Hale Reservation

Hale Reservation
80 Carby Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Paula McLaughlin
781.326.1770 ext 18

Utilizing an amazing 1,130 acre natural resource, Hale Reservation develops youth leaders and stewards for the natural environment through year-round outdoor education opportunities. In the summer, over 4,400 children from 70 communities in Greater Boston attend camps; between 800-900 come from Boston. During the year, over 7,000 children visit Hale for education based programs. Through challenge course activities, a natural classroom setting, and creative educational programming children are encouraged to develop their own unique leadership style and discover a connection to nature.

During the camp season, almost 50% of the children come to Hale thanks to financial aid. Diverse programs include - a summer school designed to give disadvantaged children a high quality experience that helps reduce summer learning loss; a camp for children with Asperger’s Syndrome; a family camp; a mountain bike and an adventure camp.

Funds raised through the Boston Athletic Association’s Marathon program will help ensure that we continue to provide positive outdoor experiences to urban youth.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.