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Runels Day Camp


Summer Phone: June 19 – August 18, 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 2017 Camp Guide. Bus transportation is included with stops throughout the Chelmsford area.

Camp Runels Bus Stops: Dunstable, Tyngsboro, Dracut
DunstableSwallow Union School8:05 AM5:00 PM
TyngsboroTyngsboro Elementary School8:15 AM4:50 PM
TyngsboroSullivan Farms Ice Cream8:20 AM4:40 PM
Dracut Richardson Middle School8:40 AM4:20 PM
Dracut Hannaford Supermarket8:45 AM4:15 PM
Camp Runels 9:00 AM4:00 PM
Camp Runels Bus Stops: Chelmsford, Lowell
ChelmsfordSouth Row Elementary School7:50 AM5:10 PM
ChelmsfordRoberts Field, Friendship Park8:10 AM4:50 PM
ChelmsfordMcCarthy Middle School8:20 AM4:40 PM
North ChelmsfordCongregational Church8:30 AM4:30 PM
LowellC.W. Morey Elementary School8:40 AM4:20 PM
Camp Runels 9:00 AM4:00 PM
Camp Runels Bus Stops: Littleton, Westford, Lowell
LittletonStork Support Congregational Church7:55 AM5:05 PM
WestfordBlanchard Middle School8:10 AM4:50 PM
LowellReilly Elementary School8:35 AM4:25 PM
Camp Runels 9:00 AM4:00 PM

Already registered for camp? Read your 2017 camp confirmation packet to find all the information you need to know, 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 eighth summer working at Runels—this will be Fluke’s eighth summer as director and Crunch’s fourth. 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!