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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.

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7th Grade 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!

 

 

 

 

 


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 one student per demonstration time slot at the Summit YMCA. Only one demo per day per 7th grader.

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

  • ZOMBIE RESILIENCE PROGRAM (7TH GRADERS)

    The Zombie Apocalypse is coming! Is your family prepared? 7th graders and their families are invited to join us for an interactive 6-week program designed to help you stick together an survive the "zombie apocalypse." As a family, gain new skills (including  problem-solving, communication and teamwork) and engage in fun activities to prepare for success in a world overrun by zombies. By the end of the six week program, you and your family will be ready to face any challenge and to rebuild a better world after the zombie destruction. The excitement begins February 4. Don't get left behind!

    Classes are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

6TH GRADE PROGRAM | STAY IN THE GAME


 








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

Achievers Program for High School Students

Summit YMCA Achievers Program

 


 

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

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 more information, please contact Tia Sargent, Community Development Director at 908 273 3330 x1140 or email Tia.

 

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.


DANCE (AGES 3 TO 10 YEARS)

  • MUSICAL STAGE DANCE (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Do you have a future Broadway Star at home? Then this class is perfect! Students will take a journey through Fosse, "Jazz hands" and will do numbers from shows and build a repertoire of Musical Theater knowledge to last a lifetime.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCE (AGES 7 TO 10 YEARS)

    This class explores modern, post modern and contemporary dance styles and is perfect for the first-time dancer who wants extra practice in developing their technique.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

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.

  • MOTHER GOOSE TOGETHER TIME (AGES 1.5 TO 3 YEARS)

    This fun, interactive class will introduce your child to popular Nursery Rhymes through songs, rhymes, stories and theme-related arts and crafts ...together.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • MOVEMENT MANIA (AGES 3 TO 4 YEARS)

    Promote a life-long love of music and movement to your little one. Together you will explore fresh and innovative ways to get up-and-moving while incorporating some fun, familiar favorites. Twist, hula-hoop or play with a parachute; each week brings a new adventure.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Preschool and Youth Enrichment (ages 2 to 7 years)

  • LUNCH BUNCH CRUNCH & MUNCH (AGES 3 TO 5)

    Bring your favorite stuffed friend and imagination and spend quality time together with your child. Enjoy interactive storytelling, art,creative movement and prop play while building self-expression; then have finger-licking fun making and sharing your very own healthy treat from start to finish. Guaranteed to be finger-licking good. Teacher must be notified of any food allergies.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • SUPER, DUPER SCULPTURE (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Unleash your child's creativity in 3D! Children will explore various forms of building and sculpting using clay, wood, paper mache and more. Emphasis on creative problem-solving and experimentation is encouraged.

    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.

  • ALL AB OUT ME SPANISH (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS)

    Spanish immersion in a playful, sweet and fun class in which adult and child are introduced to the Spanish culture through songs, puppets, and more.k

    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.


  • 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.


  • C IS FOR COOKING: RECIPES FROM THE STREET (AGES 2 TO 5 YEARS)

    Introducing your preschooler to cooking is easy with a little help from the Sesame Street gang. Tasty, healthy recipes from Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and friends will appeal to even the pickiest eaters. Parent participation is optional. Teacher must be notified of any food allergies.

    Classes are 1 hour 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • BAILALO! (AGES 7 TO 10 YEARS)

    Students will get to explore the world of spicy Latin Dance! This class will introduce salsa, bachata, cha-cha and tango. These partner dances will give the students an understanding of how to work with others and a chance to show off their sassy sides!

    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.

  • CRAZY 8'S CLUB (AGES 8 TO 11 YEARS)

    Be ahead of the curve! Crazy 8's is a math club unlike any before. ...Bouncy dice explosion, glow in the dark geometry, toilet paper Olympics... Math will never be the same. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...all while bonding with new friends over math.

    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
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BEACH PARTY (AGES 11 TO 13 YEARS)

    Bring your friends for some Friday Night fun of beach themed games. Rockwall, refreshments and more.

