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Running Brook Camps Wins 'Friend of the Year'

On March 16th, Waltham Family School presented Running Brook Camps at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall with their Friend of the Year Award for the camp’s years of outstanding support in providing camp scholarships to their students.

In 2003, the founders of Waltham Family School created a four-week summer program to extend learning opportunities for the preschoolers and their families. The school was then faced with the challenge of trying to provide opportunities for the elementary aged siblings of the Waltham Family School preschoolers and their parents who wanted to continue the program through the summer.

It was during this time that Running Brook Camps founder, John Cloninger, offered the first two scholarships for Waltham Family School students.

Over the past 13 years Running Brook Camps has provided scholarships for their summer camp programs to Waltham Family School children. The scholarship started out with the two Waltham Family School students in 2004 and grew to 23 kids having the opportunity to attend camp in 2016. Throughout the summer of 2017, the camp will host over 30 Waltham Family School students.

Running Brook Camps received the award at Waltham Family School’s annual Fiesta!. There camp director Jim Bellanca accepted the award on the camp’s behalf stating, “We are very humbled and honored to be connected with the Waltham Family School. We love kids and we know that camp is a very profound opportunity for kids to grow and make social connections.”

To find out more information about Waltham Family School and Running Brook Camps visit their websites at and
Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational college preparatory school that teaches the way students learn. The School welcomes students with diverse learning styles and helps them to develop self-confidence and achieve academic success through personalized, integrated learning. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 180 boarding and day students a richly diverse cultural and academic environment and opportunities to engage in the arts, athletics and community service.