FaySummer Day Camp features busy days full of fun activities with opportunities to explore new things, discover new talents, and create new memories. Campers are grouped by grade and follow a weekly schedule that offers activities to suit every camper’s interests. All campers receive a daily swim lesson and participate in outdoor activities, including sports and games, arts and crafts, and time on our outdoor adventure challenge course. Younger campers have a more structured schedule, while older campers have increased privileges and more choice in their daily activities. For some activities, older campers team up with participants in our Overnight Programs, providing them the opportunity to develop friendships with young people from around the country - and around the world.
Here’s a sampling of just a few of the activities we’ve offered to program participants in previous years. 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
"The FaySummer counselors have done such a wonderful job all summer with our kids—they have been engaged, happy, supported, and everything else we could hope for!" - FaySummer parent
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The Discoverers are Day Camp’s youngest campers. With small groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and a safe, structured environment, children have the opportunity to try new things while developing new friendships. This program is led by a Fay School Kindergarten teacher who is experienced with young children and trained to meet their individual needs.
The Discoverers program is designed to keep pace with the energy of young children and incorporates fun, enrichment-based activities that build gross- and fine-motor skills, as well as social skills.
Discoverers are grouped by age for their daily activities and have a consistent routine designed to build camper confidence in a comfortable environment. Daily activities include swim lessons, games, sports, drama, visual arts, and science, as well as downtime after lunch to recharge.
Discovers have the option of attending FaySummer for a half-day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Campers must be 3 years old & toilet trained by the start of camp
Junior Camp is divided into two grade-specific groups - Explorers, who are rising first and second graders, and Trailblazers, who are rising third and fourth graders. Both the Explorer and Trailblazer programs provide structure as well as variety for campers who are beginning to be more independent. Our nurturing and child-centered environment with low camper-to-counselor ratios offers support, encouragement, and guidance throughout the day as campers build friendships and develop new skills.
Daily activities include swim lessons, sports, arts and crafts, drama, science, outdoor adventures, and team-building games and activities.
FaySummer also offers Specialty Camps for Explorers and Trailblazers. Specialty Camps provide a half-day focus on a single topic coupled with a half-day of traditional Day Camp programming, giving campers the opportunity to pursue an interest in more depth.
Senior Camp is composed of two grade-specific groups. Our Navigators are rising fifth & sixth graders, and our Pathfinders are rising seventh, eighth, and ninth graders. Each program focuses on developing camper independence and leadership through choice and the pursuit of individual interests. With the appropriate blend of structure and freedom, the Navigator and Pathfinder programs are designed to complement the interests and developmental needs of our campers. Our experienced counselors are on hand to provide guidance and a supportive social environment as campers build friendships.
Navigators and Pathfinders can participate in Fay’s Specialty Camps, which offer a half-day focus on one topic coupled with a half-day of Day Camp programming, or Voyager Camp, which offers day trips off campus each day of the week.
Each afternoon, our Navigators and Pathfinders team up with participants in our overnight programs, providing them the opportunity to make friends with young people from around the country and around the world.