As we start to pull out our cozy sweaters and pack away our summer gear, let's revel in the unforgettable moments we shared. Our cooking classes? They transformed us from novice chefs to culinary artists, all while sharing hearty laughs. Our local travel escapades took us on surprising journeys, making every day feel like a new adventure. Those morning swims were not merely about cooling off; they were the heartbeats of our summer mornings, and oh, the exhilaration of gaga ball! From the cheers to the playful competition, every moment was infused with joy.

Yet, it wasn’t just the activities that made this summer special. It was the bond, the camaraderie, and the unity of our YMCA family that truly lit up the season. Watching friendships flourish and seeing memories crafted was the true magic of this summer.

Thank you to each and every member, parent, and staff for making this summer epic. The chilly winds of winter might be around the corner, but the warmth of this summer will keep our hearts toasty till we meet again next year. Here’s to more adventures and memories with Summit Area YMCA!

Cheers to next summer!


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In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling, and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.