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Hale Summer Club (HSC) welcomes a limited number of families for swimming, boating, archery, games, campouts, movie nights, and more. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, turn off the screens, wiggle your toes in the sand, and take the kids for a dip in Noanet Pond.

Registration

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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Activities

Hale Summer Club offers eight weeks of activities for the whole family! Our 2019 Daily Schedules will be available in February. Until then, take a peek at last summer’s adult and children’s schedules to get a sense of what you can do at HSC!

Swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. All of HSC’s instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors by the American Red Cross. Six levels of lessons occur throughout the day, and most students advance one level per summer.

Swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. All of HSC’s instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors by the American Red Cross. Six levels of lessons occur throughout the day, and most students advance one level per summer.

Swimming

Swimming lessons for ages three and up increase confidence and impart a valuable life-saving skill. All of HSC’s instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors by the American Red Cross. Six levels of lessons occur throughout the day, and most students advance one level per summer.

Games are wildly popular at HSC. Little kids play Drip, Drip, Drop in the sand and learn to navigate obstacle courses. Older kids play gaga ball, wiffle ball in the field, and H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court. Games are a great way to make new friends at Hale, because they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, having fun, and working together.

Games are wildly popular at HSC. Little kids play Drip, Drip, Drop in the sand and learn to navigate obstacle courses. Older kids play gaga ball, wiffle ball in the field, and H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court. Games are a great way to make new friends at Hale, because they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, having fun, and working together.

Games

Games are wildly popular at HSC. Little kids play Drip, Drip, Drop in the sand and learn to navigate obstacle courses. Older kids play gaga ball, wiffle ball in the field, and H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court. Games are a great way to make new friends at Hale, because they’re never about winning or losing. We focus on team play, good sportsmanship, having fun, and working together.

Each June, four- and five-year-olds build friendships and have fun in Guppy Gang. American Red Cross lifeguards keep little ones safe, and the program boasts a low children-to-staff ratio of 5:1. In August, three-year-olds get a chance to do the same in Small Fry. Our youngest guppies celebrate summer with friends as they splash at the water’s edge. To learn more, download the Guppy Gang and Small Fry registration packets.

Each June, four- and five-year-olds build friendships and have fun in Guppy Gang. American Red Cross lifeguards keep little ones safe, and the program boasts a low children-to-staff ratio of 5:1. In August, three-year-olds get a chance to do the same in Small Fry. Our youngest guppies celebrate summer with friends as they splash at the water’s edge. To learn more, download the Guppy Gang and Small Fry registration packets.

Preschool Program

Each June, four- and five-year-olds build friendships and have fun in Guppy Gang. American Red Cross lifeguards keep little ones safe, and the program boasts a low children-to-staff ratio of 5:1. In August, three-year-olds get a chance to do the same in Small Fry. Our youngest guppies celebrate summer with friends as they splash at the water’s edge. To learn more, download the Guppy Gang and Small Fry registration packets.

Enjoy access to our fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Boating lessons and activities are available for ages three and up, and instructors teach children to safely use oars, hoist sails, tack, and navigate. Budding mariners will appreciate the skills they gain on Noanet Pond for years to come.

Enjoy access to our fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Boating lessons and activities are available for ages three and up, and instructors teach children to safely use oars, hoist sails, tack, and navigate. Budding mariners will appreciate the skills they gain on Noanet Pond for years to come.

Boating

Enjoy access to our fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Boating lessons and activities are available for ages three and up, and instructors teach children to safely use oars, hoist sails, tack, and navigate. Budding mariners will appreciate the skills they gain on Noanet Pond for years to come.

In Nature Nuts, hikers taste sassafras and explore caves as they learn about Hale’s flora, fauna, and geology. In Great Explorations, kids construct shelters, tie knots, navigate trails, build fires, go fishing, and more. On our Challenge Courses, climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing high among the trees.

In Nature Nuts, hikers taste sassafras and explore caves as they learn about Hale’s flora, fauna, and geology. In Great Explorations, kids construct shelters, tie knots, navigate trails, build fires, go fishing, and more. On our Challenge Courses, climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing high among the trees.

