Meet Our Summer Camp Co-Directors!

Join us for Summer, 2017! Learn more and register here!


Hello Fair Acres Campers and Families! It’s Maranda, hope all is well and you are beginning to prepare for the first day of camp! I am so excited to be working alongside Lisa this summer, in hopes for the best summer yet! I have had a busy and wonderful year since we last left camp last summer and can’t wait to hear about what you all have been up too!

As some of you may know I have been studying Elementary Education down in North Carolina at High Point University for the past three years. This year was my fourth and final undergrad year. As I began the year I quickly jumped right into my student teaching. I would soon take over this class and be there main teacher for 8 full weeks starting in January. I was placed in a first grade classroom at Southwest Elementary and could not have had a better experience, teaching them how to tell time, to work as a team, and that were I live there is really a town called Sandwich.

First Day of Student Teaching!

Even while teaching I found sometime to have fun. This fall I got the chance to go on a cruise and visit Cozumel and the Grand Cayman Islands. There I snorkeled with some super cool fish, relaxed on the beach, and swam in waters almost as great as our own Shubaels Pond. I also ran not only my first color fun but also my first 5k along side a bunch of friends this spring.

As my school year came to a close the beginning of May I made my way across the stage, yes without tripping, to graduate and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. After four years of demanding classes, never-ending papers and lesson plans, and countless hours spent in many different classrooms I have made it to the end of this journey, but no fear the next one is already planned.

Friends and Family on the big day!

While I’m headed back to North Carolina for June to begin my masters there is no doubt that I am so ready for the first day of camp. I am looking forward to another great summer with even more memories, laughs, and good times. Cannot wait to see you all July 3rd!


Hello Fair Acres campers and families!  Lisa, here, counting down the days until the first day of camp finally arrives!  It has been an amazing school year for me and I can’t wait to hear all about yours too! Lately, the itch to come back is getting stronger and I cannot wait to see you all!  As many of you know, I am a 7th grade history teacher at King Philip Middle School, which is about 10 minutes from Gillette Stadium, and I could not be happier to spend each day building amazing relationships with my students!  It truly is the most rewarding job and no day is ever the same.

Had to participate in a class wide dabbing picture!

With that said, for the third year now, I co-advised a group of students called the Student Ambassadors who were all recommended by their teachers as students that are compassionate, hardworking, and motivated student leaders.  With the help of these 60 amazing students, we successfully held our third annual Dodgeball Tournament, which yes, is as fun as it sounds!  With the help of my co-advisor and I, our students raised over $1,400.00 and donated over 54 bags of clothing to Cradles to Crayons!   Competition was high and the fun-o-meter was off the charts!  I could not be more proud to work with such a hardworking group of students or to help raise money for such a phenomenal organization.

Dodge – Dip – Duck – Dive – Dodge

In addition to that, I channeled my inner American Idol contestant and competed in my third lip-sync battle, with two other top-notch teachers. We rocked the house to a mash up of Justin Bieber, Adele, the Lion King, Grease, and of course N’Sync, so prepare for an encore this summer!

Tearing the house down with our lip-syncing mash up!

Finally, to cap off an already amazing year, after two years of challenging, inspiring, and gratifying classes, papers, and fieldwork, I graduated with my Master’s degree in Special Education from American International College. My final professor left us with the words “Just because the road is steep doesn’t mean you can’t make it, and just because it’s not done yet doesn’t mean that you can’t do it.”  I have always believed in setting goals and reaching for the stars and with this school year coming to a close, I feel more blessed than ever.

My biggest fans!

My next goal though, is to have the most awesome summer ever – with more laughs, memories, and spectacular fun than Fair Acres has ever seen.  Enjoy the last few weeks of your school years and I am so excited to see you all!

P.S. I did not have a baby, but my nephew was just too cute to keep from you!!!

2017 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Our summer camp programming is second to none!

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 and Free Swim
  • 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

2017 Summer Camp Rates:

  • $615.00 Per Session (2 weeks) – Camp ends 3:30 p.m. (pick up 3:30)
  • $655.00 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. A $65.00 non-refundable registration fee plus $615.00 or $655.00 is due at the time you register your child for Fair Acres Summer Camp. The $615.00 or $655.00 will be applied to your child’s last attending session. You will be invoiced by mail on June 1st, 2017 for the remaining sessions registered.

2017 Summer Camp Registration Form

Check out our 2016 Summer Camp highlights!

Learn more about our summer camp programming here!

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

Join us for April Vacation Camp!

April vacation is right around the corner! We have an exciting week of programming in store for Fair Acres Families…

Current students and their siblings are welcome to join us Tuesday, April 18th – Friday, April 21st. Select certain days, or join us for the whole week…we offer half day, full day and extended day programming, to accommodate your schedule:

  • 7:30 -12:30 $52.00/day
  • 7:30 – 3:30 $56.00/day
  • 7:30 – 5:30 $62.00/day

*Reminder: we are closed Friday, April 14th for Good Friday and Monday, April 17th for Patriots Day.

