Please note that FaySummer will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation locally, nationally, and globally, and that our health and safety protocols may be adjusted. If there are any changes to our protocols, they will also be reflected in our FAQ section.

Covid-19 FAQ

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  • Will FaySummer staff members be vaccinated?

    Yes. All FaySummer staff members and on-campus vendors (including Specialty Camp instructors) will be required to be vaccinated.
  • Will campers be required to be vaccinated?

    No. Vaccinations for campers will not be required but strongly encouraged for eligible campers.
  • Are FaySummer staff or campers required to be tested for COVID?

    No. Per guidance from the CDC and the Massachusetts DPH, COVID testing is not required for FaySummer staff or campers.
  • Will masks be required for campers and staff?

    Vaccinated camp staff are not required to wear masks inside or outside. Campers are not required to wear masks outside, but they are required to wear masks inside campus buildings. All campers are required to bring two masks to camp each day - one to wear, and a replacement. FaySummer will have disposable masks on hand should additional masks be required.
  • Will campers be required to do a health check before coming to campus?

    Yes. Each morning before arriving to campus, parents must complete a Health Attestation using the Magnus Health App, indicating that they have screened their child for common symptoms of COVID-19. FaySummer will contact registered families in the coming weeks with instructions on how to sign up for Magnus.
  • Will campers be grouped in cohorts?

    Yes. To minimize the risk of the spread of infection, campers will stay in small cohorts with the same counselors for the duration of the two-week camp session.
  • Where will campers eat lunch?

    Campers will eat lunch in air-conditioned classrooms with their cohorts. Fay School cannot provide lunches this year, so students should plan to bring their own lunch each day.
    *Please note that FaySummer is a nut-free program.
  • What happens if there is a positive case of COVID-19 at FaySummer?

    As soon as we are notified that an individual in our community is positive for COVID-19, we will work with the Southborough Board of Health to confirm isolation of the infected individual and begin contract tracing procedures to identify the close contacts of that individual. 

    Positive cases must isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the date of onset of symptoms or positive test date (both of which are considered Day 0). They may return after a minimum of 10 days and when they are symptom and fever free for at least 24 hours. Current guidelines do not require these campers to provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test before returning to school, but they must meet with and be cleared by the school nurse on the morning of their first day back to school. If the nurse does not clear the student, they will be sent home.

  • What is your quarantine policy for campers who are identified as close contacts of a positive COVID case?

    Per guidelines from the CDC and guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Early and Secondary Education, “close contact” is defined as anyone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. In the event of a positive case, we will inform the community and notify close contacts. Close contacts will be required to quarantine.

    An asymptomatic camper who is identified as a close contact will be required to quarantine for either the remainder of the camp session or seven days (whichever is longer). The individual should provide a negative COVID test conducted no earlier than day 6 after the last day of exposure in order to return to camp on day 8. The negative results must include the test date and be uploaded to Magnus for review by the school nurse, who will clear the camper to return as soon as test results are approved. Fay will refund camp fees for any quarantine mandated by FaySummer.

    Symptomatic individuals must quarantine for 14 days or the remainder of the session, providing a test conducted no earlier than day 13 after the last day of exposure in order to return to camp on day 15.

    Asymptomatic, vaccinated camp staff are not required to quarantine if they are a close contact.
  • What is your camper absence policy?

    Any camper who is absent from school due to illness of any kind for three or more days is required to provide the school nurse with a doctor's note in order to return. Upon reviewing the specifics of the absence, the school nurse may also require a negative PCR COVID-19 test.
  • Are parents of FaySummer campers allowed on campus?

    To minimize the risk of spreading infection, we ask that FaySummer parents refrain from making unnecessary trips to campus this summer. Please limit your time on campus to morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Camp staff will be happy to answer any of your questions during these times, or via phone or email.

Program FAQ

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  • How will drop-off and pick-up work each day?

    Early Morning Care Drop-off:  
    Campers in the Early Morning Care program should be dropped off in Harlow Circle between 7:30 am and 9:00 am. Families will be met at the car to confirm that they have completed their Magnus health attestation. FaySummer staff will lead campers to their group where they will sanitize their hands. 

    Regular Drop-off:  
    Campers should be dropped off in Harlow Circle at 9:00 am, where they will be met at the car by a FaySummer staff member to confirm that they have completed their Magnus health attestation and to sanitize their hands. 
    Regular Pick-up:
    Campers will be picked up from Harlow Circle at 4:00 pm. Please note that parents may neither park in the lot nor enter any building to pick up their children. Parents should wait in their cars in Harlow Circle until they can pull up to pick up their child.
    Afternoon Care Pick-up:
    When parents arrive to pick up their children from Afternoon Care between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, they should call 508-858-8646. A FaySummer staff member will send the child(ren) out to the car. Please note that parents may not park and enter any building to pick up their child.

    This summer, we’re excited to begin construction on our brand new, state-of-the-art, Center for Creativity and Design, a 7,000-square-foot design and maker space that will be home to our Creativity and Design Program. Construction will be focused mainly on our academic building, but we may see some disruption to our drop-off and pick-up routines. We’ll be sure to notify you in advance of any changes to those plans. 
  • How will swimming work?

    We will be providing swim lessons this summer, and all campers will also have the option of participating in free swim with their cohort as part of their regular schedule.  Campers will be supervised by their cohort counselors in addition to the FaySummer certified lifeguards on duty at the pool. Our youngest campers will have their free swim time in our zero-entry, 3-foot deep, heated wading/teaching pool, while older campers will have access to our adult-size, heated 25-meter pool.
  • Will you offer early morning and afternoon care for day campers?

    FaySummer will continue to offer extended morning care and afternoon care. Morning care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for an additional cost of $85 per week, and extended afternoon care is available from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost of $100 per week. Campers will be supervised by counselors in smaller groups and in spaces that allow for appropriate physical distancing.

    Pre-registration is recommended, but we understand the complexity of family scheduling and accommodate drop-in registrations on a space available basis. Morning drop-in care is $20 per drop in and afternoon drop-in care is $25 per drop in. If plans have changed, and you need your child to attend an Extended Day Program, please contact the Camp Office at 508-490-8371 or Any camper not picked up by 4:10 p.m. will be taken to Extended Day, and the family will be billed at the drop-in rate. Drop-in fees are not prorated and the full amount is due for any time spent in the Extended Day program.
  • Why is camp only offered as two-week sessions this summer instead of one-week session?

    To limit the spread of infection and minimize the number of contacts for each camper, campers will be grouped in small cohorts for their two-week sessions. All campers and staff will follow our COVID-19 health and safety protocols, which we developed last August and which we implemented throughout the fall as our school opened for full-time, in-person learning for every student on our campus.
  • Will you be providing a bus for day campers?

    FaySummer will not be providing bus service for Summer 2021.
  • When do campers need to register by to reserve their spot?

    In order to ensure adequate staffing that is COVID compliant, all campers must register by June 1, 2021.
  • What are your refund policies?

    We will refund 100% of fees paid for programs cancelled by FaySummer due to COVID-19 or any other unforeseen reason. A 100% refund will also be given if a camper has to miss camp due to a quarantine mandated by FaySummer.


Summer Camp Programs for ages 3-15
48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 | 508.490.8371 | 
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FaySummer complies with regulations of the MDPH and is licensed by the Town of Southborough Board of Health.