Nature & Adventure

In Nature Nuts, hikers taste sassafras and explore caves as they learn about Hale’s flora, fauna, and geology. In Great Explorations, kids construct shelters, tie knots, navigate trails, build fires, go fishing, and more. On our Challenge Courses, climbers learn about communication and teamwork as they scale walls and swing high among the trees.

Students entering grades six through eight spend the summer among peers as they choose their own adventures and build friendships. Each day is filled with field games, waterfront activities, climbing opportunities, and archery. Our free play model offers them a level of independence that inspires creativity and self-discovery. Registration opens January 7 for members and March 4 for non-members. To learn more, download the Teen Program registration packet.

Students entering grades six through eight spend the summer among peers as they choose their own adventures and build friendships. Each day is filled with field games, waterfront activities, climbing opportunities, and archery. Our free play model offers them a level of independence that inspires creativity and self-discovery. Registration opens January 7 for members and March 4 for non-members. To learn more, download the Teen Program registration packet.

Teen Program

Students entering grades six through eight spend the summer among peers as they choose their own adventures and build friendships. Each day is filled with field games, waterfront activities, climbing opportunities, and archery. Our free play model offers them a level of independence that inspires creativity and self-discovery. Registration opens January 7 for members and March 4 for non-members. To learn more, download the Teen Program registration packet.

Archery offers a world of benefits. Pulling a bow builds arm muscles, strengthens the core, hones depth perception, and improves hand-eye coordination. The simple act of taking aim at a target and hitting the bullseye is powerful, but missing the mark is too. Failure teaches children to cope with frustration and be resilient.

Archery offers a world of benefits. Pulling a bow builds arm muscles, strengthens the core, hones depth perception, and improves hand-eye coordination. The simple act of taking aim at a target and hitting the bullseye is powerful, but missing the mark is too. Failure teaches children to cope with frustration and be resilient.

Archery

Archery offers a world of benefits. Pulling a bow builds arm muscles, strengthens the core, hones depth perception, and improves hand-eye coordination. The simple act of taking aim at a target and hitting the bullseye is powerful, but missing the mark is too. Failure teaches children to cope with frustration and be resilient.

The open-air arts and crafts pavilion is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Projects include friendship bracelets, finger painting, papier-mâché, tie dye, and more. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach our young artists to channel their creativity. You never know what they might bring home to decorate the refrigerator!

The open-air arts and crafts pavilion is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Projects include friendship bracelets, finger painting, papier-mâché, tie dye, and more. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach our young artists to channel their creativity. You never know what they might bring home to decorate the refrigerator!

Arts & Crafts

The open-air arts and crafts pavilion is where kids let their imaginations run wild, in the wild. Projects include friendship bracelets, finger painting, papier-mâché, tie dye, and more. Instructors encourage self-expression as they teach our young artists to channel their creativity. You never know what they might bring home to decorate the refrigerator!

Adults participate in lap swim, trail running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with cardio, and more. During the day, parents who need “me time” sign older kids into activities or entrust little ones to our Tiny Turtles childcare program, where watchful staff members help them build sandcastles and work on coloring books. HSC makes it easy to relax in a yoga class, break a sweat in boot camp, enjoy low-impact aqua aerobics, or kick back on the beach with a book.

Adults participate in lap swim, trail running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with cardio, and more. During the day, parents who need “me time” sign older kids into activities or entrust little ones to our Tiny Turtles childcare program, where watchful staff members help them build sandcastles and work on coloring books. HSC makes it easy to relax in a yoga class, break a sweat in boot camp, enjoy low-impact aqua aerobics, or kick back on the beach with a book.

Adult Activities & Childcare

Adults participate in lap swim, trail running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with cardio, and more. During the day, parents who need “me time” sign older kids into activities or entrust little ones to our Tiny Turtles childcare program, where watchful staff members help them build sandcastles and work on coloring books. HSC makes it easy to relax in a yoga class, break a sweat in boot camp, enjoy low-impact aqua aerobics, or kick back on the beach with a book.

Special Events

We also host a number of special events throughout the summer. Weeknight events include family luaus, movie nights, races, field games, campfires, night hikes, and more. Members receive reminder magnets with these dates in the spring.

To this day, I remember when I first went out on a kayak by myself. I loved being able to go wherever I wanted.

It’s Magic

But don’t take our word for it! Check out what our members have to say.

