Teen & 7th Grade Wellness

The Teen Wellness program is available to all 7th and 8th grade students and gives students the opportunity to learn how to use the equipment in the Wellness Center.

The 7th Grade Wellness Program is specifically designed for 7th Grade Members to educate students on the proper use of the equipment in the Wellness Center.

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Men’s Basketball League

For men ages 30 and over.  All games will be played on Sunday mornings on a full court with 2 certified officials.  Scores, statistics and standings are tracked.  Registration closes October 31.  Registration form must be completed and handed in at time of signing up.

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Pool Closings

In the interest of protecting our members and staff, the aquatics staff will close the pool when lightning strikes within a 6-mile radius of the YMCA. If classes are cancelled, make up classes will be offered throughout the session. Read more about aquatic lightning protection and how members can sign-up for make-up classes.

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Before School Program

The YMCA offers a state licensed program that serves families in need of before school care. Program begins at 7:00AM, and is available to students in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district. Program is located in each elementary school.   Family Handbook (PDF) Program Application and Health Information (PDF) Weather Related Delays-Closings (PDF) Food Allergy &…

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After School Program

The YMCA has formed partnerships throughout the state to bring the very best practices into their afterschool programs. One of these programs is Healthy U. CATCH Kids Club (CKC) brings healthy activity to after-schoolers and community recreation programs for children in grades K-5. CKC is composed of nutrition education materials (including snack activities) and physical…

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Vacation Full Day Program

This program is offered on days that the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools are closed due to holidays or vacation days. Program hours are 7:00AM – 6:30PM. Drop off and pick up are at the YMCA (1340 Martine Avenue). See brochure for more information on dates and activities.

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Here 2 Help Mental Health Coalition

Stress, anxiety and depression are conditions that occur to all of us at various times.  Yet, there is stigma attached to discussing mental health. The mission of the Fanwood/Scotch Plains/Westfield Here 2 Help Mental Health Coalition is to improve community awareness and understanding of mental health issues through education, basic skills training and resource information…

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Diabetes Education

FSPY offers a Diabetes Education/Exercise Series.  Each class will have a half hour of Diabetes education, followed by a half hour of exercise.  Classes are taught by a Registered Dietician/Personal Trainer.  Topics will include the Basics of Diabetes care, as well as the relationship of diet and exercise to blood sugar, weight control and meal…

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Diabetes Prevention Program

Measurable Progress. Unlimited Support. A lot can happen in one year. Did you know that losing a modest amount of weight and increasing physical activity could help you prevent or delay Type II diabetes. Participants work together in small groups led by a certifies coach to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical…

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Enhance Fitness

Enhance® Fitness is a physical activity program compromised of a 3 60-minute classes per week. The classes are designed to safely increase participants’ fitness levels through aerobic and strength training. Enhance® Fitness has been proven to increase participants’ strength, balance, flexibility, general activity level, and independence when they attend on a regular basis. This class…

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA® supports cancer survivors and their families through its no-cost program that provides opportunities to engage in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. The 12-week, research-based program partners cancer survivors and YMCA staff trained in cancer care to achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing…

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Moving for Better Balance

This evidence based program endorsed by the Center For Disease Control will help adults who wish to reduce their fall risk by improving their balance, strength, mobility and confidence in performing daily activities. For more information, contact Donna Peart at dpeart@fspymca.org or (908) 889-8880.

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Camp

Make It a Great Summer! So many camp options to choose from for children age two years through the age of fourteen years. We begin the week of June 24 straight through the summer and end on August 23. Registration will continue until all spaces are filled. Here is a sampling of our Camp Categories:…

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Class Types

We offer gymnastics classes from beginner to advanced levels throughout the year.

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Swim Lessons

We offer adult swim lessons for various of skill levels from beginner to advanced.

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Preschool Camps

Make your child’s first camp experience a positive one! Our preschool camp is for children wishing to go to camp, but not yet ready for a full day.

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Traditional Camp

What could be more fun than a week full of themed activities, fun games, wacky challenges, adventures and friendships? Our Discovery and Explorer Camps offer all of these things and more in a structured environment that also encourages free play and creativity.

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Enrichment Camps

Art, Cooking, CSI and more…enrichment camps are specialty camps designed to help children learn specific new subjects of interest.

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Gymnastics Summer Camps

Children enjoy learning the fundamentals of gymnastics utilizing the gymnastics equipment and specialized mats to improve strength, balance and coordination, while staying active.

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Excursion Camps

This summer, children entering 4th-6th grade will be able to experience a fabulous summer of days that are jam packed with fun. Adventure Camp provides a great experience for your child to have fun with friends, express themselves creativity and independently and a chance to grow as young adults.

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Youth Basketball Leagues (YBL)

We offer a full program that encompasses all grades K-8. Starting with basic instructional leagues, and going all the way up to competitive travel teams.

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Private Swim Lessons

Private Lessons are taught in accordance with the YMCA National Aquatic Guidelines and provide individual attention for those wanting to improve on specific skills in all levels of swimming, endurance events, or synchronized swimming. Private lessons are available to all swimmers ages 3 and up (including adults). Please contact Ellen Daudelin to schedule your lessons.

