YMCA OF MONTCLAIR
Park Street Branch: (973) 744-3400
Geyer Family Branch: (973) 783-7640
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Creative Arts & Sciences:

ARTS & CRAFTS ADVENTURE Ages 4 – 6 years

Young art enthusiasts develop their talents while designing unique creations using a variety of wonderful materials. This class will introduce crafts including beading, painting, sculpting, simple hand stitching and more! Sustainability is important to us so we will be recycling and repurposing many of our supplies.

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ages: 4-6
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
chopped junior

CHOPPED JUNIOR Ages 5-7 years

Little chefs with tremendous ambition are taking over the kitchen! Children will let their culinary imaginations run wild as they are tasked with creating a dish each week using a mystery basket of
ingredients. Does your little chef have what it takes to make the cut? You be the judge.

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ages: 5-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
clay play

CLAY PLAY Ages 3-5 years

Use your hands! Who doesn’t love to play with clay? This class will involve different types of molding materials to create anything you can imagine.

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ages: 3-5
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

COPY CAKE Ages 7-9 Years

If your child can’t get enough of television baking shows this is the class for them. Each week we will have a highly creative and decorated bakery item that the kids will have to replicate. Can they do it? Will they run out of time? Will it be showcase worthy? Come find out as they put their skills to the test!

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ages: 7-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
lunch learn preschool readiness

CREATE ‘N’ BAKE Ages 2-3 years

This class will be a combination of art and cooking. Each week there will be a new seasonal theme reflected in both the food and crafts.  Come taste and explore together!

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ages: 2-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
creative cooks

CREATIVE COOKS Ages 3-4 years

Create and Bake grows up. This class will be a combination of art and cooking. Each week there will be a new seasonal theme reflected in both the food and crafts. Recipes will be both sweet and savory to
please even the pickiest eater.  Come taste and explore together!

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ages: 3-4
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

FAMILY ART FOR ALL Up to 4 years

Family Fun will be had by all in this multi-age art experience. Projects and crafts will be varied to allow creativity for all levels. Children can visit art stations and play areas all while enjoying time as a family.

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ages: 6 months-4
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
fun fridays

FUN FRIDAYS* Ages 3 – 5 years
Art, Gym and Swim Combo
YSL Stages 1 – 4

If your child wants to spend a fun filled afternoon at the Geyer Family Branch, then this is the class for you! There is a different theme each week and class starts with a themed art project, followed by time in the gym where they will focus on gross motor skills and group games. Fun Fridays ends in the pool where they participate in a 30 minute swim lesson.

*All participants must have socks for the gym portion and pack a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

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ages: 3-5
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
great geyer baking challenge

GREAT GEYER BAKING CHALLENGE Ages 5-7 years

Young bakers preheat your ovens. This class will allow children to learn basic baking while encouraging individuality. Cakes, pies breads and more! Join us for this tasty class.

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ages: 5-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
girl with movie camera

I MADE A MOVIE Ages 7-9 Years

Are you ready for your BIG shot? Students work with our film crew to create their own original short movies. Kids learn to write, direct, act, shoot and edit .Private viewing on the last day of class.

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ages: 7-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Kids Cafe

KIDS CAFÉ Ages 4-6 years

If your child loves to help in the kitchen, they’ll enjoy expanding their menu of delicious recipes. A variety of foods from appetizers to desserts will be prepared and devoured in this experimental, hands-on class. This class will include recipes for lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts throughout the session.

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ages: 4-6
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Lil Scientist

LIL’ SCIENTIST Ages 3-4 years

This is a fun introduction to the wonders of science! Each week we will explore a different scientific theme and do a related project. The Lil’ Scientists will be asked to make predictions, observations and conclusions in a fun setting.

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ages: 3-4
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
little bites

LITTLE BITES Ages 2-3 years

Need a helper in the kitchen? This class will allow children and their caregiver to explore the tastes and smells coming from the kitchen with child friendly recipes. Fun new foods will be included. Yum!

