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.
We’re glad that you’ve taken some time to explore our program. We believe that there are two key ingredients to the wonderful summer experiences that kids have had with us at RBDC for the last thirty-nine years: Safety & fun. We want kids to take on new challenges, to try things they haven’t tried before, and to be open to forming new relationships. In order for any of this to happen, they need to feel safe, both physically and emotionally. We also want kids to have tons of fun at camp during the summer.

So how do we do this?

We have a highly experienced and energetic group of counselors and specialists who love to teach kids new skills, and who love to have fun themselves. Our low camper-to-staff ratio allows us to get to know kids and their individual needs and lets us pay more attention to each camper so that we can help them have the best summer possible. We provide the structure and consistency from day-to-day that most kids need to be successful, yet we maintain a non-competitive, relaxed, positive and stress-free environment that allows kids to be themselves. We mix in a diverse blend of activities, as well as an assortment of fun and creative themes and special events.  All of these ingredients add up to a great summer!

We hope you’ll join our community this season.  Please give us a call if you have questions, or if you and your child would like to come visit us to learn more about the wonderful opportunities that Running Brook has to offer.

Fast Facts

  • Our day camp is for kids ages 3-12
  • Campers are grouped by age, with no more than 20 campers per group
  • All of our groups are co-ed
  • Our lead staff are school teachers and childcare professionals
  • Each group has a minimum of three counselors at all times, and we maintain a minimum 5:1 ratio when camper groups are at scheduled activities
  • Campers enjoy a variety of activities, including music, sports, drama, arts & crafts, creative movement, Legos, woodshop, science, high ropes, yoga, karate, and cooperative games.  Woodshop & High Ropes are only scheduled for campers in 2nd grade or higher
  • Snack and lunch are provided daily for all campers
  • We offer bus service to local communities. Please see our Extended Day & Bus Service page for more details and for the list of bus stops.
  • Morning and afternoon Extended Day programming is available
  • For more info on what to bring to camp click here!