And just like that, the Summit Area YMCA's brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in Berkeley Heights turns two years old! Celebrate this milestone with us by visiting the Berkeley Heights YMCA on February 6 & 7. Members and guests can enjoy a luau-inspired anniversary party with food and refreshments, music, fun activities, giveaways, and excited staff who can't wait to celebrate our community! So, grab your leis and join our anniversary party!
Where: Berkeley Heights YMCA | Lounge
When: February 6 & 7
2/6: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2/7: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
How: Please note, although registration is not required, all guests must fill out our Guest Waiver by submitting this form or by going to www.thesay.org/guest-waiver. A parent/guardian must complete the waiver for minor participants under the age of 18.
On February 29, 2020, the Berkeley Heights YMCA opened its doors for the first time to the community during its Grand Opening Ceremony. From infants to seniors, politicians to community leaders, Y staff to volunteers, the Berkeley Heights YMCA’s sparkling, modern interior became filled with life, stories and laughter that morning. With the conclusion of kind words, touching stories and voices of unity and appreciation for the Y, the ceremony concluded with the anticipated ribbon cutting. The day’s activities continued with guided tours of the facility, YMCA information tables and vendors, healthy snacks, children’s activities in the child care center, family Zumba, live music by the fireplace, chair massages, basketball and soccer tournaments, lots of smiles, laughter and stories.
The Berkeley Heights YMCA brings together the community to fulfill a shared mission; working side by side to nurture potential, support youth development, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility amongst all. The brand-new 40,000 square foot facility provides premium modern amenities, innovative technology and equipment that will maximize your workouts, more group fitness studios to expand our wide variety of fitness classes, an Olympic-sized community pool, a large gymnasium to hold sports and special events, childcare center that houses school programs and summer camp, and program expansions with Youth and Adult sports.
The Summit Area YMCA is grateful to the Berkeley Heights community including YMCA members, local donors, and the township itself, for its support of the Y and its mission. The Y believes their more than $14 million investment in the community, has cemented the organization as a true community leader for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for years to come.
Senior Director of Membership
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
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.