New app helps S. Mtn. YMCA members manage fitness

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Mountain YMCA members can now download a free app that will help them make the most of their membership. The easy-to-use app from Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges allows members to check in to the facility using a barcode, search for exercise classes and add them to calendars, set fitness goals, […]

South Mountain Y Camp Team wins Spirit Award

South Mountain Y Camp Team wins Spirit Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA Camp Team recently won the prestigious Spirit Award at the 13th annual Day of the Camps NJ statewide staff training event. Day of the Camps is the annual staff training and held at the Sawmill Branch of the Hamilton-area YMCA. YMCAs from all across New Jersey are invited […]

Maplewood teen shines at Fairview Lake YMCA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Colleen Falconer of Maplewood first attended Fairview Lake YMCA Camps the summer before ninth grade, and was immediately taken. “It’s such a beautiful property, and it lets you immerse yourself in a surrounding that’s very different from what most of us are usually around,” the 17-year-old said. “But my favorite part is […]

South Mountain YMCA’s Stoddard honored

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Mountain YMCA Associate Executive Director Eric Stoddard drove many of the Y’s ambitious efforts in 2016. Enrollment in camp and after-school care soared. The Y launched a range of new offerings and expanded into new spaces. Two major events, the Y’s Healthy Kids Day and the Memorial Day duck race, broke […]

South Mountain YMCA named Branch of the Year by state’s largest association of YMCAs

South Mountain YMCA named Branch of the Year by state’s largest association of YMCAs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Mountain YMCA had a banner 2016, boosting enrollment in child care and summer camps, exceeding expectations for the annual Memorial Day duck race in Maplewood, and extending its reach far beyond its walls. “South Mountain YMCA is a powerhouse, creating innovative opportunities across Maplewood and South Orange for children, families and […]

South Mountain YMCA hits fundraising goal

South Mountain YMCA hits fundraising goal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA hits its fundraising goal of $115,000 during its friends and family phase of the 2017 annual support campaign. On March 6, the Y celebrated reaching $115,889 and stayed with the campaign’s theme of outer space. Now entering the next phase of its mission, the South Mountain Y hopes […]

Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]