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FaySummer Specialty Camps

Campers entering grades 2-9 who wish to pursue an interest in more depth may sign up for a FaySummer Specialty Camp. FaySummer offers several two-week Specialty Camp programs for campers interested in expanding their Day Camp experience. Designed to be exciting, educational, and fun, all FaySummer Specialty Camps are led by experienced, adult staff with demonstrated expertise in their program area. FaySummer Specialty Camps offer a half-day single focused program coupled with a half-day of FaySummer Day Camp programming.
 
All FaySummer Specialty Camps must have a minimum enrollment to run. If a program has low enrollment, campers will be able to transfer to another Specialty Camp or another FaySummer program.

Session 1 : June 28 - July 9

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  • Kids' Kitchen: Cook, Bake & Decorate! - Grades 2-3

    Get ready to roll up your sleeves, get creative, and learn life-long culinary skills to amaze your family and friends!  Campers will cook, bake, and decorate a wide variety of sweet and savory foods: they’ll work with breads, doughs, cakes, pastry decorations and fillings, candy, pastas, sushi, and more! Campers will participate in a themed cake decorating contest and will also have time to focus on creative projects like 3D drawing, slime making, and mixed-media DIY projects.
     
    All ingredients used during the session will be nut-free, and allergies and food restrictions may be accommodated with substitutions if known in advance.
  • Multi-Sport Camp - Grades 2-9

    Get ready to be active, have fun, try something new, and take part in all your favorite sports in this two-week program. Campers will be introduced to a variety of sports (including baseball, soccer, and basketball) along with their unique rules, skills, and drills, all in one setting with plenty of practice and playing time. Counselors will focus on developing young athletes' skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
     
    Campers will be split into age-appropriate groups for this program.
  • Phenomenal Physics - Grades 4-5

    In this hands-on program, campers put scientific laws to the test by experimenting with gravity, tenacity, inertia, lift, and combustion. They will create and test projects each day such as catapults, bridges, electromagnets, toy acrobats, and derby racing cars. Campers will experiment with static electricity, magnetism, and the light spectrum to unlock the secrets of these super forces. This program will help campers understand the natural world that is all around them while having tons of fun!
  • Robotics & Engineering - Grades 4-6 (FULL)

    This Specialty Camp devotes one week each to robotics and engineering. During the robotics week, campers will create robotic games using LEGO Education sets and tablets. They will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming, and pulleys as they create games like pinball or ring toss. During the engineering week, campers will focus on amusement parks and the science that goes into building rides by becoming engineers of their own amusement park attractions. They will learn about the core physics and engineering concepts used to make rides thrilling, and they will also learn about the people who design them in real life.

    This Specialty Camp is currently full and registration has closed.

Session 2: July 12 - 23

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  • Space Explorers - Grades 2-3

    Attention cadets: this program is designed to test your logic and wits! In order to become a space pioneer, campers will conduct experiments related to space exploration and living in space. They will also build rockets, test model space probes and telescopes, map our solar system, chart space weather, and discover exoplanets! There will even be a sci-fi twist to the cadet training to prepare campers for all possible space scenarios. It will be a real blast!

    All projects will take place on planet Earth.
  • LEGO Extravaganza - Grades 2-4 (FULL)

    Each day, this Specialty Camp will feature a new LEGO adventure directed by our campers’ interests. One day they may bring Minecraft to life by creating their own world and Minecraft character. Another day they may be motivated to become Jedis, and they will need to learn to master the Force by building battle drones and AT-Walkers. They may even make their own lightsaber and use it in battle!

    This Specialty Camp is currently full and registration has closed.
  • Tennis - Grades 2-9

    FaySummer is excited to welcome back Waterfall Tennis Academy, directed by Coach Waterfall, for our summer tennis program again this year. Each day, campers will participate in a three-hour lesson that will focus on stroke fundamentals, match play, fast-paced drills, and exciting games. Campers will benefit from great coaching, fun games, and a safe environment, all on Fay’s campus.

    Tennis players will be divided into groups based on age and skill level.
  • Art Exploration - Grades 4-5

    If your child loves art, they will love everything about this Specialty Camp taught by Hadley Horner, a Fay School alumna and FaySummer favorite who is returning for 2021! Campers will learn about and experiment with a variety of art techniques and media, including painting, illustration, three-dimensional art, and keepsake crafts. Instruction will be tailored to all levels of talent and skill, and the program is designed to help campers interested in art grow and gain confidence with their creativity. 
  • Circus Performers - Grades 4-6

    This circus is coming to town, and circus arts professional Jed the Jester is back at FaySummer once again to spread the science and magic of some spectacular feats. During the first week of this two-week session, campers will learn the secrets and skills of circus arts performers, including juggling, balancing, stilt walking, making balloon animals, and intro magic. During the second week, campers will enhance their magic and performance skills by learning more about specific equipment and skills, sleight-of-hand, and magic performance. At the end of the session, campers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills to the entire camp.
  • Senior Art Exploration - Grades 6-9

    Senior Art Exploration will inspire our oldest campers to further their passion for art. Campers will learn about and experiment with a variety of art techniques and media, including painting, illustration, and three-dimensional art, while working on multiple take-home projects throughout the session. This Specialty Camp will be taught by Fay alumna Hadley Horner, who has been delivering popular art programs at FaySummer for years. She will tailor instruction to all levels of talent and skill to ensure a great experience for every artist.

