Hale Day Camp

Hale Day Camp offers a wide variety of summer camp experiences. From our Traditional Camp to our Specialty Camps, including Outdoor Adventures, Mountain Biking, and our Leaders In Training (LIT) program for teens, Hale has a summer of fun waiting for you!

We believe in continuing camping traditions such as being outdoors with your friends all day, getting plenty of exercise and swimming in our ponds. Hale Day Camp provides an experience that recognizes campers’ need for a nurturing environment where they can mature socially, emotionally and intellectually.

Hale’s complete range of activities reward each camper with challenges, a wide variety of choice in programming, a sense of accomplishment, friendships and most of all, FUN!

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I enjoyed my daughter’s excitement for the outdoors – Hale sparked her interest and got her to try new things. She loved it.
Rates & Dates

Rates and dates for 2019 will be available soon.

Register

We offer online registration, or you can register by printing and mailing forms (available soon).

To register online:

Returning Camp Families

Step 1: Go to the online registration home screen, or click here, and enter your username and password.

Step 2: Update your account. Make sure we have the correct spelling and contact information for your household, as well as whatever email address you most regularly check (we use it to send announcements and updates throughout the summer). You can access this information later by clicking on “My Account.”

Step 3: On the home page, click the Hale Day Camp photo at the bottom of the page to see only Hale Day Camp Programs – Including Buses.

New Camp Families

Step 1: Click here and fill in all the required data. Please make sure your email is correct, and that it’s the address you most regularly check (we use it to send announcements and updates throughout the summer).

Step 2: Go to the online registration home screen, or click here, and enter your username and password.

Step 3: On the home page, click the Hale Day Camp photo at the bottom of the page to see only Hale Day Camp Programs – Including Buses.

Transportation/Extended Day

Transportation and Extended Day are now found under the activities. Just click the Hale Day Camp photo on the home page to search for the bus stop/session you are looking for.

To register by mail:

Please check this page again in the coming months. We’ll post forms as they become available.

Having trouble, or do you have a question we haven’t thought of? Call the Main Office at 781-326-1770 for assistance!

Getting to Camp

Bus transportation is included in the Hale Day Camp fee from a variety of locations in the surrounding area. This option is available in Sessions 1 through 4. A parent or authorized adult must be present to meet campers from the bus each afternoon. Bus transportation is not available in Session 5 or after Extended Day.

More details on drop-off and pick-up locations and procedures are in the Hale Day Camp Handbook (coming soon).

Sample Daily Schedule

8:45am Opening Circle

9:00am: Swimming/Boating Lessons

9:45am: Sports

10:45am: Challenge Course

11:45am: Lunch

12:45pm: Arts & Crafts

1:45pm: Nature

2:45pm: Creative Free Play

3:25pm: Afternoon Circle

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be taking care of my camper?

The staff at HDC are chosen on the basis of enthusiasm, teaching experience, love for children, creativity, and interest in the outdoors. Candidates are drawn from the teaching profession, graduate schools, colleges, and surrounding public and private high schools. Staff in specific skill based areas are provided special training and come with additional experience. Hale Reservation completes criminal background checks (CORI) and sex offender checks (SORI) on all staff. All applicants are personally interviewed and we require at least 3 reference checks and a work history for every staff member.

What certifications do you have?

Camp must comply with regulations of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health. Hale Day Camp is also accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

How do I contact the camp in the summer?

Hale Day Camp’s summer phone number is (781) 329-8107. The phone line is only available while camp is in session (June, July and August). Please feel free to contact us during our office hours between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Hale Day Camp’s summer email is hdc@halereservation.org.

What are the facilities like?

Hale Day Camp consists of Powissett Lodge, two playing fields, a private swimming beach with changing area and bathrooms, an arts and crafts cabin, an outdoor activity pavilion and 1,137 acres of the great outdoors.

I still have questions. Who should I contact?

Please review our additional FAQs or email Calder.