Hale Summer Club

Get a jump on summer: Join by Jan. 2 and lock in last season’s membership rates on next year’s programs!
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Hale Summer Club (HSC) welcomes a limited number of families for swimming, boating, archery, games, campouts, movie nights, and more. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, turn off the screens, wiggle your toes in the sand, and take the kids for a dip in Noanet Pond.

Joining Hale Summer Club has been a game changer. The kids have made so many new friends, and we adore the staff—they honestly all blew me away with their kindness and compassion for our family! We can’t wait to enjoy the last few weeks of summer at Hale, and I know the kiddos are pumped about next year.Theresa Ann Laham

Join Hale Summer Club

To join, click the buttons below, or call our Main Office at 781-326-1770. We’re happy to assist during regular business hours.

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Activities

Hale Summer Club offers eight weeks of activities for the whole family! They’re included in your membership. See below for an example schedule from 2019. These activities run Monday through Friday during the 8 weeks of our regular season.

Daily Schedule (Kids)     Daily Schedule (Adults)

Swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. All of HSC’s instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors by the American Red Cross. Six levels of lessons occur throughout the day, and most students advance one level per summer.

Swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. All of HSC’s instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors by the American Red Cross. Six levels of lessons occur throughout the day, and most students advance one level per summer.

Swimming

Swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. All of HSC’s instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors by the American Red Cross. Six levels of lessons occur throughout the day, and most students advance one level per summer.

Games are wildly popular at HSC. Little kids play Drip, Drip, Drop in the sand and learn to navigate obstacle courses. Older kids play gaga ball, wiffle ball in the field, and H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court. Games are a great way to make new friends at Hale, because even when they’re competitive, they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, having fun, and working together as we learn about ourselves and each other. 

Games are wildly popular at HSC. Little kids play Drip, Drip, Drop in the sand and learn to navigate obstacle courses. Older kids play gaga ball, wiffle ball in the field, and H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court. Games are a great way to make new friends at Hale, because even when they’re competitive, they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, having fun, and working together as we learn about ourselves and each other. 

Games

Games are wildly popular at HSC. Little kids play Drip, Drip, Drop in the sand and learn to navigate obstacle courses. Older kids play gaga ball, wiffle ball in the field, and H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court. Games are a great way to make new friends at Hale, because even when they’re competitive, they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, having fun, and working together as we learn about ourselves and each other. 

Each June, four- and five-year-olds build friendships and have fun in Guppy Gang. American Red Cross lifeguards keep little ones safe, and the program boasts a low children-to-staff ratio of 5:1. Guppy Gang and the Teen Program are the only two “drop-off” programs that HSC offers, i.e. parents do not need to be on site for children to participate. To learn more, download the Guppy Gang registration packet (available soon).

Each June, four- and five-year-olds build friendships and have fun in Guppy Gang. American Red Cross lifeguards keep little ones safe, and the program boasts a low children-to-staff ratio of 5:1. Guppy Gang and the Teen Program are the only two “drop-off” programs that HSC offers, i.e. parents do not need to be on site for children to participate. To learn more, download the Guppy Gang registration packet (available soon).

Preschool Program

Each June, four- and five-year-olds build friendships and have fun in Guppy Gang. American Red Cross lifeguards keep little ones safe, and the program boasts a low children-to-staff ratio of 5:1. Guppy Gang and the Teen Program are the only two “drop-off” programs that HSC offers, i.e. parents do not need to be on site for children to participate. To learn more, download the Guppy Gang registration packet (available soon).

Enjoy access to our fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Boating lessons and activities are available for ages three 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 three 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 three 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.

In Nature Nuts, hikers taste sassafras and explore caves as they learn about Hale’s flora, fauna, and geology. In Great Explorations, kids construct shelters, tie knots, navigate trails, build fires, go fishing, and more. On our Challenge Courses, climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing high among the trees. Ninja Warrior allows kids to climb, swing and race against others and challenge themselves to beat their own time.

In Nature Nuts, hikers taste sassafras and explore caves as they learn about Hale’s flora, fauna, and geology. In Great Explorations, kids construct shelters, tie knots, navigate trails, build fires, go fishing, and more. On our Challenge Courses, climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing high among the trees. Ninja Warrior allows kids to climb, swing and race against others and challenge themselves to beat their own time.

