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Please help us provide a valuable experience for a worthy youngster by making a donation online now.

We have offered our on-site summer camp program to area youngsters since 2007, and the following year, we began giving camp scholarships to children from underserved areas of Washington, D.C. In an effort to keep our educational programs accessible to these students, we want to provide scholarships for eight deserving campers again this year. Since 2010, we have raised the funds for these scholarships entirely from individual donors.  

Summer camp participants build a castle.
© Kevin Allen Photography

Why? The National Building Museum's Summer Camp program provides a unique learning opportunity to students entering grades 1 through 6. Campers experience the built environment through the building arts as well as visual curricula, and participate in design challenges, art projects, field trips, and more. Participants learn skills including critical thinking, teamwork, aesthetic appreciation and the design process. Each session ends with a special presentation for campers' families of the projects that students created during the program.   

Who? Scholarship candidates will be identified by our partners at the United Planning Organization, a local non-profit organization that plans and implements social services for the DC metro area.  

How? Your tax-deductible contribution can help us give eight students with financial need the learning experiences provided by the National Building Museum's Summer Camp program. With tuition ranging from $450 per student for a one-week session to $800 per student for a two-week session, plus extended care, our goal is to raise $4,625 in order to provide scholarships for eight students.

A gift of:

  • $800 provides a full two-week scholarship for a camper; 
  • $450 provides a camper's tuition for one week;
  • $270 provides a child with three days of summer camp fun and learning; 
  • $180 provides a camper's tuition for two days;  
  • $150 provides extended care for a student’s entire two-week session;
  • $90 provides one day’s tuition for a deserving child; and 
  • $75 provides one week of extended care for a camper.

Any amount can truly make a difference, and are greatly appreciated. Please help us expand our outreach efforts to include youngsters who would not otherwise be able to afford this program, and make a donation online now. You may also make a contribution by phone by calling 202.272.2448, ext. 3200 or mail a check, payable to the National Building Museum, to 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, ATTENTION: Summer Camp Fund. Additional contributions received after our goal is met will support other Museum educational initiatives.

Thank you in advance for your support.