After overcoming last year’s challenges and with program modifications in place, this summer, camp is on.
Many of you are too—our wait lists have reached capacity! We encourage you to sign up to be among the first to learn about next year’s program.
If you’re open to a week-long family staycation, check out Hale Family Camp. We also offer Summer Days at Hale, Outdoor Fitness & Recreation, and group and private Swimming Lessons—all great options to relax and cool off at Hale this summer!
Hale Day Camp
Hale Day Camp features traditional activities in four age-based divisions.
Kindercamp (Ages 4–5) offers rotating activities, smaller equipment, low camper-to-counselor ratios, a forest playground, and swimming lessons in tranquil ponds.
Lower Camp (Ages 6–7) inspires curiosity and exploration as campers visit sites like Bear Cave and Noanet Dam, learn to hike and fish, and begin teambuilding.
Middle Camp (Ages 8–10) focuses on favorite hobbies including archery, boating, sports, and arts and crafts. Counselors introduce low ropes elements.
Upper Camp (Ages 11–13) affords pre-teens more freedom and a heightened sense of adventure through electives, field games, and access to high ropes elements.
Hale Adventure Camp
Hale Adventure Camp offers explorers three skill-based levels of challenge.
Basecamp (Ages 9–11) offers Adventure 101 during Session 1 (a great introduction for those interested in hiking, climbing, and outdoor pursuits) and features overnight camping at Hale during the second weeks of Sessions 2–4.
Frontcountry (Ages 10–12) continues building outdoor skills at Hale before campers venture to the Berkshires to climb Mt. Greylock on a three-day camping trip during the second weeks of Sessions 2–4.
Backcountry (Ages 11–13) teaches technical skills at Hale before challenging campers to summit a 4,000-footer in the White Mountains on a three-day camping trip during the second weeks of Sessions 2–4.
Hale Mountain Biking Camp
Hale Mountain Biking Camp focuses on skill-building and ride time at Hale and beyond.
Beginner MTB (Ages 8–12) blends 2–3 hours of riding every day with traditional camp activities. Beginners develop basic skills such as reading trail heads, riding brakes while descending, down-shifting while ascending, and maintaining balance. They also learn about safety and basic bike maintenance and repair. MTB Camp runs during Sessions 1–4.
Advanced MTB (Ages 9–13) builds speed and agility on longer rides, introduces more challenging trails, and offers ample time in our private skills park. Advanced riders also learn about teamwork and land stewardship as they help build and maintain features on the trails they ride throughout Hale. MTB Camp runs during Sessions 1–4.
Hale’s Counselor-in-Training Program (Ages 14–15) develops communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills among Hale’s next generation of counselors. Senior counselors coach these aspiring role models during multi-session blocks throughout the summer. CITs participate in professional development, teambuilding, and challenge course activities and are embedded with camp groups to observe program operations in action.
Hale gladly provides free bus service* for Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Jamaica Plain, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Newton, Norwood, Readville, West Roxbury, Walpole, Wellesley, and 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.
Campers may sign up for bus service at the time of registration. Buses serve campers during regular camp hours (8:45 AM–3:45 PM). Should an Extended Day option be offered, campers who remain at Hale after 3:45 PM are responsible for coordinating their own transportation. Bus service is not available during Session 5. Click here to save your camper’s seat.
*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.
New this year: Camp enrollment now includes one 2021 Hale Membership per camp family (a $120 value). Valid from Mar. 1, 2021–Feb. 28, 2022, your membership features complimentary parking throughout the year, discounts on activities, and a copy of Hale Magazine.
Hale is pleased to introduce installment billing to make paying for camp more manageable—the sooner you enroll, the lower your monthly payment will be. A down payment of $300 per camper per session will hold your camper’s spot until the balance is automatically paid in 2 equal monthly installments.
If you’re feeling tentative, rest assured that we offer an adaptive refund policy so you can recoup tuition minus down payments.
Whether you opt for discounted installment billing or choose to save even more by paying in full, your account balance will be settled by May 15 so you and your camper can focus on what’s most important as summer approaches: camp!
Rates & Dates
We’re full! But we’ve already begun planning for next summer. Submit your information below to be among the first to know when registration opens.