Situated on 80 acres of fields and woodlands, the Norton Outdoor Center offers endless outdoor recreational opportunities for kids, families, coworkers, and communities to come together.

To learn more, contact Director Jen Maltese at jmaltese@attleboroymca.org.


Starry, Starry Night Ropes Course [for Adults Only}

Ages:  21+

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?

FRI SEP 23, OCT 7 & 28
6:30-9:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$20/Night, Y Members
$25/Night, Non-Members

Register Online


Full Moon Brew Hikes [for Adults Only]

Ages:  21+

Have you ever wanted to hike under the glow of a full moon and experience what the animals that live at the Norton Outdoor Center see at night? Join a naturalist for a full moon hike and see first-hand how beautiful and peaceful the great outdoors is after dark. We’ll top off our hike around a cam fire with local brews!

Harvest Moon Hike

SAT SEP 10  7:00-9:00 PM

Hunter’s Moon Hike

SUN OCT 9  7:00-9:00 PM

Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$15, Y Members/Hike
$20, Non-Members/Hike

Register Online


Camp Finberg Fun Day: No School

Kids will have a blast with a full-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!

Each day is different with so many friends to see and so many things to do!

MON, OCT 10 & THU, NOV 11
7:00 AM-5:00 PM [5:00 to 5:30 PM Pickup]
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$60*, Y Members/Child
$90*, Non-Members/Child

Second Child – 20% Discount
*$48, Y Members
* $72, Non-Members

* Price is per day. There are 2 scheduled days off from school.

Register Online


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


Youth Ropes Course

Ages:  5-10

Students will learn to demonstrate initiative, problem solving, trust while learning aobut 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.

SEP 10-NOV 19
SAT, 10:15-11:15 AM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$50, Y Members
$75, Non-Members

Register Online


Archery

Ages:  5-10

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.

SEP 10-NOV 19
SAT, 9:00-10:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$50, Y Members
$75, Non-Members

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

 


Adult Camp

Ages:  21+

Who says camp is just for kids? It’s time to experience all the fun your kids have told you about. Enjoy taking aim on our archery course, cooling off in the pool (weather permitting), displaying your skill (or learning new ones) during a round of lawn games, soaring (or climbing) to new heights on our ropes course, and so much more!

SAT, SEP 17, OCT 15 or NOV 5
6:00-9:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

$30/Day, Y Members
$45/Day, Non-Members

Register Online


Senior Camp

Ages:  60+

Senior Camp is back for fall!

Why should kids get all of the fun? Come back to camp with our special 4-day Senior Camp! Or, if four days is too much, and you’re looking for a small taste of adventure, why not try our one-day camp?!

Senior Camp:  Week

During our four-day Senior Camp, 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.
Senior camp is the perfect way for active older adult who want to stay young at heart! Activities will include:

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Health & Wellness Classes
  • Lawn & Field Games
  • Pool & Swimming Fun
  • Ropes Course,…and more!

TUE, SEP 6-FRI, SEP 9
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center (home of Camp Finberg)
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

Fees for the Week:
Single Campers:  $60, Members / $80, Non-Members
Couples:  $100, Members / $130, Non-Members

Register Here / Single Campers
Register Here / Couples

For more information, please contact Cyndee at cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0767.

Mini Senior Camp:  One-Day

We’re packing as much fun and excitement into our one-day Senior Camp as we possibly can. Or, at least just enough to give you a taste of adventure! You’ll experience a glimpse of activities from our week-long camp such as:

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • A Health & Wellness Classes
  • Lawn & Field Games, and
  • Ropes Course!

THU, OCT 13
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center (home of Camp Finberg)
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

Fees for the Day:
$25, Y Members
$38, Non-Members

Register Here

For more information, please contact Cyndee at cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0767.


Outdoor Aqua Zumba

Join our instructor, Sarah, in our new aqua fitness classes, which allows you to exercise every muscle and every joint in your body all at the same time. Aqua aerobics is perfect for the young and the young-at-heart. Water causes your body to be buoyant, thus causing less strain and stress on your joints and muscles.

August 6 & 20
9:30-10:30am
Attleboro Norton YMCA/Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street
Norton, MA

Y Members, Free
Non-Members, $5 (payable at entry)
Questions?
Contact, Jen Maltese
508-222-7292 or 508-222-7422
jmaltese@attleboroymca.org

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.

 


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 Jen Maltese at jmaltese@attleboroymca.org.