The South Mountain YMCA, located at 13 Jefferson Ave. in Maplewood, will be hosting an Open House on Friday, February, 19th from 7-8:30pm for their summer day camps. The Summer Camp Open House is a great opportunity for parents and children interested in summer camp to see what the South Mountain YMCA has to offer. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the Camp Directors, get their questions answered and find out information concerning financial assistance and our sibling discount.

The South Mountain YMCA offers 14 different summer day camps for children entering pre-school through 10th grade. Campers may elect to sign up for a traditional summer camp where they can play a variety of sports and games, do arts and crafts, go swimming and enjoy exciting field trips. On the other hand if a child decides they want to experience something different, they may decide to enroll in one of the South Mountain YMCA's specialty camps, which give children the opportunity to focus on specific activities that interest them such as dramatics, nature and the environment, sports, skateboarding, gymnastics and more.

The YMCA is the local charity of choice. Financial assistance is available because at the South Mountain YMCA no one is turned away due to their inability to pay.

Changing lives in changing times the South Mountain YMCA is here for you. For more information about the South Mountain YMCA or its upcoming Events, please call (973) 762-4145 or visit

The South Mountain YMCA is a branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which is the largest YMCA in the State of New Jersey, serving over 146,000 members and program participants annually. Its mission is to enrich the lives of the children, families and communities it serves, through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, in an environment nurturing positive values.

Its five branch facilities, located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston and Stillwater, provide a wide variety of services and activities:

• Quality all-day and after-school childcare, pre-school classes, recreational and enrichment programs e.g. swimming and other sports, arts, computer activities and day and sleep-away camps.

• Programs for adolescents and teens that include sports, parties and club activities.

• Programs for adults and seniors.