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Registration for Full Day Summer Fun and Adventure Camps  begins Tuesday, April 14th for residents and Thursday, April 16th for non-residents. 

Registration for all other Summer Camps begins Tuesday,  April 28th for residents and Thursday, April 30 for non-residents.

"PLAY IN FAIRFIELD" Summer Activities EXPO
Saturday, May 2, 1 - 3 pm
Fairfield Community Arts Center

What are your kids doing this summer? If you are looking for the answer to this question then join us as we share a large variety of opportunities with you on how to open up a world of adventure and personal growth for your child. Representatives from over 20 camps and summer programs for Ages 3 – 17 will be on hand to speak with families about what they have to offer, spanning the spectrum from arts to science to outdoor nature activities. There will be giveaways available at each table so come out and enjoy the afternoon with the Parks and Recreation department. Be sure to “Fill Your Passport with a Fun-Filled Summer” by having your passport stamped at each table you visit during the expo, those who fill the entire passport can submit it in a drawing for one of four $25.00 gift certificates to be used on any program represented at the expo. Drawing will take place at 3 pm and winner does not need to be present.

The following demonstrations and activities will also be taking place during the expo

Time Demo/Activity Location
1:15 pm Bricks 4 Kids Children’s Room
1:30 pm Theatre Games Theatre
1:45 pm Science Experiment Children’s Room
2:00 pm Pottery Art Studio
2:15 pm Young Rembrandts Children’s Room
2:30 pm Fitness Demo Dance/Fitness Studio
2:45 pm Cake Decorating Children’s Room

Representatives will be available from Theatre Camps, Pottery Programs, Cake Decorating Camp, Painting Programs, Nature Programs, Preschool Camps, Science Camps, iSpace Camps, Bricks 4 Kids Camps, Puterbugs Programs, Spanish Programs, Summer Smarts, Young Rembrandts Programs, All Day Camps “Fun and Adventure” and Fitness Programs.

FULL DAY SUMMER CAMPS

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: June 1 - August 7 (no camp on July 3)

  Camp Fees
7 am - 6 pm
Part Time
1 - 2 days per week
Resident $135 per week $45 per day
Non-Resident $145 per week $50 per day
Weekly Sessions: June 2 - August 8 (No camp on July 4)

Fun and Adventure Camp Packet
Trip Calendars will be available at the Summer Activities Expo on May 2nd., 1 - 3pm

SUMMER FUN CAMP

AGES 6 - 11

Drop Off Location: CAC Children’s Room, 411 Wessel Dr.
Pick Up Location: Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Blvd.

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 10 weeks at a time and receive an additional savings.

SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP

AGES 11 - 15

Drop Off Location: Grange Hall, 268 Joe Nuxhall Way
Pick Up Location: Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Blvd.
 

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PRESCHOOL CAMPS

Recyclable Art Camp

AGES 3-6

Make sure your child wears their gym shoes for this class. Have fun while hiking and cleaning up the park. We go green, too, by creating our art projects with recyclable items. A small snack and drink are provided.

Date Day Time Location R/NR

June 2 - 4

T - Th

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Harbin Park Shelter #5

$45/$50

Instructor: Stephanie Hocter

Note that this class may use food containing nuts.

Princess Dance Camp

AGES 3-6

Every little dancer wants to be a princess! This dance camp was created for our youngest dancers! We celebrate each day with a different Princess theme while we learn the basics of being a ballerina. We will also make special crafts and enjoy a small snack each day. 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.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 8 - 12 M - F 2  - 4 pm CAC Community Room $55/$60
Instructors: Jeannie Meyers & Andrea Parks

Fun with SpongeBob and Friends

AGES 3-6

F is for friends that do things together. U is for you and me. N is for anywhere and anytime at all down here in the deep blue sea! SpongeBob Square pants and friends themed crafts and games will be included in this FUN filled camp. A small snack and drink are provided.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 28 - 30 T - Th 9:30 am - 11:30 am Harbin Park Shelter #5 $45/$50
Instructor: Marcy Martin

Note that this class may use food containing nuts.

Dino Time 

AGES 3 - 6

Just when you thought dinosaurs were extinct. Come join us in this full of fun camp learning about dinosaurs. We just might stumble upon some remains of one buried at Harbin Park. A small snack and drink are provided.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
Aug 11 - 13 T - Th 9:30 - 11:30 am Harbin Park Shelter #5 $45/$50
Instructor: Marcy Martin

Note that this class may use food containing nuts.

Mini Scientist Camp

AGE 3 - 6

Sid, the Science Kid will help mini scientists explore the human senses in our Super Fab Senses Lab. Hand-on lessons that will include experiments, crafts, stories and songs will help celebrate children’s natural curiosity while uncovering basic scientific concepts.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 1 - 4 M - Th 1 - 2:30 pm CAC Children's Room $55/$60
Instructor: Marcy Martin

 

Preschool Tech Camp

AGES 3 - 6

Discovery Kids Puterbugs is a breakthrough, early childhood enrichment program that teaches young children not only how to use technology correctly, why technology is useful. They will learn how to use it safely and properly as a tool and not just a toy. Through imaginative learning adventures, children will develop a healthy foundation for technology while boosting problem solving skills. Early literacy, listening comprehension, creative thinking and problem solving are threaded throughout the lessons that promote a positive attitude toward learning.

