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). 

Note: Certain sessions will not have the biking component. Please contact the office for further information!

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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! 

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Adventures Fast Facts

  • Our Adventures camp is for kids and teens who have completed grades 3 through 10. 
  • Campers bring their own lunch and snacks for day trips.
  • All meals are planned and provided on overnight trips.
  • We provide the primary camping gear (e.g. tents and cook stoves) for each group.
  • All Adventures groups are co-ed.
  • There is a maximum of 13 campers with two staff per group, for a ratio of 7:1.
  • Participants can access the bus and extended day services when they are not away on camping trips. 

ABOUT THE ADVENTURES STAFF

Our trip leaders and counselors are highly qualified individuals with outdoor adventure & camping experience, and current CPR/AED,  Lifeguarding and First Aid certifications. Many of our staff work in education programs in the Greater Boston area during the school year. Each Adventures group has two or three staff assigned for the session.
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. We have a number of exciting two-week options with a four-night camping trip as part of the session! Campers leave the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall campus with their two counselors for daily activities the first week. Day trips around greater Boston may include snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, biking, rock climbing, volunteering, and exploring local beaches. They return to campus in the afternoon in time to go home at the end of the regular camp day. Groups depart Monday of the second week for their camping trip and return Friday afternoon. 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!

RUNNING BROOK CAMPS AT CHAPEL HILL - CHAUNCY HALL SCHOOL


785 Beaver St.
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-314-0994
Fax: 781-894-5706
Email: runningbrookcamp@chch.org

Director: Kenna Weber, L.M.F.T.

Office Hours: We are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please give us a call with any questions that you have, or to schedule a personal tour.