When camp is not in session, YMCA Camp McConnell provides additional program opportunities for youth, families, school groups, companies and churches. We want you to come enjoy Camp McConnell, where the everyday grind is wiped away and your sense of adventure and fun are renewed! Our goal is simple…it’s YOU. We just want to make sure you and everyone that is part of your event has the best time possible.
Whether it’s fall, winter or spring our team building and high adventure programs provide the perfect environment for individuals to learn to work together to solve problems, become focused teams, and develop communication skills. All while being under the supervision of our trained staff – they’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize that they’re learning and problem solving.
The purpose of teambuilding and low ropes is to learn how to work together as a team and to push yourself out of your comfort zone. During these activities, participants will learn about creative thinking, cooperation, communication, trust and problem solving. On our low ropes course, participants truly come together as a team. A group must trust each other and communicate as they work together to succeed at a variety of challenges. Groups examine their growth during the debriefing sessions that occur following each challenge.
The purpose of high ropes and the climbing wall is to challenge the individual to take a risk and face his or her fear in a safe environment. Participants see an increase in self-esteem and peer support. High ropes – build confidence while over 40 feet off the ground. Each participant is supported and encouraged by both their facilitator and the group. Participants are harnessed and belayed for safety.
Group Events, Company and Family Picnics & Birthday Parties
There's never a shortage of activities at Camp McConnell …you’ll just have to figure out what you and your group want to do. Whatever the time of day or the weather, we can customize your event to include the outdoor as well as indoor activities that everyone in your group enjoys in a fun yet safe environment.
Outdoor Education & School Groups
Whether your group or school needs a day of outdoor fun, a teambuilding program or some outdoor education activities, we have it all. Your activity schedule will be completely and appropriately customized to meet the needs of the group. Here at Camp McConnell we believe children learn best through personal, hands on experience. Our job, and our passion, is to invite students to get their “hands dirty&rdqurdquo; in nature – whether that is getting wet learning about aquatic ecology, or deep in our forest learning about ecosystems.
Weddings, Receptions & Special Events
YMCA Camp McConnell is a special place… and without question will provide the perfect setting for your special day! Whether it’s a wedding, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bar & bat mitzvah or another special occasion, let our staff take care of all the details and make your day not only hassle-free, but picture perfect. We provide the special attention that your event requires and deserves.