Plainfield Area YMCA, 518 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060, 908-756-6060

After-School, Camp, Basketball &

Karate Programs

After-School Programs


The Plainfield Area YMCA provides quality after-school programming to over 260 children at our Y site and ten local public

& charter schools.

With both a homework and recreational component, our after-school programs promote educational and social growth. These after-school programs work with children ages 5-13. Children enrolled in any Plainfield Area YMCA after-school program swim once a week in our indoor heated pool, learn Karate and are also automatically eligible to participate in our Youth Fitness Program throughout the week. These programs are expanded to full day programs through our Summer Day Camp. 

Rates for After-School Programs for 2008-2009 are as follows:



     $65.00 per week for one child

     $62.00 per week for two children

     $60.00 per week for three children


Extended Care

     $10.00 per week per child


Evening Bus Service

     $25.00 per week & $20 for each additional child


Registration Fee

     $30.00 per child


Youth Membership

     $30.00 per child


Holiday Camp( held at the Plainfield Area YMCA)

     $127.00 per week for members




Summer Day Camp


From the end of June through August, children enrolled in the Plainfield Area YMCA Summer Day Camp create relationships and have experiences that will last a lifetime.  Social and educational growth is encouraged through interactive activities and weekly trips taken throughout the Summer.  

Summer 2009 information and rates are as follows:

CAMP HOURS 8am-5:30pm (extended hours available)

Before & After Care: 7am-8am & 5:30pm-6:30pm for $10/week per child

Traditional Camp: Ages 5-12 years old

Teen Camp: Ages 13-15 years old

CIT Program: Ages 16-18

Summer Camp is $140/week

$30 registration fee after June 12, 2009

10% discount for each additional child

Drop Off at home is available for an additional $25/week

Teen Camp discounted to $100 if signed up by JUNE 19th!!




Session 1: June 29-July 10

Session 2: July 13-July 24

Session 3: July 27-August 7

Session 4: August 10-August 21

Session 5: August 24-August 28





Youth Basketball League (YBL)


Children ages 5-12 will learn the fundamentals of basketball through modified basketball activities. Having fun and building self confidence are emphasized in this pre-competitive program. YMCA staff will lead practices and modified games to help children develop skills and concepts of league play. Age appropriate rules, skills, and equipment will be used.

$45 per session


We accept money orders, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, ATM/Debit, Check, and Cash

Contact Elsie Jenkins-Membership Director at

ext 131 for YBL info!


Karate is at the Plainfield Area YMCA

Sign up for classes NOW.

Physical conditioning, mental awareness and self-defense strategies. Students will learn to develop speed, power, focus and balance.

Pre-School Karate: 3-5

Fee for Members: $25 per month

Fee for Nonmembers: $40 per month

Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6pm 7pm

Location: Studio B

Saturdays, 1 2 p.m.

Location: Studio A


Youth Karate: 6-12

Fee for Members: $25 per month

Fee for Nonmembers: $40 per month

Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6pm 7pm

Location: Studio B

Saturdays, 1 2 p.m.

Location: Studio A


Teens Karate: 13-17

Fee for Member: $35

Fee for Nonmembers: $45

Time: Saturdays, 2pm 3p.m.

Location: Studio B


Self Defense for Adults

Adult Members: $40 per month

Non- Members: $50

Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7 8 p.m.

Location: Studio B


$30 for #000 to Size 2 for Karate uniform

 $35 for #3 to Size 5 for Karate uniform


 Must have uniform before the first day of class!!

 For more information, please contact: Elsie Jenkins

908-756-6060 ext: 131