Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA)
What is HOLA?
Hale partners with schools to provide a variety of high-quality education and camp programs that positively impact youth. HOLA is one such program. Studied by both RAND Corporation and the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), HOLA uses best practices and proven methods to create fun, educational and memorable summer experiences.
HOLA is comprised of two projects, both of which blend academic content taught by certified teachers with traditional camp activities such as swimming, boating, climbing, archery, and more.
The first project is the HOLA Summer Learning Academy (SLA). Hale, Boston Public Schools (BPS), and Boston After School & Beyond collaborate to deliver this five-week experience. The program is free and more information is available through participating schools:
The second project is the HOLA Match Project. Hale collaborates with Match Education to deliver this four-week experience. The program costs $100 and financial assistance is available. More information is available through Match Charter Public School.