Family time at the Y is about giving families as a unit, and as individuals, the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community.


Camp Finberg Fun Day: Early Release Day

Kids will have a blast with a half-day of recreational age-appropriate programs and activities that are safe, fun, and designed to stretch their minds and bodies. Scheduled activities may include:

  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • STEM Activity
  • Garden/Nature Learning
  • Outdoor (Lawn & Field) Games
    …and more!

FRI, SEP 23 & FRI, OCT 28
1:00-5:30 PM [5:30-6:00 PM Pickup]
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$50*, Y Members/Child
$75*, Non-Members/Child

Second Child – 20% Discount
*$40, Y Members
* $60, Non-Members

* Price is per day. There are 2 scheduled release days.

Register Online


Mom’s & Dad’s Club Friday

Ages:  Up to 5 years, with adult caregiver

Our brand new playground at the Norton Outdoor Center (installed summer 2022) offers the perfect setting for a late morning/early afternoon of playground time, snack break, and a craft.

FRI, SEP 30  10:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  Attleboro Mom’s
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

FRI, ZOCT 28  10:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  Norton Mom’s
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

Free, Y Members
Free, Non-Members

Register Here


Playground Playgroup

Ages:  Up to 5 years, with adult caregiver

Our brand new playground at the Norton Outdoor Center (installed summer 2022) offers the perfect setting for a late morning/early afternoon of playground time, snack break, and a nature activity.

TUES, SEP 13-OCT 25
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$50/Season, Y Members
$75/Season, Non-Members

Register Here


Mommy, Daddy & Me Nature Hike

Ages:  Up to 4 years, with adult caregiver

There’s something kind of magical about hiking. A simple stroll along our hiking trails has the power to stoke a child’s curiosity about everything from plants to animals to even weather. This spectacular setting will widen their perspective and create a passion for the outdoors. Here, we’ll show you how to get the most out of the experience and build ont the learning once you’ve returned home.

THU, SEP 15 & 29
10:00-11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$5/Hike, Y Members
$10/Hike, Non-Members

Register Online


Mommy, Daddy & Me Yoga

Ages:  Up to 4 years, with adult caregiver

This class will incorporate a series of fun movements for walkers and their grown-up companions offering a wonderful opportunity to stretch and play together. Find your balance through traditional yoga poses, which have been modified and adapted to a playful format, incorporated into new and familiar games. Caregivers participate WITH their children in this program. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. For children who ware walking on their own up to age 4.

THU, SEP 8 & 22, OCT 6 & 20
10:00-11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$5/Class, Y Members
$10/Class, Non-Members

Register Online


Family Camp & Camp Out

Family Camp

Experience the best of everything the Norton Outdoor Center has to offer. Enjoy an afternoon of activities, including:  archery, ropes course, field games, and swimming (weather permitting), and so much more!

SAT, SEP 24, OCT 8, 22 or NOV 12
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center

Family of 4:
$70/Day, Members
$100/Day, Non-Members

Additional Participant(s):
$15, Y Members
$20, Non-Members

Register Online

Camp Out

Following an afternoon of Family Camp, why not opt to spend the night camping at Norton Outdoor Center? Prices include breakfast.

SAT, SEP 24, OCT 8, 22 or NOV 12
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center

Family of 4:
Add $30 to Family Camp, Y Members
Add $45 to Family Camp, Non-Members

Additional Tent(s):
$15, Members
$25, Non-Members

Register Online

 


Family Swim with Santa & Holiday Synchro Show – Dec 16

Join us for a fun holiday themed family swim with Santa himself! Stay after the swim for a performance by our own Lyonfish Synchronettes Synchronized Swimming Team and enjoy some hot chocolate and holiday treats.

FRI, DEC 16
Family Swim: 5:00-6:00 PM
Show & Refreshments to follow.
Downtown Branch

All swimmers entering the pool must register. All children under the age of 7 need an adult in the pool to swim within an arms length of them. Children 7 to 10 require a parent on the pool deck.

Free for all, but pre-registration is required.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your spot, call (508) 222-7422.


Balfour Pool Schedule

Effective Saturday, July 30, and for each Saturday for the remainder of the summer, Balfour Pool will close at 1pm.

Be sure to enjoy Family Swim at the Norton Outdoor Center -Attleboro Ymca, Saturdays, from 11am to 5pm. You can also enjoy three lanes of lap swimming. Sweet Pool will remain open for lap swim. Balfour will resume regular Saturday hours on Saturday September 10th.


Sensory Friendly Swim

Please join us for an inclusive swim time dedicated to individuals and families with sensory needs.

Saturdays, July 2, 16, 23, 30 |  August 13 & 27
9:00-11:00 am
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street
Norton, MA

This will be a fun time for everyone to socialize and use the pool facilities with limited noise, distractions, and attendance.

Preregistration is required.
Cost:  Members, Free |  Non-Members, $5.00

YMCA policy: An adult (18 or older) in swim attire must remain in the pool within arms reach of any children under the age of 7.

For questions or additional information, contact Jen Maltese, Executive Director Norton Outdoor Center, by emailing jmaltese@attleboroymca.org.
Preregister here, or call (508) 222-7422.


Specialty Camps: Nature Prowlers

Ages:  3-5

Pre-school campers will develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for our environment and the creatures in it. They will explore the habits and habitats of animals living in our woods, ponds, and meadows. Most importantly, they’ll have fun using their imaginations, and just being kids in a low-stress, outdoor environment. Campers learn about natural science through stories, hikes, games, crafts, and a host of other fun-filled activities. Here, campers renew old friendships and make new pals.

