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FaySummer Specialty Camps

Campers who wish to pursue an interest in more depth may sign up for a FaySummer Specialty Camp. FaySummer offers several one-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 29 - July 3, 2020

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  • Drone Commander - Gr. 5-9

    In partnership with Snapology, FaySummer’s  Drone Commander introduces campers to the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and how to control and manage this exciting technology. This week will give campers the chance to build and test some IMEX BrickFlyer drones as they take their knowledge of engineering to new heights!

    Instructor: Snapology instructors


     
  • Horseback Riding Camp - Gr. 3-9

    FaySummer Horseback Riding Camp at Century Mill Stables is a fun and interactive way to learn the basics of horsemanship for beginners to advanced riders. Each day, campers learn the basics of good horse care through grooming, general knowledge of equipment, parts of the horse, and colors and breeds. The riding portion of the lesson includes steering and control while riding at the walk and trot, correct rider body position, and some horseback games. Century Mill’s program is fully licensed with experienced instructors; the stable has an indoor ring and heated/air conditioned lounge area, so classes run in all weather. Their barn follows the best practices of the industry for safety and horse care and has an excellent safety record, with healthy, well-rested, happy horses and ponies for the campers to enjoy. Camp is limited to 12 campers per session. Round Trip transportation is provided in Fay School SAV’s driven by certified staff.

    *Camp is limited to 12 campers per session.
    ***Please note this is an afternoon Specialty Camp.

    Instructor: Century Mill Stables, with supervision by FaySummer staff


  • Kids' Kitchen - Gr. 3-6

    In partnership with Paradise Island Kids, FaySummer’s Kids’ Kitchen Camp teaches cooking and baking skills with a focus on preparing fresh, healthy and fun meals. In this “jam”-packed program, campers will make some of their favorite foods from scratch, including pizza, pasta, sea creature cupcakes, and emoji cake pops! Campers will also work with buttercream, fondant/gym paste, and edible decorations. 

    Instructors: Staff from Paradise Island Kids, with supervision by FaySummer staff


     
  • Little Samurais - Gr. 2-4

    In this Specialty Camp, campers participate in relays, games and karate fundamentals to improve their strength, flexibility, and manipulative skills. As the campers progress, these activities become more complex to further develop physical strength, coordination, balance, mental focus, personal confidence, and a spirit of group cooperation. 

    Instructor: Sensei Lynn Reynolds of The Karate School in Marlborough, MA


     

Session 2: July 6-10, 2020

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  • Animation Studio - Gr. 4-9

    Who doesn’t love an action-packed animated movie that brings our favorite toys to life? Campers will get to do more than just enjoy those movies—they get to create them! In
    this technical program, campers work in teams to learn the fundamentals of stop-motion animation and develop their own animated movie starring some of their favorite LEGO® mini-figures. Campers will go through the entire movie making process with their filming partner, from plot development and set design to detailed visual and audio editing. Completed student movies will be uploaded so campers can share their films with friends and family for years to come!

    Instructor: Snapology instructors
     
  • Boys' & Girls' Tennis - Gr. 2-6

    FaySummer is partnering with the Waterfall Tennis Academy, directed by Dick Waterfall, for our summer tennis program. Each daily three-hour session will focus on stroke fundamentals, match play, fast-paced drills, and exciting games.

    Instructor: Waterfall Tennis Academy coaching staff


     
  • Broadway Bootcamp - Gr. 2-6

    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. Please note that this is a two-week camp.

    Instructor: Fay School staff and theater specialists
     
  • Chess Camp - Gr. 3-9

    Fay welcomes U.S. Chess Life Master Lou Mercuri as lead instructor for this camp. Students learn the basic moves of chess and beyond—including checkmating patterns, opening strategies, tactics, famous games from the great players, and visualizing at least a couple of moves ahead. Players have the opportunity to play each other in a supervised setting with helpful tips and advice on how to improve, and they also work in small teams to take on problem-solving challenges together.

    Instructor: Lou Mercuri, U.S. Chess Life Master and Fay After School club teacher


     

Session 3: July 13-17, 2020

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  • Broadway Boot Camp - Gr. 2-6

    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. Please note that this is a two-week camp.

