Day Camp & Specialty Camps

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  • Drop-off and Pickup Procedures

    FaySummer does not provide transportation to or from camp. 

    Arrival between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and dismissal from 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Drop-off/pickup for Discoverers, Explorers, and Trailblazers: Harlow Circle

    Drop-off/pickup for Navigators and Pathfinders: Upjohn Circle
    Click here for a map of our campus.

    Campus address for GPS users: 60 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772
  • What to Bring to Camp

    Each day your child should come to camp with:
    His or her bathing suit on with lightweight clothes over it (for girls).
    - Closed-toe sneakers.
    - A towel with his or her name on it, as well as an extra bathing suit.
    - A backpack or bag with a change of clothes, sandals for the pool (optional), and a water bottle.
    - A lunch with an ice pack to keep it cool.
    - Sunscreen already applied, with an extra bottle labeled with his or her name in backpack for re-application.
    - No toys or electronics are allowed. Junior campers may bring a stuffed animal, blanket, or pillow in their backpacks.
  • Snacks and Lunch

    FaySummer provides healthy snacks to campers each day.

    Campers eat meals together in Fay’s dining rooms, and fostering good nutrition is a key component of our program. 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. 

    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 at www.sagedining.com.
      
    Please note: FaySummer is peanut free, and campers should not bring in any food that may contain peanut products. 

    *Lunch menus are posted each week and will include an entrée, drink, access to the salad bar, and dessert. Click here to see the weekly menu.
  • Health and First Aid

    A Fay School nurse is on campus each day to provide routine and emergency care. All lead staff and camp administrators are CPR and First Aid certified. Please contact the camp office if your child will be taking medication at camp. 

    This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. FaySummer shall inform parents at the time application forms are provided that they may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.
  • Extended Day Options

    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.
  • Registration and Fees

    At FaySummer, we understand that camp is a wonderful summer option for children—and often a necessity for busy working parents. For families who register for multiple weeks, our discount program adds up to significant savings.
     

    CampTuition per weekDepositIncidental Deposit
    Day Camp$495$100N/A
    Stay Camp$1095$200$125**
    Specialty Camp$550$125N/A
    Specialty Stay Camp$1195$250$125**
    Academic Adventures$2700$500$250**

     *Week 2 is prorated, as camp will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Traditional Camp will be $396 and Specialty Camp is $440. Morning Care, Afternoon Care, and lunch options are also prorated for Week 2. 

    **Each overnight camper is required to maintain an incidental account (IA) to cover the cost of miscellaneous expenses that he or she may incur during the course of the summer. Such expenses may include the cost of special student activities, travel expenses, and personal allowances. At the end of the summer, the camper’s family will receive a statement of expenses incurred, and the remaining balance will be refunded. The student’s IA must be funded at the time
     
    FaySummer offers limited need-based financial assistance. It is our goal for as many children to attend FaySummer as possible. Contact the Camp Office for more details.

    Extended Day: 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.

Academic Adventures and "Stay" Program

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  • Housing

    Overnight students/campers stay in double or triple 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. 
  • Meals

    Fostering good nutrition is a key component of our program. Students eat meals together in Fay’s dining room; our kitchen staff prepares meals from scratch with high quality ingredients, and there is a major emphasis on local sourcing and environmental sustainability. 
    Please note: Fay’s Dining Room is a ‘peanut free’ facility. Please contact us directly if your child has severe food allergies.
  • Transportation

    We can arrange transportation to and from Fay School from Boston–Logan Airport and New York–JFK Aiport. It is recommended that you travel to Boston-Logan. All airport travel fees will be paid using the student’s incidental account. Click here for a list of fee-based concierge services, including transportation.
  • Health Services, Health Forms, and Immunizations

    Fay School’s health staff are on campus each day to provide routine and emergency care. All lead staff and camp administrators are CPR and First Aid certified. Please contact the camp office if your child will be taking medication at camp. 

    All students participating in all overnight programs must be examined by a licensed physician within the 13 months leading up to the start of the program. 

    Consistent with U.S. Department of Public Health requirements, all students must be fully immunized prior to attending FaySummer. It is the responsibility of the family to submit proof of all immunizations, with all documents signed by a licensed physician, before the student arrives. Without this proof, your child cannot attend the program. Please contact the Fay Health Office for more information at 508.490.8228.


    This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. FaySummer shall inform parents at the time application forms are provided that they may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.
  • Registration and Fees

    Campers registered for Academic Adventures MUST have permanent US residency. Any student with an international address is not eligible to apply for Academic Adventures. Proof of residency may be requested to complete the registration process.

