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PROGRAMS AT THE METROWEST YMCA FAMILY OUTDOOR CENTER

45 East Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

 

The Family Outdoor Center (FOC) in Hopkinton, MA, offers 122 acres of outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family!

 

Members can enjoy:

  • Member pricing on programs like archery, rock climbing, and adventure education! (see below)
  • Free special events! (see below)
  • Free Open Climb every Friday, and Open Archery every Monday!
  • Free access to sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, hiking trails, a playground, and a picnic grove!

 

Interested in renting our facility for a birthday party, club event, or corporate outing at the MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center? Contact 508-435-9345.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Access to the Family Outdoor Center is INCLUDED in your Framingham Family Membership.

Or, you can purchase a stand-alone Family Outdoor Center Family Membership at $36.75/ month

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The Family Outdoor Center offers classes year-round in fun, outdoor sports like rock climbing and archery! Check out the great programs below! 

Questions? Please call 508-435-9345.

 

 

 

 

 

Classes:

 

Beginner/Intermediate Archery

Our Beginner/Intermediate Archery program works on foundational archery skills: identifying the parts of the bow and arrow, how to hold equipment, stance, and other information. All equipment is provided.
 

Family Members $90/Youth Members $95/Community Members $180

Saturday......................9:00 AM – 10:00AM (ages 6+) Sept. 18th – Oct. 30th

 

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Advanced Archery

The Advanced Archery class provides an environment in which students will hone in on their form, learn range/competition commands, and learn care of essential gear such as stringing, waxing, & re-fletching. To participate you MUST have instructor approval and call the Family Outdoor Center to register.

Family Members $90/Youth Members $95/Community Members $180
Saturdays...................10:15 AM – 11:15AM (ages 8+) Sept. 18th – Oct. 30th

 

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Adult Belay Class

Calling all parents, guardians, and siblings over age 18! Register for a learn-to-belay class so that YOU may learn how to manage the ropes and take charge of your family’s life line! Once a participant passes the course, you will have the ability to belay your family and approved guests during Open Climb.

Members $25/Community Members $35 

Friday Sept 17............5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ages 18+)

Friday Oct 15..............5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ages 18+)

 

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Outdoor Education

Come and be introduced to the concepts of experiential learning and outdoor education! In this class, students will be led through a progressive set of activities and challenges designed to encourage them to practice leadership, communication, problem solving, critical and outside-the-box thinking, and appropriate risk-taking all while having fun! These activities will include team building, archery, low/high ropes, rock climbing, geocaching and more. Each week will provide new and memorable experiences for participants to bring home.

Little Adventurers- Youth grades 4-5

Members $70/Community Members $100 

Tuesday.............4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Explorers- Youth grades 6-8
Members $70/Community Members $100 
Wednesday.........4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

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FREE, ONGOING DROP-IN PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS: 

 

(registration is not required!)

 

Open Climb  

Every Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Members: FREE! | Non-members: $10/person or $25/family of 3+ 

The indoor climbing gym is open to climbers of all ages, shapes, and sizes.  Come and check out our climbing walls and be belayed by YMCA staff members.  If you can be appropriately harnessed, you may climb.  Anyone wishing to belay must have attended the Adult Belay Class. 

 

Check out Classes to find out how YOU can belay YOUR FAMILY by signing up for an Adult Belay Class! 

 

 

Open Archery (ages 6 and up) 

Every Monday starting Sept. 13th from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

Members: FREE! | Non-members: $10/person or $25/family of 3+ 

 

Come and try out archery before signing up for classes, or practice on your own.  All required equipment is provided by the YMCA.  You may bring your own recurve or compound bows provided draw weight is 30lbs or less, and only arrows with field/target points are allowed. 

 

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