We are looking forward to another great summer at the Fairfield Museum!
Registration for Summer Camps and Workshops begins February 29, 2020 for members and March 7, 2020 for non-members.
Fairfield Museum’s Summer Camp Adventures inspire and engage children ages 6 – 12.
Children will explore hands-on exhibitions and historic sites while learning about arts and culture. Hands-on and interactive activities include tours, games, and arts & crafts that inspire young people to discover the world around them, bringing history and art to life. Each camp and workshop experience is both educational and fun with plenty of time to make new friends and enjoy summertime activities!
CAMP: Floral Fairy Tales June 22 – 26 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 6 – 10
Step into the magical realm of Fairy Tales! Celebrate timeless tales while learning and expressing yourself through the arts! Each day, listen to and discuss a new fairy tale, create an art project using a variety of materials and techniques, and retell the day’s tale with a short group skit.
WORKSHOP: Fun with Fashion & Florals June 29 – July 1
9:30am – 12:00pm| Ages 8 – 12
1:00pm – 3:30pm| Ages 11 – 14
Calling all junior fashion designers! Please join us for this fun three-day summer workshop! Discover different arts and crafts techniques while using the current fashion exhibition as inspiration. Create original, fashion-related crafts and artwork including sewn pieces, illustrations and printed tote bags.
WORKSHOP: Bringing the Past into Focus July 8 – July 10, 2020
9:30am – 12:00pm| Ages 8 – 10
1:00pm – 3:30pm| Ages 11 – 14
Attention young shutterbugs! Join us for this fun three-day summer workshop. Learn how to arrange your subjects and compose your photographs. Explore multiple themes each day including nature, architecture, portraiture, landscape, abstraction, and still life. Activities will include looking at historic photographic processes and contemporary digital photo processes. View and discuss photographs in the IMAGES exhibition, participate in photo shoots around the Museum campus, and create fun photo-related art projects.
CAMP: Explore the Natural World July 13 – 17 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Explore the natural environment surrounding the Fairfield Museum and learn about the history of people who have lived along the coast. Discover how the natural environment has shaped the way Fairfield has changed over time. Make a sketchbook, like famous explorers, and create drawings, sketches, paintings, and notes on our journeys. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound as we combine history, nature and art.
CAMP: Super Spies July 20 – 24 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Discover the intrigue, drama and our local connection with George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring. Find out more about spies throughout history, from the intrigues in Egypt and Rome to James Bond and the Cold War. Learn the skills and build the tools necessary to become a “super spy” by studying the history of spy-making, creating codes and disguises. Your mission: discover the mole in our midst, work as a team to create spy challenges and develop endurance by training with obstacle courses and target practice (with water balloons). Join us for this super fun and intriguing week!
CAMP: Graphic Arts: My Fascinating World
August 3 – 7 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Create your own Fairfield graphic novel by picking a history theme and building rich, exciting and unbelievable stories for your own book. Will your novel be funny, scary, or suspenseful? How will your story end? You don’t have to be a writer, just bring a great attitude and imagination! Read our favorite graphic novels and books, and discuss related movies for inspiration. Meet special guests, including artists and writers from the graphic novel world. Campers will be presented with a certificate of excellence for the completion of their novel.
CAMP: Colonial Life Camp at the 1750 Ogden House
August 17 – 21 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
August 24 – 28 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Step back in time and discover what life was like in Colonial times at the 1750 Ogden House, located at 1520 Bronson Road in Fairfield. Dipping candles, writing with a feather pen and ink, and making homemade butter and ice cream were all in a day’s work. Spend four days learning and playing at the Ogden House, a Fairfield Saltbox home dating back to 1750, and spend the final day on the historic Town Green exploring a 19th century schoolhouse and Victorian-era barn.
Members receive discounts on all camps, click here to become a member today.
Camp Registration Information
We are a youth camp licensed by the state of Connecticut. You may register for camps on our website, or if you prefer, you can download a registration form and mail or drop off a check, please download and complete the Summer Camps registration form here.
A Camp Release and Doctor’s Medical Form is required for summer camp registration. These documents are available for download here.
Please mail these forms to: Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Attn: Summer Camps.
Camp Policies & Refunds
• A full refund (minus a $25 processing fee) is given if requested by email at least 2 weeks in advance of the first day of camp. Please call to confirm that your request has been received.
• A full refund is issued if the camp is canceled by the Fairfield Museum.
• We do not pro-rate camps for missed days.
• Lunch & Snack: Children should bring a peanut-free snack & lunch for all camp programs, and a peanut-free snack for all workshops.
If you are not a Member and would like to join, call us at (203) 259–1598 or click here.