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Test Yourself and Discover Your Strengths

Our Adventure Education programs foster personal growth, increased self-esteem, and social-emotional learning for thousands of participants annually. Adventure Education creates opportunities for teams and individuals to step (or jump!) out of their comfort zone and into a place of growth in a purposeful way.


Our team-building programs help participants develop solid communication, trust, and cooperation skills. Popular with corporate and school groups, these programs help team members foster a bond that continues to grow after your high-impact learning experience. The Y team tailors each program to each individual group’s goals and anticipated outcomes, and may utilize:

  • sports fields for ground activities
  • low and high ropes challenge course


Outdoor Education

Develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world around you through guided hands-on experiences. Our Outdoor Education programs foster a connection to nature and the great outdoors. Our programs meet curriculum standards for experiential learning and expose youth to various subjects and experiences not found in a typical classroom setting. Half, full-day, and multi-day learning opportunities are all available.

Topics may include:

Survival Skills
This class focuses on what it would be like to be in a survival situation. We will teach the lesson about the seven survival priorities and how to prepare and prevent themselves from being in a survival scenario. 

Students will first be introduced to a compass and its different parts. After they have learned how to use a compass and to read bearings, we will embark on a quest through our orienteering course to find all the different spots and clues!

New to snowshoeing? No problem. This course will help everyone learn how to select, put on, and take off snowshoes. Staff will then teach everyone how to properly travel up and down hills safely. Once the group is comfortable with the shoes, an experienced YMCA staff member will guide the group through a scenic trail where everyone can test out their new skills.

Fire Building
Learning how to safely and effectively build a fire is an essential skill for those looking to go on adventures. This class will allow students to try different techniques, including primitive methods, for building fires.

Animals and Their Habitats
Class participants will be brought through our property as we search on our trails for hints of wildlife. They will learn how to identify different signs of recent animal activity and hopefully get the chance to see evidence of a real-life habitat. In the winter, this class focuses on how animals adapt and prepare for the winter months. 


To learn more about these programs, contact Tyler Reynolds at