Employment Opportunities at Hale Reservation

Summer Jobs 2014 - Looking to work in an exciting outdoor setting with a challenging schedule of serving children and families? Working at Hale is a great hands-on learning experience. During the summer, we employ 120+ staff who deliver programs to our campers and clients. Many positions require certifications (lifeguards, archery instructor, ropes facilitator, etc.) but often training is available prior to the summer start date.

Click here for the 2014 Staff Application Packet

Hale hires summer staff for three distinct program areas - Membership Beach, Hale Day Camp & the Agency Camp program. Although jobs and programs differ greatly, the type of person we are looking for does not - energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated people with a good sense of humor. Please make sure to indicate your area of interest on the application.

Education/Agency Camps

Staff with the Agency Camp program work with children between the ages of 5 – 15 teaching a variety of activities including swimming, boating, outdoor skills, teambuilding and more. Employees must be available for eight or nine weeks of the summer and be at least 16 years old. Some weekend opportunities exist.

Job Opportunities:

Boating Instructors

Waterfront Director



Ropes Facilitators

Environmental Education Instructor

Overnight Camping & Outdoor Living Skills Instructor

Family Membership Program

At Membership Beach employees are providing programming and instruction for Member families. Employees may be hired as lifeguards, water safety instructors, gate guards, arts & crafts assistants, and maintenance assistants. Staff have an opportunity to work starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, but must be available for eight or nine weeks of the summer. Weekend hours are part of the summer job.

Job Opportunities:

No positions currently available.


Hale Day Camp

Hale operates a day camp program for 250 campers a day ranging from Pre-K to Grade 10. The camp is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing experience for campers and staff. We provide staff with over 40 hours of intensive training prior to the campers’ arrival to prepare you for your responsibilities and we offer competitive salaries. The summer camp schedule is 9 - 10 weeks long.

Job Opportunities:

Lifeguards/WSI (must have current certifications)

Activity Leaders

Camp Counselors

Adventure Leaders (must have minimum WFA certification)

Mountain Bike Instructors (must have minimum WFA certification)

Division Leaders

Specialty Camp Director (must have experience with mountain biking, camping and backpacking)


Hale Reservation is a private, non-profit educational organization that manages over 1,130 acres of woodlands, including four ponds and over twenty miles of trails in Westwood and Dover, Massachusetts. Hale is most widely recognized for its summer day camp programs which annually serve mpre than 4,400 children from 70 communities in the Greater Boston area. Hale Reservation also offers outdoor and environmental education experiences for children and adults, and open space for casual recreational use. Hale Reservation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, marital status, or any other legally protected category.