Summer and vacation camps 
for kids and teens, located in Waltham, MA

Summer 2021 Update

We have made some changes to the programs that will be offered for the summer of 2021. To see a full list of available programs and up-to-date registration information, please visit the 2021 Updates section on our homepage.
Is your camper a performer-at-heart? Are you looking for an opportunity for them to build self-confidence, to learn the power of collaboration, and to showcase their imagination, creativity, and self-expression?

Running Brook's new Performing Arts camp, for 3rd-8th graders, is a fun and engaging opportunity for kids of all levels of theatrical experience to explore the ins-and-outs of putting together a show.  Actors and technicians will have the chance to "embrace their brave" in a unique and supportive setting through many aspects of performance and design.

Throughout the two-week session, campers will learn about:
  • Acting technique
  • Character development
  • Voice 
  • Costume design
  • Set design
  • Lighting design
  • Theatrical makeup

Each two-week session will culminate with performances at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall’s newly renovated center for the arts, The Barn. Friends and family are invited to attend this performance and experience the wonderful production that our young thespians create together.

Our Performing Arts camp instructors are experienced in both professional theater and education, and they create a fun environment where campers feel safe to take risks and try something new. Running Brook Performing Arts Camp: From campers to showstoppers!

A typical day at Running Brook Performing Arts camp

  • Arrival at 8:15 a.m.
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Group lesson
  • Lunch
  • Set and costume design
  • Final performance rehearsal 
  • Outdoor group activities
  • Dismissal at 3:45-4:00 p.m. (Extended day from 4:00-6:00 p.m.)
"Running Brook has been an amazing experience for our daughter. Starting at just 4 years old, she has not missed a summer and looks forward to each. Now 13, she is completing her first LTP session and loving it just as much as her first summer. We are grateful to the wonderful staff who put so much care and effort into engaging our daughter and enriching her life each summer."