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

Accreditation

Running Brook Camps is proud to be Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)

Running Brook's ACA accreditation confirms our commitment to the health, safety, and overall well-being of both campers and staff.

What it means to be an ACA Accredited Camp:

  • The ACA standards of accreditation focus on health, safety, and risk management. ACA accreditation is voluntary, and it assures families that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children. Camps and ACA form a partnership through accreditation that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
  • ACA accreditation is focused on the health, safety, and risk management practices in camps. It goes beyond simply requiring criminal background checks. Our standards include practices for screening and interviewing staff, staff training, supervision ratios, minimizing one-on-one interactions, emergency procedures and supervision. Accredited camps voluntarily submit to the accreditation process, which includes a site visit from a trained peer in the camp community.
  • Licensing varies from state to state. ACA is the only accrediting organization for all types of camps — the best measure of safety in all 50 states.
  • For over 70 years, ACA has set the performance standards for camps. ACA accreditation has shown its excellence time and again as it has responded to changes in the camp industry, growing expectations of the public, and the challenges of operating a business in today’s highly regulated society. Our 2019 accreditation process revisions include improved organization to eliminate redundancy and expanded technology to support camps. 
  • ACA accreditation means that a camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation.

To learn more about what it means to be an ACA Accredited camp, visit ACAcamps.org.