Summer Camps

  • Summer Camp at Fairfield Museum

A summer of exploration and fun

Designed for kids ages 7-12, our camps bring history to life through art-making, gallery exploration, outdoor play on the Museum Commons, and many more hands-on activities. Each week features a different theme inspired by the Museum’s rich collections and exhibitions. Whether your child has an interest in archaeology, history, or the arts, you’ll be sure to find a program that’s right for them.

Days & Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm


Fairfield Museum, Maker Camp

July 22-26, 2024 | 9 am-3 pm

Adventures in Art Camp

How did Dutch tiles and Chinese porcelain end up in Fairfield? Who are some local artists and illustrators who made a big impact? Campers will use the arts to explore Fairfield’s local and global connections while flexing their creative muscles and experimenting with a range of art mediums. If your kids love drawing, painting, or making things by hand, then this is the camp to join! Campers will practice drawing en plein air, paint with natural dyes, learn how to sculpt with clay, make their own cyanotypes, design ceramic tiles, weave their own bookmarks, and more. At the end of the week, families will be invited to visit an art show created by campers!

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Fairfield Museum, Spy Camp

July 29-August 2, 2024 | 9 am-3 pm

Spy Camp

Somewhere deep inside the Fairfield Museum, an elite group of recruits is lurking in the shadows, preparing to take on top-secret missions. No one really knows who they are, or for that matter, what they’re really up to. Now it’s your turn to join their ranks. Each day at Spy Camp is filled with top-secret briefings and activities that will put spy skills and street smarts to the test. Continuing in the local traditions of the Culper Spy Ring, aspiring recruits will hone their craft and hit the streets to run training missions. Develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, create your own invisible ink, and discover escape techniques. All of this and more awaits young recruits!

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Fairfield Museum, Innovation Camp

August 5-9, 2024 | 9 am-3 pm

Innovation Camp

Ever wonder how designers and inventors come up with their ideas? Campers will discover inventions from Fairfield and Connecticut while learning about the design process in order to come up with their own inventions. Dive into the creativity, collaboration, and communication skills that are key to STEAM learning, setting up your camper for future innovations!

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Fairfield Museum, Archaeology Camp

August 12-16, 2024 | 9 am-3 pm

Archaeology Camp

Underneath the grounds of the Fairfield Museum’s historic town green lie artifacts waiting to be uncovered. The Museum is looking for a dedicated group of young learners to assist! Young archaeologists will participate in a wide variety of activities, including scavenger hunts, missions, and beach digs. Campers will learn how to look closely at objects from the Museum’s collection, uncovering their secrets. They will also examine real archeological objects uncovered from the grounds near the Museum as they learn what it means to be an archeologist.

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Fairfield Museum, History Camp

August 19-23, 2024 | 9 am-3 pm

History Camp

Journey back in time with the Fairfield Museum! Through a variety of fun and engaging crafts and projects, your camper will explore many of the Museum’s historic buildings. Participants will look at how schools operated in the early 1800s at the Old Academy building and learn about the role of community in the colonial era at the Sun Tavern. Learn how to write with quills, ink, and parchment, and make your own colonial pots and vases out of clay!

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Registration & Camp Policies


Advanced registration is required and payment is due with registration.

The following documents are required and should be returned to the Fairfield Museum via email no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of a program.

Camp Policies and Refunds

  • A full refund (minus a $25 processing fee per session) is given if requested by email at least 4 weeks in advance of the first day of camp. Please email Walt Matis at [email protected] 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.
  • Each in-person camp must have a minimum of 5 children registered in order to run. In the event that a camp is canceled due to low enrollment, you will be notified 4 weeks prior to the first day of the program. A full refund will be issued if the camp is canceled by the Fairfield Museum.

 Lunch & Snacks

  • Campers should bring a nut-free snack + lunch. Due to allergy concerns, items containing tree nuts, peanuts, and items processed in a peanut/tree nut facility are not allowed. This includes items that are labeled as “may contain” these allergens, or in a facility that uses shared equipment.Please remember that even if your child does not have allergies, there are other students in their groups who may. Though we operate under the honor system for this policy, we reserve the right to remove food products known to be unsafe if they are brought out and identified during snack or lunch. These snacks will be returned to your child at the end of the day for consumption outside of our summer camp. We thank you for your diligence in helping us keep all of our children safe.
  • A reusable water bottle may also come in handy.

 What to Wear

  • Campers should wear comfortable shoes and clothes that they can get dirty!
  • Campers should also bring a hat and/or sunscreen.

Mask Policy

Camp programs will follow the policies and guidance provided by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. We aim to create an environment where everyone feels safe. At this time, masks are optional. If you know your child or anyone in your household has been exposed to Covid-19, please notify the Fairfield Museum as soon as possible.

Additional Questions?

Please reach out to us at [email protected].