Welcome Back!

It is a great time of the year here at Fair Acres. We have successfully wrapped up another summer camp season where over 500 campers enjoyed some “good ol’ camp fun!”

We especially enjoy the summer time and working with our camp counselors who are second to none! Summer camp at Fair Acres is truly a continuation of the Fair Acres Country Day School philosophy of creating fun and learning in a nurturing environment.

Now that the transition from camp to school is complete, our team is focused on getting school off to a great start. Teacher orientation went extremely well, Labor Day open house was the perfect opportunity for our new students to visit their classrooms and our first few weeks have gone as planned. The children are adapting quite well and our incredible staff are exceeding all expectations!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your family for your continued support. We also encourage you to take full advantage of our “family friendly” environment. We believe that these are critical years for your child’s development and we are committed to providing your family with a positive experience that will last a lifetime!


Curt and Jodi Larson

Thank You, Summer 2016 Camper Families!

To all Fair Acres Campers and Families,

I cannot believe the summer has come to an end! It seems like just yesterday that Session 1 was kicking off…Nonetheless, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for another amazing summer!

It certainly was one for the record books, and it never would have been possible without the support and dedication of all our Fair Acres families…

From Color Wars to Water Day, Carnival Day, Mystery Day, Cardboard Boat Races, Chris the Magician, and even the first ever Fair Acres Olympics – each and every day was special and unforgettable in its own way.

I made memories and friendships I will hold in my heart and remember forever, and I know our campers did too…

It makes me sad to know this summer is over and the final hours of camp have passed, but I am even more excited, because I know there are so many more amazing summers to come – and I can’t wait to see what Fair Acres has in store for us next year!

I hope you all have a wonderful school year; do your best, play as much as you can, and always remember the friends you made down by Shubael Pond, playing Pirate Ship on the court, and the endless games of Capture the Flag…until next summer at Fair Acres!

Over and out… Miss you all already!


Our Dynamic Fair Acres Summer Camp Team

“I said a BOOM CHIKKA BOOM,” sings Gabe Rourke, one of our most energetic counselors at Fair Acres, to kick off one of our first circles during Session 3 with a bang! I continued to hear those same lyrics sung by our campers for the rest of the week, it was AWESOME!

I cannot believe we are already half way through the summer, and moving forward our goal at camp is to make every camp day better than the last, which starts with our amazing staff. All of our fantastic counselors were selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates and went through a comprehensive orientation and training process. We were happy to welcome back some of our counselors from last summer, including Nathaniel, Maranda, and Kylie, who are bubbly, caring, energetic, and very silly. We were also delighted to bring on some new members of our Fair Acres team, Matt and Clair, who were, I dare to say, more excited for camp then our campers! And that is a statement I do not take lightly.

During the off-camp season our counselors are in schools all over the country, from San Diego State in California, High Point University in North Carolina, to the University in Chicago in Illinois – and, also right here in our neck of the woods, at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Our staff are members of Division I rowing teams, varsity ice hockey players, and even counselors that have been drafted for their skills on the court! We have quite the dynamic team here and we are so excited to share their amazing experiences and excitement with your campers! Let’s gets ready for another great week!

All the best,

Fair Acres Camp Director

Summer Camp Packing List

Welcome to 2016 Summer Camp!

Here’s what your child will need to bring to Camp each day…

  • Sunscreen labeled with campers name;
  • Bathing suit and towel (optional plastic bag, for wet gear);
  • A nut free lunch (we have refrigerators available on site);
  • Extra change of clothes;
  • Sneakers;
  • An extra layer, such as a sweat shirt;
  • An awesome attitude and lots of energy!

What Families Are Saying About Fair Acres!

Hear from some of our biggest fans…

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“I can’t say enough about the outstanding experience we had at Fair Acres. My daughter Lily went there from 2.9 years through Kindergarten and each full summer via the Summer Camp Program for 8 years. Lily has the most wonderful memories of her years at Fair Acres. From The teachers, the grounds, the classrooms, the programs and the camp nights with the campfire stories….the Larsons continue to make childhood memories with their school. I encourage all families to consider Fair Acres when making a choice in their child’s early education and summer Camp Programs. Thank you Fair Acres for all the wonderful memories.” ~ Nanette Alves Davidson

We’d love to hear your Fair Acres story! Share it with us at info@fairacrescapecod.com.

