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Hale Family Camp

Hale Family Camp—just one of several family-friendly programs we offer each summer—features a full week of outdoor fun that includes swimming, boating, archery, climbing, games, relay races, night hikes, a campout, and more. Parents can take a break from cooking with a farm-to-table dinner and relax with friends during a happy hour and wine tasting. Are you ready for your screen-free staycation?

OUR LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO FAMILY FUN
Hale has proudly offered high-quality family programs at South Beach for decades—which is why so many parents return with their own children many years later! From the Dover-Westwood Conservation Club to Membership Beach to Hale Summer Club to Hale Family Camp, our approach to delivering the activities that make summer special continues to evolve—but our commitment to building community among friends, families, and neighbors is stronger than ever.

SUNDAY

After we checked in, a geocaching adventure helped us orient ourselves to Hale—there's so much to see. We also registered for activities and met fellow campers during a teambuilding initiative.

After we checked in, a geocaching adventure helped us orient ourselves to Hale—there's so much to see. We also registered for activities and met fellow campers during a teambuilding initiative.

After we checked in, a geocaching adventure helped us orient ourselves to Hale—there's so much to see. We also registered for activities and met fellow campers during a teambuilding initiative.

MONDAY

A big community breakfast broke the ice today. I think we ate our weight in pancakes! The themed beach bash afterward gave us plenty of time to relax (and digest)!

A big community breakfast broke the ice today. I think we ate our weight in pancakes! The themed beach bash afterward gave us plenty of time to relax (and digest)!

A big community breakfast broke the ice today. I think we ate our weight in pancakes! The themed beach bash afterward gave us plenty of time to relax (and digest)!

TUESDAY

Tonight's sunset canoe ride was breathtaking. Noanet Pond was the perfect vantage point to watch the sky's colors change as the day slipped away and our guide led us safely back to shore.

Tonight's sunset canoe ride was breathtaking. Noanet Pond was the perfect vantage point to watch the sky's colors change as the day slipped away and our guide led us safely back to shore.

Tonight's sunset canoe ride was breathtaking. Noanet Pond was the perfect vantage point to watch the sky's colors change as the day slipped away and our guide led us safely back to shore.

WEDNESDAY

Hale's got talent! The kids had a great time dancing in the talent show and cheering on their friends' performances. Tonight we'll check out this week's local singer-songwriter at "Summer Sounds."

Hale's got talent! The kids had a great time dancing in the talent show and cheering on their friends' performances. Tonight we'll check out this week's local singer-songwriter at "Summer Sounds."

Hale's got talent! The kids had a great time dancing in the talent show and cheering on their friends' performances. Tonight we'll check out this week's local singer-songwriter at "Summer Sounds."

THURSDAY

Somewhere between swimming and boating, we decided to attempt the "HFC Gauntlet." It wasn't quite as punishing as we feared, but it definitely added a new level of challenge to our week!

Somewhere between swimming and boating, we decided to attempt the "HFC Gauntlet." It wasn't quite as punishing as we feared, but it definitely added a new level of challenge to our week!

Somewhere between swimming and boating, we decided to attempt the "HFC Gauntlet." It wasn't quite as punishing as we feared, but it definitely added a new level of challenge to our week!

FRIDAY

Since Thursday was a little Spartan, today we embraced the arts. We used natural materials and art supplies to explore shape, line, texture, color, and pattern and crafted a few new items for the refrigerator.

Since Thursday was a little Spartan, today we embraced the arts. We used natural materials and art supplies to explore shape, line, texture, color, and pattern and crafted a few new items for the refrigerator.

Since Thursday was a little Spartan, today we embraced the arts. We used natural materials and art supplies to explore shape, line, texture, color, and pattern and crafted a few new items for the refrigerator.

SATURDAY

What an adventurous and oddly relaxing week. The kiddos are proudly sporting their "Deep End Test" bracelets and last night's campout was magical. We'll be back for Summer Days in August!

What an adventurous and oddly relaxing week. The kiddos are proudly sporting their "Deep End Test" bracelets and last night's campout was magical. We'll be back for Summer Days in August!

