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

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Below you will find answers to many frequently asked questions. If your question is not addressed here, please go ahead and contact the Camp Office! You can call us at (781) 314-0994 or email us at runningbrookcamp@chch.org.

The Basics

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What are the dates of summer camp?

    For Summer 2022, our programs are in session from June 27th through August 19th. Camp runs in four two-week sessions:

    Session 1: June 27 - July 8
    Session 2: July 11 - July 22
    Session 3: July 25 - August 5
    Session 4: August 8 - August 19
  • Q. Where is the Camp Office located?

    The Camp Office is located on the first floor of East Hall, which is the large gray Victorian house near the pools. You can pull into the first parking lot on the right after you enter campus. There are signs to direct you!
  • Q. Can I visit my camper during the camp day?

    No. Parents are not allowed to wander around campus to look for their camper at any time. Parents must come directly to the Camp Office when they arrive on campus, unless for regular car drop-off or pick-up.

    If you need to deliver a forgotten item to your camper, you may drop it off at the Camp Office and we will ensure it gets to your camper. 
  • Q. What should I do if my camper will be absent?

    Please contact the Camp Office as soon as possible to let us know. You can call us at (781) 314-0994 or email us at runningbrookcamp@chch.org. 

    If you do not contact us prior to your camper's absence, we will follow up with a phone call upon receiving the group's attendance sheet.
  • Q. Is the COVID-19 vaccination required for eligible campers?

    Yes! If you have a religious exemption for all of your vaccinations, please reach out to our Camp Nurse (ajones@chch.org).
  • Q. Do you offer transportation for summer camp?

    Yes! We offer bus transportation to several local communities through Local Motion bus company. Click here for more information about the bus!

    If you are registered for bus transportation to and / or from camp, please refer to this Bus Info Sheet for additional information.
  • Q. What snacks are provided at camp? 

    We provide each camper with one snack per day. We offer either a fresh fruit or a crunchy snack (e.g. pretzels or animal crackers).

    You are more than welcome to send your camper with additional snacks, as long as they are nut-free. Please consider doing this if your camper gets extra hungry during busy days!
  • Q. Is lunch provided at camp?

    Yes! Every camper is provided with a lunch each day. If your camper is not interested in the camp lunch offerings, you may pack a lunch for your camper as long as it is nut-free.  

    Below are links to the menus for each session
    Session One
    Session Two
    Session Three
    Session Four

    Adventures campers will need to pack lunch each day (unless otherwise specified) because they will be off-campus.
  • Q. Where can I find my camper's schedule for Day Camp?

    The schedules for Preschool - Group 17 can be found by clicking right here!
  • Q. Are there any special themes or dress-up days I should know about?

    Why, yes! Thank you for asking! Click here to check out our schedule of Thursday dress-up days and Friday special events. Dress-up days are totally optional, so go with whatever your camper feels most comfortable with. 

    We also have Wacky Tacky Silly Sock Wednesdays every week!
  • Q. What should I know about swimming at camp?

    All campers in the Day Camp program have one hour of swimming  time (half lessons, half free swim) built into their schedule. 

    The swim program is leveled - lifeguards will evaluate campers on the first day of the session to ensure that they are in the correct lesson placement. Campers are grouped by skill, not age.

    If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to our Pool Director (Sarah Coscia - scoscia@chch.org)!

Drop-Off

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

Pick-Up

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What time is car pick-up for summer camp?

    Car pick-up begins at approximately 3:40 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Please be prepared to wait in the car line for a while - especially towards the beginning of each session - because we need to check the I.Ds for adults in each car for safety purposes.

    This year, we are asking families to add windshield name card to their car. Please print and fill out this windshield name card document in order to speed up the pick-up process.
  • Q. Who can pick my camper up from camp?

    Only adults who are on your camper's Authorized Grown-Up list can pick your camper up. You will have until June 15 to add or make changes to your camper's Authorized Grown-Up list on your CampInTouch account. After June 15, please contact the Camp Office with any changes you want to make.

    For the safety of all our campers, our staff will not release your camper to anyone who you have not previously authorized by following this process.
  • Q. Should I let the Camp Office know if I will be picking my camper up early?

    Yes, please! If you know your camper will need to be picked up early (e.g. doctor's appointment, travel plans, etc.), please contact the Camp Office via email or phone call. We ask for at least one hour's notice. This allows us to communicate plans with your camper's group and ensure that they are at East Hall for the early pick-up.

    For the safety of all of our campers, we require that all communication with us regarding any changes to their usual camp-day routine be done through the Camp Office.  Your adherence to this policy helps us to ensure the safety of all of our campers. Please do not attempt to inform us of any changes through conversations with bus monitors, Extended Day staff or through a note delivered by your child.
  • Q. What if I need to pick my Adventures camper up early from camp?

    Adventures campers are usually off campus for the day, so we are not always able to accommodate early pick-ups for Adventures campers.  Please coordinate any changes of plan with the Adventures Director, Eric Burke (eburke@chch.org).
  • Q. Where do I go to pick my camper up early?

    You will meet your camper in the Camp Office for early pick-up.  Please do not wander around camp looking for your camper! At no time will we release a camper to you or any other adult without having them check-out through the Camp Office.
  • Q. Do you have an Extended Day program?

    Yes! Click here for more information about our morning and afternoon Extended Day programs.

    If you are enrolled in our Extended Day program, you can find a helpful Info Sheet here.
  • Q. How do I change my camper's end-of-day transportation plans?

    If you want to make a change to your camper's end of day transportation (car pick-up instead of bus / Extended Day), please contact the Camp Office before 2:00 p.m. on the day of the change. You may also let us know further in advance!

    We will be unable to offer a refund for changes or cancellations to bus service or Extended Day programming made with less than two weeks notice.

    For the safety of all of our campers, we require that all communication with us regarding any changes to their usual camp-day routine be done through the Camp Office.  Your adherence to this policy helps us to ensure the safety of all of our campers. Please do not attempt to inform us of any changes through conversations with bus monitors, Extended Day staff or through a note delivered by your child.
  • Q. Can my camper walk home from camp or the bus stop?

    Yes, but only if they have completed 5th grade or older. If you would like your camper to walk home, please complete the Walker Waiver form on CampinTouch for our records.