Programs & Services

The many and varied programs and services offered by the Wyckoff Y will keep the entire family busy from dawn to dusk.

Billy’s Buddies & Buddy Walk


Make Connections, enhance Social Skills, and express Creativity to widen your world.

At the Y, we believe all people of all abilities should have the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure. Our commitment to social responsibility ensures our dedication to providing greatly needed services to the community. The Y strives to support all individuals and families affected by mental and physical challenges.

“Billy’s Buddies” is an outreach program for children with Down Syndrome and their families, with a primary goal to create awareness and acceptance of individuals with DS. Additionally, “Billy’s Buddies” provides their families with valuable resources and networking opportunities.

Billy’s Buddies Membership includes:
$100 per family per year

Super Sundays

Join other families who have a child with Down Syndrome once a month for a special event or to socialize. Parents participate in an adult group, siblings participate in a sibling group, and children enjoy spending time with the Wyckoff YMCA teen leaders. Meetings are followed by a light dinner.

For more information Contact: Jen Kaplan at

Billy’s Buddies 9th Annual Golf Outing

Thur, July 13
at Ballyowen Golf Club, Hamburg, NJ
Billy’s Buddies is a great program at the Wyckoff YMCA for children with Down Syndrome and their families. This program creates awareness and acceptance of individuals with DS, while providing their families with valuable resources and networking opportunities. Billy’s Buddies is a part of the Wyckoff Family Y’s overall commitment to the entire special needs community.

6:45 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Driving Range
8:00 am: Shotgun Start: Play Your Own Ball From the White Tees
12:30 pm: BBQ Lunch
2:00 pm: Team Scramble, Captain and His Crew Game From the Blue Tees
7:00 pm: Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres Award Reception, Prizes, Auction and 50/50

Participation Fee: $275 per golfer
Stay and play for two rounds, but if your back isn’t up for it, play only one. Your choice! Either way, you are benefiting Billy’s Buddies.

Billys Buddies Golf Outing Registration Form

Kindly consider the following sponsorship opportunities:
• Event Sponsor: $5000
• Lunch Sponsor: $3000
• Award Reception Sponsor: $3000
• Beverage Cart Sponsor: $1500
• Billy’s Buddies Foursome: $1200 (Includes Golf for 4 and Tee Sponsor Sign)
• Hole in One Sponsor: $1000
• Golf Ball Sponsor $500
• Putting Contest Sponsor: $500
• Tee Sponsor: $200

Proudly Sponsored By:

Please RSVP by June 30. For more information contact Jen Kaplan at the Wyckoff YMCA 201-891-2081 or

13th Annual Buddy Walk of Bergen County

Oct. 14 ,2017
10am registration; 11am walk

Y facility revised hours: 2:00 – 8:30pm.

The Buddy Walk brings together many families with the goal of raising awareness and inclusion for those with Down syndrome. One-mile family walk, games, family activities, delicious food, and music!

Click to view pictures from last years Buddy Walk
Click to register for the Buddy Walk