Hale Day Camp
Hale Day Camp (HDC) offers a wide variety of summer camp experiences. From our Traditional Camps to our Outdoor Adventure and Mountain Biking Camps to our Leaders in Training (LIT) program for teens, we deliver a summer of fun for campers aged four and up! Whether your camper joins us for the entire season or just a few sessions, we’ll fill their days with adventure and have them home in time for dinner.
We believe in the power of traditional camp activities in the great outdoors. Situated in a remote corner of Hale’s 1,137 acres, our private campus features its own pond, lodge, athletic fields, and archery range where campers swim, hike, canoe, fish, learn arts and crafts, and more. HDC offers a safe place for campers to explore, make friends, and create memories that last a lifetime.
I enjoyed my daughter’s excitement for the outdoors – Hale sparked her interest and got her to try new things. She loved it.
New campers save 10% on Hale Day Camp enrollment with code NEWCAMPER. That’s about $100 in savings!
To register, click the button below, or call our Main Office at 781-326-1770. We’re happy to assist during regular business hours.
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Hale Day Camp is pleased to provide free bus transportation for Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Jamaica Plain, Medfield, Needham, Newton, Norwood, West Roxbury, Walpole, Wellesley, and Westwood.
An HDC staff member accompanies each bus for the duration of its route and ensures your camper’s safe journey to and from camp each day. Please note that you or an authorized adult must meet your camper at your designated bus stop each afternoon.
Campers may sign up for bus transportation at the time of registration. Bus transportation is not available during Session 5, and pick-up is required for any camper enrolled in Extended Day.
Learning to swim, striving to pass the “deep end” test, perfecting the “cannonball” technique, or just splashing around, everyone loves swimming in Powissett Pond! Campers have American Red Cross swim lessons and free swim each day (weather permitting).
Archery offers a world of benefits to our young archers. Pulling a bow builds muscles in the arms and strengthens the core, and children hone depth perception and hand-eye coordination. The simple act of taking aim at a target and hitting the bullseye is powerful in and of itself; equally powerful is the act of missing their mark. Failure teaches children to cope with frustration and be resilient in taking another shot.
Our boating program is located on Noanet Pond. This gives campers more to explore, whether they are experienced paddlers or just getting started. Campers learn how to get in and out of boats safely, how to hold paddles, and different paddle strokes. Safety is our number one concern and boating instructors and counselors are on-hand to assist.
Explore the woods for edible berries and plants, and learn to identify local flora in Hale’s big backyard. Campers will see and handle animal skins and skulls as they search for animal signs and learn to identify them by habitat, tracks and scat.
The Arts and Crafts lodge is always hopping with music and breezes to inspire campers’ imaginations. Craft projects include friendship bracelets, finger painting, animal masks, leather crafts, basket weaving, and tye dye.
It’s not about winning and losing, but having fun and learning to work together. No matter their skill level, campers enjoy games such as wiffle ball, kickball, ga-ga ball, frisbee golf, “Nuke ‘em,” “Drip, Drip, Drop,” and more! Our focus is on team play and good sportsmanship, so come join us for fun on the field.
Hale Day Camp boasts its own living tree challenge course. From teambuilding activities to low ropes to high ropes, campers reach new heights as they learn to rely on each other and “climb away!”
Mountain Biking campers enjoy fun, full-day rides through trails connecting Hale Reservation and Caryl Park in Dover.
Ever wish you could rock climb, learn to construct a proper shelter, or build a fire with wet wood? In Outdoor Adventure Camp, you’ll learn these outdoor living skills and more. There’s fishing, hiking, and other activities just waiting to be discovered.
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