Fairfield Museum’s summer camps filling up fast


Visit fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/summer-camps/ for information on all sessions and to register online or download the flyer and registration form.

Fairfield Museum camps inspire and engage kids ages 4-16. Interactive activities include art-making, games, tours and crafts that inspire young people to discover the world around them, bringing art and history to life. Explore hands-on exhibitions and historic sites, make new friends and learn about the arts, history and culture — with plenty of time to make friends and enjoy summer fun! Here are the camps being offered this summer:

History by Hand
Session 1: June 20 – 24 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Session 2: June 27 – July 1 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 9 – 13
Members: $175; Non-members: $190.
Be inspired by history and handiwork! Sew a pillow, make a stuffed animal, and create a cool pouch for treasures while learning new skills, from hand stitching basics to mastering a sewing machine.

Storybook Adventures
Session 3: July 5 – 8 | 9am – 12pm | Ages 8 – 12
Members: $160; Non-Members: $175.
Create your own stories inspired by the world of author and illustrator Robert Lawson, known for Ferdinand the Bull and Rabbit Hill. Kids will learn a variety of bookmaking techniques and write their own storybook adventures, your imagination is the only limit! Bring to life talking mice, historical figures, faerie worlds or robots from another planet. Kids will also build 3-D collages and dioramas of the characters and stories they create from recycled materials, clay and found objects. Local author and illustrator Lizzy Rockwell will visit to discuss her books and will also demonstrate and teach her techniques with pen and ink.

HistoryMakersHistory Makers Leadership Camp
Session 4: July 5 – 8 1pm – 4pm Ages 13 – 16
Members: $115; Non-members: $125.
Learn about working in a museum and help make history! Get a behind-the-scenes look at different aspects of museum work in the research library, education department, collections, and exhibitions. Work “in the field” to assist with developing programs for families and kids, including letterboxing and scavenger hunts, and contribute to future exhibitions and projects. Museum Staff will guide our History Makers to reinforce important 21st century skills including research, writing, and teamwork. In the process, students will gain confidence, become independent learners, engage with the community and learn valuable communication and critical thinking skills. This experience will benefit them for a lifetime!

ArtAroundtheWorldArt Around the World
Weeks of July 11 – July 25
Each Session: Members: $160; Non-Members: $175
Travel through time and across the globe! Celebrate fascinating cultures and create unique art projects every day, exploring different themes, artists and techniques. Discover fun facts, foods, games and music. Each child will document their journey along the way, creating a passport souvenir showing what they discovered. Older children will enjoy more in-depth investigations and advanced art techniques. Led by Ms. Annie and Ms. Karen of Great Beginnings Montessori School.

ColonialLifeOgden House Colonial Life Camp
Session 10: August 15 – 19 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Session 11: August 22 – 26 | 9am – 2pm | Ages 8 – 12
Members: $175; Non-members: $190.
Step back in time and discover what life was like in Colonial times. 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.

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