Bring your next group event out into the fresh air! At the Y’s Norton Outdoor Center, we provide active, engaging programs for groups of all sizes, ages, and abilities. With 80 acres of fields, wooded trails, a challenge course, and more, the Norton Outdoor Center encourages groups to disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature and each other.

Schools & Youth Groups

girls-on-the-ropes-rounded-edgeThe Norton Outdoor Center provides an engaging group experience for youth and teens that pairs outdoor fun with character development and personal growth. We’ll work with you to develop an itinerary that incorporates group challenges, laugh-inducing icebreakers, thrilling high ropes elements, games, walks in the woods, reflective campfires, and more to allow for personal exploration and a sense of connection among the group.

Our Youth Group programs may highlight:

  • Positive communication
  • Team-building
  • Anti-bullying
  • Peer understanding
  • Leadership skills

To discuss your group’s next outing, contact Leigh Fontes at

Scouts Programs

ropesOur staff works with the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts to help provide initiatives and programs that build character and teach both social and environmental responsibility. Our Norton Outdoor Center staff will work with you to create an exciting experience to challenge your Scouts to go beyond their limits and to reach to new heights as a troop. With the support of their peers, leaders, and the Y staff, Scouts leave with a sense of accomplishment and unity as a group.

Our Scouts Programs may include:

  • Team-building with our Challenge Course team
  • Adventure initiatives
  • Troop overnights
  • Badge work
  • Nature and environmental programs
  • Family recreational events

To begin planning your troop’s next adventure, contact Leigh Fontes at

Corporate Groups

work-groupAdd a little adventure to your next workplace event! Our staff will work with you to customize a event tailored to your group’s goals and interests. Whether you’re working to build a sense of connection among a new staff team or helping a group of co-workers work together toward a common goal, our Challenge Course staff will lead you through an itinerary of challenges and games that address communication, goal setting, and trust in a fun, supportive environment.

Our corporate events may include:

  • Challenge Course program
  • Field games
  • Nature hikes
  • Cookout or catered meals
  • Campfire
  • Recreational swimming (in season)

To discuss your group’s next outing, contact Leigh Fontes at

Ropes Course Adventure Party

Ages: 8-14

Young adventurers can have the party of a lifetime up in the trees! Activities may include an obstacle course race, team challenges on our intermediate ropes course, or some high-flying adventures from our 45-foot double trapeze jump. 3-hour party. Limit of 12 participants. Parties available April-November 15. For more information or to schedule a party, contact Leigh Fontes at

Ropes course party fees: $250 Y Member / $350 Non-Member

Location: Norton Outdoor Center

Other Events

The Y’s Norton Outdoor Center has provided a fun outdoor setting for a variety of other events as well, including birthday parties, baby showers, family reunions, company picnics, and more!

For a tour of the grounds or to request more information about our Facility Rentals, contact Leigh Fontes at