Fairfield Museum and History Center- Summer Camps
*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/23/2019
Explore the World
June 24 – 28 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 9 – 12
Members: $200; Non-members: $225.
Hop on your bike, explore the natural environment surrounding the Fairfield Museum, and discover the people who’ve lived along the coast. Explore the wide variety of open spaces including Ash Creek, St. Mary’s by the Sea, Pine Creek, and Jennings Beach. Learn how to make a sketchbook like the famous explorers and make 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. Can we find the corduroy road? Is there a ghost at Penfield Lighthouse? Find out!
*Caregivers should be prepared to bring your child’s bike, helmet and a lock to drop off on Tuesday and pick up on Friday. Bikes will be stored securely inside at the end of the day.
July 8 – 12 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Members: $200; Non-Members: $225.
History comes to life through an exploration of historic sites and fascinating events. Step back in time when Native Americans lived on the coast, become an explorer or tavern keeper, learn about Victorian pastimes, and onwards through the mid-20th century. Become immersed in different time periods through trailblazing, historic tours, role playing, fun games and hands-on activities. Return to the present with a full week of amazing adventures and projects!
July 15 – 19 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Members: $200; Non-Members: $225
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 targetpractice (with water balloons). Enjoy this super fun and intriguing week!
Fairy Tales Camp
August 5 – 9 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 6 – 10
Members: $200; Non-Members: $225
Step into the magical realm of Fairy Tales! Celebrate timeless tales through art. Each day campers will listen and discuss a new fairy tale, create an art project using various mediums and techniques and retell the day’s tale with a short group skit. Campers will enjoy learning and expressing themselves through the arts! Let’s have fun!
Colonial Life Camp at the 1750 Ogden House
August 12 – 16 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
August 19 – 23 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Members: $225; Non-Members: $250.
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. Campers spend four days learning and playing at the Ogden House, a Fairfield Saltbox home dating back to 1750, and the final day on the historic Town Green exploring a 19th century schoolhouse and Victorian-era barn.
Camp Registration Information
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: Campers should bring a peanut-free snack for ½ day programs and a peanut-free snack + lunch for full day programs.
If you are not a Member and would like to join, call us at (203) 259–1598 or click here.
*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.