Senior Camp: It’s Not Just For Kids

Our Most Popular Senior Program!

Camp is not only for the young – but the young at heart! Why should kids get all the fun? This one-of-a-kind program is specifically designed for active older adults. You’ll participate in a variety of activities designed to instill a sense of teamwork, invigorate your creativity and quest for knowledge, and inspire new levels of confidence.

Ages:  60+

May 28 – May 30, 2024
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center – 295 West Main Street Norton, MA

Register Online for our THREE Day Camp

Register for Horsing Around Camp: Add-on for Friday, May 31

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Health & Wellness Classes
  • Lawn & Field Games
  • Pool & Swimming
  • Fun Ropes Course
  • Intro to Kayaking
  • Horse Acclimation
  • Play Time with Dogs…and more!
Cost Per Day:

$20/person, Y Members
$30/person, Non-members

Cost Per Week (3 Days):

$100/couple, Y Members
$130/couple, Non-members

Is 3 days too much? 
How about just ONE day?

We’re packing as much fun, excitement and adventure from our 3-day Senior Camp into
just ONE day as we possibly can! You’ll get a glimpse of activities such as archery, arts & crafts, a health & wellness class, lawn & field games, and our ropes course.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2024
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online for our ONE Day Camp

For More Information

Contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey, Director of Active Older Adults/Sweet Community House by calling (508) 409-0767 or email

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Spring Garden Programs

Planting Your Food

Embark on a culinary journey that begins right where your food comes to life – in the garden! During our program, you will learn the magic of growing, harvesting, and savoring your own delicious delights. Whether you have a balcony, patio, or a sunny windowsill, discover the secrets to cultivating a thriving garden in any space by creating a container garden. During this program you will plant your own salsa, salad, or pizza garden in a container to take home and enjoy throughout the summer!

SAT, Apr 13

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online


Unlock the secrets to inviting these mesmerizing creatures into your backyard with our Hummingbird program. Dive into the world of fluttering wings, vibrant colors, and joyous melodies as we guide you on an adventure to create a haven for these enchanting birds. Don’t miss the chance to turn your backyard into a hummingbird haven.


SAT, Apr 13
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

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Backyard Beekeeper

Ever wonder what it takes to be a beekeeper? Thought about starting a beehive of your own? During this program, you will learn what it takes to start your own beehives in your own backyard, as well as learning about bee behavior and how to harvest honey from your hives. This informative session will help you determine if you have what it takes to be a backyard beekeeper! Ages 12+.

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online

Mommy & Me Garden Party

This Mother’s Day weekend, dive into the world of flowers, laughter, and shared moments at our enchanting gardening program designed for moms and their little green thumbs!
Immerse yourselves in the joy of nature as you decorate a planter and create your own container garden to bring home. Price is per family.

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online

Art In Nature

Participants will engage with nature in an artistic and creative way. Drawing inspiration from nature and even incorporating natural objects into their projects, participants will create beautiful works of art to take home.

Ages:  6-10

SAT, April 27
SAT, May 11
11:30 – 12:30 PM

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$10/Day, Y Members
$15/Day, Non-Members


Youth Ropes Course

Ages:  6-12

Students will learn to demonstrate initiative, problem solving, trust while learning about themselves and others. They’ll build rapport in our outdoor setting involving high and low elements–soaring (or climbing) to new heights on the Giant Swing, or overcoming obstacles on Voyager’s Crossing platforms. They’ll scale our Rockwall and practice their ability to balance on our Whale Watch.

Mar 09 – May 25, 2024
10:15 AM-11:15 AM

Register Online

Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$30, Y Members
$35, Non-Members


Ages:  6-12

Take aim in the YMCA’s archery program. This program will introduce archers to the joy of the sport. Our goal is to equip each participant with the knowledge of range safety, respect of the sport, handling of equipment, and proper shooting technique all in an environment that fosters focus, improved accuracy, increased self-confidence, and team building. Instruction provided by a certified archery instructor.

Mar 9 – May 25, 2024
9:00-10:00 AM

Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$30, Y Members
$35, Non-Members

Register Online


Starry Night Ropes Course

Ages: 18+

Who is ready to take on the challenge of our ropes course, where you’re certain to feel a sense of fulfillment and achievement, ready to face any challenge, and inspired by the night sky under a canopy of trees lit only by the magic of the stars and a bit of safety lighting. Will you soar on the Giant Swing, scale the Rockwall, or face your fears on Voyager’s Crossing’s platforms?



6:30pm -8:30pm


Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA


$25/Night, Y Members
$35/Night, Non-Members