Specialty Days

Tuesday: Pirate Day

Come aboard our Fair Acres Pirate Ship! Please join us as we spend the day filled with pirate adventures. These adventures will take us all around the grounds at Fair Acres, and will include: a pirate treasure hunt spanning our 7-acre campus, a court game of “Pirates and Alligators,” building our own pirate ship using parachutes, creating sunken treasure discovery bottles, one legged pirate sack relays, “Walking the Plank,” and “Hoist the Sails,” making pirate pizza for our snack, creating pirate necklaces and making our own treasure maps!

Wednesday: Sports-a-thon

Come to Sports-a-thon day dressed in your favorite team attire and explore all the amazing outdoor sporting activities Fair Acres has to offer! We will be playing T-Ball on the baseball diamond, practicing our putting skills on the green, and will show off our basketball skills as we compete in our own Final Four Basketball Tournament on the courts. And for those children who enjoy tennis, we will be also be showing off our serve on the Tennis Courts. We will enjoy having Fenway Franks for snack, singing and swaying to “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” as we cheer on our friends and learn a little something about different sports around the world!

Thursday: Let’s Go Camping

Get ready to hit the trails! On our camping day, we are going to embrace all that nature has to offer at Fair Acres, and experience the ins and outs of how to rough it in the wild! We are going to make some high-energy trail mix to eat on our camping trail walk adventure and create our own fishing poles and fish for trout on Shubael Pond…we’ll also explore creative ways to hang our food in the trees to keep it safe from wildlife.

Friday: Dragons and Fairy Tales

Come one and all!  We will spend the day slaying dragons and using our imaginations to create fairy tales! We will hunt for dragons at Fair Acres, while flying our own dragon kites. We will also put on a play for each other…“Dinorella”, a prehistoric fairy tale!” Other activities include:  making fairy houses in the woods around Fair Acres, making our own dragon kites, preparing a delightful snack fit for a Dragon, (bananas, bugles, chocolate and pretzels) and playing Dragon Tails on the playground!  We hope you can join us on this enchanted, dragon-filled day!

For more information and to register, please stop by the office or call 508-420-3288!

Join Us For Saturday’s Open House!

*Thursday’s open house has been cancelled, due to the weather. We will be extending Saturday’s open house, from 10 am until 1 pm.

Registration has begun for the 2017-2018 school year!

We invite you to join us for our upcoming open house:

  • Saturday, February 11th from 10 am until 1 pm

Attending an open house, is the perfect opportunity for current families to visit their children’s next classroom, and also for prospective families to learn all about our teachers, curriculum, philosophy, and all that our expansive 8-acre campus has to offer.

*OPEN HOUSE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Lock in our current tuition rates for next year – just attend an open house and register for the 2017-2018 school year by February 15th!

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please feel free to contact us at or at 508-420-3288.

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Fair Acres is Social!

We are making every effort to keep you connected to what’s going on at Fair Acres! Along with our regular classroom newsletters, we are now communicating with families every Friday with an email update containing newsworthy topics and upcoming events. What’s more, we’ve ramped up our social media activity, in an effort to bring you daily posts featuring highlights from every corner of the campus! What information would you like to see in our blogs, newsletters, Facebook Posts and Twitter feeds? If you have ideas for topics you’d like to see addressed, or have a submission you’d like to share with the Fair Acres community, please send it to us at

2017-2018 Kindergarten News

We are so excited to announce that Linda Crawford will be our Kindergarten class teacher next year! And, we have no doubt that those of you who know and love Linda, will share our enthusiasm…

Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford joined Fair Acres in 2013 as a teacher in the Pre-K program. Linda is a graduate of Bridgewater State University and began her teaching career in the town of Harvard, MA. After relocating to Falmouth with her husband John, they began their own family and Linda was fortunate enough to be able to stay home for 10 years while raising their three boys. She returned to teaching in 2001 and has since taught preschool at multiple levels in both Mashpee and Falmouth. She is a vital part of the Fair Acres team and is looking forward to many more years full of fun and learning!

“Being a wife and a mother are the two greatest blessings of my life, but being a teacher is my passion! I am so grateful that I still get excited about a new lesson or an old unit ready to be experienced by a new group of students. Developing curriculum has remained both a rewarding and creative experience. So, after more than 30 years of working with 4- and 5-years-olds, what is it time to do? Graduate, of course! Yes, I will be moving from teaching Pre-K to Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017 here at Fair Acres. Spreading my wings a bit and taking on a new challenge is exactly what I would want to encourage all of my former and future students to do. So, why not set the example. I am so excited to be able to “loop” to Kindergarten with some of my current students as well as welcoming some new friends! As you can imagine, plans are already well underway for a productive and fun year ahead! If you have any questions, please reach out to myself, Curt, Jodi or Kathleen. We welcome the opportunity to share our excitement as we move forward in this transition!”