    Instructor: Fay School staff and theater specialists
  • Chess Camp - Gr. 3-9

    Fay welcomes U.S. Chess Life Master Lou Mercuri as lead instructor for this camp. Students learn the basic moves of chess and beyond—including checkmating patterns, opening strategies, tactics, famous games from the great players, and visualizing at least a couple of moves ahead. Players have the opportunity to play each other in a supervised setting with helpful tips and advice on how to improve, and they also work in small teams to take on problem-solving challenges together.

    Instructor: Lou Mercuri, U.S. Chess Life Master and Fay After School club teacher


  • Circus Arts - Gr. 3-9

    The circus is coming to Fay this summer! Jed the Jester brings over 20 years of performing and teaching to Fay’s unique Circus Arts Camp. In this weeklong session, campers learn the secrets and skills of circus arts performers, including juggling, balance, stilt walking, balloon animals, and beginning magic. This year's camp is designed for newcomers through advanced returners, with daily showcase performances. At the end of the week, we’ll welcome you to our Big Top with our own circus arts performance!

    Instructor: Jed Stefanowicz, teacher and Circus Arts Professional


     
  • Summer Scientists - Gr. 2-6

    For campers who love to experiment and ask questions about the world around them, Summer Scientists is the perfect opportunity to conduct 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!

    Instructor: Snapology instructors


     

Session 4: July 20-24, 2020

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  • Dragon Warriors, Jedi, & Ninjas - Gr. 2-4

    Get ready for a week of fun and action with your favorite heroes, from brushing up on your lightsaber skills to embarking on Ninja training! This unique and popular program, which is taught by Senei Lynn Reynolds, will include karate skill instruction integrated with other fun and active events. 

    Instructor: Sensei Lynn Reynolds of The Karate School in Marlborough, MA
     
  • Farm to Table: Mindful Chefs - Gr. 4-9

    FaySummer’s Farm to Table Specialty Camp will harness campers’ enthusiasm for cooking and baking by spending time both in the kitchen and at local farms. Campers will explore how food is grown locally and how to turn fresh, local produce and ingredients into delicious meals. Activities will include a farm visit, cheesemaking, and planting a kitchen garden. 

    Instructors: Fay School’s Anne Hart with supervision from FaySummer staff
     
  • Kinderbots Robotics Gr 1-4

    Join Snapology and FaySummer to explore the world of robotics as we build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Campers will learn about sensors while building drills and magic wands and discover how gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters and robotic dogs.

    Instructor: Snapology instructors


     

Session 5: July 27-31, 2020

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  • Artistic Adventures - Gr. 2-3

    Our theme-based junior art program delivers one week of hands-on artistic adventure where campers develop a foundation in visual arts and expand their creative horizons. Campers learn and experiment in a variety of art techniques and media, including painting, illustration, three-dimensional art, and keepsake crafts.   

    Instructor: Hadley Horner, elementary school art teacher


     
  • Robot Olympics - Gr. 4-9

    At Robot Olympics, campers build and program robots to compete in sports-themed challenges using LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 technology. Whether the robots are running races or playing hockey, our camper/programmers are learning important principles of mechanics and programming. 

    Instructor: Snapology instructors
     


  • Slime & STEM - Gr. 3-6

    This Specialty Camp combines some of our favorite STEM experiments and Slime Factory concoctions as students practice problem-solving in a fun-filled setting. Campers will use borax-free Slime to concoct and explore gooey mixtures, and through hands-on activities, campers will think, construct, experiment, and discover.

    Instructor: Paradise Island Kids instructors with supervision by FaySummer Staff


     

Session 6: August 3-7, 2020

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  • Amusement Park Adventures - Gr. 2-7

    We all love going to amusement parks to experience the variety of fast, dropping, and spinning rides, but have you ever thought about the science that goes into building those rides and the people who are responsible for designing them? In this workshop, students will become engineers of their own amusement park rides as they learn the core physics and engineering concepts used to make a ride thrilling! 

