Summer Camps

Full Day Summer Camps

Registration begins April 18 for Fairfield residents, April 20 for non-residents.

These exciting all day camps are designed to be a unique and innovative approach to educational and recreational opportunities for youth during the summer months that will not only educate youth on a variety of positive socially appropriate leisure pursuits, but also provide a high level of supervision for fun summer activities. Our excellent staff includes certified school teachers and college students who participate in pre-employment background checks and a well-rounded leadership training program. Planned activities consist of arts and crafts, cooperative games, hiking, nature activities, sports and swimming. 

Field trips are an integral part of the camp program, with a variety of trips to zoos, museums, skating rinks, Reds games and more. Camp is held, rain or shine, with rain-day activities planned. Each child receives a Summer Camp shirt to be worn on designated trips. Children should bring a sack lunch, drink, afternoon snack, swim suit, towel and sunscreen daily.

Weekly sessions are held from May 22 through August 25, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., (no camp on May 29 or July 4).

Camp Fees

Residency Fee
Resident $140 per week
Non-Resident  

There is a flat $10 camp registration fee per transaction, per child.

Summer Fun Camp

  • Ages 6 - 11
  • Drop Off Location: CAC Children’s Room, 411 Wessel Drive
  • Pick Up Location: Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Boulevard

Please remember that this program often fills quickly. We do not reserve spots; you are only registered for the weeks that are paid. You may pay for up to 14 weeks at a time and receive an additional savings.

Summer Adventure Camp

  • Ages 11 - 15
  • Drop Off Location: CAC Classroom, 411 Wessel Drive
  • Pick Up Location: Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Boulevard

Preschool Camps


Prince/Princess and Pirates - New

  • Ages 3 - 6
  • Instructor: Marcy Martin

One day your little one may dress up like a princess/prince, but the next day they may come home saying, "Ahoy Matey." This is a fun-filled camp where your child uses their imagination and dresses up. A tea party, treasure hunt and crafts are a few of the fun activities enjoyed at this camp. A small snack and drink are provided. Note: this class may use food containing nuts.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC1 May 31 - June 1
10 - 11:30 a.m.
$30/$35
Harbin Park

Princess Dance Camp

  • Ages 3 - 6
  • Instructors: Jean Meyers and Andrea Parks

Each day we have a different Princess theme while we learn the basics of being a ballerina, make special crafts, and enjoy a small snack. Join us on Friday as we present our “parade of princesses” and show what we have learned all week. Dancers must wear a leotard and have proper ballet shoes.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#PAD01 June 5 - 9
9:30 - 11 a.m.
$60/$65 Community Arts Center
#PAD02 June 5 - 9
3 - 4:30 p.m.
$60/$65 Community Arts Center

Mini Scientist

  • Ages 3 - 6
  • Instructor: Marcy Martin

Kids will conduct science experiments while exploring basic scientific concepts. Wear old clothes. Note: this class may use food containing nuts.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#ED1 June 13 - 15
1 - 2:30 p.m.
$50/55 Community Arts Center

Spanish Fun Camp

  • Ages 3 - 6
  • Instructor: Sarah Schulte

Learn and practice Spanish in a fun and interactive way using a mixture of songs, games, crafts, stories, written worksheets, toys/props, and quizzes. Classes are great for children with little-to-no Spanish exposure as well as those who are fluent or native in Spanish.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#ED2 July 17 - 19
1 - 2:30 p.m.
$40/$45 Community Arts Center

Youth Camps


Art Explorers - New

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer

Learn to explore the world through an artist’s eye! The class will visit a local park to investigate nature’s hidden treasures. The following day, we will create artworks based on our observations and discoveries.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC2 June 1 - 2
9 - 11 a.m.
$30/$35 Harbin Park

Dance Camp

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Instructors: Jean Meyers and Andrea Parks

Dancers are divided into groups according to age (no previous dance experience is necessary) for fun games, dance routines and a final performance on Friday, June 9, at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. (depending on which class you are in). Campers must bring a sack lunch/dinner daily, wear shorts or dancewear, and appropriate footwear. Each dancer receives a Dance Camp T-Shirt.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#PAD03 June 5 - 9
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$90/$95 Community Arts Center
#PAD04 June 5 - 9
4:30 - 8 p.m.
$90/$95 Community Arts Center

Break-a-Leg Camp

  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Instructor: April Osborne

Campers will get to experience the entire production process from the auditions to the performance and get a basic knowledge of costume design, set design, directing and stage management. They will showcase their talent with a 20-30 minute age-appropriate play, presented on our stage on the evening of June 23.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#PAT7 Monday - Friday
June 12 - 23
1 - 4 p.m
$140/$145 Community Arts Center

Sewing Camp

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructor: Diana Pandl

No experience needed in this camp. Kids create projects while learning to operate the sewing machine.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC3 June 20 - 22
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$60/$65 Community Arts Center

