Summer and vacation camps 
for kids and teens, located in Waltham, MA
Running Brook Adventures offers exciting day trips and camping experiences for youth who have completed grades 3 through 10. Trips are co-ed, with two to three counselors per group. Adventures include on- and off-campus activities throughout New England and other Northeastern states.

We invite you to step outside and join us for an unforgettable Adventures experience this summer!

Our Groups

DAY TREKKERS offers campers who have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grade the opportunity to discover adventures in the greater Boston area in two-week sessions. This program is for those who are looking to test the waters with nature. Day Trekkers is the introductory group of the Adventures program. Activities may include hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, volunteering, swimming, canoeing and more. When signing up, campers can choose between two options: a session that is comprised exclusively of day trips or three days of day trips followed by a one-night camping trip (Thursday - Friday). 
VOYAGERS offers campers who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grade two-week sessions of both day and overnight trips to destinations like the Berkshires, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine. This program is for those who enjoy nature and are looking to challenge themselves with overnight camping and more extreme adventures. Voyagers is the intermediate group of the Adventures program. Groups will have day trips during the entire first week of the session and the start of the second week. Activities may include advanced hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, volunteering, swimming, and canoeing. The session culminates in a two-night camping trip.

Note: Camping is a required component of the Voyagers session, so there is not an on-campus alternative. Hiking, biking and kayaking / canoeing will also take place during each session. Please ensure that your camper is comfortable with these activities before signing up! 

Adventures Fast Facts

Campers
  • Completed grades 3 - 10
  • Grouped by program
  • Maximum of 13 campers per group
  • All groups are co-ed
  • All eligible campers are required to have the COVID-19 vaccination

Staff
  • 7:1 camper to counselor ratio
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certified
  • All eligible staff are required to have the COVID-19 vaccination

Logistics

  • Bring lunch and snacks for day trips
  • Meals are planned and provided on overnight trips
  • Primary camping gear is provided on overnight trips
  • Bus service to local communities (when not camping)
  •  Morning and afternoon Extended Day programming (when not camping)
EXPLORERS offers even greater adventures for campers who have completed 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grade. This program is for those who are looking to spend a week away in nature. Explorers is the advanced group of the Adventures program. Each session features two four-night camping trips, making it perfect for campers who love to spend time under the stars. Groups depart Monday of each week for their camping trip and return Friday afternoon in time for dismissal. While camping, they will be exploring new areas, preparing their own meals, and enjoying nights by the campfire.

Note: Camping is a required component of the Explorers session, as such, there is not an on-campus alternative. Hiking, biking and kayaking / canoeing will also take place during each session. Campers must be able to bike up to 10 miles. Please ensure that your camper is comfortable with these activities before signing up!