Outdoor Center | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Try Something New at the Outdoor Center!


The MetroWest YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  For over 50 years, we have helped members improve their health while building a stronger sense of community.

Our Outdoor Center in Hopkinton offers year-round fun for the whole family. The property, located on 122 acres in east Hopkinton next to the Ashland Reservoir, has hiking trails, an outdoor pool, a 50-foot indoor rock climbing wall, low and high ropes courses, a teaching kitchen, an archery shoot, geocaching, soccer fields, tennis courts, and a cricket pitch!  In the summer, we host an award-winning summer camp for youth ages 3-16.


(Please note that this Y location does not have traditional Y offerings like fitness classes, a gym, or an indoor pool like found at our branch in Framingham.)





Looking to adventure with some other adults? Now offering several guided excursions for a variety of activities this spring! Transportation is provided, group will meet at the Outdoor Center and take the YMCA vans.

Sat 4/29
Outdoor rock-face climbing @ College Rock Park (Hopkinton, MA) 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Members: $50 | Non-members: $75


Sat 5/13

White water rafting w/ Zoar Outdoors (Concord River in Lowell, MA) 11:30am – 5:00pm

Members: $155 | Non-members: $200 **Registration for this event closes April 19th**


Sat 6/3

Cape Cod bike tour (Sandwich, MA) 9:30am – 4:00pm

Members: $60 | Non-members: $80


Sun 6/11

Cape Cod kayak tour (Sandwich, MA) 9:30am – 5:00pm

Members: $75 | Non-members: $101

Seasonal Classes and Programs

We offer seasonal program sessions throughout the spring, fall, and winter. You can learn how to cook healthy foods, safely explore and appreciate nature, perfect your archery skills, and so much more!

Events at the Outdoor Center!

Everyone is welcome to join us for special events at the Outdoor Center. We hold regular open houses, cookouts, sports demonstrations, educational workshops, cooking classes, and more. Check them out!

Summer Camp at the Outdoor Center!

The MetroWest YMCA Summer Day Camp in Hopkinton is located on 122 beautiful acres and abuts Ashland State Park. The site features two outdoor swimming pools, numerous sports fields, a recreation lodge, climbing walls, zip lines, a ropes course, archery, an indoor climbing wall, and trails that lead to a gorgeous waterfront for boating…it’s everything your child will need for an awesome day at camp! We offer more than a dozen specialty camps, including adventure, cooking, creative arts, drama, explorers, farming, horseback riding, magic, movie-making, sports, and more!

Hopkinton Memberships Offer Great Value!

Members can enjoy: Members enjoy access to our facilities, special events, member pricing on programs like archery, rock climbing, adventure education, the youth member rate at summer camps, and so much more! (Please note this facility does not have a gym, workout classes, indoor pool, etc... as found in a traditional Y location. We are an outdoor/adventure/summer camp facility.)