Meet Our Incoming Teachers!

We are so excited to welcome two incoming teachers for the 2016-2017 school year!

Returning to Fair Acres after taking some time off to start a family, Erika Gray will be teaching in the Younger 3’s class with Ms. Anina — and, Ashley Lawton, who is new to the Fair Acres family, will be teaching with Ms. Tracy in the Pre-K classroom. We are so happy to welcome them both!

Learn more about Erika and Ashley in their bios, below…

Erika Gray

Erika Gray lives in Marstons Mills with her husband Jason and son Mason. Erika has been a preschool teacher for 15 years and joined the Fair Acres team in 2010. After spending 4 wonderful years in the Pre-K program, she took some time off to start a family. She is so excited to be back and will be co-teaching in the Younger 3’s classroom. In her free time, Erika enjoys cooking, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

Ashley Lawton

Ashley recently graduated from Bridgewater State University majoring in Early Childhood Education and Care with minors in Communication Studies and Special Education. She lives in Sandwich with her parents and three younger sisters. When she is not teaching she enjoys bringing her dog Lola to the beach, being outdoors, reading the latest Nicholas Sparks book, and spending time with family and friends.

It takes a team! Meet the rest of the Fair Acres staff!

Join us for Celebration, 2016!

Fair Acres Country Day School Presents “Celebration, 2016”

Featuring “Traveling Cape Cod & The Islands”

The children & staff of Fair Acres welcome you to celebrate the end of another fabulous year!

Date:  Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

Schedule:  Fair Acres closes at 3:30—no extended day on this day.

  • 5:15 – Trolley transportation begins (ongoing)
  • 6:00 – Children dropped off in classrooms

(Please stay with your child until 6:00. Teachers will NOT be in classrooms until 6:00)

  • 6:30-7:30 – Celebration show featuring performances by our students & presentation of Kindergarten diplomas
  • 7:00-8:00 – Cookout
  • 8:30 – Trolley transportation ends

Place:  Front Lawn of Fair Acres

Transportation: The Fair Acres Trolleys will be running from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. continuously shuttling all students, parents, grandparents, etc. to and from Fair Acres. Park cars at the West Villages Elementary School parking lot (located to the left of the school) on Osterville-West Barnstable Road.  Please understand that the trolleys are the best transportation for all guests (including elderly), as the trolleys will be the only traffic allowed to drop passengers at the front doors of the school.

  • Please do not drop off @ Fair Acres
  • Please do not park at @ Fair Acres
  • Please do not park on Flint Street

(Due to the size of this event, it is essential that everyone parks at West Villages and utilizes the Fair Acres Trolley)

We also ask that you take into consideration the number of guests that you bring. Safety and security is always our number one concern. Many families choose to set out blankets/low-backed beach chairs during the day to save a viewing area.  In doing this we ask you to be considerate of others by not blocking the center viewing area with chairs.  A roped off area near the front of the stage will be reserved for our Kindergarten families. This is a special evening for the children of Fair Acres. We will be saying “good bye” to our beloved Kindergarten Class as well as celebrating this year’s theme…

Please note: Fair Acres will close at 3:30 on this day to prepare for our big show!!!

We look forward to seeing you on June 22nd!

Join us Saturday, June 4th!

Please join us Saturday, June 4th, from 1-3 pm for our annual Family Appreciation Day and Open House!

Fair Acres Country Day School & Summer Day Camp
35 Fair Acres Drive
Marstons Mills, MA 02648

Take this opportunity to share the Fair Acres experience with your friends and family…

Come meet our incredible staff, tour the school and grounds, learn about our advanced curriculum and summer camp program!

As an expression of our appreciation to all current and future Fair Acres families, we will be offering an afternoon of fun-filled activities for the whole family, including:

  • Unique arts & crafts
  • Bounce house
  • Drone flight demo by “Captain” Cam Larson
  • Face painting
  • Summer camp games with camp counselors
  • “Full STEAM Ahead” activities with Ms. Jen
  • Snacks

The day will also feature:

  • One-Day Referral Program – when a current family refers a new family for registration, both families will receive a 50% discount on September’s tuition for the 2016-2017 school year!

  • Summer Camp Raffle – all families in attendance will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a free week of camp!