This program will give children the proper training to use computers safely and effectively. Becoming proficient with the technology they will use in school, including mouse and keyboarding, will help them perform better on standardized testing administered on computers starting in Kindergarten. This summer camp will give them a jump start on mastering important skills while keeping their school readiness sharp with academic reinforcement!

Each class features your child as the main character of an exciting learning adventure in fun places like File Farm, Email Trail and Keyboard Castle. Each class is guided by a trained and certified local provider. The small class sizes and low 5:1 student/teacher ratio guarantees individual attention. Families can continue the fun and learning at home with the robust activities that correspond to each lesson.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 22 - 25
June 22 - 25
M - Th
M - Th
1 - 2 pm
2:15 - 3:15 pm
CAC Children's Room
CAC Children's Room

$60/$65
$60/$65

Instructor: Kim Draginoff, Discovery Kids Puterbug Instructor

SpanishFUN Camp -  Fiesta Days!

AGES 3 - 6

¡Hola! Students will learn and practice Spanish in a fun and interactive way! Classes will be taught using a mixture of songs, games, crafts, stories, written worksheets, toys/props, and quizzes. A progress report will be included each day with a list of new Spanish vocabulary/phrases that are covered. Topics vary by session but include Spanish-speaking culture. Classes are great for children with little-to-no Spanish exposure as well as those who are fluent or native in Spanish.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 20 - 23 M - Th 10:30 - 12 pm CAC Children's Room

$60/$65

Instructor: Sarah Schulte

 

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YOUTH CAMPS

Animal Cartoon Art Camp with Young Rembrandts

AGES 7 - 12

Come explore the world of Anime with Young Rembrandts! We will spend five days learning about and drawing cartoons in the Anime Style. We will learn to create our own original Anime characters. We will use a variety of facial expressions and action along with movements to illustrate our scenes. On the final day, we will pull from what we already learned to draw a large comic book type scene in the Anime style.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 22 - 26 M - F 9 am - noon CAC Classroom $130/$135
Instructor: Young Rembrandts Instructor

Cake Decorating and More Camp

Back by Popular Demand - New Projects!
AGES 6 - 12

In this fun-filled three-day camp, students are taught how to decorate cupcakes with different icings and edible products. Decorated cupcakes go home the first two days. The last day, you will create a 4th of July cake pop bouquet.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 30 - July 2 T - Th 1 - 4 pm CAC Children's Room $80/$85
Instructor: Lori Haven & Kate Toensmeyer

Note that this class may use food containing nuts.

African Safari Art Camp with Young Rembrandts

AGES 7 - 12

Go on a Safari adventure with Young Rembrandts this summer! We will explore the exciting land and many animals that inhabit Africa. In five days we will draw a variety of animals in various scenes with different media. We will challenge our artistic talents by creating 2 large scenes. Our exploration through Africa allow for a bounty of adventure and creativity. Please wear an old shirt or smock on the last day.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
July 6 - 10 M - F 1 - 4 pm CAC Children's Room $130/$135
Instructor: Young Rembrandts Instructor

Pottery Camp I

AGES 6 - 12

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

Date Day Time Location R/NR
July 13 - 17 M - F 9 am - Noon CAC Art Studio $90/$95
Instructor: Maggie and Kevin Carpenter

 

Game Day Camp

AGES 6 - 12

Do you love to play games? Then this camp is for you. Rainy day games along with warm sunny days with water games and large/ small group games are included. Examples are Pictionary, Heads Up, parachute games and much, much more. Each day filled of fun so, wear comfy clothes and shoes and bring a towel too, you just might get wet one day. No electronic games.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
July 13 - 17 M - F 9 - noon CAC Children's Room $40/$45
Instructors: Kate Toensmeyer

 

Pottery Camp II

AGES 6 - 12

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

Date Day Time Location R/NR
July 27 - 31 M - F 1 - 4 pm CAC Art Studio $90/$95
Instructor: Maggie and Kevin Carpenter

Painting with Ease

AGES 6 - 12

No experience needed, the instructor talks you through step-by-step to create your masterpieces. You create a different masterpiece each day by using different techniques. All of the projects will be different from last year’s camp. Look for a sample in the display case in the lobby by the Children’s Room.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
Aug 11 - 13 T - Th 10 - noon CAC Art Studio $70/$75
Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer

