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.


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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. 
  • What safety protocols will be in place for campers and staff during the camp day?

    FaySummer’s health and safety protocols have been developed in response to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Camping Association. They follow the plan we developed in August 2020 to reopen our campus for full in-person teaching and learning and reflect our knowledge and expertise after what is now many months of working successfully with students through the pandemic. Our plans are designed to prioritize the health and safety of all our community members, while also taking into consideration the unique composition of our camper population and preserving the character of FaySummer’s program and camp experience.

    Please click here to read our health and safety protocols.
  • Will campers and staff be required to be tested?

    All campers will be required to provide results from a negative PCR test taken no earlier than the Thursday before their first day of camp and each two-week increment thereafter. All FaySummer staff will be tested every two weeks.
  • How will swimming work?

    Due to the limitations posed by COVID-19, we will not be providing swim lessons this summer. All campers will have the option of participating in free swim with their cohort as part of their regular schedule. Swim sessions will be scheduled so that campers can continue to observe appropriate physical distancing in the pool. As in previous years, 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.
  • How will students be grouped for activities?

    Campers will be grouped in small cohorts with counselors who will stay with them throughout the two-week session. Campers will participate in all camp activities with their cohort in order to limit the number of interactions with other campers.
  • Will you be providing lunch for day campers?

    At this time, FaySummer is not planning to provide lunch for a fee.  All campers will be expected to bring their own lunch each day.
  • Will you still 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. Our protocols include required COVID-19 PCR testing for all FaySummer campers every two weeks: these tests must be completed no earlier than the Thursday before the start of each two-week session.
  • 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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