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.

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!

150 Years and Counting!

Propelled by the practices of reaching ALL people through a connection of mind, body, and spirit, the Madison Area YMCA has continued to launch lives, careers, and passions for 150 years and counting.

High-Quality, Full-Service Early Childhood Education

Thinking about early education child care options? The F.M. Kirby Children's Center is a safe, educational, and fun place for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years old to grow, learn and play. Check out our virtual tour of the F.M. Kirby Children's Center of the Madison Area YMCA, a Grow New Jersey Kids rated Center, conveniently located in the quiet Madison neighborhood.

May 27, 2024
F.M. Kirby Center Closed Monday, May 27.
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May 31, 2024
3-day Lifeguard Certification course on Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2.
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May 31, 2024
A Women's Pelvic Health seminar open to the community.
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May 31, 2024
Join us for the Family Night Olympics on Friday, May 31! Two sessions: 6 PM or 7 PM.
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June 7, 2024
3-day Lifeguard Certification course on Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9.
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June 12, 2024
Join us for an afternoon playing Mahjong!
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  • Morris County Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

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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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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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