Academic Adventures

Academic Adventures

Now’s your chance to try something new! Join academically motivated and curious students from around the country and the world for an enrichment experience that is more than just a camp.

FaySummer offers two two-week enrichment programs with courses in creative writing, humanities, science, math, and technology. Students enroll in two workshops that meet each weekday morning during the two-week session. These 60-80 minute courses are hands-on learning labs, where students are actively involved in fun projects that lead to a deeper understanding of the subject area and conjure excitement about new ideas. Students spend the other half of their day in electives of their choice: building a robot, swimming in our heated outdoor pools, challenging themselves on our ropes courses, creating a business, solving a crime...the choice is theirs and changes every day! Academic Adventures is an opportunity for adolescents to make lasting friendships, build independence, and participate in learning that is hands-on, meaningful—and fun.

Location & Facilities
Academic Adventures takes place on Fay School’s 66-acre campus in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston and 190 miles from New York City. Students have access to all of the school’s state-of-the-art facilities, including two heated swimming pools, athletic fields, tennis courts, gyms, indoor rock climbing wall, outdoor adventure course, theater, visual arts center, and Innovation Lab. Transportation arrangements can be made for students to and from Fay School from Boston–Logan Airport and New York–JFK Aiport.

Who May Register?
Academic Adventures welcomes rising 6th grade through rising 9th grade students ages 10-14. Students must be prepared for a lively academic program filled with projects and discussions. Students in this program spend afternoons and evenings with students enrolled in FaySummer's English Immersion program, and our diverse multicultural community offers an exciting way for students to learn about new languages, cultures, and traditions.
If you are applying to Academic Adventures and you are not a native English speaker, you must submit a graded essay from your school as part of your application so that we can assess your level of English proficiency. Please email the camper’s graded essay to summer@fayschool.org. Once the essay has been received, we will review the camper’s application and notify you of our application decision within seven days.
2 two-week sessions
Rising 6th through rising 9th graders
Ages 10-14
July 12 - July 24, 2020
July 26 - August 7, 2020

Here’s a sample of the courses we’ve offered at Academic Adventures in previous years:

Robotics • CSI Forensic Science • Inventor Lab • Creative Writing • Nature Writing • News 2.0 • Young Entrepreneurs
"I loved my Academic Adventures classes and made a lot of new friends. I loved meeting kids from around the world, and I can’t wait to see everyone next summer!" - Academic Adventures student 

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