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At United South End Settlements, we are devoted to disrupting the cycle of poverty by harnessing the power of our diverse community. At Camp Hale, we are living our mission by engaging campers of all income levels to join the Camp Hale community and promoting meaningful relationship-building in everyday life.
We offer a sliding scale which is based on household size and household income to determine affordable camper fees, ranging from $100 to $1850 for a two week session.
Our goal is to build a diverse community with a focus on creating access to a high-quality summer sleepaway experience many children might not otherwise have. Camp Hale is dedicated to offering children a welcoming environment where they will live, eat, play, and learn people of all different backgrounds.
Rookie Camp: Ideal for first time campers ages 6-11 years old. This week is combined with core sessions so that campers can build a connection with the full camp community.
Trip and Travel Camp: This program offers a true outdoor experience, from sleeping under the stars in the White Mountains to battling the rapids in white water rafting. If your child is ready for an adventure, there are eight (8) slots each for boys and girls, so don’t miss out!
Sessions 1-4: The core of our Camp Hale program! These 2-week gender-specific sessions are for youth ages 6-15. Campers can now enroll in multiple sessions for up to 4 weeks. Cabins and activities will be determined based on ages and experience.
Leader in Training (LIT): This transformative 4-week program is designed for young leaders ages 14-15. Working closely with staff and campers, teens will develop their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Preference is given to returning campers, but new applicants are encouraged to apply.
Counselor in Training (CIT): This program is for young leaders ages 16-17. This role is designed for CIT’s to work alongside experienced counselors to prepare to take on more responsibility the next year. CIT’s are expected to lead activities, help campers get acclimated to the camp environment, and coach the Leaders in Training. CIT’s live in the cabins and are in the ratio for supervision. The Counselor in Training program is designed to challenge teenagers and prepare them to be successful in leadership positions. While these role models are helping to change the lives of the campers, they are developing meaningful work readiness and relationships that will last a lifetime.
Family Camp Weekend: Family camp is back and better than ever! Enjoy an all-inclusive family vacation (meals, lodging, and activities) away from the city life and take in the beautiful outdoors. Camp Hale has just renovated its upper camp! Accommodations range from our new private 2 bedroom cabins to our 40- bed traditional lodge. All lodges provide modern amenities, blended with traditional camp environment, and are located a few steps from Squam Lake.
Session 1 (Boys):
Sunday, June 23-Saturday, July 6
Session 2 (Boys):
Sunday, July 7-Saturday, July 20
Thursday, July 25-Sunday, July 28
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Session 3 (Girls):
Sunday, July 28-Saturday, August 10
Session 4 (Girls):
Sunday, August 11-Saturday, August 24
Rookie Camp (Boys):
Sunday, June 23-Saturday, June 29
Rookie Camp (Girls):
Sunday, July 28-Saturday, August 3
Trip & Travel (Boys):
Sunday, June 30-Saturday, July 6
Trip & Travel (Girls):
Sunday, August 4-Saturday, August 10