Sam directed his first summer camp in New England in 2007 and brings with him vast experience running youth programming across three continents. Sam is the Director of Auxiliary Programs at Fay School, delivering the Fay After School program, Early Morning Care, Enrichment Clubs, and Vacation Programs throughout the school year. He is dedicated to ensuring that FaySummer is a fun, enriching, and memorable experience for every single camper that attends.
Taylor Macpherson – Discoverers Leader
Taylor is returning to FaySummer for her eighth summer. During the school year, Taylor serves as a teacher at Fay’s Early Learning Center, a dorm parent for Fay’s boarding community, and an afterschool associate for Fay After School (FAS). Last December, Taylor completed her master’s degree in elementary education at Northeastern University. She loves that FaySummer has something to offer for each child, at every level!
Willa Gustavson – Explorers Leader
Willa is thrilled to be joining the Unit Leader team this summer! During the school year, Willa teaches second and third grade at Rectory School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. This will be Willa's eighth year with FaySummer. Willa’s favorite part of camp is watching children challenge themselves to overcome obstacles, whether in the pool, at the climbing wall, or at the lunch table.
Kelsey O’Hare – Trailblazers Leader
Kelsey is thrilled to return to FaySummer for her ninth summer. She has held many roles at FaySummer, including Music and Movement specialist, counselor, dorm parent, and Afternoon Care Coordinator. During the school year, Kelsey works as an elementary school music teacher in Framingham and holds a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. She also enjoys being involved with the Fay community year-round by working at Fay After School. Kelsey looks forward to FaySummer every year for all the fun and lasting memories it brings!
Lauren Dayotas - Navigators and Pathfinder Leader
Lauren is returning to FaySummer for her eleventh season. She loves to see the returning campers each year and watch them grow through the program! During the school year, Lauren works in the Southborough Schools and at Fay School as a Fay After School Associate. Lauren holds a Master in Early Childhood Education from American International College.
Dan Blanchard - Outdoor Adventures Activity Leader
This will be Dan’s thirteenth year at FaySummer! He has his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Providence College and has been a member of the Fay School faculty since 2006. In addition to teaching the Fay students he has served as the Safety Marshall, a dorm parent, and a coach for soccer and track. During the summer, Dan leads the FaySummer adventure program, and each year he looks forward to teaching leadership, outdoor education, and adventure-based skills. He says that by the conclusion of summer he ends up learning as much as he teaches, and he enjoys working with students in an entirely different setting.
Jack Wong - Sports & Games Activity Leader
Jack is a graduate of Boston College and serves as Fay's PE teacher for the Early Learning Center and the Primary School. Jack is also a volleyball and basketball coach at Fay. He enjoys working with kids and believes that every child has the ability to excel in sports given the correct environment.
Alyssa Fucci - Aquatic Director
Alyssa is excited to be joining FaySummer for her ninth year as our Aquatics Director! She has been working in aquatics for over fifteen years. Alyssa's favorite part of camp is teaching campers of all ages to learn how to be safe around water and gain confidence in their swimming abilities. Alyssa and her team create lessons and activities that enable each swimmer to feel safe and have fun while learning a lifelong skill. Alyssa currently teaches third grade in Watertown, MA, but she has previous worked at Fay as a dorm parent and in the after-school program. She holds a degree in Biology and Science Education from Lesley University.