FaySummer offers dynamic, hands-on programs for children entering Pre-Kindergarten through ninth grade. Our caring counselors and expert teachers provide an engaging, nurturing, and safe atmosphere that encourages exploration, creativity, and lasting connections among children and adults.
Our Day Camp, for children ages 3 to 15, features a busy day full of fun camp activities for campers grouped by age. Campers who want to pursue a hobby or interest in more depth can choose our weeklong Specialty Camps, which offer a half-day focus on one topic coupled with a half-day of traditional camp activities. Swim lessons take place each day for campers in both programs. We also offer Overnight Programs for campers ages 10-14.
We encourage you to learn more about FaySummer's programs for campers ages 3-15. We're always happy to show you around our campus and book an individual tour and/or information session. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.490.8371.
The countdown is on, and we hope to see you this summer!
The high quality of our summer program is built on the high quality of our counselors, teachers, specialists, unit leaders, and dorm parents. Our team is composed of Fay’s faculty and staff, teachers from the local community, professionals in their fields, and college students with experience working with children. Our staff’s experience, professional skills, and passion for working with young people create a summer full of meaningful and enriching experiences.
FaySummer takes place on Fay School’s 66-acre campus in Southborough, Massachusetts. Students have access to all of the school’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the pool, athletic fields, tennis courts, gyms, indoor rock climbing wall, outdoor adventure course, theater, visual arts center, and Innovation Lab with 3D printers, woodworking tools, and other supplies for “makers.”
At FaySummer, safety is of primary importance. Our staff participates in extensive training in preparation for their work with campers. Low camper-to-staff ratios make quality supervision possible at all times. Swimming instructors are lifeguard certified, and camp staff are trained in first aid and CPR. FaySummer also has a nurse on staff each day.
Fostering good nutrition is a key component of our program. Campers eat meals together in Fay’s dining room; our kitchen staff prepares meals from scratch with high quality ingredients, and there is a major emphasis on local sourcing and environmental sustainability. Day campers have the option of purchasing a Fay lunch each day for $5, or they can choose to bring a lunch from home. Fay lunches are posted each week and include an entrée, drink, access to the salad bar, and dessert.
Please note: Fay’s Dining Room is a ‘peanut aware’ facility. If your child has severe allergies, it is recommended that he or she bring lunch from home.
We want families to be part of our summer community too! Unit leaders are available every day to ensure effective home-camp communication, and they send home regular updates so parents and campers can discuss the day’s activities. For day camp families, we host two summer barbeques so families can meet the staff and enjoy the camp environment.
Extended morning care is available from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. for an additional cost of $50 per week, and extended afternoon care is available from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost of $75 per week.
FaySummer's swim instruction program follows the Red Cross swim lesson guidelines. Day and overnight campers participate in a swim assessment upon beginning camp so instructors can place children in appropriate groups. Small instructional groups help children learn water safety and build swim skills in a safe, supervised, and positive setting. In addition to daily swim lessons, all campers may choose free swim.
Ever played Gaga Ball? Ask any FaySummer camper, and he or she will tell you that the spirited gaga tournaments in our custom gaga court are a high point of the summer! Traditional camp games and teambuilding activities are a key part of every camp day, as well as sports such as soccer, baseball, flag football, and basketball. Fay campers get to enjoy the great outdoors on our beautiful rural New England campus, and they stay actively engaged in fun activities that help develop motor skills, collaborative skills, and team spirit.
Find your inner (or outer!) artist! Summer is a perfect time to express yourself in new ways, and our studios offer a range of media to explore, from watercolor and oils, to printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics.
FaySummer’s outdoor education program is based on a “challenge by choice” philosophy, providing safe experiences that challenge campers to push personal limits, take reasonable risks, and build leadership and collaborative problem solving skills. Daily camp activities include natural science, the ropes course, leadership activities, archery, and outdoor skills. Our ropes courses, located in a wooded corner of campus near the Sudbury Reservoir, include high ropes and low ropes, supervised by trained educators who work on these courses year-round.
Campers have access to our brand-new Innovation Lab, a 3,000 square-foot space that includes everything you need for inventing and making, including 3D printers and laser cutters, as well as “low-tech” woodworking tools and art supplies. Campers have opportunities throughout the summer to design and build in this safe and supervised setting.
Whether you’re a seasoned actor or just beginning to wonder if you’re meant for the spotlight, drama is a fun part of every camper’s schedule. Campers participate in improv games designed to build confidence and creativity, as well as short scripted performances.
Here’s a sampling of just a few of the activities we’ve offered to program participants in previous years. Please note that we plan each week carefully to ensure a healthy variety of experiences, particularly for campers who spend the whole summer with us. As a result, not all activities are offered every week to every age group.