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ages: 2-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
lunch bunch

LUNCH BUNCH Ages 3-5 years

Have your child stay after Morning Mix or before Fun Fridays to eat their lunch(nut free brought from home), play with friends and participate in structured activities.

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ages: 3-5
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
mad scientists lab

MAD SCIENTISTS LAB Ages 5-7 years

Join us in the lab for this fun and creative class that combines science and art. Learn about how things mix and combine to make cool experiments and projects. Come ready to learn and get messy.

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ages: 5-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
make it bake it

MAKE IT & BAKE IT Ages 3-5 years

This class will be a combination of art and cooking. Each week there will be a new seasonal theme reflected in both the food and crafts.

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ages: 3-5
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
maker space

MAKER SPACE FOR ME! Ages 3 – 4 years

Curious children and their caregivers join us in the STEM Lab. This non-traditional class is free form and meant for exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each week there will be an activity presented by the instructor that you can complete or just work in the room and discover how STEAM is all around us.

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ages: 3-4
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
masterpiece kitchen

MASTERPIECE KITCHEN Ages 5-7 years

This class will include both creative and culinary arts. Children will make beautiful creations that will be true pieces of art. Some projects will be edible while others will use the kitchen to create projects to play with or display.

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ages: 5-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
mini movie makers

MINI MOVIE MAKERS Ages 5-7 Years

Ready on the set. Calling all junior movie directors. Join us on location at the Geyer Family YMCA to create some amazing commercials and movies. Private viewing on the last day of class.

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ages: 5-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
maker space

MY MAKER SPACE Ages 5 – 7 years

Calling all inventors, builders and scientists! This nontraditional class is free form and meant for exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each week there will be an activity presented by the instructor that you can complete or just work in the room and discover how STEAM is all around us.

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ages: 5-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Paint Play

PAINT & PLAY Ages 18 months – 2.5 years

A class with the perfect amount of structure and open art creativity time! A mix of projects that work on fine motor skills like cutting, gluing and coloring that will be yours to take home to display combined with ample opportunity to get messy and explore textures like shaving cream and bubbles.

PAINT & PLAY TOO Ages 2-3 years

A continuation of our Paint and Play class. A mix of projects that work on fine motor skills like cutting, gluing and coloring that will be yours to take home to display combined with ample opportunity to get messy and explore textures like shaving cream and bubbles.

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ages: 18 months-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
science explorers

SCIENCE EXPLORERS Ages 5-7 years

Children will learn how the world around them works by participating in activities and experiments about earth science, physics, and chemistry. Science Explorers will be asked to make observations, predictions and conclusions about their experiments while having fun.

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ages: 5-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
sensational saturdays

SENSATIONAL SATURDAYS* Ages 5 – 8 years
Art, Gym and Swim Combo
YSL Stages 1 – 4

There is a different theme each week and class starts with a themed art project, followed by time in the gym where they will focus on gross motor skills and group games. Sensational Saturdays end in the pool where they participate in a YSL swim lesson. Parents/caregivers will drop off their child in the art room and pick them up from the pool hallway after the swim lesson portion is completed. All participants must have socks for the gym portion and pack a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

*All participants must have socks for the gym portion and pack a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

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ages: 5-8
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Sign Language

SIGN LANGUAGE Ages 8 months – 3 years

Sign language is a lovely way to help young children find alternate ways of expressing themselves through a multi sensory approach to communication. Join our certified ASL teacher who is ready to help you and your child communicate in new and exciting ways.

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ages: 8 months-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

SPA FACTORY Ages 7-9 Years

This make and take class has something for everyone. We will learn how DIY spa treats can be mixed to include soothing, fizzy, and smell-good ingredients to create one of a kind spa treatments for themselves or friends and family. Each participant will create a unique design and name for their spa items and create a fun box to store their creations. The session ends with a spa party for the kids to sample and share what they’ve made. Some of our projects include fizzy bath bombs, body butter, foot scrubs, lip smackers, bath salts, soaps, and yummy face masks.

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ages: 7-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register