SNJCS sports staff, coaches, and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth and adults reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for players to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models. Programs offered are:
Athletic, Sports and Recreation
- Basketball Dodge Ball Horse Back Ridding
- Volleyball Kick Ball Pickleball
- Handball Tennis Tae Kwon Do
- Baseball Soccer Dance
- T-ball Football
- Swimming Softball
- Cheerleading Zumba Classes
- Golfing Yoga Classes
- Salsa Lessons Merengue Lessons
- Bachata Lessons Line Dancing Lessons
Check out the sports offerings at SNJCS and get in the game. Improve skills, make new friends, be active and learn to love a sport at the SNJCS.
Health and Fitness
We believe health and fitness means taking care of the whole you, spirit, mind and body, and we know that even small changes can make a big difference. We’re invested in your health and helping you meet your goals, whether that means losing weight, gaining strength, or simply finding ways to increase energy and decrease stress. Our staff does not only support you, but you’re also part of a community committed to helping you learn new things, explore new activities, and discover your best self at any stage in your life.
A supportive community is a big part of wellness. Our staff strives to reach every individual at every fitness level by providing programs designed to support all of our members. Through our group exercise classes, you are guaranteed to find an activity that will meet your needs and deliver results.
Whether you’re a first-timer embarking on your journey to a healthier lifestyle, or an athlete looking to reach your next fitness goal, the SNJCS’s personal trainers can help you get there. Transform your workout regimen through workouts tailored to your needs, our personal trainers are here to help you:
- Rev up a stale exercise routine with fresh approaches to your workout
Small Group Training
We know the first step to wellness can be the most difficult. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, run a marathon, or just feel better about yourself, our small group training programs are here to help you drive results!
Water Aerobics is a fitness workout that incorporates lots of fun into a full body workout.
- Truly for all levels. Each participant decides his or her own pace and repetitions.
- For anyone with compromised ankle, knee and hip joints – the water significantly reduces the impact on your joints.
The SNJCS serves as great stepping stone into youth activities. Classes are taught by highly-trained instructors in a fun and encouraging environment. Students will learn the fundamentals of dance, how to control their body movements and have a greater awareness of rhythm and music.
Learn how to use strength effectively, maintain cardiovascular fitness, improve flexibility and coordination. Embracing the mental and spiritual element of martial arts will improve the mind’s focus and enable you to develop self-control, build confidence and manage stress. These classes are not meant to promote fighting.
Our goal is to make your experience fun and rewarding by welcoming both new and long-time players into our program. Our experienced, friendly staff will assist you in finding the right program or activity that is best for you. Once involved, you’ll meet many new players and make new friends. Get started today!
When youth play sports with the SNJCS they gain more than just exercise. They learn what it takes to be a leader in sports and in life. Understanding the fundamentals of the game and safe play are just the beginning. Our coaches help guide youth through learning the essentials of physical fitness, healthy development, and participation. We focus on improving their confidence and maintaining their determination.
CHILDREN AND TEENS
The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow. Parents trust the SNJCS’s child care programs to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.
As a leader in youth development, the SNJCS After School Program serves children ages 5-14 on a daily basis providing safe, quality, affordable afterschool care. School age children are welcome to enroll in any of our afterschool programs.
SNJCS members and non-members are welcome to enroll.
EARLY LEARNING CHILD CARE
The SNJCS at Salem County Early Learning Centers provides infant, toddler and preschool child care with developmentally appropriate learning activities. The purpose of the Early Childhood Program is to provide affordable childcare in an environment that helps to facilitate a child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth.
EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP
At the SNJCS, we believe that the successful development of our youth is fulfilling their innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, educated, competent and healthy. Our programs are designed to nurture the potential of our young people in ways that foster achievement, positive relationships, and belonging. We know strengthening and empowering our youth today is investing in a stronger community tomorrow
Swimming at the SNJCS helps people thrive—in and out of the water. Swim lessons provide the opportunity to set goals and achieve success, learn water safety and enjoy swimming as a form of exercise. Through swimming lessons, swim teams, lap swimming and more, the SNJCS at Salem County provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
ADULT SWIM LESSONS
The SNJCS Swim Lesson Curriculum is a core group of aquatic skills every person needs to be safe around water. As the foundation of our program, these skills allow students to learn correct swim stroke techniques. Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy learning to swim and water safety.
SWIM TEAMS & SWIM CLUBS
Becoming a member of a SNJCS Swim Team means fun, fitness and teamwork. SNJCS swim teams are run by trained coaches and are designed to improve a young person’s swimming skills, endurance, and racing techniques, in a fun, non-competitive environment. SNJCS swim teams promote healthy lifestyles while embracing the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
Water Aerobics is a fitness workout that incorporates lots of fun into a full body workout. Truly for all levels. Each participant decides his or her own pace and repetitions.
For anyone with compromised ankle, knee and hip joints – the water significantly reduces the impact on your joints.
SAFETY AROUND WATER
Teach your children water safety and let them explore all their possibilities. The SNJCS believes that every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to swim and the Safety Around Water Class will introduce the following:
• Exercise to help kids adjust to being in the water
• Fun activities to reinforce skills learned
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the SNJCS, America’s Swim Instructor.
Learning about nutrition at a SNJCS teaching kitchen
The SNJCS Nutrition Program is about inspiring health and wellness through the preparation and enjoyment of food. Participants will develop basic cooking skills as part of a healthy lifestyle through hands-on learning experiences. Classes for kids and families. Promotes healthier choices while celebrating wholesome and delicious flavors
WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
The desire to lose weight is not uncommon for individuals interested in obtaining a healthier lifestyle. True wellness includes achieving and maintaining optimal body weight. At the Y, there are many pathways available to support you on your journey toward successful weight management. Program is written and administered by a licensed Physcian.
The SNJCS exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. We are a place where anyone and everyone can find respite from the social, physical, economic and/or educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them.
People engage with the SNJCS on one level, but they soon find a deeper meaning to their activities and a connection to those around them. Ultimately, at its highest form, they feel compelled to volunteer, to give back and help others strengthen the entire community.