Virtual Specialty Camps (Grades 1-6)


 

We're taking some of our favorite Specialty Camps online!

Join us virtually this summer to dive deeper into a special interest or to try something new for the first time. Our Virtual Specialty Camps are similar to our in-person Specialty Camps, and they offer exciting, educational, and fun activities that are taught live in real time by Fay School faculty members, FaySummer counselors from previous years, and outside experts. Each program also includes self-scheduled and self-paced components, and all activities can be completed independently with minimal parental assistance.
Eight weekly sessions, June 22 - Aug. 14

2-hour and 3-hour morning and afternoon sessions for students entering grades 1-6

$175 - $200 per weekly session

All FaySummer Virtual Specialty Camps must have a minimum enrollment to run. If a program has low enrollment, children will be able to transfer to another Virtual Specialty Camp or another program.

Schedules and Program Descriptions

Grades 1-3

9:00 - 11:00 am 1:00 - 3:00 pm
June 22-26 Science of Superpowers
June 29-July 2 Art: Taste the Rainbow Make Your Own Music
July 6-10 Design Challenge: Fairy Tales Book Club
July 13-17 Animal Art Make Your Own Music
July 20-24 Book Club Coolest Cupcakes
July 27-31 Design Challenge: Playgrounds Make Your Own Music
August 3-7 Art: Ocean & Islands LEGO Super Structures
August 10-14 Superhero Design Art in Nature

Grades 4-6

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm
June 22-26 Virtual 3D Design
June 29-July 2 Summer Scientists Fun With Puzzles
July 6-10 Photography Musical Theater
July 13-17 Short Story Skills History’s Mysteries 
July 20-24 Creative Writing Design Challenge: Roller Coaster
July 27-31 Art in Nature History’s Mysteries 
August 3-7 Ancient Greece Let Them Eat Cake*
August 10-14 Design Challenge: Build a City Escape the Room 
*The Let Them Eat Cake program will run from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Week 1 - June 22-26

List of 2 items.

  • Science of Superpowers (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 - 11:00 am)

    Come explore the world of your favorite superheroes through the lens of science! Participants will learn about forces, energy, motion, and problem-solving as they build models inspired by Superman, Batman, and other favorite heroes. Experimentation and fun are crucial components of this ‘super’ program!

    Instructor: Snapology 
    Snapology is a leader in STEAM enrichment for children, and their programs involve creative play using building blocks and other materials that snap together. During the pandemic, instructors have adapted their curriculum so that children can make their screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM activities. Snapology has been a part of FaySummer in previous years, and they also teach in Fay School's after-school clubs program during the academic year.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom


    This program requires the use of a gallon-sized bag of loose LEGOs. Alternatively, families can purchase the LEGO Large Creative Brick Box with 790 pieces that is available at LEGO.com, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retail locations.
  • Virtual 3D Design ( Grades 4-6 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm)

    Have you ever wanted to learn to use 3D-design software, or spend some time developing your skills? This program helps student build their virtual design skills through a series of assignments and design challenges. The session will include tailored lessons, both synchronous and asynchronous, so students can learn at their own speed. The week will culminate in a final 3D design challenge to showcase your new skills.
     
    Instructor:  Willa Gustavson
    This will be Willa's seventh year with FaySummer! During the school year, Willa teaches second and third grade at Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Last summer, Willa held the role of arts & crafts leader at FaySummer.

    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirement: Zoom and SketchUp

    Parents should register children for a free account on SketchUp before June 22.


Week 2 - June 29 - July 2

List of 4 items.

  • Art: Taste the Rainbow (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 - 11:00 am)

    This program has been cancelled.

    Taste the Rainbow is an art class all about color! Participants will learn about the color wheel and how to use it in their artwork. They will explore different methods of making art, including watercolor painting, tempera painting, and finding color within their surroundings. Projects include making a color wheel with paint and found objects, mixing paints to make different colors, and creating colorful pictures.

     
    Instructor: Holly Pim
    This will be Holly’s fifth year with FaySummer. Previously, Holly has served as a FaySummer dorm parent, counselor, and archery instructor. During the school year, she also works with Fay School's after-school program. Holly has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in studio art and art education, and she received her master’s degree in education this May. She will be teaching art to students in kindergarten through fifth grade this fall in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Holly is a longtime Southborough resident, and she can’t wait to see new and returning faces this summer!
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: $140
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Some art supplies will be needed for this program, which can be purchased independently or picked up from FaySummer for an additional cost. All participants will need a watercolor palette, tempera or acrylic paint, paint brushes, crayons, pencils, a black Sharpie marker, watercolor paper, and scissors.
     
