We added programs and boosted capacity on the heels of last summer’s unprecedented wait lists. Check out what’s in store, and sign up now—many sessions are full, but enrollment is still open. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Hale Day Camp
Hale Day Camp features traditional activities in four age-based divisions tailored to their developmental needs. For enrollment, note these are “rising” grade ranges; campers should be entering these grades next fall.
Hale Adventure Camp
Hale Adventure Camp features five levels of challenge that build outdoor skills and include travel opportunities. Campers also enjoy traditional camp activities such as archery, boating, climbing, and swimming.
Hale Mountain Biking Camp
Hale Mountain Biking Camp focuses on skill-building and ride time. Campers execute drills, increase endurance, and learn about bike maintenance and trail stewardship in our private skills park and beyond.
Youth Leadership Development Programs
Hale Day Camp’s Counselor-in-Training Program, Hale Adventure Camp’s Expedition, and Hale MTB Camp’s Coach-in-Training Program develop communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills among Hale’s next generation of leaders. Senior counselors coach aspiring role models during multi-session blocks throughout the summer. Enrollees participate in professional development, teambuilding, and challenge course activities and are embedded with groups to observe program operations in action. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis—interview have begun, apply today!
At Hale, every camper takes the bus! We gladly provide bus service* with stops in Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Newton, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood. To reduce traffic and enhance safety, regular drop-offs and pick-ups are not permitted on site. A local bus stop is available for campers whose parents or guardians wish to drive them to Westwood.
A camp staff member accompanies each bus for the duration of its route and ensures your camper’s safe journey to and from camp each day. Please note that you or an authorized adult must meet your camper at your designated bus stop each afternoon.
Registration for transportation will begin in January. Buses serve campers during regular camp hours (8:45 AM–3:45 PM).
*Please note that any camper who registers for bus service may be subject to a transportation surcharge of $130 per camper, per session should public health protocols limit passenger capacities at that time.
We’re pleased to once again include one Hale Annual Membership per camp family (a $120 value) with registration. Valid from Mar. 1, 2023–Feb. 28, 2024, your membership features complimentary parking throughout the year, discounts on activities, and a copy of Hale Magazine.
Registrants may choose to pay in full or opt for installment billing. This is a matter of preference; no discount is associated with one option vs. the other.
Installment billing requires a non-refundable $150 down payment (per camper) for Pre-Camp, or $300 non-refundable down payment (per camper, per session) for Summer Camps. The remainder is billed in equal monthly installments on the first of each month, starting January 2023. Campers who register after installment billing begins are responsible for however many installments would have already been billed leading up to that time.
Our refund policy protects those who register early. Regular payments (i.e. your total amount paid, minus non-refundable down payments) are refundable until April 30, 2023. Whether you opt for installment billing or choose to pay in full, your account balance will be settled by May so you and your camper can focus on what’s most important as summer approaches: camp!
Registration System Tips
If you’re new to Hale’s registration system, you aren’t alone! Please review the steps below. We recommend using a laptop, not a phone.
Once you access the system, you can create an account in one of two ways:
- Click the “Log in” button on the top right, select “Not a Member?” and create an account.
- Select the Camp & Youth Programs category on the left, select a program, and click “Enroll.” After that, click “Create Account.”
We appreciate bug reports and general feedback related to your registration experience, but please contact us at 781-326-1770 if you require assistance.
Rates & Dates
Please note that during Session 1, camps do not operate on the Fourth of July.
Special discount codes are only valid on Hale’s camps for the 2023 season and are subject to terms and conditions. Hale reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to modify, extend, or end promotional discounts.
Jun. 26–July 7
Jul. 24–Aug. 4
Kindercamp, Lower Camp, Middle Camp
Hale is committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to children and families regardless of personal means. To that end, we maintain a fund to help families in need afford the cost of tuition. Our 2023 financial aid application for Summer Camps is now closed. Applications for our Family & Community Program continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis.