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

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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!

Where in the World is Lucy?

We have had a lot of people asking about our famous Fair Acres dog, Lucy, lately! Many of you have noticed that she hasn’t been on campus recently, checking in on the children and staff, as she regularly does…

Well, lucky for Lucy, she has had the opportunity to spend some time with Molly Larson, in Philadelphia! Lucy has been enjoying keeping Molly company at UPenn Veterinary School, and has also had a chance to meet all kinds of new canine friends. Lucy has been a fantastic companion for Molly, keeping Molly’s stress at bay during her exams!

As much as we miss Lucy here at Fair Acres, we know she is in good hands with future veterinarian Molly…

Molly & Lucy in Philadelphia

Lucy and her new friend, Luke

Rumor has it that Lucy may be back soon!

Happy Easter From All of Us at Fair Acres!

Easter Egg Trivia: The tradition of using colored eggs to celebrate the onset of spring began 5000 years ago in Persia, around 3000 B.C.  On the first day of spring (the spring equinox), the Persians would exchange dyed eggs!

Uncover some unique Easter egg decorating tips here.

Author Study: Laura Numeroff

Author studies feature recognizable collections that help our preschoolers develop a love of literature and reading, by allowing them to begin to understand how an author’s individual style influences the content of a book.

This week, the younger 3’s have been enjoying learning about Laura Numeroff!

Laura is a children’s book author of many favorite titles, including, If You Give A Moose A Muffin