    Please note that this program will not run on July 3.
  • Make Your Own Music (Grades 1-3 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

    This program has been cancelled.

    Join fellow music lovers as you make your own songs and craft your own instruments from items around your house!
    Through individual and group projects, participants will learn all about music composition while having plenty of fun. Make Your Own Music is offered during multiple weeks of the summer, and each week will have a different theme and activities. There will always be something different for participants who want to join us for multiple weeks!
     
    Instructor: Hannah Tight
    Hannah is returning for her fifth year with FaySummer, and she can’t wait to get creative online. You may have seen her last year as a counselor with the Explorers (grades 1-2). Hannah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, and during the academic year she teaches general music and chorus at Longsjo Middle School in Fitchburg. She loves playing piano and ukulele, and she has studied piano since she was five years old. She has also sung in many travelling choirs and with a competitive a cappella group in college.
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $140
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Please note that this program will not run on July 3.
  • Summer Scientists (Grades 4-6 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

    This program has been cancelled.

    For children who love to experiment and ask questions about the world around them, Summer Scientists is the perfect opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments that shed light on the worlds of astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics. Put on that lab coat - science has never been more fun and exciting!

    Instructor: Snapology 
    Snapology is a leader in STEAM enrichment for children, and their programs involve creative play using building blocks and other materials that snap together. During the pandemic, Snapology has adapted their curriculum so that children can make their screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM activities. Snapology has been a part of FaySummer in previous year, and they also are involved in Fay's after-school clubs during the academic year.

    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom


    This program requires the use of a gallon0-sized bag of loose LEGOs. Alternatively, families can purchase the LEGO Large Creative Brick Box with 790 pieces that is available at LEGO.com, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retail locations.

    Due to July 4th, this program will not run on July 3.
  • Fun With Puzzles (Grades 4-6 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

    This program has been cancelled.

    Are you ready to give your mind a workout while having fun doing it? This week will be an exploration of tips and tricks to improve your problem-solving ability while also creating your own puzzles and challenging others in the group! We will delve into Sudoku, Kakuro, area puzzles, crosswords, cryptograms, and more.
     
    Instructor: Willa Gustavson
    This will be Willa's seventh year with FaySummer! During the school year, Willa teaches second and third grade at Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Last summer, Willa held the role of arts & crafts leader at FaySummer.

    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $160
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Due to July 4th, this program will not run on July 3.

Week 3 - July 6-10

List of 4 items.

  • Design Challenge: Fairy Tales (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 - 11:00 am)

    Oh no! Your favorite fairy tale character needs your help! Can you make an elevator to get Rapunzel out of her tower? Can you build a strong enough house to stand up to the big bad wolf? In this camp, students will use the design thinking process and found objects in their homes to design and create a project that will solve the problem of a well-known fairy tale character. First, they will identify the problem, and then they will design their solution, figure out what materials they need, bring their design to life, and rescue their favorite fairy tale character from trouble!

    Instructor: Laura O’Donnell
    Laura has been an elementary teacher in independent schools since 2007. She has taught at Fay School since 2012 and currently works with first grade students. She holds a master's degree in education from Pepperdine University, and she can’t wait to share her passion for designing and building with FaySummer participants.
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirements: Zoom and Seesaw
  • Book Club (Grades 1-3 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

    Who wouldn’t want to get lost in a good book this summer? The FaySummer Book Club will suggest level-appropriate books for children to read, and each day they will spend time expanding on their experiences. There will be a mixture of independent reading and read alouds, followed by discussions and literature circles. Participants will even use their creativity to create paintings, drawings, and their own writing about the books they read.
     
    Instructor:  Willa Gustavson
    This will be Willa's seventh year with FaySummer! During the school year, Willa teaches second and third grade at Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Last summer, Willa held the role of arts & crafts leader at FaySummer.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom

    Participants could be asked to complete additional reading outside program hours.
  • Photography (Grades 4-6 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    Grab your camera and join us to learn tips and techniques to take photos that come out amazing every time. In this program, participants will learn how to use their environment to their advantage when taking photos, whether it is inside or outside. At the end of the program, participants will have a virtual viewing of their photographs.
     
