The leaves have fallen and the temperature is getting colder, but that doesn't mean the fun stops at the Y! Winter is a great time to start a routine at the Y. With our early registrations and discounted membership rates, it's easier than ever to get back into your routine.
The SAY is a community hub where people come to be active, socialize, and learn new skills. Ring in the new year with us by participating in one of the many YMCA offerings to make lifelong memories, meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and foster healthy routines in your daily lives. New programs, classes, sports, and more are coming to you this winter!
Registration is open now to members and non-members. Take a look at some of our winter programs below!
Our co-ed Pee Wee Basketball teams are open to all community members ages 3-5 and our Youth Basketball teams are open to community members ages 6-12.
Players will learn fundamental basketball skills, make new friends and more. Pee Wee Basketball is a beginner basketball program to develop those first ball and game skills, where Youth Basketball learn about game rules, shooting, passing and ball handling. Players will also learn offensive and defensive skills like rebounding and strategy.
Next session begins Sunday, January 7!
Youth Basketball League is open to all community members ages 5-9. Players learn the fundamentals of basketball, make new friends, grow self-confidence and more, in a safe and fun environment. Each player received guaranteed playing time to promote fair play. In this age group, our coaches place emphasis on structured drills, positive competition, sportsmanship & teamwork.
Next session begins Saturday, January 7!
Our co-ed Pee Wee Soccer teams are open to all community members ages 3-5 and our Youth Soccer teams are open to community members ages 6-10.
Players will learn fundamental soccer skills, make new friends and more. Pee Wee Soccer is a beginner soccer program to develop those first ball and game skills, where Youth Soccer learns about game rules, shooting, passing and ball handling. Players will also learn offensive and defensive skills like team-work and strategy.
Next session begins Tuesday, January 6!
Introducing Toddler Time at the Berkeley Heights YMCA Childcare Center. An introductory to daycare and socialization class for children 2.5-4 years old to enjoy structured activities 2-5 days a week, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Our curriculum places a high priority on creating an environment in the classroom that encourages children to experiment, explore, and pursue their own interests. Activities will include science and art, guided instruction during morning circle, storytime, morning snack, and structured playground or gym time.
The Y program prides itself on being much more than just daycare. When you entrust your child to the Y, we strive to fulfill our promise to make each day an opportunity for your child to learn, grow, and thrive. Caring for your child and providing them with a safe environment that stimulates creativity, socialization, and youth development remains our #1 priority.
Afternoons in Spanish is a new program at the Berkeley Heights YMCA Childcare Center offering an introduction to the Spanish language for children 3 to 5 years old. Children will enjoy an afternoon of fun in Español, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Activities will include arts and crafts, storytime, and center instruction led by our caring and skilled Spanish-speaking instructor!
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, January 9!
BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA | tue | 4:00-5:00 PM | AGES 8-10
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, January 11!
Our sports lessons and clinics are designed to develop fundamental skills while learning game rules, strategy, sportsmanship and teamwork. Players will learn batting, throwing, and catching techniques along with various exercises and warmups to build up their endurance.
Next session begins Thursday, January 7!
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG® joined together to create LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a 12-week small-group recovery program offered to adult cancer survivors looking to regain their health and strength in a supportive environment. Participants work with specially trained Y staff to customize the program to their individual needs.
Next session begins Monday, January 9!
Meet with our Wellness staff for our complimentary Wellness Checks and introduction to our Wellness Navigation program and tools.
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.
Youth & Sports Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
(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.