Get Your Kicks, Open Gym for Basketball Resumes at the Y

We are excited to announce that the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA are now resuming Open Gym sessions for basketball! Please be sure to review our Open Gym Guidelines in its entirety prior to participating as some operations have changed to help keep members, staff and volunteers healthy and safe.

Gym Guidelines


Members are required to bring their own basketballs. 

All members must sign an updated Summit Area YMCA membership waiver online before participating in any Y activities. A parent/guardian must complete the waiver for any minor participants under the age of 18. The waiver only has to be completed once.


While members and staff are required to wear masks at all times on YMCA property, if members are engaged in rigorous activity while playing basketball they are not required to wear a mask (per Executive Order 157).

The Summit Area YMCA is adhering to CDC and Department of Health guidelines in the wearing of face masks, social distancing, attention to room capacity and program ratios and more in order to provide a safe environment for all.

If you are not feeling well, have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been in close proximity to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has any COVID-19 related symptoms, have travelled internationally or to any of the states on the NJ quarantine listing, we ask that you please stay home and postpone your visit to the Y.



Adults - For adult members 18 and up. This session allows members to play basketball pickup games, run drills and shoot hoops.

Teens - For youth and teen members ages 12-17. This session allows members to play pickup games, run drills and shoot hoops.

Family - For youth and family members ages 8-11. This session allows members to play pickup games, run drills and shoot hoops, however a parent/guardian must be present during the entire session. The parent/guardian may may play on the court with their child if they have an active SAY membership. Attendance limited to one parent/guardian per youth member. Anyone not playing basketball is required to wear a mask.




Members can rest assured that the ventilations system at the Berkeley Heights YMCA is equipped with Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) needlepoint bipolar ionization technology. It is officially the first ventilation air cleaning technology to be tested and shown to inactivate the COVID-19 virus on surfaces. The latest testing shows that exposure to needlepoint bipolar ionization for 30 minutes lead to a 99.4% reduction rate on SARS-C0V-2. Additionally, the Summit YMCA has MERV-13 filters installed to clean and disinfect the air for your safety.

We can't wait to see you playing basketball in Open Gym again!

To view our current offerings and learn more about what to expect when returning to the Y, visit:

Reopening Guide