courses. Gym Time will emphasize fitness and sportsmanship and introduce equipment including balls, bean bags, parachute time, bubbles and fun! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

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

    Preschool children will learn basic math and science concepts through simple cooking  projects. Children will also learn the importance of healthy eating and get to taste their tasty creations! Parent participation is option. Children with food allergies must notify the instructor. Supplies are included in the fee.

    Classes are 1 hour long.



Preschool and Youth Enrichment (ages 3 to 6 years)

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

    Preschool children will learn basic math and science concepts through simple cooking projects. Children will also learn the importance of healty eating and get to taste their tasty creations! Parent participation is optional. Children
    with food allergies must notify the instructor. Supplies are included in the fee.

    Classes are 45 minutes 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.

  • GYM TIME (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Children will expand their energy and learn basic skills while improving their fine and gross motor skills with games, relays and obstacle courses. Gym Time will emphasize fitness and sportsmanship and introduce equipment including balls, bean bags, parachute time, bubbles and fun! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.


  • LITTLE LEARNERS "PRESHOOL PREP" (AGES 2 1/2 TO 5 YEARS)

    Little Learners explores new preschool topics each week. Our creative curriculum includes art, literature, music, singing, nature study, science, dramatic  play and movement!

    Classes are 45 minutes long.


  • STARS ON STAGE (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)
    If your child loves the stage, adores a good story or needs help developing confidence - this is the class for them! Through improvisational exercises, team, and monologue work, children receive interactive educational experiences that they will love! Emphasis is placed on following directions, teamwork, basic stage movement and presence. Nut-free, brown bag snacks are welcome.

    Classes are 1 hour long.


  • KIDZ IN MOTION (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    During this high-energy class, children will be introduced to various age appropriate sports. Classes will focus on ball control, running, throwing, and other basic motor skills. children will play appropriate games with a strong focus on motor development. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring a water bottle.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.


  • LITTLE MASTERS (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Jump in a time machine and explore the wonderful world of imagination, color and exciting art materials! From Rembrandt to Picasso to Warhol, children will create two-and-three-dimensional art pieces, exploring color, form, pattern and texture; inspired by some of the most famous artists and through our history. This exciting class explores various materials and techniques, and will turn your child's  original ideas into masterpieces!

    Classes are 45 minutes long.



  • DANCE AND PLAY IN SPANISH ( AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Your child will learn the joys of speaking Spanish the natural way -- by singing, dancing, and playing games all while  working with a theme-based, challenging curriculum. This program will build positive self-image and Spanish fluencey, but the kids are having  so much fun that they don't realize they're learning. Give your child the gift of a second language or help them stay connected to their Spanish heritage.

    Classes are 1 hour long.


  • BRIGHT SPARKS (AGES 4 TO 5 1/2 YEARS)

    Does your 4 or 5 year old just miss out on school entry for 2015? Are they ready and eager to learn? Is their bright little mind seeking challenge and enrichment? Each session has an academic  focus which will extend children's thinking and incorporate investigations, constructions, documenting and reporting, educational games, music and co-operative group tasks. Run by New Jersey consultant and advocate for gifted, with 20 years experience in working with gifted children in Australia as both a teacher and a child psychologist.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • YOGA BUDDIES (AGES 4 TO 7 YEARS)

    Children with a parent or caregiver will enjoy a fun and energizing version of yoga. All postures are taught using references to nature and animals. Students are energized to make sounds and laugh as they are guided through basic yoga poses.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.


School Age Enrichment (Ages 5 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.

  • BRICKS 4 KIDZ (AGES 5 TO 7 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 each class.

    Classes are 1 hour long.
  • HOBBY QUEST FASHIONISTAS (AGES 7 TO 12 YEARS)
    Designing one-of-a-kind outfits will seem easy after taking this hands-on fashion design class! Your child will learn the ins and outs of fashion design from top to bottom, head to toe - the possibilities are endless as we show you how to tap into your creative genius. You'll create an entire ensemble, including shirt/blouse and skirt/shorts to show off for the rest of the school year. Our Fashion instructors guide you through every step of the process, from construction to final fitting. And science every young designer deserves their day on the runway, we'll celebrate the end of the season with a fashion show for friend's and family!

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • BRICKS 4 KIDZ (AGES 7 TO 11 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 each class.

    Classes are 1 hour long.
  • HOBBY QUEST FLYING MACHINES (AGES 6 TO 10 YEARS)

    Time to take off! Build, fly and take home your very own furious flying machines! Take an exciting trip into the world of aviation as you build your very own aircraft and watch them soar overhead. This innovative program is an engaging and exciting foray into the world of aviation, and with a diverse array of models to build and take home, each class will leave you flying high like your airplanes. We'll also explore the world of motorized crafts. With so many exciting models to build, you'll be busy flying outside all autumn long. In fact, you may catch yourself saying, "It's  a bird, it's a plane, it's...No wait, it's my airplane."

    Class is 1 hour long.

  • BAKING EXTRAVAGANZA! (AGES 7 TO 10 YEARS)

    Inspired by our friends at the Food Network, participants will have fun making decorative cupcakes, cakes, and cookies of all types 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.

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 starts in May 2015. Schedule will be available in May 2015. For more information contact Tia Sargent, 908 273 3330 1140. Email Tia

  • ACHIEVERS PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS



    2014-2015 Application coming this fall.

    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!

    Join us for Orientation and Registration, September 30 at 7:00pm.

    Graduate Achievers, Stay Connected

    Adults interested in working with our Achievers, click here

    Dates Day(s) Time Benefit
    09/02-06/30    Tu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    1 free year of membership

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

  • RHYTHM & RHYME (AGES 12 TO 15 YEARS)
    Participants express their creative side through recorded music, writing songs and poetry and through live performances.  (OPEN TO YMCA MEMBERS)

    Classes are 1 hour long.

    Dates Day(s) Time
    09/02-10/26    Th 4:00 PM  
  • STRAIGHT 8 (AGES 12 TO 15 YEARS)
    Learn the ins and outs of playing pool. Monthly tournaments held and prizes awarded. OPEN TO YMCA MEMBERS.
    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 each class.

    Classes are 1 hour long.



    Dates Day(s) Time
    09/02-10-26 F 4:000 PM
  • TEEN CHEFS (AGES 12 TO 15 YEARS)
    Create healthy yet fun themed meals. OPEN TO YMCA MEMBERS.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

    Dates Day(s) Time
    9/2-110/26 M 4:00 PM
  • STUDIO 67 DIDGITAL MEDIA (AGES 12 TO 15 YEARS)
    A social media class that will allow students to express themselves through video production, blogging, digital art and more! OPEN TO YMCA MEMBERS.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

    Dates Day(s) Time
    9/2-10/26    Tu 4:00 PM
  • COLLEGE SERIES (AGES 12 TO 15 YEARS)
    Come learn about the college application process, financial aid, writing your personal statement and more! Contact Tia Sargent for additional information at 908 273 3330 x1140 or email.

    All workshops will be held at the Mondo Building located at 426 Springfield Avenue in Summit.

    FREE AND OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

    Dates Day(s)    Time Topic
    10/9 Th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Presented by Rutgers University
    10/16 Th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Presented by Carolyn Mulligan,
    The Insiders Network to College
    10/30    Th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Presented by Valerie Garcia
Program Session


Fall 1
Programs Run

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

download PROGRAM 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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