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Runels Day Camp


Summer Phone: June 20 – August 15, 603-635-2366
Year-Round Camp Hotline: 617-350-8335


Hours of operation: 9 AM - 4 PM
Extended care available: 7:30 – 9 AM ($10) and 4 – 6 PM ($15)
Register for extended care

Experience Camp Runels’ unique mix of art and adventure. Let your creative side shine through in the craft studio. Give the pottery wheel a spin, develop photos in the darkroom, or paint the next great masterpiece. Add even more fun to day camp with an overnight. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran, you’ll enjoy favorite activities like swimming, outdoor cooking, games and more. Make the shores of Little Island Pond your summer destination and see what’s kept campers coming back for 85 years.

For more information, attend an open house, or to schedule a tour, contact us or call 617-350-8335.

Read our 2016 camp guide and register for Runels day camp.

Already registered for camp? Read your 2016 Camp Confirmation Packet to get all the information you need, including a suggested packing list!


Typical Day

Each day begins with an opening flag ceremony and singing. You'll then enjoy fun activities which include arts and crafts, swimming, fun sports and working on various Girl Scout badges and patches. The day ends with the traditional flag ceremony.


About the Directors

Sarah “Fluke” Leshay and Jess “Crunch” Barkley are excited to be co-directing Camp Runels together this summer. For both, camp is a place where girls can stretch to try new things, grow in their independence and make lifelong memories and friends. They are passionate about creating a dynamic, safe and fun camp program at Runels.

Fluke and Crunch are both entering their seventh summer working at Runels—this will be Fluke’s seventh summer as director and Crunch’s third. During the school year, both Fluke and Crunch are teachers. Fluke teaches high school science while Crunch teaches middle school special education. Fluke received her BS and MAT from Northeastern University, while Crunch received her BA from West Virginia Wesleyan and her MSED from Simmons College. They love to spend time with their Girl Scout troops as well! Between them, they have 35 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors in their two troops!