    Instructor: Alyssa Fucci
    Alyssa is delighted to be returning for her eighth year at FaySummer. Normally during the summer programs you would find her at the pool as the FaySummer Aquatic Director, ensuring everyone has a fun and safe experience learning the important life skill of swimming. Alyssa has previously taught at Fay School and was part of the after-school program. She currently works as a third grade teacher at the Atrium School in Watertown, MA. She can't wait to deliver fun and enriching virtual programs this summer. 
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom
     
    This course requires the use of a camera with the capability of transferring images to a computer. Please contact summer@fayschool.org if you would like to take part but don't have access to a camera. 
  • Musical Theater (Grades 4-6 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

    Now’s your chance to learn the ins and outs of musical theater performance! Join us this summer to learn about playwriting, scenery, props, and costumes, and then take everything you learned to create and perform in your own show! 
     
    Instructor: Courtney McLaren
    Courtney holds a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with concentrations in theater, music, and arts management. She has taught, performed, and trained at organizations such as American Stage, Berkshire Theatre Group, Commonwealth Shakespeare, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. 

    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirement: Zoom

Week 4 - July 13 – 17

List of 4 items.

  • Animal Art (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 - 11:00 am)

    In this theme-based art program, participants will experiment with multiple art techniques and media, including drawing, painting, and collage. During the week, participants will create projects based on animals and their habitats. They will work on one project each day, and the week will culminate with a final showcase at the end of the week.
     
    Instructor:  Willa Gustavson
    This will be Willa's seventh year with FaySummer! During the school year, Willa teaches second and third grade at Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Last summer, Willa held the role of arts & crafts leader at FaySummer.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Various art supplies will be needed for this program and they can be purchased independently or picked up from FaySummer for an additional cost. A list of supplies will be shared with participants before the start date.
  • Make Your Own Music (Grades 1-3 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

    Join fellow music lovers as you make your own songs and craft your own instruments from items around your house! Through individual and group projects, participants will learn all about music composition while having plenty of fun. Make Your Own Music is offered during multiple weeks of the summer, and each week will have a different theme and activities. There will always be something different for participants who want to join us for multiple weeks!
     
    Instructor: Hannah Tight
    Hannah is returning for her fifth year with FaySummer, and she can’t wait to get creative online. You may have seen her last year as a counselor with the Explorers (grades 1-2). Hannah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, and during the academic year she teaches general music and chorus at Longsjo Middle School in Fitchburg. She loves playing piano and ukulele, and she has studied piano since she was five years old. She has also sung in many travelling choirs and with a competitive a cappella group in college.
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $140
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Please note that this program will not run on July 3.
  • Short Story Skills (Grades 4-6 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    Join us this summer to write your own fairy tale or short story! During this program, participants will explore fairy tales and short stories while strengthening their reading and writing skills and building their creative muscles.

    Instructor: Alyssa Fucci
    Alyssa is delighted to be returning for her eighth year at FaySummer. Normally during the summer programs you would find her at the pool as the FaySummer Aquatic Director, ensuring everyone has a fun and safe experience. Alyssa has previously taught at Fay School and was part of the after-school program. She currently works as a third grade teacher at the Atrium School in Watertown, MA. She can't wait to deliver fun and enriching virtual programs this summer.
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom
  • History’s Mysteries (Grades 4-6 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

    In this program, students will build their research and critical thinking skills as they investigate one of “History’s Mysteries” over the course of the week. Participants will choose the mystery that they’re most interested in and try to solve it through reading, researching, analyzing, and great detective work. As participants find new clues, they will discuss their findings with each other to help solve the mystery. At the end of the week, participants will make a decision about what they think happened, and they will create a persuasive presentation using the evidence they found.

    Instructor: Stephanie Gallagher
    Stephanie Gallagher is a history teacher at Waltham High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Elon University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. This will be Stephanie’s eighth year working at FaySummer; she was previously a day camp counselor and taught in the English Immersion Program.
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom

Week 5 - July 20 – 24

List of 4 items.

  • Book Club (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 – 11:00 am)

    Who wouldn’t want to get lost in a good book this summer? The FaySummer Book Club will suggest level-appropriate books for children to read, and each day they will spend time expanding on their experiences. There will be a mixture of independent reading and read alouds, followed by discussions and literature circles. Participants will even use their creativity to create paintings, drawings, and their own writing about the books they read.
     