Spanish FUN Camp - Youth

AGES 7 - 12

¡Hola! Students learn and practice Spanish in a fun and interactive way! Classes are taught using a mixture of songs, games, crafts, stories, written worksheets, toys/props, and quizzes. A progress report is included each day with a list of new Spanish vocabulary/phrases that were covered. Topics vary by session but include Spanish-speaking culture. Classes are great for children with little-to-no Spanish exposure as well as those who are fluent or native in Spanish.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
July 20 - 23 M - Th 1 - 3:30 pm CAC Children's Room $65/$70
Instructor: Sarah Schulte
 

iSPACE STEM: Astro-Adventures Camp

AGES 6 - 8

Explore the wonders of the Universe and the excitement of space exploration as you create your own star constellation, learn about the color spectrum and experiment with SUNsational Light. Venture out beyond our Earth and have fun bombarding the Moon with craters and uncover the mystery of why the Moon seems to change its shape. Learn about astronaut suits and gloves, explore real space food, experiment with a handmade Candarm End-Effector and fly your handmade hoopster through the target! Discover the "ups and downs" of living and working in space and see what it takes to become a future astronaut! Come join the iSPACE crew as we explore Astro-Adventures!

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 29 - July 2 M - Th 10 am - Noon CAC Classroom $140/$145
Instructor: iSpace Instructors

iSPACE LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robot Camp

AGES 9 - 12

Be one of the first to use the NEW LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots to navigate through challenging courses using Ultra-Sonic, Touch, Sound and Color sensors! Become the robot programmer by using the latest LEGO software technology on our laptops and see if you have the “right stuff” to successfully accomplish each mission. Learn how robots are used here on Earth to reach far into space while discovering what’s NEW in the robotics world of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3!
 
Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 29 - July 2 M - Th 1 - 3 pm CAC Classroom $140/$145
Instructor: iSpace Instructors

Bricks 4 Kidz Camp - Mining and Crafting 2.0

AGES 6 - 12

Steve is jumping for joy as he introduces the newest members of his Minecraft® world! Whether your child attended last year's Mining and Crafting camp or not, they are in for a treat with the creativity and excitement this new camp has to offer. Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life by building new mob figures, mosaic crafts, and custom models, incorporating LEGO® bricks. So, are YOU ready for the challenge? Both camps will cover the same material.

AM Camp - Preferred Students age 6 - 8

Date Day Time Location R/NR
Aug. 3 - 7 M - F 9 - noon CAC Classroom $145/$150

PM Camp - Preferred Students age 9 - 12

Date Day Time Location R/NR
Aug. 3 - 7 M - F 9 - noon CAC Classroom $145/$150

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz Instructor

Simple Science Camp

AGES 6 - 12

How does that work? Discover the science of simple machines, magic, toys, and optical illusions. Students will build a marble run and come to understand how man designs and build machines/structures to cope with tasks and forces.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
Aug 10 - 13 M - Th 1 - 3 pm CAC Children's Room $65/$70
Instructor: Marcy Martin

Break-A-Leg Camp

AGES 8 - 12

Come and explore the creative and exciting world of theatre! Camp will cover the basics-blocking, projection and character development. 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 26th.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 15 - 26 M - F 1 - 4 pm CAC Theatre $140/$145
Instructor: April Osborne

Children’s Musical Theatre Camp

AGES 10 - 16

Be a part of this year’s Musical Theatre production, TBD. This camp includes intense training in singing, dance, and character development. Shows will be Aug 7th – 9th at the Fairfield Community Arts Center Theater. Audition packets must be picked up at time of enrollment and auditions will be held on July 11 from 10 am -12 pm. Parents should plan to attend auditions with their child. Students MUST be enrolled to audition. Camp includes t-shirts, Kids in the Spotlight bags and/or production patches, and water bottles. Students must attend every class in order to participate in the final performance. Please do not register if you have a conflict.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 27 - Aug 7 M - F 1 - 5 pm CAC Theatre $175/$180
Instructor: April Osborne & Ben Schneider

Dance Camp

AGES 7 and up

Dancers are divided into groups according to age and no previous dance experience is necessary. We begin our day with dance warm ups and continue with fun crafts, games and dance routines. Our camp ends with our final performance on Friday, June 12, at Noon or 7 pm (depending on which class you are in) in the Community Arts Center Theatre. Campers must bring a sack lunch/dinner daily, wear shorts or dancewear, and appropriate footwear. Each dancer receives a Dance Camp Tee Shirt.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 8 - 12 M - F 9:30 - 1:30 pm CAC Community Room $85/$90
June 8 - 12 M - F 4:30 - 8:30 pm CAC Community Room $85/$90
Instructor: Jeannie Meyers & Andrea Parks

Fairfield Greens Youth Golf Camp at North Trace

AGES 10 - 13

The Fairfield Greens Junior Golf Camp is open to boys and girls age 10-13 years old. Each day will include on-course instruction and golf lessons in all areas of the game: long game, short game, rules & etiquette, and course management. On the final day of camp, students will play 9-holes at North Trace. For more information and to register, please call the North Trace Pro Shop.

Date Day Time Location R/NR
June 22 - 25 M - Th 10 - 11:30 am North Trace $80/$85
Instructor: Keith Crutcher, PGA Professional and staff at Fairfield Greens

 

City of Fairfield
Parks & Recreation
411 Wessel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-5348 (phone)
(513) 867-6070 (fax)
parks@fairfield-city.org

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed