Academic Adventures

Now’s your chance to try something new: build a robot, write a poem, create your own business, solve a crime....the choice is yours! Academic Adventures is a boarding and enrichment experience that is more than just a camp. It’s an opportunity for adolescents to make lasting friendships, build independence, and participate in learning that is hands-on, meaningful—and fun.
The Program
After students register for Academic Adventures, they choose a “major” – Arts/Humanities or Science/Technology. Based on the major they choose, students are enrolled in two workshops that meet each weekday during the four-week session. Students may also choose one course from each major. These 60-80 minute classes are hands-on learning labs, where students are actively involved in fun projects that can lead to a deeper understanding of the subject area and conjure excitement about new ideas. Students also spend a part of each day in electives of their choice, which can include swimming, ropes courses, sports and games, arts and crafts, drama, and music.
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 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 students to and from Fay School from Boston–Logan Airport and New York–JFK Aiport.

Who May Register?
Academic Adventures welcomes 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 Overnight Camp and English Immersion programs, and our diverse multicultural community offers an exciting way for students to learn about new languages, cultures, and traditions.

Courses to Spark Curiosity

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
2017 Dates
Two two-week sessions:
July 16 – July 28
July 30 – August 11
Please note: Any student who is a non-U.S. citizen or who has an international address must register as an International Camper. Upon arrival at Fay, these students will be assessed for English proficiency and may then be assigned to Overnight Camp if written and spoken English skills are sufficient.
"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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