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Preschool

Ages: 3 – 5

To foster creativity and learning, we offer a number of youth programs such as cooking, art, crafts.

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Swim Starters

Parent & Child

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

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Swim Basics

Preschool & Youth
Tween/Teen Beginners
Adult Beginners

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
• Swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit
• Jump, push, turn, grab

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Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons for ages 5 and up are taught in accordance with the YMCA National Aquatic Guidelines and provide individual attention for those wanting to improve on specific skills in all levels of swimming, endurance events or synchronized swimming. Four, 30-minute classes.

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Tri Women Triathlon Group

Ages: 14 and up
All women interested in training for the Iron Girl or Jersey Girl Women’s Triathlon are encourages to join. A great way to begin training for your first triathlon of for those returning for another tri. This group has informational meetings and group trainings. Join at any time.

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Y Tri Club

Join other men and women members in training for triathlons and other multi-sport events in our area. Organized swims, group runs and biking with guided coaching at various times to accommodate all schedules.

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Knitting/Crochet Club

Come join this new club. Either share your expertise with others or bring your own project. Focus can be on a community based service project, based on need.

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Stewards of Children

YMCAs in New Jersey have a vision of a world free of child sexual abuse. A world in which all children are loved, protected, nurtured and able to grow up healthy. Darkness to Light, a nationally recognized authority on the issue of child sexual abuse prevention and creator of the award winning Stewards of Children curriculum has partnered with the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance to inform, educate and mobilize advocates for children.

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Annual Campaign

GIVE AND DO SO MUCH MORE:

We’re more than a place, we’re a cause. With programs from A-Z- like athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism–we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen our community. Give and help us do so much more.

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Volunteer

Volunteers are the secret to our remarkable past; they are the strength of our present; and they are the promise of our future. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful and enduring change right in your own neighborhood.

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Middle School Sports

Open to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Practice Mondays and Tuesdays at Park Middle School and Wednesdays and Thursdays at Terrill Middle School from 3:00-4:15 p.m.

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Athletic Conditioning

Ages: 11 -13
Teens work with our certified sports specific trainers in group personal training. They will improve their physical tools for sports with this training program by working on agility, speed, strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and power.

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Dodgeball

Ages: 11 -13
Come have fun using non-stinging foam coated balls for boys and girls.

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Soccer

Ages: 5 -7
Fun and fitness for all levels of experience. The focus is on skill-building training games, promoting maximum learning and enjoyment…enhanced by a small-sided soccer match in each session.

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Early Childhood Soccer

Ages: 3 – 5

Rovers Early Childhood Soccer is movement and exploration experienced through the vehicle of soccer. With Soccernastics and dribbling games, Rovers creates an atmosphere of fun and fitness designed to stimulate the growth of your child’s motor skills and coordination.

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Youth Tae Kwon Do

Ages: 8 – 13

Korean Karate/Self Defense. We teach the traditional Chung Do Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do with no-contact sparring. Whether overweight, underweight, coordinated, uncoordinated, shy or assertive, all are encouraged to attend. We teach Tae Kwon Do in a friendly, respectful atmosphere.

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Pee Wee Tae Kwon Do

Ages: 4 – 7

This class is designed to introduce children to Martial Arts. The class will teach children coordination, focus, discipline and self-confidence while having fun.

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Pee Wee T-ball

Ages: 4 -5
Introduces boys and girls to basic skills , game concepts, values and fair play.

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Swim Strokes

Preschool & Youth
Tween/Teen Intermediate
Adult Intermediate

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build strong technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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Middle/High School

Middle School Night Out, Y Leaders Club and more…our youth programs are a great place to learn and meet new friends.

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Y Lifeguard Training

Participants will be certified in Y Lifeguarding, CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the community and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This American Red Cross professional lifeguard certification course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Lifeguard Training and AED Essentials. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions for certification.

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CPR for the Professional Rescuer

This class is certification for Lifeguards, Health Care providers and Daycare operators. Course content includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and Oxygen administration.

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Tae Kwon Do

We teach the traditional Chung Do Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do with no-contact sparring.

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Family Boot Camp

Workout with the whole family using a variety of equipment. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

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Swim Team

Our team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction.

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Master’s Swim Team

For swimmers looking for fun, fitness and optional competition. Train with our experienced swim coaches in a positive environment of athletic encouragement.

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Educational Child Care

Ages: 3 mos- 5 yrs.
Location: 1340 Martine Avenue Facility
Our 12-month program, licensed by the state of New Jersey, operates Monday-Friday, from 6:45am to 6:30pm.

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Adult Pickle Ball, Ping Pong & Badminton

Adult Pickle Ball- all ages and levels welcome Racquet sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong.  Played indoors (Gym 2) with a similar court size to doubles badminton. Net height is similar to tennis.  Never played? Come out and learn a new sport!  Join us for these fun pick-up games. Mondays and Wednesday,…

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Splash

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has partnered with Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. Launched in 2007, Make a Splash works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign, saves lives by…

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