FAQ


 

COVID FAQ

List of 9 items.

  • 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?

    Vaccinations for day campers will not be required but strongly encouraged for eligible campers. 
  • Are FaySummer staff or campers required to be tested for COVID?

    COVID testing is not required for FaySummer staff or day campers.
  • Will masks be required for campers and staff?

    At this time, vaccinated camp staff will not be required to wear masks inside or outside. Campers will not be required to wear masks outside, but they will be required to wear masks inside campus buildings. All campers should 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?

    Parents should screen their children and keep them home if they observe symptoms. At this time, parents will not be required to complete form health attestations each morning.
  • Will campers be grouped in cohorts?

    Campers will stay in small cohorts with their counselors for the duration of each camp session.
  • 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 5 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 5 days and when they are symptom and fever free for at least 24 hours. They are required to wear a mask for days 6-10 after their positive test date. Current guidelines do not require these campers to provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test before returning to camp but they must meet with and be cleared by the school nurse on the morning of their first day back to camp. 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. 

    Consistent with CDC guidelines, our quarantine protocols for close contacts are as follows:
    • Close contacts who are fully vaccinated (as defined below) are not required to quarantine. They are required to wear a mask on campus for 10 days after exposure, and they are also required to present a negative PCR test taken on day 5 after exposure.
    • Close contacts who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 5 days. They may return after presenting a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 5 of the quarantine. Any close contacts (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who become symptomatic should isolate and present a negative PCR test to return after 5 more days. Close contacts must be cleared by the school nurse to return to school, and they are required to wear a mask on campus for days 6-10 after exposure.
    • Individuals within the 90-day immunity period consequent to a positive COVID test are not required to quarantine.
    Fay School's definition of "fully vaccinated":

    Individuals ages 5-11 are fully vaccinated if:
    • they have received the full course of two vaccines AND
    • they received their second shot less than five months ago
    Individuals ages 12 and older are fully vaccinated if:
    • they have received the full course of two vaccines AND they received their second shot less than five months ago
      OR
    • they have received the full course of two vaccines AND they have received a booster shot
  • What is your camper absence policy?

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

General Program FAQ

List of 6 items.

  • What are FaySummer's COVID Protocols?

    Please read the COVID FAQs on this page; you can also click here to read Fay School's latest health and safety protocols. We will continue to update our protocols and procedures to be consistent with recommendations from the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Camping Association. As always, the health and safety of our community members is our top priority.
  • 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. 
  • Where will campers eat lunch?

    Campers will eat lunch in air-conditioned classrooms with their cohorts. At this time, we have not yet determined whether Fay School will be able to offer lunches for a fee, so students should plan to bring their own lunch each day.
    *Please note that FaySummer is a nut-free program.
  • 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 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?

    A non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Any families deciding to cancel their registration prior to June 1, 2022 will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. There are no refunds for families that decide to cancel after the June 1, 2022 deadline. If FaySummer cancel a program for any reason, a full refund will be provided. 

Day Program FAQ

List of 4 items.

  • 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. 

    Siblings
    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. 
  • What should my child bring to camp each day?

    Your child should bring a swimsuit and a towel, a lunch, a water bottle, and extra sunscreen. We recommend that younger students bring an extra change of clothes. Counselors will set aside time each day for students to reapply sunscreen. Fay will provide snacks each day, and water coolers are available around campus.
    *Please note that Fay is a nut-free campus.
  • Is 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 $170 per session, and extended afternoon care is available from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost of $200 per session. 

    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.

Still have questions?

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

FaySummer

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