What an adventurous and oddly relaxing week. The kiddos are proudly sporting their "Deep End Test" bracelets and last night's campout was magical. We'll be back for Summer Days in August!

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A Week at Camp

Each one-week session of Hale Family Camp serves 25 families. Sessions run Sunday through Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM at South Beach.

During their session, families may choose to participate in organized activities, take lessons, or simply relax together on South Beach, in Noanet Pond, or among 1,000 acres of trees.

Our beautiful campus offers a secluded place to disconnect and unparalleled access to 20+ miles of trails, a private waterfront, archery range, ropes course, restrooms, playgrounds, pavilions, and picnic areas.

Hale is awesome! I can’t even explain to you how happy we are. My son and daughter want to go all day, everyday. They’ve grown and learned so much during our time here. It’s run with such care…I know my kids are safe, and I can actually relax or do yoga and not worry. That in itself is priceless. Thank you so much for making this happen for our family.Jamie, Mattea, and Pryce

General Activities

Kids, parents, grandparents—we’re all campers at Hale Family Camp, where you’ll find activities for all ages on any given day. Challenge neighbors to a tug-of-war, show off your best moves in a dance-off, or demonstrate the power of teamwork in a family relay race. Let our instructors teach your kids to swim while you dive into a good book. Dig up your family’s secret recipe for BBQ sauce and baste your way to glory in a camp cook-off. Recount the day’s adventures during happy hours, campfires, and sunset canoe rides.

Open swimming is available to all of our families throughout the day, and group swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. Our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors teach every day so students can advance throughout the week.

Open swimming is available to all of our families throughout the day, and group swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. Our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors teach every day so students can advance throughout the week.

Swimming

Open swimming is available to all of our families throughout the day, and group swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. Our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors teach every day so students can advance throughout the week.

Ninja Warrior challenges kids to climb, swing, and race each other on Hale Family Camp’s infamous obstacle course. This timed challenge and other games are a great way to make new friends—even when they’re competitive, they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, and having fun.

Ninja Warrior challenges kids to climb, swing, and race each other on Hale Family Camp’s infamous obstacle course. This timed challenge and other games are a great way to make new friends—even when they’re competitive, they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, and having fun.

Ninja Warrior

Ninja Warrior challenges kids to climb, swing, and race each other on Hale Family Camp’s infamous obstacle course. This timed challenge and other games are a great way to make new friends—even when they’re competitive, they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, and having fun.

Enjoy access to our fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Boating lessons and activities are available for ages five and up, and instructors teach children to safely use oars, hoist sails, tack, and navigate. Budding mariners will appreciate the skills they gain on Noanet Pond for years to come.

Enjoy access to our fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Boating lessons and activities are available for ages five and up, and instructors teach children to safely use oars, hoist sails, tack, and navigate. Budding mariners will appreciate the skills they gain on Noanet Pond for years to come.

Boating

Enjoy access to our fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Boating lessons and activities are available for ages five and up, and instructors teach children to safely use oars, hoist sails, tack, and navigate. Budding mariners will appreciate the skills they gain on Noanet Pond for years to come.

Ropes, high and low! Swing through the trees this summer on Hale’s living tree challenge courses. Climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing through the canopy.

Ropes, high and low! Swing through the trees this summer on Hale’s living tree challenge courses. Climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing through the canopy.

Challenge Course

Ropes, high and low! Swing through the trees this summer on Hale’s living tree challenge courses. Climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing through the canopy.

Archery offers a world of benefits. Pulling a bow builds arm muscles, strengthens the core, hones depth perception, and improves hand-eye coordination. The simple act of taking aim at a target and hitting the bullseye is powerful, but missing the mark is too. Failure teaches children to cope with frustration and be resilient.

Archery offers a world of benefits. Pulling a bow builds arm muscles, strengthens the core, hones depth perception, and improves hand-eye coordination. The simple act of taking aim at a target and hitting the bullseye is powerful, but missing the mark is too. Failure teaches children to cope with frustration and be resilient.

