7th Grade is a pivotal and transitional time, this year more than ever we want to help keep our youth active and engaged. Through our commitment to supporting and encouraging youth to make good decisions and form habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle, the Summit Area YMCA is proud to offer free memberships to all 7th grade students in our service area (Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit). Available at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA, this program provides opportunities for students of all backgrounds to be inspired to learn new things, encourages them to get involved in community projects, helps prepare them for college, promotes healthy habits and socialization with peers in a safe, supervised environment. The program also hosts special monthly events and activities exclusive to the programs participants.
In order to activate the membership, each student must complete a series of required fitness equipment demonstrations upon enrollment. Fitness demos focus on safety and proper technique, are approximately one hour long and must be scheduled in advance.
Once all the required demos are completed, students receive a teen membership to the Summit Area YMCA that is valid through June 30, 2022 and can participate in all the available offerings at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA (please note, some programs may be restricted by age).
We will contact you after registration with additional information about the membership and program details, how to schedule fitness demos, monthly event and activity calendars and more. This year, students entering 8th grade in the 2021-2022 are also welcome to participate, however availability may be limited.