    Instructor:  Willa Gustavson
    This will be Willa's seventh year with FaySummer! During the school year, Willa teaches second and third grade at Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Last summer, Willa held the role of arts & crafts leader at FaySummer.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom

    Participants could be asked to complete additional reading outside program hours.
  • Coolest Cupcakes (Grades 1-3 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

    Learn lifelong baking skills this summer in our Coolest Cupcakes camp! Participants will make all kinds of unique cupcakes for family members to enjoy. The menu will include chocolate panda cupcakes, apple pie cupcakes, cheeseburger imposter cupcakes, and salted caramel cupcakes.
     
    Instructor: Paradise Island Kids
    Paradise Island Kids is located in Westborough, MA, and they offer fun and creative cooking enrichment activities and classes. Their programs have become camper favorites at FaySummer and in Fay School's after-school clubs during the academic year.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    A grocery and supply list will be shared prior to the start of this program, and every effort will be made to keep the cost of supplies to a minimum. No sharp objects or knives will be used in this program, and participants will not be touching heat sources. Help from an adult will be needed when placing items in the oven and when dealing with heat sources.
  • Creative Writing (Grades 4-6 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

    On your marks, get set, get ready to write! In this creative writing course, participants will explore exciting short stories and then develop their own skills as they learn and experiment with new writing techniques. This is a great way to find new stories to read, practice essential writing skills, and expand creativity! This course is tailored so each student can work at their own pace as they develop their own writer’s voice.

    Instructor: Julia Junker
    Julia is excited to return for her fourth year at FaySummer. During the school year, Julia teaches in the Westborough Public Schools and enjoys working with kids of all ages. Julia attended Roger Williams University, where she studied both English literature and secondary education. 
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom
  • Design Challenge: Roller Coaster (Grades 4-6 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

    During this hands-on science program, students will study forces of motion, friction, gravity, and simple machines as they design and build their very own roller coaster. First, participants will research types and styles of rollercoasters, focusing on what gives them speed. Then, they will be asked to design and build their very own roller coaster using materials found at home. Students will test their designs to see if their structures can carry a marble or small ball from start to finish with the highest speed. What materials will make it move the fastest? How will you help your marble stay on the track? We will answer these questions and more during this design project challenge!

    Instructor: Laura O’Donnell
    Laura has been an elementary teacher in independent schools since 2007. Since 2012, she has been teaching at Fay School and currently works with first grade students. She holds a master's degree in education from Pepperdine University, and she can’t wait to share her passion for designing and building with FaySummer participants.
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom and Seesaw

    Parents should register children for a free account on Seesaw before the program begins.

Week 6 - July 27-31

List of 4 items.

  • Design Challenge: Playgrounds (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 - 11:00 am)

    What's your favorite part of a playground? Is it a giant slide? A tire swing? A zipline? During this hands-on engineering course, participants will have the chance to build their very own playground! First, they will look at what makes recess the absolute best thing ever. Then they will choose what kind of equipment, flooring, and structures should be part of their design. Finally, they will use recycled materials found at home to bring their designs to life.

    Instructor: Laura O’Donnell
    Laura has been an elementary teacher in independent schools since 2007. Since 2012, she has been teaching at Fay School and currently works with first grade students. She holds a master's degree in education from Pepperdine University, and she can’t wait to share her passion for designing and building with FaySummer participants.
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirements: Zoom and Seesaw

    Parents should register children for a free account on Seesaw before the program begins.
  • Make Your Own Music (Grades 1-3 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

    Join fellow music lovers as you make your own songs and craft your own instruments from items around your house! Through individual and group projects, participants will learn all about music composition while having plenty of fun. Make Your Own Music is offered during multiple weeks of the summer, and each week will have a different theme and activities. There will always be something different for participants who want to join us for multiple weeks!
     
    Instructor: Hannah Tight
    Hannah is returning for her fifth year with FaySummer, and she can’t wait to get creative online. You may have seen her last year as a counselor with the Explorers (grades 1-2). Hannah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, and during the academic year she teaches general music and chorus at Longsjo Middle School in Fitchburg. She loves playing piano and ukulele, and she has studied piano since she was five years old. She has also sung in many travelling choirs and with a competitive a cappella group in college.
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $140
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Please note that this program will not run on July 3.
  • Art in Nature (Grades 4-6 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

    Get outside! This art program gets kids into the great outdoors as they make the connection between art and nature. Students will participate in indoor and outdoor art activities and projects, using found objects in nature to bring their creative ideas to life. Projects include making figures and animals out of sticks, flowers, grass, and other natural objects, creating art with shadows, and making pictures of nature scenes.
     
