Summer Camp

RISING 2nd & 3rd GRADERS

Camp hours are Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm. Early drop off (included) is from 8:30-9 am. Optional Extended Care is from 3-5:30 pm (additional fees apply).

A non-refundable $100 deposit per camper, per program is required to secure your child’s space at camp.

Programs & Registration

ANIMAL ARCHITECTS SOLd out
JULY 9-13
$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Animals are some of the world’s greatest architects and many build their homes without any help from humans. Lean about animal-builders like beavers, honeybees, and birds, and explore the ways they build their homes and habitats. Spin a web like a spider, weave a nest like an African Weaver bird, or tunnel like an ant. You will get to design and build a habitat of your own, for your favorite animal. This program is designed for campers entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall and includes some offsite trips.

DREAM HOUSE DESIGNERS SOLd out
JULY 16-20
$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

What does your dream home look like? Is it in the country or the city? Is it tall or short? On the moon or underwater? Learn about different types of homes people live in like brownstones, yurts, stilted homes, and adobe brick houses.  After visiting the House & Home exhibition, practice drawing your own floorplan like a real architect then work to design and build a model of your own dream house. This program is designed for campers entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall.

SOARING SKYSCRAPERS SOLD OUT
JULY 23-27
$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Put on your engineer’s hat and get ready for 5-days of investigating famous skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building in New York, The Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the Burj Kahlifa in Dubai. Learn about the forces that work to keep these marvels standing, then create and test your own designs. Can your skyscraper withstand wind? What about the weight from hundreds of floors? Design your own skyscraper, then build a model to take home.  This program is designed for campers entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall.

Famous Architects sold out
JULY 30-AUGUST 3
$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Are you an aspiring architect? Spend the week exploring the work of famous architects you might have heard of. Design a piece of furniture like Eero Saarinen, stained glass like Frank Lloyd Wright, or a curved building like Zaha Hadid. Learn about the changes to Mies Van Der Rohe’s famous MLK Library, see some models of the renovation designs, then work to design your own proposal. Finally, use virtual reality to visit famous buildings around the world. This program is designed for campers entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall.

GREEN BUILDERS sold out
AUGUST 6-10
$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Think green! Explore how builders create healthy and sustainable environments for you and me. Learn how cities keep air and water clean, combat traffic with Metro systems and bike trails, and learn about different natural energy sources like the wind and the sun. Design a green roof, learn about solar energy by building a solar box oven, and then, as a team design a modern green city with all the latest technology. This program is designed for campers entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall.

ART ADVENTURES sold out
AUGUST 13-17
$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Some of the greatest architects in history were also artists. This week, think like an artist and an architect as you create original works of art inspired by architecture! Design a working fountain like Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, artistically draw buildings like Frank Gehry, and create a decorative screen like the one on the National Museum of African American History and Culture. You’ll end the week by creating a masterpiece based on a famous building of your choice. This program is designed for campers entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall and includes some offsite trips.