• About Camp Hale

    Camp Hale operates on the belief that all youth, particularly those from urban environments, will benefit significantly from challenging opportunities for physical, mental, and social growth and development.
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  • Support Camp Hale

    We hope you will consider supporting the Camp Hale Alumni Association with a gift, in any amount. Your support will help us continue our mission of sustaining Camp Hale for many more generations to enjoy.
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  • The Experience
  • Interaction with Peers
  • The Gift of Giving

Mornings at Camp Hale are dedicated to instructional periods with campers selecting among activities such as swimming, archery, crafts, canoeing, athletics, nature, soccer and others. Afternoons are typically spent on short hikes in the local mountains or excursions on the lake, with campers and their cabin staff functioning as units. Evenings are generally spent on the camp grounds using the facilities in a recreational manner. Superimposed on this basic program are regular overnight trips into the mountains or across the lake to island camping sites. Special camp-wide events, both educational and recreational, round out the challenging program.

At the core of the residential camping experience for these children, woven into every element of the month at Camp Hale, is the community living experience and the impact of the cabin counselor as a role model. Interactions with peers and staff are the essence of the camp experience for a child. The personal growth which results from successfully facing the daily challenges and responsibilities inherent in being away from home for a month cannot be denied. The self-esteem resulting from skill development in the various activity areas is an important element of the camping experience as well.

Funding for the Camp Hale program depends heavily on support from the private sector. To keep the camp affordable for the families who most need it results in camper fees which provide less than 10% of the actual cost of the program. More than 80% of the program expenses are provided by funds from the private sector. Again, in what can be viewed as a tribute to Camp Hale, former campers are working to play an increasingly larger role in providing financial support for the camp which has had such a major impact on their lives.

Camp Hale in Pictures ~ Click to View




  • MAY 12 - COCKTAILS for CAMPFIRES - CLERYS IN South End - 113 Dartmouth Street - 6-10 pm $20 at the door
  • WORK WEEKENDS - May 18-20 & June 1-3 - email Tofee Shamatta
  • We need general labor, carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers
  • Meet CH Staff Pizza Party - June 23 1-4 pm at 48 Rutland St  
  • Old Home Day - Weds Aug 1- CHAA serves lunch to Center Sandwich
  • Alumni Weekend - Sept 6-9   Click here to Sign Up
  • Fall Work Weekend - tbd


 ENDOWMENT FUND at $269,000

After years of contributions and growth the Endowment Fund has reached the original target of $250,000. Now the CHAA Board has the ability to draw on the interest earned to add to CHAA's customary support of Camp Hale. The Endowment Fund is a real demonstration of CHAA's life long and ongoing commitment to Camp Hale and the boys & girls who attend.



CHAA Board Meetings are open - 1st Monday of month 6-8 pm.

We hope you will join us and support Camp Hale!