    Instructor: Holly Pim 
    This will be Holly’s fifth year with FaySummer. Previously, Holly has served as a FaySummer dorm parent, counselor, and archery instructor. During the school year, she also works with Fay School's after-school program. Holly has a bachelor’s degree in studio art and art education from the University of New Hampshire, and she completed her master’s degree in education this May. She will be teaching art to students in kindergarten through fifth grade this fall in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Holly is a longtime Southborough resident, and she can’t wait to see new and returning faces this summer!
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Various art supplies will be needed for this program and they can be purchased independently or picked up from FaySummer for an additional cost. All participants will need tempera or acrylic paint, colored pencils, a pencil, mixed media paper (15 9x12 sheet), string or yarn, googly eyes, an egg carton, and scissors.
  • History’s Mysteries (Grades 4-6 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

    In this program, students will build their research and critical thinking skills as they investigate one of “History’s Mysteries” over the course of the week. Participants will choose the mystery that they’re most interested in and try to solve it through reading, researching, analyzing, and great detective work. As participants find new clues, they will discuss their findings with each other to help solve the mystery. At the end of the week, participants will make a decision about what they think happened, and they will create a persuasive presentation using the evidence they found.

    Instructor: Stephanie Gallagher
    Stephanie Gallagher is a history teacher at Waltham High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Elon University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. This will be Stephanie’s eighth year working at FaySummer; she was previously a day camp counselor and taught in the English Immersion Program.
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom

Week 7 - August 3-7

List of 4 items.

  • Art: Ocean & Islands (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 - 11:00 am)

    In this theme-based art program, participants will experiment with multiple art techniques and media, including drawing, painting, and collage. Students will create art inspired by the ocean, the beach, and all of the creatures we find there! Children will work on one project each day, and the program will culminate with a final showcase at the end of the week.
     
    Instructor:  Willa Gustavson
    This will be Willa's seventh year with FaySummer! During the school year, Willa teaches second and third grade at Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Last summer, Willa held the role of arts & crafts leader at FaySummer.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Various art supplies will be needed for this program and they can be purchased independently or picked up from FaySummer for an additional cost. A list of supplies will be shared with participants before the start date.
  • LEGO Super Structures (Grades 1-3 / 1:00 – 3:00 pm)

    Does your child enjoy designing beautiful buildings or functional spaces? If so, this program is perfect for your young architect to sharpen their design and building skills! All buildings, from the Empire State Building to the house next door, started as an idea in an architect’s head. Participants will learn how to take an idea and bring it to life, from creating a floor plan to disaster-proofing the structure, so that they will be able to create the next best thing in LEGO architecture!

    Instructor: Snapology 
    Snapology is a leader in STEAM enrichment for children, and their programs involve creative play using building blocks and other materials that snap together. During the pandemic, they have adapted their curriculum so that children can make their screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM activities. Snapology has been a part of FaySummer in previous year, and they also are involved in Fay School's after-school clubs during the academic year.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom


    This program requires the use of a gallon sized bag of loose LEGOs. Alternatively, families can purchase the LEGO Large Creative Brick Box with 790 pieces that is available at LEGO.com, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retail locations.
  • Ancient Greece (Grades 4-6 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    Show your pride for your city-state! In this history enrichment program, participants will be divided into four of the major city-states of Ancient Greece for a week-long competition to determine which city-state was the greatest. During the week, students will learn about different aspects of their city state, such as its mythology, government, architecture, geography, and daily life, and then create persuasive presentations to prove that their city-state is the best. Each day, participants will have an opportunity to earn “Hellas Points” for good group collaboration, exceeding expectations, and creativity. The city-state with the most “Hellas Points” wins at the end of the week. During the last day of the program, students will participate in a “Home Olympics,” completing various tasks to the best of their ability in their homes.

