We offer engaging athletic activities, educational enrichment programs, special events, workshops and trips to help teens (grades 6-12) discover, explore and expand their interests and talents outside the classroom. The best part? Most of our programs are offered at little to no cost at all! (For athletic programs with associated costs financial aid is available).
At the Y, we’re committed to keeping our community involved in a variety of fun activities that not only builds healthy bodies, but stronger minds too! We work 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 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services, through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners.
From Football to Cooking, Homework Help to Yoga, College Prep to Martial Arts, Basketball to Career Development, the Y has something for every teen and every teen interest. Our current Fall line-up includes:
Teen Space at the Summit YMCA is a supervised place reserved for teens only, grades 6-12 and is open Monday - Friday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Teens have access to computers, games, positive role models, new friends, a safe place to be themselves and reoccurring activities include homework help, open gym, themed events, team challenges, weekly activities and more. The Teen Center is free for all teens in our service area. All participants are required to complete a Teen Space Application in order to participate. Students in 7th & 8th grades also receive access to our fitness center (limitations do apply). To learn more about our 7th & 8th grade membership programs, please click on the program link above.
The Teen Center follows the Summit Public School Calendar. Please check the Y's calendar for additional changes during snow days/early dismissals/holidays.
The transitional period between teenager to adulthood can be exciting and sometimes challenging! Whether it be navigating new complicated relationships or figuring out what to do after high school, the Summit Area YMCA takes pride in employing positive role models who are eager to assist and help guide your teen. We inspire them to learn new things, encourage them to get involved in community projects, help prepare them for college and more. The Y is a safe space that welcomes teens of all backgrounds to hang out with their peers, discuss concerns, play video games, get involved in their community, find solutions, learn leadership skills and so much more!
For more information on available programs, registration or to learn how you can get involved, please contact:
Teen & Youth Director
(908)273-3330 Ext. 1140
Berkeley Heights YMCA
(908)464-8373 Ext. 2020