Credit: The Fessenden School
Children (aged 3.5+ to grade 8) at Fessenden Camp enjoy activities they love and discover new and exciting passions. Campers participate in a range of activities, from swimming, archery and tennis, to arts and crafts and multimedia arts. The camp is smaller than similar camps in the area, which helps to offer a more personal experience for participants.
Campers will enjoy a fun-filled summer morning of swimming, playing, and spending time with friends. Afternoons are spent exploring, playing, developing new skills, and engaging in a wide variety of sports and activities such as arts & crafts, woodworking, or singing and dancing. Campers may also choose to combine their day camp experience with a specialized program in the morning. Known as Plus Camps, the current specialties include innovation, makerspace, theatre, broadway, squash, or tennis.
Participants must register for a minimum of two consecutive weeks. A half day option (9:00am – 1:00pm) is available for younger kids aged 3.5 to pre-K.
Fessenden summer specialty camps give campers the opportunity to explore STEAM and performance in a fun, camp environment. An open-concept studio is used for coding, tinkering, building and problem-solving. The state-of-the-art resources allow campers to develop fundamental skills in STEAM. Campers attending the Theatre and Broadway camps take to the stage to explore roles, sing, and dance while learning and gaining confidence. Participants write a script, design a set, and acquire knowledge in stage performance.
Counselors are college age or older, assistant senior counselors who have just graduated from high school, and junior counselors who are 16 or 17 years old (and who have completed the counselor in training program). Summer staff also includes specialists who are qualified professional educators with experience in the activities. On average, the staff-to-camper ratio is 1:5. The staff works to ensure all campers spend time doing what they love, discovering new interests, and making joyful memories and friendships.
The school’s facilities include two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art Center for Innovation, playgrounds, outdoor fields, and a Center for the Arts.