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 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.