Nature & Adventure

In Nature Nuts, hikers taste sassafras and explore caves as they learn about Hale’s flora, fauna, and geology. In Great Explorations, kids construct shelters, tie knots, navigate trails, build fires, go fishing, and more. On our Challenge Courses, climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing high among the trees. Ninja Warrior allows kids to climb, swing and race against others and challenge themselves to beat their own time.

Students entering grades six through eight spend the summer among peers as they choose their own adventures and build friendships. Each day is filled with field games, waterfront activities, climbing opportunities, and archery. Our free play model offers them a level of independence that inspires creativity and self-discovery. Teens in grades nine through twelve may consider Hale Summer Club’s High School Volunteer Program, an excellent leadership development opportunity.

Students entering grades six through eight spend the summer among peers as they choose their own adventures and build friendships. Each day is filled with field games, waterfront activities, climbing opportunities, and archery. Our free play model offers them a level of independence that inspires creativity and self-discovery. Teens in grades nine through twelve may consider Hale Summer Club’s High School Volunteer Program, an excellent leadership development opportunity.

Teen Program

Students entering grades six through eight spend the summer among peers as they choose their own adventures and build friendships. Each day is filled with field games, waterfront activities, climbing opportunities, and archery. Our free play model offers them a level of independence that inspires creativity and self-discovery. Teens in grades nine through twelve may consider Hale Summer Club’s High School Volunteer Program, an excellent leadership development opportunity.

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.

The open-air arts and crafts pavilion is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Projects include friendship bracelets, finger painting, papier-mâché, tie dye, and more. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach our young artists to channel their creativity. You never know what they might bring home to decorate the refrigerator! Plein Air Sketching allows artists to hit the trails and sketch the natural environment around them.

The open-air arts and crafts pavilion is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Projects include friendship bracelets, finger painting, papier-mâché, tie dye, and more. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach our young artists to channel their creativity. You never know what they might bring home to decorate the refrigerator! Plein Air Sketching allows artists to hit the trails and sketch the natural environment around them.

Arts & Crafts

The open-air arts and crafts pavilion is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Projects include friendship bracelets, finger painting, papier-mâché, tie dye, and more. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach our young artists to channel their creativity. You never know what they might bring home to decorate the refrigerator! Plein Air Sketching allows artists to hit the trails and sketch the natural environment around them.

Adults participate in lap swim, trail running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with cardio, and more. During the day, parents who need “me time” sign older kids into activities or entrust little ones to our Tiny Turtles childcare program, where watchful staff members help them build sandcastles and work on coloring books. HSC makes it easy to relax in a yoga class, break a sweat in boot camp, enjoy low-impact aqua aerobics, or kick back on the beach with a book.

Adults participate in lap swim, trail running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with cardio, and more. During the day, parents who need “me time” sign older kids into activities or entrust little ones to our Tiny Turtles childcare program, where watchful staff members help them build sandcastles and work on coloring books. HSC makes it easy to relax in a yoga class, break a sweat in boot camp, enjoy low-impact aqua aerobics, or kick back on the beach with a book.

Adult Activities & Childcare

Adults participate in lap swim, trail running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with cardio, and more. During the day, parents who need “me time” sign older kids into activities or entrust little ones to our Tiny Turtles childcare program, where watchful staff members help them build sandcastles and work on coloring books. HSC makes it easy to relax in a yoga class, break a sweat in boot camp, enjoy low-impact aqua aerobics, or kick back on the beach with a book.

Special Events

We also host a number of special events throughout the summer. Weeknight events include family luaus, movie nights, races, field games, campfires, night hikes, and more. Members receive reminder magnets with each summer’s schedule (available soon).

I brought my son to the beach today with the intention of simply scoping out Hale Summer Club, but discovered such a beautiful, wholesome culture that we couldn’t leave without joining. A huge commendation to Hale’s staff—we had a great afternoon and can’t wait to come back!Becca Heyman

It’s Magic

But don’t take our word for it! Check out what our members have to say.

