Academic Adventures Day Camp
Fay Academic Camp - China
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What Makes Us Special?
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. Small instructional groups help children learn water safety and build swim skills in a safe, supervised, and positive setting. In addition to daily swim lessons, all campers may participate in free swim time.
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. FaySummer 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.
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.
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. Our challenge course also includes a climbing tower and five high ropes elements. We are also introducing a new adventure curriculum for all of our campers.
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.
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.
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.
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
Day and Overnight Programs for ages 3-15
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