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 9. 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

EXCURSIONS offers campers who have completed 3rd or 4th grade the opportunity to take fun day trips in two-week sessions. This program is for those who are looking to explore the surrounding community. Excursions is an introductory group of the Adventures program. Activities may include visiting the zoo, the Boston Museum of Science, and Boda Borg. Most trips require admission fees which are included in the tuition cost. All activities are within an hour of the CH-CH campus. This program does not include camping.
DAY TREKKERS offers campers who have completed 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 an introductory group of the Adventures program. Activities may include rock climbing, biking, kayaking, hiking, beach days, and visiting the Boston Museum of Science. This program includes one night of camping on our Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall campus. Camping will take place on the second Thursday of each session.

Adventures Fast Facts

Campers
  • Completed grades 3 - 9
  • Grouped by program
  • All groups are co-ed

Staff
  • CPR / AED and First Aid certified
  • All eligible staff are required to have the COVID-19 vaccination
  • Low camper-to-staff ratios according to ACA standards 

Logistics

  • Drop-off runs from 8:15am - 8:40am (except on camping days)
  • Camp day runs from 8:55am - 3:25pm (except on camping days)
  • Pick-up runs from 3:30pm - 4:00pm (except on camping days)
  • 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)
VOYAGERS offers campers who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade two-week sessions of both day and overnight trips to destinations such as 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, fishing, 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!
EXPLORERS offers even greater adventures for campers who have completed 8th or 9th grade. This program is for those who are looking to spend extended time away in nature. Explorers is the advanced group of the Adventures program. Potential adventures include white water rafting, waterfall rappelling, high ropes courses, stand-up paddle-boarding, and biking. Each session includes multiple nights of camping each session (three during the first session and four during the second session), making it ideal for campers who love to spend time under the stars. 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!