Welcome to FaySummer!


Day Camp Dates: 8 one-week sessions, June 26 - August 18, 2017
Overnight "Stay" Program: 6 one-week sessions, July 10 - 14 through August 14 - 18, 2017
Academic Adventures: 2 two-week sessions, July 16 – 28, 2017 & July 30 – August 11, 2017
English Immersion: 1 5-week session, July 16 - August 18, 2017
FaySummer offers dynamic, hands-on programs for children from 3 to 15 years old. Our caring counselors and expert teachers provide an engaging and nurturing environment that encourages exploration, creativity, and lasting connections among children and adults.
Our Day Camp, for children ages 3 to 15, features a busy day full of fun camp activities for campers grouped by age. Campers who want to pursue a hobby or interest in more depth can choose our weeklong Specialty Camps, which offer a half-day focus on one topic coupled with a half-day of traditional camp activities. Swim lessons take place each day for campers in both programs.

Campers ages 10-14 who interested in immersing themselves in the sleep-away camp experience can participate in our Overnight Programs. Our new, single-week “Stay" Program is offered as an enhancement to our Day Camp and Specialty Camp programs. “Stay” Campers check in Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. and check out Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and enjoy a week-long, first-rate Fay School boarding experience. 

For campers ages 10-14 looking for an extended camp stay and challenging enrichment, FaySummer offers Academic Adventures. In this two-week program, campers participate in morning academic workshops, then take afternoon electives that include swimming, crafts, and time on our challenge ropes course. On the weekends, Academic Adventures campers take off-campus trips to various New England locations.
Our five-week residential English Immersion program is open to all international students age 10-15 interested in improving their English skills through class work and inclusive activities with our other summer programs. The goal of all of our overnight programs is to provide adolescents with opportunities to build independence, make new friends, and participate in memorable projects and activities.

We encourage you to learn more about FaySummer's programs and we're always happy to show you around our campus. To schedule an individual tour and/or information session please feel free to contact us at summer@fayschool.org or 508.490.8371.
The countdown is on, and we hope to see you this summer!

Discover FaySummer!

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  • Our Professional Staff

    The high quality of our summer program is built on the high quality of our counselors, teachers, specialists, unit leaders, and dorm parents. Our team is composed of Fay’s faculty and staff, teachers from the local community, professionals in their fields, and college students with experience working with children. Our staff’s experience, professional skills, and passion for working with young people create a summer full of meaningful and enriching experiences.
  • Facilities

    FaySummer takes place on Fay School’s 66-acre campus in Southborough, Massachusetts. Students have access to all of the school’s state-of-the-art facilities, including two pools, athletic fields, tennis courts, gyms, indoor rock climbing wall, outdoor adventure course, theater, visual arts center, and Innovation Lab for our “makers.”
  • Safety

    At FaySummer, safety is of primary importance. Our staff participates in extensive training in preparation for their work with campers. Low camper-to-staff ratios make quality supervision possible at all times. Swimming instructors are lifeguard certified, and camp staff are trained in first aid and CPR. FaySummer also has a nurse on staff each day.
  • Meals at Fay

    Campers eat meals together in Fay’s dining rooms, and fostering good nutrition is a key component of our program. All meals are prepared on campus by Sage Dining Services, a nationally recognized company that provides dining services to independent schools and colleges around the country, Sage’s meals are made from scratch with high quality ingredients, with an emphasis on local sourcing and environmental sustainability. Sage also offers multiple choices for our culturally diverse community at every meal. Ingredients and nutrition information is available on Sage's website.
    Day campers have the option of purchasing a lunch each day for $5, or they can choose to bring a lunch from home. Lunches are posted each week and include an entrée, drink, access to the salad bar, and dessert.  
    Please note: FaySummer is peanut free, and campers should not bring in any food that may contain peanut products. 
  • Family Connections

    We want families to be part of our summer community too! Unit leaders are available every day to ensure effective home-camp communication, and they send home regular updates so parents and campers can discuss the day’s activities. 
  • Extended Day for Day Campers

    Extended morning care is available from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. for an additional cost of $50 per week, and extended afternoon care is available from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost of $75 per week.

What Makes Us Special?

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  • Swimming

    FaySummer's swim instruction program follows the Red Cross swim lesson guidelines. Day and overnight campers participate in a swim assessment upon beginning camp so instructors can place children in appropriate groups. With access to two swimming pools - including a teaching pool designed specifically for our youngest campers, with a 30x50-foot beach entry that slopes to a three-foot depth and small instructional groups, children learn water safety and build swim skills in a safe, supervised, and positive setting. In addition to daily swim lessons, all campers may choose free swim!

  • Sports and Games

    Ever played Gaga Ball? Ask any FaySummer camper, and he or she will tell you that the spirited gaga tournaments in our custom gaga court are a high point of the summer! Traditional camp games and teambuilding activities are a key part of every camp day, as well as sports such as soccer, baseball, flag football, and basketball. Fay campers get to enjoy the great outdoors on our beautiful rural New England campus, and they stay actively engaged in fun activities that help develop motor skills, collaborative skills, and team spirit.
  • Visual Arts

    Find your inner (or outer!) artist! Summer is a perfect time to express yourself in new ways, and our studios offer a range of media to explore, from watercolor and oils, to printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics.
  • Outdoor Education

    FaySummer’s outdoor education program is based on a “challenge by choice” philosophy, providing safe experiences that challenge campers to push personal limits, take reasonable risks, and build leadership and collaborative problem solving skills. Daily camp activities include natural science, the ropes course, leadership activities, archery, and outdoor skills. Our ropes courses, located in a wooded corner of campus near the Sudbury Reservoir, include high ropes and low ropes, supervised by trained educators who work on these courses year-round. We have enhanced our challenge course by adding a climbing tower and five new high ropes elements. We are also introducing a new adventure curriculum for all of our campers.
  • Calling All "Makers"

    Campers have access to Fay’s Innovation Lab, a 3,000 square-foot space that includes everything you need for inventing and making. Campers have opportunities throughout the summer to design and build in this safe and supervised setting.
  • Performing Arts

    Whether you’re a seasoned actor or just beginning to wonder if you’re meant for the spotlight, drama is a fun part of every camper’s schedule. Day campers participate in improv games designed to build confidence and creativity, as well as short scripted performances. Full productions are an option through our Specialty Camps offerings.
  • Weekend Trips

    For participants in Fay Overnight, summer weekends at Fay are a terrific time to explore New England, including historic landmarks in Boston, Cape Cod beaches, and local amusements and attractions.
  • Activities

    Here’s a sampling of just a few of the activities we’ve offered to program participants in previous years. Please note that we plan each week carefully to ensure a healthy variety of experiences, particularly for campers who spend the whole summer with us. As a result, not all activities are offered every week to every age group.
    Archery • Arts & Crafts • Circus Arts • Dance • Fishing • Music • Nature • Orienteering • Outdoor Adventures • Ropes Course • Science • Soccer • Sports • Tennis • Visual Arts • Wood Shop


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