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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 ext.104.

 

SPRING I SESSION PROGRAM:
 

Beginner/Intermediate Archery

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

Members: $90 | Youth & Teen: $95 | Non-Members $180

Ages 6+

Saturdays: April 30 – June 11 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (no class 5/28 Memorial Day Weekend)

 

Advanced Archery

The Advanced Archery class provides an environment in which students will develop their form, practice range/competition commands, and learn how to care for essential gear such as stringing, waxing, & re-fletching. To participate you MUST have completed Basic Archery. Call the Family Outdoor Center at (508) 435-9345 if you have questions.

Members: $90 | Youth & Teen: $95 | Non-Members $180

Ages 8+
Saturdays: April 30 – June 11 from 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM (no class 5/28 Memorial Day Weekend)

 

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! This class teaches people how to safely secure other people during rock climbing. Once a participant passes the course, you will have the ability to belay your family and approved guests during weekly Open Climb at the Family Outdoor Center.

Members $25 | Community Members $35

Ages 18+

Friday, May 6.............................................5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

NEW! Camping 101 Workshop

This is a family-friendly workshop that will teach the basics of camping, from finding the right site, to setting up the tent and tarp, fire and knife safety, and an introduction to outdoor cooking. All materials are provided. This will be a fun, informative event which can also help you get ready to join us for Community Camp Out Day (May 14)!

Ages 10+

Saturday, April 23...........4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Members: FREE

Non-members $10/ per person, $15/ per family

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Photo-Orienteering: Introduction and Creation

Saturday April 9th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5/person, $10/family

Have you tried our new Photo-O course?  If not, come see what Photo-Orienteering is all about!  Learn how to orient and navigate to a particular spot on the map, and then figure out which picture from the list was taken in that spot.  You can also learn how to create your own Photo-O course using our map right here at the FOC, as part of our Community Course Creation series.

 

Saturday Morning Rock Climbing

Saturday, April 23rd from 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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

Not able to attend our Friday night climbs?  Come check out our indoor rock walls at a new time slot!  YMCA staff will belay any who does not have a belay trained adult in their group.

 

Community Camp-Out and Lunar Carnival 

Saturday, May 14th 4pm – Sunday, May 15th 10am

Members bringing own tent: $30/family | | Non-Members bringing own tent: $50/family

Members borrowing tent: $40/tent | Non-Members borrowing tent: $60/family

Come and camp out at the FOC with camp style field games and activities, plus some outdoor cooking and S’mores of course.  Also enjoy some of our lunar-themed activities and learn all about the Lunar eclipse that will be occurring around 12:30am Monday morning.  Tents available on a limited basis.

 

Spring Cook-out & Camp Open House!

Saturday, May 21st from 12pm – 4pm

Members: FREE| Non-Members: $10/family

Come hang out at the FOC!  Grab some food and check out our rock walls, archery range, and field activities.  Meet other community members and explore the trail systems.  Can you find all the geocaches or complete the photo-o course?

 

Community Boating Day

Sunday, June 12th from 12pm – 4pm

Members: FREE| Non-Members: $25/family

Come learn how to canoe/kayak on the Ashland Reservoir!  Spend the afternoon on the water and learn some paddling skills from our boating staff.  All equipment provided.

 
 

 

FREE, ONGOING DROP-IN PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS: 

 

(registration is not required!)

 

Open Climb  

Every Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Rec hall (except for 4/15)

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 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm in the Rec hall (closed for Memorial Day)

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.