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you and your family at this very special event!

The Fair Acres Staff

For more information and driving directions, please click here.

Carolyn Larson Returns to Fair Acres!

Fair Acres Students Benefit From One-On-One Instruction

Much has changed since Carolyn Larson opened Fair Acres Country Day School in 1987. After receiving her college degree at age 50, running a successful preschool for 18 years and retiring in 2005, Carolyn finds herself back where she started, assisting with our full day Kindergarten!

Here is what Carolyn has to say on her return to Fair Acres…

“Now, 11 years after my retirement, I am back where I love to be, enjoying every minute with the Kindergarten class. Miss Kara has done an incredible job creating and implementing a complete Kindergarten curriculum that prepares your children for a successful integration into 1st grade. I work with two students each week in the private tutoring room at the Sanborn Building reviewing the weeks programs. Not only is this time extremely productive with the students, I find it incredibly rewarding for myself! Now I know what you are thinking…’How beneficial can a couple of hours a week be with an 82-year-old teacher?!’ Well I have to tell you, I am amazed at how much we are able to cover in our individual time together and the results are amazing (just ask any one of our Kindergarten students!). I am so grateful for this opportunity to work with your children; Kara is amazing and the children are so special. I am also very proud to still be a part of this incredible experience here at Fair Acres Country Day School!”


Having Carolyn back at Fair Acres has been a complete joy for all. Watching the students “line up” in preparation for their time with Carolyn, tells the whole story. Thank you Carolyn, for making our Kindergarten even more special!

The benefits of one-on-one and small-group instruction in early childhood education are countless. At Fair Acres, we are so fortunate to be able to offer individual and small-group learning, unlike public schools that must operate within the constraints of large classes and high student-teacher ratios.

Our teachers are first-rate educators, passionate about helping children develop their cognitive and social skills, their language abilities, and their interest in learning about the wonders of the world around them.

We have limited availability in our 2016-2017 classes! Learn more here!

2016 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Fair Acres Country Day Camp runs for eight weeks, through the months of July and August. Camp opens at 7:30 am, Monday through Friday, with the camp program beginning at 9:00 am. The camp program ends at 3:30 pm and extended care is available until 5:00 pm. Campers range in age from 4-11 years and are grouped according to their age. Camp runs in two week sessions with most campers choosing multiple sessions throughout the summer.

Fair Acres Summer Camp is all about fun! Throughout the day, campers participate in a wide range of activities which include:

  • Field Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Swim Lessons
  • Playground Play
  • Court Sports (tennis, basketball, hockey, etc.)
  • “Specialty Days”
  • Water Activities
  • Nature Exploration
  • …and more!

Good ol’ camp fun is the main theme throughout the summer with all of our activities and programming. Campers will rotate from one planned activity to the next with their counselors. All activities are planned for the week by the lead counselors and reviewed by the camp director to ensure quality programming. Campers pack a lunch and drink daily as well as a bathing suit and towel. Fair Acres provides plenty of water breaks during the camp day and requires that all campers have sneakers to ensure their safety during daily activities.

Fair Acres encourages parents to visit camp and experience the same enjoyment and excitement that campers get. Your child will make lasting friendships, learn all about what it is to be a camper and most of all… they will look forward to coming back the next day!

Specialty Programs:

  • Color Wars
  • Water Day
  • Talent Shows
  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Campfire Nights

2016 Summer Camp Rates:

  • $595.00 Per Session (2 weeks) – Camp ends 3:30 p.m. (pick up 3:30)
  • $635.00 Per Session (2 weeks) – Camp & extended day (pick up 5:00)
  • $495.00 Per Session (2 weeks) 2nd child – Camp ends 3:30 p.m. (pick up 3:30)
  • $550.00 Per Session (2 weeks) 2nd child – Camp & extended day (pick up 5:00)

The sessions that your child is registered for are binding and payment will be due. A $65.00 non-refundable registration fee plus $595.00 or $635.00 is due at the time you register your child for Fair Acres Summer Camp. The $595.00 or $635.00 will be applied to your child’s last attending session. You will be invoiced by mail on June 1st, 2016 for the remaining sessions registered.

2016 Summer Camp Registration Form

Learn more about our summer camp programming here!

We are all looking forward to another great summer at Fair Acres!