Overnight Programs

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 options for day campers and overnight campers with courses in creative writing, humanities, science, math, and technology.


Students enroll in 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 overnight campers to and from Fay School from Boston–Logan Airport and New York–JFK Airport.

Boarding at Fay

FaySummer Overnight participants stay in single, double, or triple air-conditioned rooms in an intimate, home-style setting with a common room and shared bathrooms. Teachers and counselors live in the dorms with the students, providing 24-hour supervision and care. All students enrolled in our overnight programs have access to Fay’s state-of-the-art facilities, including our 3,700 square-foot Innovation Lab, a dining room for family-style meals, swimming pools, athletic fields, tennis courts, gym, indoor rock climbing wall, an outdoor adventure course, theater, dance studio, and art center.

Our Team

As the oldest junior boarding school in the United States and home to middle school students during the school year, we are experts in making the boarding experience a positive one for adolescents. Our team is composed of Fay School’s faculty and staff, teachers from the local community, professionals in their fields, and college students who have experience working with children. All are trained in their areas of expertise and well versed in helping young people make the transition to living away from home.


With Fay located just 25 miles west of Boston, it’s easy to take advantage of everything the area has to offer, from the mountains of New Hampshire to the Atlantic shoreline. Campers spend their weekends off campus for fun and educational day trips that showcase the best of New England.

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

Stay tuned for our 2022 courses!

2022 Dates & Information

2 Two-Week Sessions
July 11 - July 22 & July 25 - August 5

Day and Overnight Options for Ages 10-14

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 registering for Academic Adventures and you are not a native English speaker, you must submit a graded essay from your school as part of your registration 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 registration and notify you of our admission decision within two weeks.
"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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Summer Camp Programs for ages 3-15
48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 | 508.490.8371 | summer@fayschool.org 
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