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Summer Camps for Kids - FAYcation

Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it is with a heavy heart that we share our decision to cancel FAYcation Summer Camp 2020. Keeping our values of the health and safety of our community at the forefront of our decision making, we believe this is the best choice in consideration of local, state, and national guidance. All current registrations will be canceled and refunded. We are grateful for our FAYcation family and hope to see you all in 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Extended Day Coordinator, Rachel Rubin.

Our Mission

The FAYcation Summer Camp offers participants a variety of enriching opportunities in line with the mission and values of The Fay School. Children will learn and grow intellectually, physically, socially, ethically, and artistically while developing self-confidence and a lifelong love of learning in a secure, enriching, and nurturing environment.

General Information

FAYcation is available for all Houston-area children entering Primary I (age 3) through Fifth Grade.  Registration for FAYcation 2020 opens on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 10:00am. Listed below are the weekly themes and dates for 2020 FAYcation Summer Camp. At this time, we will continue to take registrations for the FAYcation Summer Program. Should we make the determination to cancel our Summer Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all registrations will be refunded, and we will suspend the cancelation fee. 

2020 Summer CAMP dates & Weekly Themes

Week 1: Nature Week- Monday, June 8, - Friday, June 12, 2020
Week 2: Under the Sea Week- Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 19, 2020
Week 3: Rainforest Week- Monday, June 22, - Friday, June 26, 2020

Registration is now open!  Please view our FAYcation Flyer to learn more about our Summer 2020 weekly offerings! 

All new FAYcation Summer Camp families will need to create a family account in our online registration system. Save your username and password, as this will allow you to edit your account, review and/or edit choices made, and view and print invoices. If you have attended FAYcation Summer Camp or the Extended Day school-year program, please login with the email address you used to establish your account.

Click here to learn more about our FAYcation Lunch Program.

2020 Summer Camp TIMEs & Pricing
Weekly Registration Option Time Price
Early Drop-Off  7:30 - 8:30am $45.00
Half-Day Camp 8:30am - Noon $255.00
Full-Day Camp 8:30am - 3:00pm $390.00
Full-Day + Extended Day Camp 8:30 am - 6:00 pm $500.00

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Rachel Rubin, Extended Day Coordinator at 713-681-8300 ext. 8915.


  • What is the FAYcation Summer Camp?

    • FAYcation is a day camp for children ages three years through Fifth Grade. In addition to students enrolled at The Fay School, FAYcation is open to Houston-area students.
  • What are FAYcation Summer Camp hours?

    • Morning Care (or Early-Drop Off): 7:30-8:30am
    • Half-Day Option:  8:30am to 12:00pm
    • Full-Day Option:  8:30am to 3:00pm
    • Full-Day + Extended Day Option:  8:30am to 6:00pm​
  • Is each week different?

    • YES! FAYcation has a different theme each week of the summer camp. Activities, crafts, and games are all tied to the weekly theme. The themes for each week are listed below:
      • Week One: Nature Week
      • Week Two: Under the Sea Week
      • Week Three: Rainforest Week
  • FAYcation is three weeks this year, why is that? 

    • The Fay School will be running a week of in-service for our Faculty during the first week of June. To provide our campers the best programming possible, we have decided not to run camp during this week.  
  • Do you serve lunch at FAYcation? 

  • Do we get to meet the FAYcation teachers prior to camp? 

    • YES!  Each spring we host a FAYcation Meet the Teacher!
  • Do I have to enroll my child in all three weeks of FAYcation?

    • No, you may choose one week, two weeks, or all three weeks!

  • Do you offer any kind of drop-in feature (a few days a week)?

    • Yes, we have a drop-in feature allowing families to have flexibility in their weekly commitments and travel plans.
  • What will my camper do in the morning hours?

    • All campers participate in faculty-led classes, snack (provided), and recess.
  • Can my child, who just graduated from Fifth Grade, attend FAYcation?

    • YES!  We accept ages three-years through Fifth Grade students!
  • Some of our morning courses include:

    • Cooking Up Fun
    • Arts and Crafts
    • All Things Music!
    • All Things Art!
    • Fun and Fitness
    • Innovate and Imagine
  • What will my camper do during the afternoon hours?

    •  Primary campers (three and four year olds) have story time and rest. 
    • Campers rotate through counselor-led arts and crafts activities, organized games in the Backyard, activities, and much more!
    • All campers have snack and recess and specialized events tied into FAYcation's weekly theme!
  • What will my camper do during the late afternoon hours (3:00-6:00pm)?

    • All campers have the option to play organized games in the Backyard, the MPR (gym), or the Playspace, utilizing Fay's green, immersive campus. In addition, all campers can choose to participate in educational games in the tech lab, read books in the library, or play an organized game in the MPR  (gym).

  • What forms of payment does the FAYcation Summer Camp take?

    • The FAYcation Summer Camp only accepts credit/debit cards. 

  • What is Splash Day?

    • Splash Day is our special Friday Afternoon activity, where campers play with sprinklers, water toys, and enjoy snow cones from Kona Ice Snow Cone Truck. The cost of the snow cone is included in your registration fee. Campers should arrive to camp wearing a swimsuit. We ask that on Fridays all campers bring a towel, water shoes, and sunscreen, as well as a change of clothes. Please write your child’s name on all items sent to camp. After our water activities, we gather for popcorn and a movie related to our weekly theme.