Session 3: July 26 - August 6

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  • Animal Robotics & Science of Superpowers - Grades 2-4 (FULL)

    Two of our most popular programs, Animal Robotics and the Science of Superpowers, are combined for this two-week Specialty Camp. In the first week, campers will use LEGOs to create their own fantasy world with superheroes and supervillains straight out of the pages of DC and Marvel comic books. In the second week, campers will create an animal-inspired robotic model using a tablet and Bluetooth to program their movements. Campers will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and programming by bringing insects, dolphins, gorillas, and other creatures to life. Campers are sure to have a wild time as they build, learn, and play.

    This Specialty Camp is currently full and registration has closed.
  • Ultimate Sports Camp - Grades 2-9

    This is how summer should be - grab your friends, make some new ones, and let’s play some games out on the field. During this Specialty Camp, we have taken your favorite games from the playground and combined them into an action-packed camp! Each day your young athletes will play variations of kickball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, and more. During it all, campers will learn about sportsmanship, teamwork, and strategy in addition to the rules of each game.

    Campers will be divided into age-specific groups for this Specialty Camp.
  • Inventors Camp - Grades 4-6

    Embark on a journey of discovery and creativity this summer during our Inventors Camp! Campers will learn about simple machines, electric circuits, structural engineering, and basic mechanics through a series of tinkering workshops. They will learn about famous inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Nikolai Tesla, and Benjamin Franklin, and they will also look into the future during a special sci-fi day when they take a look at some famous novels and compare technology ideas from the past with the present. Campers will complete daily projects, participate in educational games, and test models of classic inventions. They will keep an inventor's journal to share with family and friends as well as remind them of their progress throughout the program.

Session 4: August 9 - 20

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  • Super Science Laboratory - Grades 2-3 (FULL)

    Join us to see what's cooking in the lab this summer! Campers will learn all about chemistry as they use real lab equipment and create (safe) chemical reactions. They will partner with a top-secret agency to discover the art of forensics, learn about potion making from a mystical wizard, and even have a “taste” of kitchen science. Campers will create a program journal for lab recipes to recreate at home, chart results from their test concoctions, and record their scientific discoveries. Campers will also take time each day to step away from their lab stations for some chemistry-related physical activities.

    This Specialty Camp is currently full and registration has closed.
  • Broadway Boot Camp - Grades 2-9

    Now’s your chance to learn the ins and outs of musical theater performance! Campers will sing, act, and dance their way through classical and contemporary musical theater scenes and songs. This two-week session is geared towards both new and seasoned musical theater enthusiasts. Campers will not only work on performing musical theater pieces but will also have the opportunity to create a set, costumes, and props for a final showcase.
     
    Campers will be grouped by age during this Specialty Camp.
  • Kids Kitchen: Cook, Bake & Decorate! - Grades 4-5

    Get ready to roll up your sleeves, get creative, and learn life-long culinary skills to amaze your family and friends! During this Specialty Camp, campers will cook, bake, and decorate a wide variety of sweet and savory foods. They will work with breads, doughs, cakes (there will even be a themed cake decorating contest), pastry decorations and fillings, candy, pastas, sushi, and more! There will also be time to focus on creative projects like 3D drawing, slime making, and mixed media DIY projects. 

    All ingredients used during the session will be nut-free and allergies and food restrictions may be accommodated with substitutions if known in advance.
  • Summer Scientists & Superstructure Architects - Grades 4-5

    This Specialty Camp combines two of our favorite programs - Summer Scientists and Superstructure Architects. In week one, campers will experiment and ask questions about the world around them by conducting hands-on experiments that shed light on the worlds of astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics. Put on that lab coat - science has never been more fun and exciting! In week two, campers will turn their creative ideas into reality as they build and design their own buildings and functional spaces for a mini-figure designed after themselves using LEGOs. Specific challenges along their way will help them start thinking like engineers, such as creating a floor plan and disaster-proofing their structure.
  • App Developer: Tech & Entrepreneurship - Grades 5-9

    Learn the skills of a coder and the mindset of an entrepreneur through actually building and releasing an iPhone app! Campers will gain an exciting set of 21st-century tech skills while they are learning how to make their own apps and games, including logical thinking, coding (Javascript and React), and design. No prior experience is needed for this Specialty Camp. All you need is your creativity!
Four Two-Week Sessions 
Session 1: June 28 - July 9
Session 2: July 12 - 23
Session 3: July 26 - August 6 
Session 4: August 9 - 20

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Extended Care Available
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

$1,200 / Two-Week Session
"My son is still talking about the robotics workshop. He loved every part of it, from building the robot to programming it to go through the obstacle course."
- FaySummer parent

FaySummer

Summer Camp Programs for ages 3-15
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