La Vida Center for Outdoor Education
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In response to greater serve the needs of teens in the Greater Beverly community; the Beverly YMCA and the City of Beverly formed the Beverly Youth Collaboration. Since 1996 the collaboration has provided guidance for our two teen dedicated facilities the McPherson Youth Center and Douglas Stephens Teen Center.
In 2003, the YMCA secured 19.5 acres of land on Leggs Hill Road to build a state-of-the-art facility. More than $14 million was raised over the course of six years.
We are a family-friendly public facility dedicated to adventure and the power of encouragement! The La Vida Rock Gym is a family-friendly public climbing facility that is dedicated to adventure and the power of encouragement.