REGISTER TODAY for Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day, on Saturday, April 20 from 11 AM - 1 PM, is a national initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of kids and families. Celebrated yearly, Ys across the country host community-facing events that teach healthy habits, encourage active play, and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity. Healthy Kids Day is a no-fee event and is open to the community. Register today to enter a raffle to win one of two prizes: youth boys bike or youth girls bike (ages 6-9).

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

As part of our commitment to protecting the children in our community, we are participating in the Five Days of Action - a week-long campaign to increase awareness of child sexual abuse and empower and equip us all to prevent it. Join Five Days of Action to help prevent child sexual abuse, April 15 - 19. By participating in this important campaign and implementing abuse prevention practices year-round, the Madison Area YMCA continues to commit to the safety of all children in our community; all day, every day.


Every day we have to say "no" to someone. Capacity at the Kirby Center has been full with a waiting list for nearly two years. We are pleased to be taking action to meet the growing need for child care in our area. Together, we can expand our space and build a better, brighter tomorrow for our children, but it will take the community to help make our vision a reality.

Discover Spring & Summer Programs

The Madison Area YMCA's 2024 Spring and Summer Registration is open! Our Spring Session begins Monday, April 8 and Summer Session begins Monday, June 24.

Soar into 2024 with Quest Camps!

Welcome to ACA-accredited Madison Area YMCA Quest Summer Day Camps! With three locations (Drew University, F.M. Kirby Children's Center, and the Family Center), Quest Camp is the place where wide-eyed wonder and ingenious discoveries intersect, friendships take flight, and the journey of self-discovery unfolds with each sunrise! REGISTRATION FOR ALL is now open online!


Ask me whY it matters! We are dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community's health and well-being and giving back by providing support to our neighbors. Give today!

March 22, 2024
Spring and Summer Sessions Open Registration for all begins Friday, March 22 at 9 AM.
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April 19, 2024
3-day Lifeguard Certification course on Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21.
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April 20, 2024
SAVE THE DATE! Healthy Kids Day is on Saturday, April 20 from 11 AM - 1 PM.
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April 23, 2024
Open to Kirby Families only.
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April 25, 2024
Dangers of Vaping Workshop on Thursday, April 25.
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April 26, 2024
Parents Night Out on Friday, April 26!
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  • Madison Area YMCA Joins Five Days of Action to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

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  • Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA Receives Friends to Education Award

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  • Quest Day Camps Registration is Open

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  • Sign up for Competitive Team Tryouts Today!

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Are You Awesome?
We're growing and we're hiring! Interested in working for the Madison Area YMCA but not sure where to start? Let us help! Tell us a little about yourself and your interests and email it to Associate Director, Program Operations and Administration Sweta Patel today! Join us in a supportive work environment, enjoy a free YMCA membership and the great satisfaction from impacting the life of children, adults and families.
Customized, full-body strength training workout in just 20 minutes? YES!
The reimagining of our Family Center's fitness space is underway. Installation of the EGYM smart strength circuit is complete.
Become a Member Today!
Want to join the Y or need to reactivate your membership? We're here to help! When you join the Madison Area YMCA, you become part of a worldwide association of people working together to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and the community.
Open Play and Babysitting
Kids Central is an indoor modular playground. For preschool and school-age children, Kids Central features include a cargo bridge, trolley glide, gym ring challenge and monkey bars. A dedicated toddler area includes stand-alone elements such as wall-mounted games and stationary sit-on cars/animal. Check out our Open Play and Babysitting schedule today!
Download our Mobile App Today!
The Madison Area YMCA's free app acts as a digital membership card. Link both your membership card and your family members to have in one easily accessible location! Check classes and schedules. Connect to our cardio equipment. Engage in Fitness Challenges, redeem rewards points, check out personal training workouts, track your activity and more!
150 Years of Service
Since 1873 at the Madison Area YMCA, we have nurtured the potential of every youth and teen, improved the community’s health and well-being, and provided opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We believe everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Child Care / Education
The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is the largest high-quality early childhood education provider in Morris County. We are a Grow NJ Kids rated school and awarded a Golden Acorn Award for Excellence from Preschool Advantage. With full-time programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, students grow with us as we guide them through every age and every stage of childhood.
Madison Chatham Coalition
Night of Conversation: A Prevention Podcast: Substance use and mental health can be challenging topics to discuss with teens. Night of Conversation is an initiative to support parents to raise healthy teens empowered to make good choices including avoiding the use of alcohol and drugs. Tune into “Night of Conversation: A Prevention Podcast.
Project Community Pride
The news and uncertainty is likely provoking some level of stress and anxiety in all of us. Project Community Pride is a Youth & Teen Counseling and Support Program and here to help. Project Community Pride is now offering Telehealth appointments. Click below to learn more.

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Countdown to Quest Camps

In 2024, campers soar into a world where smiles and boundless curiosity reign supreme! With three locations (Drew University, F.M. Kirby Children's Center, and the Family Center) for the Summer of '24, Quest Camps are indeed the place to be! Registration is now open online!

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