Archery

Archery offers a world of benefits. Pulling a bow builds arm muscles, strengthens the core, hones depth perception, and improves hand-eye coordination. The simple act of taking aim at a target and hitting the bullseye is powerful, but missing the mark is too. Failure teaches children to cope with frustration and be resilient.

Theater, music, and an open-air arts and crafts pavilion—Hale is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach young artists to channel their creativity.

Theater, music, and an open-air arts and crafts pavilion—Hale is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach young artists to channel their creativity.

Visual and Performing Arts

Theater, music, and an open-air arts and crafts pavilion—Hale is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach young artists to channel their creativity.

Special Events

Swimming and sack races are fun, but so are the finer points of summer. Beer gardens, grilling competitions, and farm-to-table dinners are family-friendly events that parents will appreciate. Please note that some events (*) require registration and/or an additional fee.

Beer Garden* and BBQ Challenge

Each week, a local brewer offers a cash bar so parents can relax with their favorite ales, lagers, pilsners, and porters. There’s no better way to complement samples from a competition of self-proclaimed grill masters.

Farm-to-Table Dinner*

Thousands of farms call Massachusetts home. Given this rich agricultural community and our commitment to all things local, it’s how Hale Family Camp sources a proper dinner (and pairs it with wine).

Evening Entertainment

Sunset canoe rides, movie nights, and live acoustic shows are the perfect way to cap an already relaxing day. Pull up a folding chair and join us for a pond-side performance.

Community Campout

One of our favorite Hale Family Camp traditions, each week concludes with a celebratory campout. Each family stakes out a spot for their tent, then we all gather for a beach fire, s’mores, and stargazing.

Enrollment

Registration

Tuition is $1,250 per session, but for a limited time, those who pay in full can register for just $1,050—a savings of $200. Should you opt for a $300 down payment instead, the $950 balance will be charged on June 15.

Click here to review our refund policy, or here if you’re ready to register now.

Did you know? Hale Family Camp enrollment allows you to join Hale’s annual membership program (a $120 value) for just $90. Valid from Mar. 1, 2021–Feb. 28, 2022, your family’s membership features complimentary parking throughout the year, discounts on activities, and a subscription to Hale Magazine. You can add this benefit to your cart during checkout!

Session Dates

Each session of Hale Family Camp runs Sunday through Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM. On days when there are special events, HFC may open a little earlier or stay open a little later than usual.

Session 1: July 4–10
Session 2: July 11–17
Session 3: July 18–24
Session 4: July 25–31
Session 5: August 1–7

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register for Hale Family Camp?

Yes, registration is required for Hale Family Camp. In 2021, we anticipate welcoming a maximum of 25 families per week.

Does Hale Family Camp offer day passes?

No, each Hale Family Camp session is one week long. You may enroll in a week-long session and attend as many or as few days as you wish, but we do not offer single-day enrollment. If you are interested in a single-day experience at Hale, consider joining us for Summer Days or Outdoor Fitness & Recreation.

Where is Hale Family Camp?

Hale Family Camp’s home base is at South Beach. You’ll find its entrance, Bruné Way, opposite 576 Dover Road.

What are Hale Family Camp's hours?

Hale Family Camp operates daily from 9 AM until 8 PM. These hours are subject to change for special events.

May I bring guests to Hale Family Camp?

Unfortunately, you may not bring guests to Hale Family Camp. Camp is all about making memories with new friends, so please take this opportunity to expand your social circle! If you’d like to introduce friends to Hale, consider inviting them for a few Summer Days or some Outdoor Fitness & Recreation.

What if the weather is bad?

In general, we operate rain or shine—so please dress appropriately and make the most of every day! We are occasionally forced to open late or close early when extreme conditions make it unsafe to be outside. Call 781-326-8985 for any weather-related information.

Can I hold a private event at Hale?

Not at South Beach during Hale Family Camp, but otherwise, yes! We love to see our campers celebrate birthdays, reunions, holidays, b’nai mitzvah, graduations, weddings—you name it!—at Hale. Please see our Rentals page to learn more.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, a limited amount of financial aid is available. Download our Financial Aid Packet to learn more and apply.

I still have questions. Who should I contact?

Email Shannon for more information.

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