Outdoor group exercise classes, outdoor pool, personal training and summer camp are now open at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA!
If you are not participating in available programming, your membership will remain on hold until further notice. We continue to share reopening details and new program information as it becomes available. Looking for more information? Check out our latest announcements.
NEWS & UPDATES
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The Summit Area YMCA offers free memberships to all local seventh graders in our service area. 7th Grade is a pivotal and transitional time for many teens. We are committed to supporting and encouraging youth to make good decisions and form healthy habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle. The 7th Grade Membership program provides opportunities for fitness and sports, as well as an opportunity to socialize with peers in a safe, supervised, and conveniently located environment.
The YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light to bring the Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training to our communities. This two-hour FREE training session is designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent, and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse, emphasizing child safety and prevention is every adult’s responsibility.
The Y offers a variety of educational "lunch & learn" lectures throughout the year that cover subjects like health and wellness, technology, social issues, education and more. Enjoy interactive discussions with friends and other members. All are welcome to join.
Directed by nationally certified trainers, this FREE program meets twice a week for 12 weeks to focus on cardiovascular exercise, build muscle strength and work on flexibility in a small group non-medically supervised setting. The program is open to anyone wishing to improve or maintain cardiovascular health, whether or not they have had a cardiac event.
The LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program was created to improve and assist the lives of people affected by cancer by helping survivors rebuild confidence, muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility, endurance, and functional ability and provide a welcoming community where they can connect meaningfully with other survivors. This FREE 12-week small group recovery program for adult cancer survivors runs year round.
The Summit Area YMCA offers a Military Outreach Initiative to address the needs of families of deployed military personnel who live far from a military installation and require access to child development, family strengthening, and health and well-being programming. Eligible military families and personnel include active duty or deployed personnel of the Armed Services, their spouses and families (dependent children). FREE Military memberships are given in 6 month intervals and are renewed by request.
In an effort to empower those living with Parkinson's disease, the Summit Area YMCA now offers exercise classes that help individuals manage their quality of life, coordination, range of motion, flexibility, and more. Our program incorporates the newest research principles in aerobic training and movement to retrain and optimize function for individuals with balance and movement disorders.
Here at the Y, we believe all children should know how to swim and be safe in and around water. For this reason, we offer the 2nd Grade Learn to Swim Program for non-swimmers at no cost. Make safety your priority and have your 2nd Grader learn to swim for free with the Summit Area YMCA! Together, we can help adults, parents and kids increase knowledge, ability and stamina to build smart, strong swimmers and confident kids.
The Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of fun, educational, holiday related and/or culturally diverse community oriented special events for all ages to engage in! Join us all year from one time fitness classes, to our annual events like the Lunar New Year Celebration, Holi Festival, Healthy Kids Day, Welcoming Week, Special Needs Prom and more!
The Special Needs Programs at the Summit Area YMCA are thoughtfully designed for children with diverse abilities like communication, social, behavioral and learning differences to thrive in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. From yoga to structured play dates, to swim and arts and crafts, participants can enjoy a variety of activities that promote health, wellness, creative enrichment, socialization, confidence and more.
Join programs designed to give teens opportunities to hang out in a safe space with their peers, discuss their concerns, find solutions, learn leadership skills, prepare for college, and more! Achievers, FiTEENess, Teen Chef & VolunTeens are some of the many great programs we offer free to our young adults!
The Summit Area YMCA is committed to supporting the communities we serve through the Togetherhood™ Volunteer Program. The Y has established a Social Responsibility Service Committee to identify community needs and lead projects that help our members give back and support their neighbors. This volunteer initiative is focused on supporting our communities through Senior Outreach, Cultural Engagement & Special Community Projects.
If you would like to bring our attention to any under-served needs within our community, causes you support or get involved by becoming a community partner or volunteer, please fill out the form below.