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“There is something really special about feeling like you’re leaving the world behind…I’m here with my kids, I’m here with my family, I’m out in nature, and it’s just magic.”

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“It’s a magical place. If you’re tired of cobbling together a thousand activities, Hale Summer Club has the perfect recipe for a memorable summer.”

We’ve done one week so far, and to say that I’m blown away would be an understatement! 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. All the counselors and volunteers are wonderful, kind, and fun. Hale is a gem…part of me wants to shout it from Blueberry Hill, but part of me doesn’t want to share this secret because it’s too good! Thank you so much for making this happen for our family. I’m starting to save money now so that we can do the whole summer next year!Jamie, Mattea, and Pryce

Additional Details

Review the Family Workbook and Community Guidelines for tips, rules, and regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a pass to access Hale Summer Club?

Yes, a pass is required to access Hale Summer Club. We offer a wide variety of passes to suit your recreation needs:

  • Summer Pass
  • Staycation Pass
  • Off-Peak & Weekend Pass
  • Make the Most of Summer Bundle
  • Day Pass (use the same registration link above; enter Activity Code 510008)

For more information, click the Passes, Rates, and Dates button above.

Members are issued decals that must be displayed on each vehicle’s windshield (driver’s side, please). Each family is entitled to three decals: one for each adult in the household, and if necessary, an au pair or child care provider. Gate guards verify passes upon arrival. If no gate guard is present, please check in at the Guard Shack.

Does Hale Summer Club offer day passes?

Yes. Our Day Pass provides access to open swimming and open boating. You may purchase a Day Pass online (until midnight the day before your visit), or you may purchase it in person on the day of your visit. To purchase online use the same Registration Instructions and Register buttons above; enter Activity Code 510008 once you log in. If you choose to purchase in person, know that only a limited number of these passes is available; confirm availability with the Guard Shack (781-326-8985) to avoid being turned away.

Where is Hale Summer Club?

Hale Summer Club’s entrance is located on Dover Road (opposite 576 Dover Road).

What are Hale Summer Club's hours?

Hale Summer Club’s hours vary throughout the season. Please return boats 30 minutes before closing time and clear the water 15 minutes before closing time. For detailed information regarding activity times, review the Daily Schedules.

May 23–June 13

General Operating Hours

  • Weekends and holidays, 9 AM–7 PM
  • Weekdays, 12 PM–7 PM

June 14–August 15

General Operating Hours

  • Daily 9 AM–8 PM

Adult-Only Operating Hours

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 6 AM–8:30 AM

August 16–August 22

General Operating Hours

  • Daily 9 AM–7 PM

August 23–September 7

General Operating Hours

  • Weekends and holidays, 9 AM–7 PM
  • Weekdays, 12 PM–7 PM
May I bring guests to Hale Summer Club?

Yes! Our season passes include complimentary guest passes for a limited number of guests. Guests must be accompanied by a member at all times. Guests will not be admitted without a member. Members may only host up to 5 guests per day. If you run out of guest passes, you can purchase additional 10-packs of guest passes at the Guard Shack. Guests (as well as Day Pass visitors) receive a bracelet that they must wear at all times while at Hale Summer Club. If you plan to host more than 5 guests in one visit, you must book an outing. See “Can I hold a private event at Hale Summer Club?” for more information.

What if the weather is bad?

On rainy days, Hale Summer Club may open late or close early. Call 781-326-8985 for weather updates and changes to operating hours. Members may also join our Facebook group to see updates, photos, and more.

Can I hold a private event at Hale Summer Club?

Yes. Members are welcome to rent the beach for birthday parties, family gatherings, and group functions under our pavilion (Julia’s Place) or carport on weekends or on available evenings after 5 PM. Members are invited to speak with HSC’s director or assistant director in advance to schedule an outing or birthday party.

For outings, members can rent Julia’s Place or the Carport. We charge a site fee ($50 for JP; $30 for the Carport) and user fee ($5/person) for any non-member. These are charged separately so you don’t use all of your complimentary guest passes (although you can if you would like to). You can also choose to hire a lifeguard for an hour to run games and activities for kids for $25.

I still have questions. Who should I contact?

Email Shannon for more information.

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