7th Grade Membership



The Summit Area YMCA offers free memberships to all local seventh graders in our service area. 7th Graders may sign up at the Berkeley Heights YMCA or Summit YMCA.

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.

This special free membership available only to 7th graders demonstrates our commitment and philosophy for a well-rounded approach to the healthy development of the whole person.

Students enjoy access to:

- Teen Center Game Room
- After School Sports
- Fitness Center & Open Gym
- Teen Chef Program
- Tournament Thursdays
- Homework Help
- STEM Experiments
- Special Events & Theme Parties
- Positive Role Models
- And so much more!

It’s Easy to Get Started!

Please bring the following to the Y to activate your membership.

1. Your school ID, roster or report card
2. A parent or guardian
3. Sign a Code of Conduct
4. Complete a few quick forms and begin your membership right away!

Each 7th Grader receives a gym equipment demo with their enrollment. Demonstrations are approximately one hour long and must be scheduled in advance. Demos focus on safety and proper technique. Once all required demos are completed, 7th graders will have a full access membership to the Y. There is a limit of one student per demonstration time slot. Only one demo can be completed per day per person.

Special Events
Each month 7th graders will have special events and activities exclusive to the program. Please refer to our calendar of events online and in branches for details.



Send us a message below!



  • Lisa McQuilkin

    • Wellness Director
      • Berkeley Heights YMCA
    • (908) 464 8373 ext. 2026
  • Sue Fieseler

    • Director of Community Wellness
      • Summit YMCA
    • (908) 738-2159
  • Chris Miree

    • Teen & Youth Director
      • Summit YMCA
    • (908) 273-3330 ext. 1140