    Fees include tuition, housing, meals, weekend activities, and 24-hour supervision. 


    Cost per session: $2,700
    Deposit: $500
    Incidental Account: $250

    Each overnight camper is required to maintain an incidental account (IA) to cover the cost of miscellaneous expenses that he or she may incur during the course of the summer. Such expenses may include the cost of special student activities, travel expenses, and personal allowances. At the end of the summer, the camper’s family will receive a statement of expenses incurred, and the remaining balance will be refunded. The student’s IA must be funded at the time of registration.

English Immersion

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  • Housing

    English Immersion students stay in double or triple 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. 

    The English Immersion Program is a language immersion program. It is important that students have every opportunity to speak English to practice their skills. Therefore, we strive to match each student with a roommate who speaks a different language so that all are encouraged to speak English.
  • Meals

    Fostering good nutrition is a key component of our program. Students eat meals together in Fay’s dining room; our kitchen staff prepares meals from scratch with high quality ingredients, and there is a major emphasis on local sourcing and environmental sustainability. 
    Please note: Fay’s Dining Room is a ‘peanut free’ facility. Please contact us directly if your child has severe food allergies.
  • Visa Information

    Students attending the English Immersion Program are able to enter the United States on a B-2 visitor visa. Fay School will not issue an I-20 to a summer student unless he or she is matriculating into the academic school year. In that case, I-20 paperwork will be issued through the Office of Admission.
     
    A visitor visa (B-2) is sufficient to participate in our program because, according to the U.S. government, a person is allowed to enroll in a recreational enrichment course of 18 hours or less. English Immersion students participate in no more than 15 hours of language classes each week, and no academic credit is given for their course work.
     
    Once the deposit is received, we will provide a letter of invitation for the student and his or her parent or guardian. Please contact Chris Ridolfi for more details at cridolfi@fayschool.org or 508-490-8247. Click here for information about the United States' visa waiver program.
     
    In the unfortunate event that your child is denied a visa and unable to enter the United States, you will receive a full refund for any tuition/expenses paid.
  • Transportation to and from English Immersion

    We can arrange transportation to and from Fay School from Boston–Logan Airport and New York–JFK Aiport. It is recommended that you travel to Boston-Logan. All airport travel fees will be paid using the student’s incidental account. Click here for a list of fee-based concierge services, including transportation.
  • Health Services, Health Forms, and Immunizations

    Fay School’s health staff are on campus each day to provide routine and emergency care. All lead staff and camp administrators are CPR and First Aid certified. Please contact the camp office if your child will be taking medication at camp. 

    All students participating in English Immersion must be examined by a licensed physician within the 13 months leading up to the start of the program. 

    Consistent with U.S. Department of Public Health requirements, all students must be fully immunized prior to attending the English Immersion Program. It is the responsibility of the family to submit proof of all immunizations (in English), with all documents signed by a licensed physician, before the student arrives. Without this proof, your child cannot attend the program. 

    If you are having difficulty obtaining certain immunizations prior to the start of the program, we can send you a link to a local clinic that may be able to assist. All students must have proof of all the required immunizations before arriving on campus. Please contact the Fay Health Office for more information at 508.490.8228.
     
  • Family Visits and Communication

    If parents wish to take students off campus, they must make the appropriate arrangements with the School. It is important that students become fully integrated into our programs, develop relationships with their peers and dorm parents, and also immerse themselves fully in an English speaking program; we ask that families respect our visitation policy. We ask all students to participate in all our activities; however, we allow for visits on the following occasions:
     
    Weekdays: Monday through Thursday between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Please call or email to arrange visits with the Director.
     
    Weekends: Students enjoy participating in our weekend activities, so please call or email the Director in advance to arrange visits and to confirm the best times when your child will be on campus from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.
  • Registration and Fees

    Fees include tuition, housing, meals, weekend activities, and 24-hour supervision. International student fees also include health insurance for the duration of the program.

    Cost per session: $8,500
    Deposit: $2,500
    Incidental Account: $800

    Each overnight camper is required to maintain an incidental account (IA) to cover the cost of miscellaneous expenses that he or she may incur during the course of the summer. Such expenses may include the cost of special student activities, travel expenses, and personal allowances. At the end of the summer, the camper’s family will receive a statement of expenses incurred, and the remaining balance will be refunded. The student’s IA must be funded at the time of registration.

FaySummer

Day and Overnight Programs | Ages 3-15 | 48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 | 508.490.8371 | summer@fayschool.org | Contact