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The largest, most comprehensive educational challenge course in the Northeastern United States.


Put on a harness, grab a helmet and set a goal - you're off! See how high you can climb, push yourself physically and mentally. Challenge yourself to navigate with no hands, wearing a blindfold or with a partner! Work from the ground as a part of the belay team and encourage your friends, school-mates and coworkers as they tackle challenges they never dreamed they'd encounter! Celebrate your victories and reflect on the journey back on the ground and take home a new understanding (and respect!) for your own capabilities.

Berkshire Outdoor Center is home to the largest, most comprehensive educational Challenge Course facility in the North-Eastern United States, with over 60 combined low and high elements.

BCCYMCA Challenge Courses & Challenge Course Policies, Procedures and Inspections are certified by ACA, ACCT, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety.


At our Chimney Corners facility, the High Elements include:

  • Twin Trapeze
  • Climbing Panels
  • Double Dangle Duo
  • Cat Walk
  • Inclined Logs
  • Twin Zip Lines
  • High Teeter Totter
  • Vertical Play Pen
  • Vertical Cargo Net
  • Teeter Totter Bridge
  • High All Aboard
  • Burma Loops
  • Jeebie Lunge
  • Swinging Islands
  • Islands In The Sky

Our Chimney Corners campus also has a low elements course, the Alpine Tower with a Giant Swing and the Indoor Climbing Wall that provides year-round climbing opportunities for groups.


At our Camp Becket facility, the High Elements include:

  • High Wild Woozy
  • Multi-Vine
  • Stemming Centipede
  • Heebie Jeebie
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Dangle Quad
  • Burma Bridge
  • Cat Walk
  • Tired Two Line
  • Zip Line

Our Becket campus also has the Climbing Tower with inverted faces, an overhang and a beginner wall as well as the Bouldering Room and a a complete low elements course.

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