Summer and vacation camps 
for kids and teens, located in Waltham, MA
This exciting summer experience is designed for students who have completed 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade who wish to explore and have fun learning several different modes of creative expression. This real-life art studio experience takes a project-based approach to art-making and includes a basic introduction to painting, drawing, sculpture and digital media. Participants will have the opportunity to learn creative software programs such as basic Photoshop and InDesign.

Our experiential approach to teaching is meant to foster invention and creative expression, and to encourage enjoyment of the process. Students will also explore specific artists and artworks throughout history, with outings to an art museum or gallery each session. Each session will conclude with a community art show in our Barn Gallery.

For Summer 2017, the program will run in three separate two-week sessions:

  • Session One will run from July 10-July 21
  • Session Two will run from July 24-August 4
  • Session Three will run from August 7-August 18
Each session will focus on a different theme, so participants are welcome to register for multiple two-week sessions. A day at Running Brook Arts follows the same daily schedule as Running Brook Day Camp, with participants arriving to campus between 8:15-8:35 in the morning, and being dismissed between 3:45-4:00 in the afternoon. Both our Extended Day programs and our bus transportation options are available to Arts camp participants; please see our Extended Day & Bus Service page for more details and for the list of bus stops.

Our senior Arts staff are experienced, graduate-level Art educators, with college art majors acting as assistants. Each session will have a maximum of 16 participants, working in small groups with a maximum participant-to-staff ratio of 4:1.
"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."

A typical day at Running Brook Arts

  • Arrival and group check-in
  • Morning periods are spent in studio and outdoor work spaces
  • Lunch through our dining service
  • An elective period that offers swimming and other outdoor physical activities
  • Afternoon studio/outdoor project work
  • Dismissal


785 Beaver St.
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-314-0994
Fax: 781-894-5706

Director: Jim Bellanca, L.M.H.C.

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.