    Instructor: Snapology instructors


     
  • Art Exploration - Gr. 4-6

    If you love art, you’ll love everything about this camp! Art Exploration is designed to help campers interested in art grow and gain creative confidence. Campers learn and experiment in a variety of art techniques and media, including painting, illustration, three-dimensional art, and keepsake crafts. Our expert teacher will tailor instruction to all skill levels.   

    Instructor: Hadley Horner, elementary school art teacher
     


  • Horseback Riding Camp - Gr. 3-9

    FaySummer Horseback Riding Camp at Century Mill Stables is a fun and interactive way to learn the basics of horsemanship for beginners to advanced riders. Each day, campers learn the basics of good horse care through grooming, general knowledge of equipment, parts of the horse, and colors and breeds. The riding portion of the lesson includes steering and control while riding at the walk and trot, correct rider body position, and some horseback games. Century Mill’s program is fully licensed with experienced instructors; the stable has an indoor ring and heated/air conditioned lounge area, so classes run in all weather. Their barn follows the best practices of the industry for safety and horse care and has an excellent safety record, with healthy, well-rested, happy horses and ponies for the campers to enjoy. Camp is limited to 12 campers per session. Round Trip transportation is provided in Fay School SAV’s driven by certified staff.

    Instructor: Century Mill Stables, with supervision by FaySummer staff


     
  • Tennis - Gr. 2-6

    FaySummer is partnering with the Waterfall Tennis Academy, directed by Dick Waterfall, for our summer tennis program. Each daily three-hour session will focus on stroke fundamentals, match play, fast-paced drills, and exciting games.

    Instructor: Waterfall Tennis Academy coaching staf
     


Session 7: August 10-14, 2020

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  • GameBots Robotics - Gr. 3-6

    Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating your own games each week while learning about robotics. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming, and pulleys as they create fun-to-play games. Whether creating a robotic hockey player, pinball machine, or a ring toss, the emphasis will be on fun while building, learning, and playing.

    Instructor: Snapology instructors
     
  • Science of Superpowers - Gr. 1-3

    Come explore the world of your favorite superheroes through the lens of science! Campers will learn about forces, energy, motion, and problem-solving as they build models inspired by Superman, Batman, and other favorite heroes. Experimentation and fun are crucial components of this ‘super’ program!
     
    Instructor: Snapology instructors
     
  • Senior Art Exploration - Gr. 5-9

    Senior Art Exploration will inspire campers to further their passion for art with a host of activities in a range of media including painting, illustration, and three-dimensional art. Campers work on a different take-home project each day, and our expert staff will tailor instruction to all skill levels.   

    Instructor: Hadley Horner, elementary school art teacher
     


  • Soccer - Gr. 3-9

    Our popular soccer camp is returning to FaySummer! Take your soccer skills to the next level with drills and games on Fay’s soccer fields in a supportive and developmental environment. Open to all ability levels, players will be split into appropriate groups to ensure fun and technical development. 

    Instructors: Matthew Greene, Fay School Varsity Boys Head Coach and Katie Greene, The Bromfield School’s Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach


     
Seven one-week sessions 
Rising second graders through rising ninth graders
June 29 - August 14, 2020

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.
"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
June 29
- July 3
July 6-10 July 13-17 July 20-24 July 27-31 August 3-7 August 10-14
Horseback Riding
Gr 3-9
Tennis
Gr 2-6
Circus Arts
Gr 3-9
Dragon Warriors, Jedi, & Ninjas
Gr 2-4
Robot Olympics
Gr 4-9
Horseback Riding
Gr 3-9
Senior Art Exploration
Gr 5-9
Kids' Kitchen Gr 3-6 Chess
Gr 3-9
Chess Gr
3-9
Farm to Table - Mindful Chefs
Gr 4-9
Slime & STEM
Gr 3-6
Tennis
Gr 2-6
Soccer
Gr 3-9
Little Samurais Gr 2-4 Animation Studio
Gr 4-9
Summer Scientists Gr 2-6 Kinderbots Robotics
Gr 1-4
Artistic Adventures
Gr 2-3
Art Exploration
Gr 4-6
Science of Superpowers
Gr 1-3
Drone Commander
Gr 5-9
Broadway Bootcamp
Gr 2-6*
Amusement Park Adventures
Gr 2-7
GameBots Robotics
Gr 3-6

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