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. In additional to our pre-k programs, we are so proud to offer an exceptional Kindergarten, here at Fair Acres.

Because a child’s Kindergarten experience is the first year of formal education, that experience is truly a vital part of preparing a child for success in first grade and beyond. Our well-rounded Kindergarten curriculum is based on the Massachusetts State Frameworks, which is used throughout the state in public Kindergarten programs and is taught by a state licensed Kindergarten teacher.

Though we follow the same frameworks, our full day program paired with the limited class size allows Fair Acres to go beyond the curriculum offered in a public school setting. The curriculum focus’ on phonemic awareness, phonics development, and writing skills as well as early math and science skills. The size of the class allows the teacher to give the children one-on-one attention while addressing the varied abilities in the classroom so that every child’s needs are met.

In tune with the Fair Acres philosophy, our Kindergarten program promotes a strong belief in physical activity with a focus on team sports. Furthermore, in Kindergarten, it is still very important for children to have time for free play which is often unavailable through a half day Kindergarten program. Our full day program offers a structured morning program paired with a center-based afternoon that incorporates play into learning centers designed to encourage cognitive development.

Children graduating from our Kindergarten typically have developed a strong sense of self-confidence and usually experience strong academic success. We’re proud to say that our Fair Acres Kindergarten graduates transition well into public and private first grade classrooms.

We invite you to visit the Kindergarten program and welcome any questions that you may have. We hope you will consider us when making your Kindergarten decision. We are confident that if you choose to enroll your child in our program, they will graduate from Fair Acres with confidence, happiness and will be well prepared for first grade!

Schedule your tour with us today, at 508-420-3288 or at

2016 Holiday Craft Night

This year’s Holiday Craft Night sure did get us all in the spirit of the season! Our students and families created many different styles of ornaments and decorations to dress their homes up with! A huge thank you to our parents who so generously supplied the crafts…

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving upon us, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude to you – the members of the Fair Acres community – for all you do to support us in our efforts to impact children’s lives in a meaningful and lasting way each and every day. We couldn’t do it without you…thank you!

Wishing you the happiness of friends, the joy of family, and the wonder of the holiday season.

On behalf of our entire staff, Happy Thanksgiving!

Curt & Jodi

Meet Our Newest Staff Members

We are so happy to welcome our newest staff members to the Fair Acres Family!

Kathleen Bailey, Co-Director

Kathleen Bailey is our new director along with Jodi Larsen. Kathleen has her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and is currently working to obtain her Master’s degree from American International College. She has over 30 years experience as both a teacher and center director. Kathleen lives in Yarmouth with her son Seth and her daughter Madison, who is attending UMass Dartmouth. As a hockey mom, Kathleen doesn’t have much spare time, but when she does, she enjoys playing with her dogs, crocheting and genealogy.

Sara Wiseman, Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Wiseman is our new Kindergarten teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University. She has over 16 years of experience in both public and private schools as a teacher of young children. She is certified by the Dept. of Early Education and Care Lead Teacher Preschool and licensed by the Dept. of Education as a teacher of Pre-K through 2nd grade. Sara is a native of Cape Cod and lives with her son Noah in Sandwich. Sara enjoys hiking, jogging and spending time with family and friends.

Ashley Lawton, Preschool Teacher

Ashley Lawton is our new preschool teacher working alongside Tracy Prete. Ashley has received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Care from Bridgewater State University with minors in Special Education and Communication Studies. Ashley currently lives in Sandwich with her family. When she is not teaching, Ashley enjoys taking her dog Lola to the beach, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record®”

On October 27th, both Pre-K classes participated in Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record®” the world’s largest shared reading experience! Part of a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago, “Read for the Record®” addresses the educational inequities that leave many children unprepared for Kindergarten. As a part of this initiative, we gathered to learn, laugh, and read this year’s campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, by Julia Sarcone-Roach. After reading the story as a group, the children all made a special snack with whole wheat bread, sunflower butter, sliced bananas, and blueberries…

Looking for something to read with your family tonight? You can read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich together, here!

The Colors and Activities of Fall!

Ever wonder why the leaves change color in the Fall? We turned to the Farmer’s Almanac to explore when exactly the change takes place, and how the process occurs…click here to find out for yourself!

At Fair Acres, one of our favorite Fall activities, is playing in the leaves!

What are your family’s favorite Fall activities?

If you’re looking for a fun family outing or craft to do in October, here are some suggestions…

  • Go on a cranberry bog tour;
  • Make a wreath;
  • Ride bikes along the canal;
  • Go to a fair;
  • Make a leaf rubbing;
  • Bake a pie;
  • Go apple picking;
  • Visit a corn maze;
  • Go for a nature hike;
  • Build a fort;
  • Go leaf peeping (view the MA Leaf Peeping Guide!);
  • Carve a pumpkin!

Happy Fall, y’all!