Camp Information

  1. Summer Day Camp
  3. COUNSELOR In Training (CIT)
  4. Nature Camp
  5. Junior Golf Clinics
  6. -
  7. Summer Swim Camp
  8. Recreation Therapy at Camp

Summer Day Camps - 2023 Registration Opens January 25th at 10AM

The Brookline Recreation Department offers three summer day camp programs to children grades K-1, 2-4 and 5-8. Each camp provides various activities and pre-established schedules where children can build confidence, develop skills, make new friends, and have fun! Our camp gives children an experience that lasts a lifetime by providing challenging activities under the guidance of caring, well-trained staff members. Children take part in arts & crafts, non-competitive sports & games, aquatics activities, recreational play, field trips and theme activities. Recreation Summer Day Camps are for Brookline Residents only for children who attend Brookline Public Schools.



All camps comply with regulations set by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105CMR 4.30) and are licensed by the Brookline Health Department.
Week 1 - July 4 - 7
Week 2 - July 10 - 14
Week 3 - July 17 - 21
Week 4 - July 24 - 28
Week 5 - Aug/July 31 - 4
Week 6 - August 7 - 11
Week 7 - August 14 - 18

Camp Chestnut (Grades K-1), Lawrence School, $285 per week
We invite our youngest campers to experience Camp Chestnut.  We are committed to giving all our campers a friendly, welcoming summer camp environment, where process over product and fair play are always our top priority. Our camp’s program is planned with a special emphasis on arts and crafts, non-competitive games, and activities that are integrated with fast paced fun and down time interaction. All Chestnut campers will be traveling to the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center once a week for instruction and free swim.

 Camp Coolidge (Grades 2-4), Heath School, $285 per week

Camp Coolidge is designed for our more experienced campers who are looking for an active day, with a mix of high energy activities, team challenges, and daily specials; such as Science, Arts & Crafts and more. This active program is all about team-building, cooperative winning and FUN! Our high energy counselors create a positive “All for One” atmosphere promoting cooperation, individual growth and community. All Coolidge campers will be traveling to the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center once a week for instruction and free swim.

Camp Washington (Grades 5-8), Ridley School, $285 per week 

Camp Washington is for our oldest campers who are looking to expand their camp experience to include adventure based, highly active, mind stimulating activities.  Our program is packed with games, activities, arts and crafts, specialty theme days, and special guests. All Washington campers will be traveling to the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center once a week for instruction and free swim.

Extended Day

Not offered this summer.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is not offered to the general public this summer.

Lunch Services 

Daily lunch is available for all students at Day Camps (Costs and information TBD).
 Registration Deadline and Refund Policy
 Registration for each session of camp closes 5 days before the start of the session.  There is no late registration.
 Refunds will be granted up to May 6th 2023, minus 20% deposit.  After May 6th no refunds will be issued unless BREC closes due to Board of Health decisions based on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Once your camper has been registered through Brookline Recreation, you will need to complete the registration process in CampDocs.  You will receive an email directly from CampDocs—please do not ignore this email—you will need to log into or create an account in order to complete the registration process.   Your camper will not be allowed to camp unless all required information including a current physical conducted within the last 18 months with a certificate of immunization is uploaded to CampDocs.

Camp to Counselor Ratio
Brookline Recreation Summer Day Camps provide supervision in ratios to allow our counselors the opportunity to build relationships and provide each child with the attention he or she deserves. Our ratios are as follows: Camp Chestnut 1:5, Camp Coolidge 1:10, Camp Washington 1:10


Our staff is made up of teachers, human service professionals, college and high school aged individuals who are committed to challenging the campers, cultivating creativity and providing a fun and safe camp experience for all campers. Each year we receive many applicants and every counselor is screen and interviewed by our full time Camp program director. Our staff is held to the highest standards to ensure that our campers are safe and their summers are the most successful possible.  All staff are CORI & SORI checked before working at camp.