WCVB-TV Chronicle | Excursions: Family Fun (2:40–4:55)

“There is something really special about feeling like you’re leaving the world behind…I’m here with my kids, I’m here with my family, I’m out in nature, and it’s just magic.”

Wike Baby | Looking for a memorable summer? Here’s a recipe.

“It’s a magical place. If you’re tired of cobbling together a thousand activities, Hale Summer Club has the perfect recipe for a memorable summer.”

We’ve done one week so far, and to say that I’m blown away would be an understatement! Hale is awesome! I can’t even explain to you how happy we are. My son and daughter want to go all day, everyday. They’ve grown and learned so much during our time here. It’s run with such care…I know my kids are safe, and I can actually relax or do yoga and not worry. That in itself is priceless. All the counselors and volunteers are wonderful, kind, and fun. Hale is a gem…part of me wants to shout it from Blueberry Hill, but part of me doesn’t want to share this secret because it’s too good! Thank you so much for making this happen for our family. I’m starting to save money now so that we can do the whole summer next year!Jamie, Mattea, and Pryce

Additional Details

Review the Family Workbook and Community Guidelines for tips, rules, and regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a pass to access Hale Summer Club?

Yes, a pass is required to access Hale Summer Club. We offer a wide variety of passes to suit your recreation needs:

  • Summer Pass
  • Staycation Pass
  • Off-Peak & Weekend Pass
  • Make the Most of Summer Bundle
  • Day Pass

For more information about our passes, rates, and dates, click here.

Members are issued decals that must be displayed on each vehicle’s windshield (driver’s side, please). Each family is entitled to three decals: one for each adult in the household, and if necessary, an au pair or child care provider. Gate guards verify passes upon arrival. If no gate guard is present, please check in at the Guard Shack.

Does Hale Summer Club offer day passes?

Yes. Our Day Pass provides access to open swimming and open boating. You may purchase a Day Pass online (until midnight the day before your visit), or you may purchase it in person on the day of your visit. Only a limited number of these passes is available; confirm availability with the Guard Shack (781-326-8985) to avoid being turned away.

Where is Hale Summer Club?

Hale Summer Club’s entrance is located on Dover Road (opposite 576 Dover Road).

What are Hale Summer Club's hours?

Hale Summer Club’s hours vary throughout the season. Please return boats 30 minutes before closing time and clear the water 15 minutes before closing time. For detailed information regarding activity times, review the Daily Schedules.

May 25–June 15

General Operating Hours

  • Weekends and holidays, 9 AM–7 PM
  • Weekdays, 12 PM–7 PM

Adult-Only Operating Hours

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 6 AM–8:30 AM

June 16–August 17

General Operating Hours

  • Daily 9 AM–8 PM

Adult-Only Operating Hours

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 6 AM–8:30 AM

August 18–August 24

General Operating Hours

  • Daily 9 AM–7 PM

August 25–September 2

General Operating Hours

  • Weekends and holidays, 9 AM–7 PM
  • Weekdays, 12 PM–7 PM
May I bring guests to Hale Summer Club?

Yes! Our season passes include complimentary guest passes for a limited number of guests. Guests must be accompanied by a member at all times. Guests will not be admitted without a member. Members may only host up to 5 guests per day. If you run out of guest passes, you can purchase additional guest passes at the Guard Shack. Guests (as well as Day Pass visitors) receive a bracelet that they must wear at all times while at Hale Summer Club.

As a member, you are also eligible to rent Julia’s Place or the Carport for a birthday party, family gathering, or any other event. We charge a site fee ($50 for JP; $30 for the Carport) and user fee ($5/person) for any non-member. These are charged separately so you don’t use all of your complimentary guest passes. You can also choose to hire a lifeguard for an hour to run games and activities for kids for $25. All rentals must be scheduled through HSC’s director either in person or via email.

What if the weather is bad?

On rainy days, Hale Summer Club may open late or close early. Call 781-326-8985 for weather updates and changes to operating hours. Members may also join our Facebook group to see updates, photos, and more.

Can I hold a private event at Hale Summer Club?

Contingent upon availability, members are welcome to use the beach facilities for birthday parties, family gatherings, and group functions under our pavilion (Julia’s Place) or carport. Members must speak to the HSC director or assistant director in advance to schedule an outing or birthday party. Nominal site, parking, and guest fees apply.

I still have questions. Who should I contact?

Email Shannon for more information.