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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. While Hale is privately owned and operated as an independent nonprofit, we welcome visitors (and their canine companions) for passive recreation throughout the year. If you appreciate our property, programs, and people, we hope you’ll become a member of our community and invite you to make a gift that will positively impact future generations.

There’s no such thing as just a camp, and we offer programs year-round!

During the summer we offer four day camps—Hale Day Camp offers classic outdoor activities, Hale Adventure Camp goes on wilderness trips, Hale Mountain Biking Camp teaches kids to ride, and Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures combines academic lessons with nature activities for elementary school students from Boston Public Schools. Our Family & Community Program hosts hundreds of friends and neighbors eager to go swimming, boating, and more at South Beach.

During the academic year, we serve thousands of students through Teambuilding, Field Trips , and Challenge Course programs , and high school cohorts spend semesters learning outside at Intrepid Academy at Hale. Our professional development opportunities include courses and workshops for educators and nonprofit professionals, and those seeking a year-long leadership development track will find it at the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership .

We offer public programs in the Arts at Hale that range from concerts to poetry nights, as well as mountain biking clinics, community hikes, and family festivals. Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s coming up.

You may! Hale offers several buildings, campsites, pavilions, and fields for rent. From scout campouts to weddings and reunions to company retreats, Hale is the perfect spot for many types of events. Best of all: By renting a facility at Hale, you support nonprofit programs that help people lead better lives in the great outdoors. Please note that we do not offer event planning or support and have limited food preparation facilities, but we’re glad to suggest vendors who are familiar with the property. Learn more about Rentals.

A group of citizens produced these signs to show their support for placing a conservation restriction (CR) on Hale’s land. A CR would permanently protect a substantial portion of Hale’s open space in perpetuity and provide important financial support to sustain its programs. The Towns of Dover and Westwood would purchase the restriction, and The Trustees would be charged with enforcement of its terms. Visit our Conservation Restriction page to learn about this effort.

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