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

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

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 replicate. Can they do it? Will they run out of time? Will it be showcase worthy? Let them put their skills to the test! The cost of food is included.

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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

A combination of art and cooking, creative and culinary talents are explored. Each week a new seasonal theme will be reflected in both the food and the crafts. Come taste and explore together! The cost of food is included.

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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 ‘N’ Bake grows up! Art and cooking together again will explore recipes both sweet and savory that will please even the pickiest eater. Here too, a new seasonal theme will be reflected in the food and the crafts. The cost of food is included.

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ages: 3-4
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

It’s all here! If your child wants to spend a fun-filled afternoon at the Geyer Family YMCA, this is the class for you. Each week offers a different theme and classes start with an art project, followed by time in the gym where children will focus on gross motor skills and group games. Students are then escorted to the pool by the gym staff for a YSL lesson (Stages 1 – 4).

*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
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

Young kitchen helpers will expand their menu of delicious recipes in an age-appropriate, hands-on cooking class. A variety of foods, from appetizers to desserts, will be prepared in this captivating class guaranteed to excite the enterprising chef. The cost of food is included.

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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 a different scientific theme is explored and reinforced with a related project. The Lil’ Scientists will make predictions, observations and conclusions in a fun and engaging 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? Children and caregivers will explore the tastes and smells coming from the kitchen with child-friendly recipes. Tried and true treats and fun new foods will be included. Yum! The cost of food is included.

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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

Let’s do lunch! Socializing over a meal, playing with friends and participating in structured activities are all part of the Lunch Bunch fun. Children can come in after morning class or before an afternoon class—or just come to lunch. Pack a nut-free lunch from home and join us.

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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

Young lab technicians will learn how things mix and combine to make cool experiments and projects. Join us in the lab for a fun and creative combination of science and art; 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

All grown up and ready to solo, this child only art and cooking class continues the weekly seasonal theme for food and crafts. There’s no telling what surprises your artistic chef will bring home. The cost of food is included.

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

PAINT & PLAY Ages 18 months – 2.5 years

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

PAINT & PLAY TOO Ages 2-3 years

Graduating to the next level, Paint & Play Too continues working on fine motor skills and encouraging creativity while getting messy and having lots of fun. Your little artist will be anxious to get home to hang the artistic treasures on the fridge.

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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

With a different theme each week, class starts with a themed art project, followed by time in the gym where kids will focus on gross motor skills and group games. Sensational Saturdays end in the pool with a Kinderswim Bronze level 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.

*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

SPA FACTORY Ages 7-9 Years

This make and take class has something for everyone. Students will learn how to mix soothing, fizzy and smell-good ingredients to create one-of-a-kind spa treatments for themselves, family and friends. Each child will create a unique design and name for their spa items and create a fun box for storage. The session ends with a spa party for the kids to sample and share what they’ve made. Projects include fizzy bath bombs, body butter, foot scrubs, lip smackers, bath salts, soaps and yummy face masks. All supplies are provided.

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

STORIES, SONGS & SCRIBBLES Age 1 year

A great introduction to creative arts includes circle time with a story, singing songs, playing with instruments and doing simple crafts. Each week a story and theme will be explored. All projects will be age appropriate in this first creative arts class for those entering toddlerhood.

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ages: 1-18 months
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register