• The Summit YMCA is hosting the annual Deep Freeze Swim Meet this Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5. As a result the pools & gymnasium will be closed. Parking around the Y will be available but limited. Members may/ visit the Berkeley Heights YMCA or other local YMCAs as part of their nationwide membership benefit.

Youth Enrichment

 

 

The Summit YMCA offers engaging programs to help youth discover and explore their interests and talents. We believe in the potential of every child and our programs are built to help then learn, grow and thrive in a safe, nurturing environment. Take your pick of fun classes in art, cooking, science & engineering, and much more!


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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 Program Guide or All Programs page.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Summit Area YMCA works side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services, through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners. Families with low or moderate household income or those who are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply. Applicants must live or work in the Summit Area YMCA service area which includes Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Financial assistance can be used for membership, child care, summer camp, enrichment and sports programs where additional fees apply, such as soccer and swimming lessons.


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ACCESS ID CARDS

If you are entering the Y to pick-up or drop-off a program participant and are not a Y member, you’ll need an access ID card. Access ID cards are issued individually and are not transferrable.

To receive your access ID card and take your photo,
visit the membership desk of the Berkeley Heights YMCA or Summit YMCA:

Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM or 6:00-8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

A government issued photo ID must be presented for anyone over the age of 18. Prior to entering any YMCA facility, all visitors must complete our participation waiver online at www.thesay.org/waiver. After receiving your access ID card, you may use the SAY Mobile App to scan in for convenience. Click here for app download links, features, and FAQ, like how to add multiple barcodes.

 


Chess Master Jr.

Berkeley Heights YMCA | 09/09/2022-03/03/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $193.00-$220.00 Member: $110.00-$125.00

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Expand your skills or learn how to play for the first time, tackle problems and create new strategies. Claim victory or capture the king on the journey of becoming New Jersey?s next Grandmaster! A ...

Intro to DJing

Berkeley Heights YMCA | 09/07/2022-03/01/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $165.00-$220.00 Member: $94.00-$125.00

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This popular class is back again! Students will have the unique opportunity to enhance their DJing skills while using state of the art DJ equipment with the well-known local DJs from THORO.

Broadway's Calling

Summit YMCA | 09/09/2022-03/03/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $193.00-$220.00 Member: $110.00-$125.00

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Learn all about the magnificent world of dancing, acting and stage life in this all-things-theater class! Participants will be ready for the big stage in no time!

Chess Master Jr.

Summit YMCA | 09/07/2022-03/01/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $220.00 Member: $125.00

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Expand your skills or learn how to play for the first time, tackle problems and create new strategies. Claim victory or capture the king on the journey of becoming New Jersey?s next Grandmaster! A ...

Young Chefs

Summit YMCA | 09/12/2022-02/27/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $193.00-$220.00 Member: $110.00-$125.00

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Foodies unite! Learn basic culinary skills and how to create your own recipes while challenging your palate with food from around the world! Instructor must be notified of all food allergies prior ...

How Things Work Thursdays

Berkeley Heights YMCA | 09/08/2022-03/02/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $193.00-$220.00 Member: $110.00-$125.00

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Has your child ever been curious about anything to do with gravity, light, color, electromagnetic induction, thermodynamics, galaxies? If so, then this class is for them! Students will learn about ...

How Things Work Thursdays

Summit YMCA | 09/08/2022-03/02/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $193.00-$220.00 Member: $110.00-$125.00

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Has your child ever been curious about anything to do with gravity, light, color, electromagnetic induction, thermodynamics, galaxies? If so, then this class is for them! Students will learn about ...

Weird Science Wednesdays

Berkeley Heights YMCA | 09/07/2022-03/01/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $220.00 Member: $125.00

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Get your hands messy in this ooey, gooey class! Students will learn about a mad scientist from the past, what their contribution to the world was and then be able to create that invention themselves!

Weird Science Wednesdays

Summit YMCA | 09/07/2022-03/01/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $220.00 Member: $125.00

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Get your hands messy in this ooey, gooey class! Students will learn about a mad scientist from the past, what their contribution to the world was and then be able to create that invention themselves!

Detectives in Training

Berkeley Heights YMCA | 11/07/2022-02/27/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $193.00-$220.00 Member: $110.00-$125.00

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Your child is first on the scene in this mysterious class! Each week, a new crime happens and students will learn what to look for and how to detect the criminal! From gathering clues, dusting for ...

Arts & Crafts

Berkeley Heights YMCA | 09/09/2022-03/03/2023 | Ages 7-12
Community Member: $193.00-$220.00 Member: $110.00-$125.00

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Let your child's inner artist explode in this class! This fan-favorite class will allow kids to be creative and even get a little messy! Students will be able to learn proper techniques and fine-t ...