New Programs This November

The leaves are changing and the temperature will start to get colder, but that doesn't mean the fun stops at the Y! New programs, classes, sports and more are coming to you!

Starting in November, we will have brand-new programs making their debut, classes and sports making a comeback, and extensions to programs that you already love! Members and Community Members are encouraged to participate in any of the Y's offerings, youth and adult, to make long-lasting memories, meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, spark new interests, and foster healthy routines in your daily lives. The Y is more than a gym, it creates opportunities for anyone, regardless of age or background, in our community to come together and enjoy what they love doing. 

Registration is open now to members and begins October 25 for non-members. Take a look at some of our new programs below! 

If you're a sports enthusiast, make sure to check out our sports line-up for the upcoming season!




wed | 6:30-9:00 PM | AGES 18+ | $100

Gather up your best Pickleball team and enter in our Pickleball Ladder League!

A pickleball ladder is a system for ranking teams (singles or doubles) based on the matches they win or lose. As teams play each other, they receive points. The more points a team has, the higher up on the ladder they will climb. The goal of a pickleball ladder, is to be at the top!

Next session begins Wednesday, November 3!




PiCKLEBALL instructional clinics

SUMMIT YMCA | MON OR WED | 12:00-1:00 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA | tue OR thur | 12:00-1:00 PM 


The Summit Area YMCA offers instructional pickleball sessions for beginners and intermediate players!

Join us for Pickleball instructional clinics to improve your pickleball game! Enjoy fun drills and games as we work on shot selection, dinking, lobs, overheads, net play, working with your partner and court positioning.

Next session begins Monday, November 1!





dj course for beginners


tue | 4:00-5:00 PM | AGES 8-10 | $120
TUE | 5:15-6:15 PM | AGES 11-14 | $120

Get ready to pump up the party and become a music mastermind with your new DJ skills with our brand-new DJ Course for Beginners, ages 8-11 and 12-14, in partnership with Thoro Entertainment based out of Berkeley Heights, NJ.

If you’re looking for optimal growth in a short amount of time, this course is perfect for you. Learn how to DJ a live set, mix your favorite songs, and the basics of music theory.

Next session begins Tuesday, November 2!

AGES 8-10 AGES 11-14




bubble soccer


mon | 5:15-6:15 PM | AGES 8-11 | $100
TUE | 5:15-6:15 PM | AGES 12-14 | $10/DROP-IN

Have a ball of a time playing bubble soccer with your friends! Bubble soccer is the sport of playing soccer while half-encased inside an inflated torus bubble, similar to a zorb, which covers the player's upper body and head.

Grab your friends to bump, laugh, and score in this hilarious and exciting soccer game you've never experienced before! Bubble soccer is available as a 6-week session or drop-in games!

Next session begins Monday, November 1!





editable art

SUMMIT YMCA | TUE | 4:00-4:45 PM | AGES 5-9 | $75
BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA | WED | AGES 5-8 | 4:00-4:45 PM | $75

Foodies unite! Learn to create your own art work and make creative designs with an array of bountiful and colorful food. And better yet, enjoy your delicious artwork as a snack.

Instructors must be notified of all food allergies prior to the start of the program.

Next session begins Tuesday, November 2!





self-defense tae kwon do


SAT | 10:15-11:15 AM | AGES 10+ | $80

Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. This course for women and men teaches not only the basic techniques but provides psychological awareness and verbal skills training in the event of an attack.

Next sessions begins Saturday, November 6!







MON | 4:00-4:45 pM | AGES 10-15 | $160

MX4 is a unique, fresh, motivating, boutique style fitness experience that combines best-in-class functional training tools and equipment with traditional and non-traditional exercises. Each small group session is coached by an instructor, combining circuits of short intervals and rest that changes weekly. Teen MX4 provides encouragement for youth to go beyond typical workout routines to build their strength, endurance and power to maintain their growing bodies, prepare for sports, and work out in an organized group setting.

Next 8-week session begins Monday, November 8!






summit YMCA

thur OR fri | 5:45-6:45 aM | $160

This high energy cardio and strength workout will get your heart pumping, blood flowing, and calories burning! Carolina's small group training series includes 8 sessions of customized circuit training stations of weights, cardio and core work.

Next session begins Thursday, November 4!







MON | 6:00-6:45 pm

Bollywood dance workout is a fun way to energize and burn calories! This class is an introduction to basic and intermediate Bollywood Dance, including technique, movement, musical rhythm, phrases, and choreography. Inspired by the high-energy music from Indian films, Bollywood is a form that combines Indian folk and classical dances with Hip Hip, Jazz, Latin, and other popular forms.

Group exercise classes are included as a benefit of membership and is open to guests as per the guest pass policy. Since group size is limited, pre-reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations are available - one week prior to class - through the SAY Mobile App or our Online Schedules.





cardio salsa

SUMMIT YMCA | WED | 10:45-11:30 AM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA | thur | 6:45-7:30 pm

Cardio Salsa is a fun-filled dance class based on the Latin dance style of Salsa. This unique fitness class is both a fun and challenging way to workout for all ages and physical abilities. 

Group exercise classes are included as a benefit of membership and is open to guests as per the guest pass policy.Since group size is limited, pre-reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations are available - one week prior to class - through the SAY Mobile App or our Online Schedules.




The Summit Area YMCA builds stronger communities with programs and services that help all individuals learn, grow, and thrive in a welcoming, inclusive environment. In fact, the Y offers activities and programs for everyone -- every day! Find the program that’s right for you by browsing our Programs page.


Questions? Contact:


Allison Zeimann

Youth & Sports Director
(908) 273-3330 x 1196





Wellness Director

(908)273-3330 Ext. 1137





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.