Uniting People, Place, and Purpose
through nature, education, and recreation
Welcome to Hale Education
We’re a private nonprofit widely recognized for our flagship camps, youth programs, family and community activities, school partnerships, and professional development opportunities. For more than a century, we’ve been helping people learn, grow, and thrive in the outdoors.
What We Do
We serve thousands of children, families, friends, and neighbors from 70+ Greater Boston communities every year.
Dozens of programs that span a variety of fields, interests, and ages
Hale offers education and recreation for everyone. From day camps for kids and a summer program for families, to teambuilding, field trips, and challenge course initiatives for schools and organizations, we reimagine learning and build community year-round.
The skills, capacity, and confidence to lead schools and organizations
Hale promotes lifelong learning. The Perrone-Sizer Institute offers graduate credit and supports qualification for principal licensure. We also provide coaching and consulting services, plus a variety of courses and workshops. Discover how our professional development opportunities can advance your career.
1,200 acres of adventure for personal recreation and community events
More than 20 miles of trails meander along forests, ponds, and meadows, and regular events—including equinox and solstice hikes, community beach days, and concerts, classes, and clinics in everything from painting to mountain biking—promote well-being.
Our Mission and Impact
Hale believes nature, education, and recreation inspire us to learn, empower us to lead, and challenge us all to create a world in which people, place, and purpose are united. Our work spans five areas.
Become a Member
If you believe in what Hale Education stands for, join our community today.
“Taking my kids to Hale every day to participate in activities, make friends, and connect with nature is the best thing I can do as a mother and educator. It’s the perfect place—safe, welcoming, and beautiful—for children and adolescents to develop their independence and resilience.”