    Instructor: Stephanie Gallagher
    Stephanie Gallagher is a history teacher at Waltham High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Elon University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. This will be Stephanie’s eighth year working at FaySummer, and she has previously been a day camp counselor and a teacher in the English Immersion Program.
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom
  • Let Them Eat Cake (Grades 4-6 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

    Learn lifelong baking and decorating skills this summer during our Let Them Eat Cake program. Participants will make delicious cakes to share with family members, using icing, frosting, glaze, fondant, and ganache. During the program, participants will learn about kitchen safety, cake decorating, personalizing recipes, how to bake with yeast, and about different types of sugars and chocolates.
     
    Instructor: Paradise Island Kids
    Paradise Island Kids is located in Westborough, MA, and they offer fun and creative cooking enrichment activities and classes. Their programs have become camper favorites at FaySummer and in Fay School's after-school clubs during the academic year.

    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    All participants will need a hand mixer or stand mixer for this program. A full grocery and supply list will be shared prior to the start date, and every effort will be made to keep the cost of supplies to a minimum. Sharp objects and knives will be used in this program, and participants will need some help from an adult when placing items in the oven and dealing with heat sources.

Week 8 - August 10-14

List of 4 items.

  • Superhero Design (Grades 1-3 / 9:00 - 11:00 am)

    To the Batcave, LEGO fans! Design your own superhero, create your own adventure, and build epic battle scenes this summer. Have a blast as you create your own fantasy world of superheroes and supervillains, straight out of the pages of DC and Marvel comic books. You might even unleash some of your own superpowers!

    Instructor: Snapology 
    Snapology is a leader in STEAM enrichment for children, and their programs involve creative play using building blocks and other materials that snap together. During the pandemic, they have adapted their curriculum so that children can make their screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM activities. Snapology has been a part of FaySummer in previous year, and they also are involved in Fay School's after-school clubs during the academic year.

    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom


    This program requires the use of a gallon-sized bag of loose LEGOs. Alternatively, families can purchase the LEGO Large Creative Brick Box with 790 pieces that is available at LEGO.com, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retail locations.
  • Art in Nature (Grades 1-3 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

    Get outside! This art program gets kids into the great outdoors as they make the connection between art and nature. Students will participate in indoor and outdoor art activities and projects, using found objects in nature to bring their creative ideas to life. Projects include hand lettering, homemade paint brushes, and jewelry making.
     
    Instructor: Holly Pim
    This will be Holly’s fifth year with FaySummer. Previously, Holly has been involved with FaySummer as a dorm parent, counselor, and archery instructor. During the school year, she also works with Fay School's after-school program. Holly has a Bachelor’s degree from The University of New Hampshire in Studio Art and Art Education, and she received her Master’s degree in Education this May. She will be teaching art to students in kindergarten - fifth grade this fall in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Holly is a long time Southborough resident, and she can’t wait to see new and returning faces this summer!
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Cost: $175
    Software Requirement: Zoom
     
    Some art supplies will be needed for this program, and they can be purchased independently or picked up from FaySummer for an additional cost. All participants will need tempera or acrylic paint, a paint brush, string or yarn, a hole punch, mixed media paper (15 9x12 sheet), glue, and scissors.
  • Design Challenge: Build a City (Grades 4-6 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    If you could design your very own city, what would you call it? Would it have subways or hover cars? Would it be on water or land, or even in space? In this engineering program, participants will study the many parts that make up a city by examining well known cities from across the globe. Then they'll use what they've learned to design, create, and build their very own city, using their imagination, creativity, and recycled materials found at home.

    Instructor: Laura O’Donnell
    Laura has been an elementary teacher in independent schools since 2007. Since 2012, she has been teaching at Fay School and currently works with first grade students. She holds a master's degree in education from Pepperdine University, and she can’t wait to share her passion for designing and building with FaySummer participants.
     
    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirements: Zoom and Seesaw

    Parents should register children for a free account on Seesaw before the program begins.
  • Escape the Room (Grades 4-6 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

    Can you escape the room? On each day of this program, participants and their team will use math and problem solving skills to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete tasks and to ultimately unlock the box to escape the room! 

    Instructor: Snapology 
    Snapology is a leader in STEAM enrichment for children, and their programs involve creative play using building blocks and other materials that snap together. During the pandemic, they have adapted their curriculum so that children can make their screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM activities. Snapology has been a part of FaySummer in previous years, and they also are involved in Fay School's after-school clubs during the academic year.

    Grades: 4-6
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $200
    Software Requirement: Zoom

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FaySummer

Online Programs for Grades 1-9
48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 | 508.490.8371 | summer@fayschool.org 
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