    Party is 2 hours long.

  • HIGH SCHOOL POOL PARTY (AGES 13 TO 17 YEARS)

    Bring your friends to a Friday night at the Y. Pool party, music, refreshments and more.

    Party is 2 hours long.

  • SENIOR VALENTINE PARTY - VOLUNTEER EVENT (AGES 11 TO 17 YEARS)

    Do you like to party? This is an opportunity for middle and high school students to volunteer and help us host a Valentine's Day themed party for our 65+ community.

    Party is 1 hours long.

Teen Programs

  • TEEN CHEFS (AGES 12 TO 15 YEARS)
    Create healthy yet fun themed meals. OPEN TO YMCA MEMBERS.

    Classes are 1 hour long.
  • TEEN ZUMBA (AGES 13 TO 17 YEARS)

    Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance class set to energetic. The Zumba motto is - "Ditch the workout, join the party!" Comfortable clothing and sneakers required.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • TEEN YOGA (AGES 13 TO 17 YEARS)

    Emphasis is on breathing, stretching and learning the proper alignment to advance in yoga classes.

    Classes are 1 hour long. 

  • SPEED AND AGILITY TRAINING (AGES 12 TO 18 YEARS)

    Have your teenage athlete join us for this winter series where they can improve their speed, agility, quickness and coordination. Saturdays location Auditorium. Sundays Gymnasium. contact Alice Stein at 908 273 3330 x1152 or by email.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.


    Dates Day(s)   Gender   Time  Member   Non-member   
    01/03-01/31   Sa Girls
    3:30 PM $40/MO $60/MO
    Register
    01/03-01/31 Sa Boys 4:05 PM $40/MO
    $60/MO
    Register
    01/04-01/25 Sa Girls
    11:00 AM $40/MO
    $60/MO
    Register
    01/04-01/25 Sa Boys
    11:30 AM $40/MO
    $60/MO
    Register
    02/07-02/28 Su Girls
    3:30 PM $40/MO
    $60/MO
    Register
    02/07-02/28 Su Boys
    4:05 PM $40/MO
    $60/MO
    Register
    02/01-02/22 Su Girls
    11:00 AM $40/MO
    $60/MO
    Register
    02/01-02/22 Su Boys
    11:30 AM   $40/MO
    $60/MO
    Register
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  • ZOMBIE RESILIENCE PROGRAM (7TH GRADERS)

    The Zombie Apocalypse is coming! Is your family prepared? 7th graders and their families are invited to join us for an interactive 6-week program designed to help you stick together an survive the "zombie apocalypse." As a family, gain new skills (including  problem-solving, communication and teamwork) and engage in fun activities to prepare for success in a world overrun by zombies. By the end of the six week program, you and your family will be ready to face any challenge and to rebuild a better world after the zombie destruction. The excitement begins February 4. Don't get left behind!

    Classes are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

  • LEARN TO KNIT FOR TEENS (AGES 12 AND UP)

    Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet or already know how, this class offers something for everyone. Make projects that look like Anthropologie and Vogue items such as infinity scarves, hats and shrugs. Move on to fingerless gloves, mittens or stuffed animals with the guidance of our knowledgeable instructor. Materials are available for a fee at the first session to get you started. If you already have yarn and needles you like, bring them along. If you wish to purchase your yarn prior to the first session, please purchase worsted weight yarn (at least 50% wool) and size 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • JR. LEADERS CLUB (AGES 11 TO 12 YEARS)

    Designed for students in 6th grade, Leaders club is a national teen initiative that focuses on leadership development, volunteerism and community service.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • LEADERS CLUB (AGES 13 TO 17 YEARS)

    Designed for students in 7th to 12th grade. As a Leader you will have volunteer opportunities to help others, work on community service projects, learn leadership skills, participate in special activities and most of all have fun.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

Program Session

REGISTER STARTING DEC 15

PROGRAMS RUN

Jan. 4 - Mar. 1

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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