School & Professional Programs
Hale designs and delivers high-quality adventures for schools, colleges, and organizations. Our best-in-class facilitators help groups explore, learn, and grow—online, at their schools, in their communities, and across Hale’s 1,137 acres of adventure that feature miles of trails, several ecosystems, four ponds, and two accredited ropes challenge courses.
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LEARN AT HALE
Programs at Hale strengthen relationships, safely challenge participants, and through it all, are a lot of fun! Our 1,000+ acres of adventure are surprisingly wild, historically significant, and easily accessible. Living tree challenge courses, four ponds, and 20 miles of trails offer an authentic outdoor experience you’re unlikely to find anywhere else this close to Boston.
Teambuilding activities can accommodate groups of all sizes, from 5 to 500 participants! We tailor programs to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. Whether your group is meeting for the first time or navigating the stages of team development, our programs can foster communication and social-emotional learning.
Ropes Challenge Course
Low Ropes activities take place on built elements, often no more than one foot above the ground and never more than 15 feet above the ground. Even so, participation is always prefaced by teambuilding activities that assess a group’s maturity and preparedness for higher levels of challenge.
High Ropes activities take place in the trees, anywhere from 15 to 40 feet above the ground. Although one or two people are up in the air at a time, high ropes elements are truly an experience for the whole team.
Deeper Learning Boston Conference
From Sept. 30–Oct. 1, Deeper Learning Boston’s 2022 conference, A Nexus of Opportunity: Radical Imagination for Learning, will recognize the unique moment we are living in to create transformative learning experiences. Whether you’re inspired by the outdoors, the arts, a new piece of technology, or an innovative curriculum—finding ways to think beyond our typical limits can lead to radically new outcomes for youth and families. This fall, teachers, educational leaders, facilitators, and artists from Boston and the Northeast region will convene at Hale Education and Westwood High School to explore place-based learning, environmental justice, and creativity through the arts.
LEARN WHERE YOU ARE
Sometimes participants are able to gather but getting to Hale just isn’t feasible. If you can’t come to Hale, our facilitators can come to you. We’ve offered programs in spaces that range from classrooms to public parks and everywhere in between, and we can modify activities to align with your organization’s health and safety guidelines. Whether you’re interested in Games and Initiatives, Teambuilding, or Place-Based Learning, we’ll tailor a program that approximates time at Hale.
Hale’s virtual programs bring distance learning to life for students, teachers, and working professionals. Discover digital icebreakers for your first day of school, inspire colleagues to unmute during future meetings, or adapt your curriculum for online delivery. Whether by way of webinars, workshops, or scavenger hunts, our facilitators can help you navigate “the new normal.”
Hale’s certified virtual facilitators lead small groups of students in a series of purposeful Activities. We collaborate with teachers to tailor every program to achieve specific learning objectives. All sessions encourage critical thinking and develop soft skills such as collaboration and empathy. Recent clients include Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Pine Hill Elementary School, and Mary Lyon K–8 School.
Professional Development Sessions explore tools and techniques for creating interactive learning spaces across various platforms. Facilitators offer pedagogical tips and tricks and prepare teachers to address challenges unique to online environments. Check out our professional online courses to register for upcoming programs.
Curriculum Design Sessions are best described as consultations in which facilitators help teachers and administrators adapt pre-existing curricula to distance learning models.
Whether you work in outdoor education or are your company’s unofficial meeting guru or retreat planner, becoming a Hale Certified Facilitator of Virtual Programs (HCF-V) will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to deliver high-quality online experiences for students and colleagues. We explore several online platforms and a variety of group management techniques over the course of five 90-minute sessions.