Cupcake Camp

  • Ages 10 - 14
  • Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer

Students are taught how to decorate cupcakes with different icings and edible products. Cupcakes differ from last year. Note: this class may use food containing nuts.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC4 June 28 - 30
1 - 4 p.m.
$90/$95 Community Arts Center
#AC5 June 28 - 30
5 - 8 p.m.
$90/$95 Community Arts Center

Tier 2 of Cupcake Camp - New

  • Ages 10 - 14
  • Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer

Take the Cupcake Camp to the next level. Learn the basket weave, roses and more. Students are taught how to decorate cupcakes not only with icing but fondant. Students must have taken a previous cake decorating class or cupcake camp. Note: this class may use food containing nuts.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC6 July 5 - 6
1 - 4 p.m.
$40/$45 Community Arts Center

iSpace Lego - We Do Adventure Camp

  • Ages 6 - 9
  • Instructor: iSPACE

Get ready for a safari full of LEGO WeDo adventure! Imagine the fun students have creating music with a drumming monkey, escaping the jaws of a chomping alligator or trying to calm a roaring lion! Students build these and other LEGO models that come to "life" by programming them on a laptop to move and make sounds. Adventures await!

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#ED31 July 5 - 7
10 a.m. - Noon
$150/$155 Community Arts Center

Pottery Camp I

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructors: Kevin and Maggie Carpenter

Children are taught various hand-building techniques and learn to form decorative or functional pieces. Projects differ from those in Pottery Camp II.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC7 July 10 - 14
9 a.m. - Noon
$90/$95 Community Arts Center

Spanish Fun Camp

  • Ages 7 - 12
  • Instructor: Sarah Schulte

Learn and practice Spanish in a fun and interactive way using a mixture of songs, games, crafts, stories, written worksheets, toys/props, and quizzes. Classes are great for children with little-to-no Spanish exposure as well as those who are fluent or native in Spanish.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#ED3 July 10 - 12
1 - 3 p.m.
$50/55 Community Arts Center

Where in the World? - New

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer

Travel to a new country each day, exploring the art, food, and culture of new places and people! Please notify of any food allergies. Note: this class may use food containing nuts.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC8 July 18 - 20
10 a.m. - Noon
$40/$45 Community Arts Center

Children’s Musical Theatre Camp

  • Ages 10 - 16
  • Instructor: April Osborne

Our show, Elf The Musical, JR., is performed on Aug 4th, 5th and 6th with auditions held on July 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Audition packets must be picked up at time of enrollment. Students must attend every class in order to participate in the final performance, so please do not register if you have a conflict.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#PAT6 July 24 - August 4
1 to 5 p.m.
$175/$180  

Pottery Camp II

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructors: Kevin and Maggie Carpenter 

Children are taught various hand-building techniques and learn to form decorative or functional pieces. Projects differ from those in Pottery Camp I.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC9 July 31 - August 4
1 - 4 p.m.
$90/95 Community Arts Center

Painting With Ease

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer

Exercise your creativity this summer! Students will learn by exploring various painting techniques, creating a new artwork each day. All projects will differ from last year.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#AC10 August 8 - 10
10 a.m. - Noon
$70/$75 Community Arts Center

Simple Science

  • Ages 7 - 12
  • Instructor: Macy Martin

Discover the science of simple machines, magic, toys and optical illusions.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#ED4 August 8 - 10
1 - 3 p.m.
$65/$70 Community Arts Center

Bricks4Kidz Camps


Mining & Crafting Camp

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructor: Bricks4Kidz

Back by popular demand! Steve’s bringing back the best of our Mining and Crafting Camp for another summer! New this year, campers collaborate together with more team challenges to build their virtual worlds. Campers then bring their virtual designs to life by building mod figures, mosaic crafts, and custom models by incorporating LEGO® bricks.

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#ED20 July 31 - August 4
9 a.m - Noon
$150/$155 Community Arts Center

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which is not affiliated with Bricks4Kidz.

Pocket Brick Monsters - New

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Instructor: Bricks4Kidz

Get ready for an adventure in the world of Pokemon®! Capture wild Pokemon® creatures and train them for battle. Improve your accuracy and power as you learn new moves and use special abilities. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Pikachu, Poke Balls, and more.

Bring your own Pokemon® trading cards if you wish to play and trade at the end of each day. Show off your skills as you battle for power in your journey through the Pokemon® universe. Do you have what it takes to be a Pokemon® Master?

Course Number
Date Time Resident/Non-Resident Fee
Location
#ED21 July 21 - August 4
1 - 4 p.m.
$150/$155 Community Arts Center

Pokemon® and Pokemon® character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

 Bricks4Kidz Lunch Supervision

  • 12 - 1 p.m.

Only for those participating in both Bricks4Kidz camps. Can’t decide which camp to take? Why not do both? We will provide an hour of lunch supervision so your camper can stay with us all day, participating in both our morning and afternoon camps. Add $30 for course #ED22.