Day in the Life

contact: Emily Koester, Operations Director at (617) 375-8173 or


Camp Hale is rooted in tradition with daily programming focusing on three critical components:

Individual Skill Building: Two 50-minute periods where campers choose an activity to hone skills in archery, athletics, arts & crafts, boating, canoeing, camp craft, nature, swimming, or soccer.

Peer Relationships & Team Building: Each cabin solidifies themselves as a group and uses their collective strengths to achieve a common goal. Whether an overnight trip on the lake, scavenger hunt, or hike up a mountain, each camper has a chance to lead and make essential decisions with cabin group approval.

Camp-wide Reflection, Affirmation & Celebration: Traditional camp-wide events like a talent show or campfire create a rejuvenated sense of identity, solidarity, and belonging that many may be missing because of the distance from home.

Kids’ lives today are so fast paced. Camp Hale gives them time to sit and reflect. Being out in nature – sitting on the dock and looking at the stars or watching the sunlight on the lake – puts all of us at peace. We aspire to give youth those moments of emotional growth, as well as opportunities for physical challenges and diverse, meaningful relationships.

A Day at Camp Hale 8:00 AM Breakfast followed by cabin clean up 9:30 AM Individual Skill Building 11:50 AM Morning swim 12:40 PM Lunch 1:30 PM Afternoon rest 2:15 PM Peer Relationships & Team Building 4:30 PM Afternoon swim 5:30 PM Dinner 6:20 PM Camp-wide Reflection, Affirmation & Celebration 9:00 PM Lights out