General Program FAQ

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  • What are FaySummer's COVID Protocols?

    Please stay tuned for more information regarding our COVID protocols and procedures for summer 2022. As in past years, the health and safety of our community members is a top priority and any protocols that we enact will be in response to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Camping Association. 
  • What health services are provided on campus?

    Fay School’s health staff are on campus each day to provide routine and emergency care. All lead staff and camp administrators are CPR and First Aid certified. Please contact the camp office if your child will be taking medication at camp. 
  • How are meals prepared and served?

    Fostering good nutrition is a key component of our program. Students 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. 
    Please note: Fay’s Dining Room is a ‘peanut free’ facility. Please contact us directly if your child has severe food allergies.
  • 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 as part of their regular schedule. Campers will be supervised by their 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.
  • When do campers need to register by to reserve their spot?

    In order to ensure adequate staffing, all campers must register by June 1, 2022.
  • 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.

Day Program FAQ

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  • How does drop-off and pick-up work?

    Early Morning Care Drop-off:  
    Campers in the Early Morning Care program should be dropped off in Upjohn Circle between 7:30 am and 9:00 am. 

    Regular Drop-off:  
    Campers in the Discoverers and Explorers groups should be dropped off in Harlow Circle at 9:00 am. Campers in Trailblazers, Navigators, Pathfinders, and Specialty Camps should be dropped off at Upjohn Circle at 9:00 am. 
    Regular Pick-up:
    Campers should be picked up at 4:00 pm.  Discoverers and Explorers should be picked up in Harlow Circle. Trailblazers, Navigators, Pathfinders and Specialty Campers should be picked up at Upjohn. Parents should wait in their vehicles 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. 

    If you are dropping off our picking up multiple children, this will be done at the location of the youngest camper. 

    This summer, we’re excited to be wrapping up 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. 
  • Is there extended care available outside of the typical camp day?

    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. 

    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 summer@fayschool.org. 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.
  • Will bus transportation be available?

    FaySummer will not be providing bus service for Summer 2022.

Overnight Program FAQ

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  • Where do students live?

    Students stay in double or triple rooms in our dorms in an intimate, home-style setting with a common room and shared bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned. Teachers and counselors live in the dorms with the students, providing 24-hour supervision and care. 

    For English Immersion students, since the program is language immersion based, it is important that students have every opportunity to speak English to practice their skills. Therefore, we strive to match each student with a roommate who speaks a different language so that all are encouraged to speak English.
  • What type of visa do students need?

    International students attending our overnight programs are able to enter the United States on a B-2 visitor visa. A visitor visa (B-2) is sufficient to participate in our program because, according to the U.S. government, a person is allowed to enroll in a recreational enrichment course of 18 hours or less. Please contact Sam Renshaw for more details at srenshaw@fayschool.org or 508-490-8247.

    Click here for information about the United States' visa waiver program
    In the unfortunate event that your child is denied a visa and unable to enter the United States, you will receive a full refund for any tuition/expenses paid.
  • Is there transportation from the airport to campus?

    We can arrange transportation to and from Fay School from Boston–Logan Airport and New York–JFK Aiport. It is recommended that you travel to Boston-Logan. All airport travel fees will be paid using the student’s incidental account. 
  • Which immunizations and exams are required to attend?

    All students participating in our overnight programs must be examined by a licensed physician within the 13 months leading up to the start of the program. 

    All students must be fully immunized under U.S. Department of Public Health requirements prior to attending the English Immersion Program. It is the responsibility of the family to submit proof of all immunizations (in English), with all documents signed by a licensed physician, before the student arrives. Without this proof, your child cannot attend the program. 

    If you are having difficulty obtaining certain immunizations prior to the start of the program, we can send you a link to a local clinic that may be able to assist. All students must have proof of all the required immunizations before arriving on campus. Please contact the Fay Health Office for more information at 508-490-8228.
  • Can family members visit campus?

    If parents wish to take students off campus, they must make the appropriate arrangements with the School. It is important that students become fully integrated into our programs, develop relationships with their peers and dorm parents, and also immerse themselves fully in the programs; we ask that families respect our visitation policy. We ask all students to participate in all our activities; however, we allow for visits on the following occasions:
    Weekdays: Monday through Thursday between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Please call or email to arrange visits with the Director.
    Weekends: Students enjoy participating in our weekend activities, so please call or email the Director in advance to arrange visits and to confirm the best times when your child will be on campus from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Still have questions?

Contact us at 508-490-8371 or summer@fayschool.org and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.


Summer Camp Programs for ages 3-15
48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 | 508.490.8371 | summer@fayschool.org 
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