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Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
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Thanksgiving Camps

Virtual Thanksgiving Camps for Grades 1-6

Join us virtually this Thanksgiving to dive deeper into a special interest or to try something new for the first time. Our Virtual Thanksgiving Camps are similar to our in-person FaySummer Specialty Camps and Fay After School Clubs. They offer exciting, educational, and fun activities that are taught live in real time with some offline and self-paced components, but all activities can be completed independently with minimal parental assistance. All Thanksgiving Camps must have a minimum enrollment to run but will also have a limited capacity. Programs will run Monday, November 23 to Wednesday, November 25.
STEM Design Challenge – Turkey Trap
Grades
: 1-3
Date: Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Platforms: Zoom & Seesaw
Instructor: Laura O’Donnell
Description: Oh No! It's the week of Thanksgiving and you forgot a Turkey! Through this hands-on, design challenge class, you will design and build your own turkey trap to catch a turkey just in time for Thanksgiving! To build this trap you will use both recycled and craft materials that you already have around your house. What materials could you use?  How big does the trap need to be? How could you get a turkey to come into the trap? Join us to find out!
About the Instructor: Laura O’Donnell has been an elementary teacher in independent schools since 2007. She taught at Fay School from 2012-2020 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 this Thanksgiving.
Cost
: $150
Register

Lego Engineering
Grades
: 1-4
Date: Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Platforms: Zoom
Requirements: This camp will require children to have access to about a gallon sized bag of loose LEGOs.
Instructor: Snapology  
Description: In this special Thanksgiving program, students will direct our creativity and building challenges each day. Will we see Ninjas? Maybe it is time to design and build Star Wars creations, or it could be the perfect place for Superheroes! Whatever the theme, students will learn the basics of designing and engineering while having fun together. Challenges, direction, and learning from the Snapology staff will make sure your child has a great experience.
About the Instructor: Snapology provides enriching STEM programming for children throughout the region. You may have been in one of the Fay After School clubs, or even seen them at FaySummer. We are delighted to welcome these experts back once again.
Cost
: $150
Register

Virtual Escape the Room  
Grades
: 3-5
Date: Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25 
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Platforms: Zoom
Instructor: Snapology  
Description: 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! This is a truly collaborative virtual program with students working together as teams to achieve their goals. This program was a hit during FaySummer and is back by popular demand.
About the Instructor: Snapology provides enriching STEM programming for children throughout the region. You may have been in one of the Fay After School clubs, or even seen them at FaySummer. We are delighted to welcome these experts back once again.
Cost
: $150
Register

Thanksgiving Pie Making, Baking & Decorating Program   
Grades
: 3-6
Date: Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Platforms: Zoom
Instructor: Paradise Island Kids   
Description: Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make pies, cookies, and cupcakes for your Thanksgiving table! Students will learn about lattices, rolling techniques, leaf shaping, decorations, and food presentation. The chef will teach them proper food storing techniques so desserts are kept fresh and ready to serve on Thanksgiving Day! A groceries list and a list of basic kitchen equipment will be emailed in advance of this club. Students will not be touching sharp objects or heat sources during this club, so adults may need to assist by peeling apples and using the oven….they will also be able to share the finished products! 
About the Instructor: Paradise Island Kids is located in Westborough, MA, and they offer fun and creative cooking enrichment activities and classes. Their programs have become favorites at FaySummer and in Fay's after-school clubs during the academic year.     
Cost
: $150
Register

Contact Us

Sam Renshaw, Director of Auxiliary Programs
auxprograms@fayschool.org