SEP 9-OCT 28
FRI 9:30-10:30 AM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton

Y Members:  $50/Monthly
Non-Members:  $75/Monthly

Register Online

For questions, or additional information, contact Jen Maltese, Norton Outdoor Center Executive Director at jmaltese@attleboroymca.org or call (508) 222-7422.

 


Child Watch at the Y!

Did you know the Attleboro Norton YMCA Downtown Branch offers a free benefit to Attleboro Norton Y (Family and Single-Parent Family) Members?

Download our 2022 Child Watch Fall Programs Flyer

Our Child Watch program provides a safe and supportive environment for children, ages 2 months to 12 years old, to build healthy, trusting relationships with other children and adults. Meanwhile, parent family members are able to reset, recharge, and connect with all the Y has to offer! Whether it’s your first time dropping off, or your 30th, we are here to support you and to help your child transition int our Child Watch room — a large, bright open play space conveniently located on our second floor (with elevator access). We want everyone to be successful!

Here are a few helpful hints:

  • Please check in each member (you and your child) every time you visit the Y
  • Children can bring a snack and drink (please refreain from peanuts, green beans and tree nuts)
  • No toys from home — we have plenty in our Child Watch room
  • If your child is feeling unwell or is unable to go to school due to illness, please keep them home.
  • Child Watch is only free to Family or Single-Parent Family members of the Attleboro Norton YMCA.
  • Non-Members, youth members, and members of other YMCAs may attend with a $5 fee.

Child Watch Schedule

MON   8:30-11:30 am / 4:30-8:00 pm
TUE     8:30-11:30 am / 4:30-8:00 pm
WED   8:30-11:30 am / 4:00-8:00 pm
THU    8:30-11:30 am  / 4:30-8:00 pm
FRI      8:30-11:30 am / 4:30-7:00 pm
SAT     8:00 a.m.-11:00 am

Costs:

  • Free, Attleboro Norton YMCA (Family or Single-Parent Family) Members
  • $5 Per Child, Reciprocal and Non-Members

Child Watch Fall Programs:

  • Sneaky Sleepover
  • The Quilted Heart
  • Holiday Drop, Shop & To-Do
  • Wrap & Chat
  • Camp Holiday:  Child Watch Mini Camp

Family Swim

Family Swim is the perfect opportunity for families to be active and have fun together! While playing with family in the pool, children also gain swimming strength and learn about water safety.

Family Swim is free for Attleboro Norton YMCA Members. Non-Members must purchase a Day Pass ($18 per family or $12 per adult or $6 per youth) to attend family swim.

Please review our latest Health & Safety Guidelines before your visit. See our Family Swim Policies below.

Family Swim Schedule – Downtown Branch

MON 10:00-11:00 am / 6:30-8:30 pm
TUE  9:45-11:00 am / 7:10-8:30 pm
WED 10:00-11:00 am / 6:30-8:30 pm
THU  6:30-8:30 pm
FRI 10:00-11:00 am / 4:00-8:30 pm
SAT 12:00-4:30 pm

Family Swim Policies

  1. Parents are responsible for actively supervising their children at all times.
  2. All swimmers 11 & under must take a swim test.
  3. Children under 12 must be accompanied in the pool area or in the water by an adult. Any child under 9 who does not pass the swim
    test must be accompanied by an adult in the water & stay within arm’s reach in the shallow end.
  4. Instructional Equipment, including starting blocks, may not be used during Family Swim. Toys & noodles may be used at the lifeguard’s discretion depending on the number of patrons.
  5. Only YMCA bubbles and Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed. No inflatable devices, such as water wings, inner tubes, rafts, etc.

Birthday Parties

Invite your friends to splash, dance, and play with a fun, active party at the Y!

The Y has a variety of parties to keep all the kids on your invitation list happy! All parties are two hours, including a one-hour activity and one hour in our party room. The fee includes a party coordinator to run the activities and help out in the party room. Plus, the birthday boy or girl gets a special gift from the Y!

Parties are offered on Saturdays, 12-2 pm or 3-5 pm. All parties take place at the Pleasant Street Branch, 537 Pleasant Street, Attleboro.

Pool Party

All ages. Celebrate your next birthday with a great time of playing pool games and splashing around with friends! Games and relay races can be arranged or have free swim time. Depending on ages and swim ability, adults may need to be in the water with kids. Please note: All children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Pleasant Street Branch

Dance Birthday Party

Ages 3-12. What’s your dream dance party? Choose from one of our favorite dance themes or create your own! All of our dance parties include party games, crafts and of course, dancing!

Location: Pleasant Street Branch

Sports Party

Ages 5-12. Have an active crew? Bring your friends to the Y’s gymnasium to play one of your favorite sports. Choose from basketball, floor hockey, or soccer. Then head into the party room for some birthday fun.

Location: Pleasant Street Branch

Party Reservation Information

Rental Fees: $200 Y Member / $250 Program Participant ($50 deposit due at registration to reserve your party.)
Please note that the above fees include 20 guests. You may add up to 10 guests for an additional $50 fee.

To make a reservation for your 2022 Party: Reserve your party online or contact Lizzy Gulino at egulino@attleboroymca.org.