State-of-the-art facilities built for play and learning

Facilities at Fessenden Summer Camps

Because Fessenden serves Pre-K through 9th grade during the school year, everything on campus is built to serve children as young as three and as old as fifteen. All of our campers are able to explore every fun activity they can imagine, whether it’s playing their favorite sport in our athletic center, acting on stage in the William R. Elfers ’63 Center for the Arts, perfecting their swim strokes in one of our two outdoor pools, or building something cool in our cutting-edge Ciongoli Center for Innovation.

Two outdoor swimming pools

One pool has a depth of 3 – 4.5 feet, which is ideal for younger children and first-time swimmers. Our 25-yard pool has a 3.5- foot teaching area, and a maximum depth of 9 feet, which is great for more experienced swimmers to swim, jump and dive.

Athletic facilities

Campers have access to eight grass playing fields, two state-of-the-art turf fields, ten tennis courts, and five squash courts. The turf fields use organic infill, which is safe for children and environmentally friendly. Plus, these fields don’t get hot in the summer like traditional turf fields, providing a more comfortable experience. Our athletic center offers three full-sized basketball courts, a large wrestling room, indoor squash facilities and two locker rooms.

Arts facilities

Our William R. Elfers ’63 Center for the Arts features a large stage with the latest technology and theater lighting, as well as seating for nearly 250 guests. The center also has a woodshop with hand and power tools, a digital photography lab, a ceramics studio with a kiln, and three art studios to inspire children’s imagination.

State-of-the-art Ciongoli Center for Innovation

This cutting-edge space is equipped with robotics equipment, digital music production equipment, 3-D printers, microcomputers, and laser and vinyl cutters, allowing children to create whatever they can dream up.

Fessenden Summer Camps climbing ropes in playground

Outdoor Playscape

This creative, free-play space features a man-made stream meandering through the middle, a deep sand pit, and an intriguing variety of objects scattered throughout, like logs, sticks, shovels, buckets, large blocks, small rocks, bamboo sticks, tools, clipboards, cones, sponges, pieces of rope—and the list goes on.

Fessenden Summer Camps STEM

Modern Classrooms

Our classrooms include Wi-Fi, projectors and Smart Boards. Plus, much of the school is air-conditioned for the children’s comfort.

Fessenden Summer Camps Adventures Science

New Science Center

Designed over two floors, the new 11,000-square-foot Science Wing features a new open common demonstration space, several new lab spaces, improved technology for flexible learning and opportunities for learning designed into the architecture, like a functioning prism wall and a living green wall.