Interested in being a counselor or T.A. at Design Camp this Summer? Come to one of our information meetings to learn what it’s all about!
- Monday, November 18 – 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Brooks 320
- Tuesday, November 19 – 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Brooks 320
If you are interested in gaining experience as a leader, educator, organizer, project manager, making a positive impact on a future designer, or simply getting ready for the rigors of the professional world, a position at Design Camp is a great opportunity for you. We are expanding Design Camp this year to 6 camp sessions, and will be hiring more counselors and T.A.s than in previous years. Any College of Design students who are interested in filling one or multiple positions and gaining extensive experience (and earning a good amount of income) during their summer are encouraged to apply to as many sessions as you wish. If you’re not sure, we hope that you will join us next Monday or Tuesday to learn more.
Please note that it is MANDATORY for anyone applying to be a Counselor or T.A. to attend one (1) of these meetings! Even if you have been a counselor in past years – there are several updates to camp, and we are looking forward to sharing with you the new employment opportunities, the format for the new camps, and some improvements to camp in general. Please note that the applications process is starting early this year so that we can incorporate some training for staff in the spring. Application information will be given out at these meetings. If you have a scheduling conflict, please contact Julia Rice at email@example.com no later than Friday, November 15. We look forward to seeing you there, and hopefully working with you this summer!
By: Caroline Barnhill
Image courtesy of CAM Raleigh.
In February 2006, the Contemporary Art Museum [CAM Raleigh] joined NC State University as an
initiative within the College of Design. This unique arrangement offers College of Design students yet
another venue to explore hands-on endeavors in their coursework and expands the College’s land-grant mission to serve the citizens and communities of North Carolina.
Since the museum’s opening in a refurbished produce warehouse at the edge of downtown, it has
received critical acclaim and national media attention for creating an ever-changing space that serves
as a testing ground for emerging talent in the art world. To date, thousands of visitors have explored the museum’s offerings.
Current and potential design students have numerous opportunities throughout the year to participate in CAM Raleigh events and programs. The museum now coordinates the College’s popular Design Camp for high school students – many of who eventually enroll as undergraduate and graduate students – along with other events and workshops.
As part of the College’s mission to serve the state through art education, CAM Raleigh holds programs for middle and high school students, young professionals and teachers. College faculty, students and alumni often host workshops on topics ranging from architecture drawing basics to user experience design.
The College’s vision in helping launch CAM Raleigh was to redefine the relationship between museums and communities by presenting cutting-edge art and design exhibitions, K-12 educational programs and special projects that illustrate the relevance of contemporary art and design to people’s everyday lives.
The overwhelmingly positive feedback to the museum shows the vision is spreading.
Did you ever attend Design Camp? The 30th Anniversary of Design Camp is coming up in 2014-2015. We would love to reconnect with former design campers.
Send us your name, email address and years you attended Design Camp to dev.design.ncsu.edu with the subject DESIGN CAMP.
We’re planning to commemorate this momentous occasion with a possible reunion but we will need your help with re-connecting with former design campers so send us your information!
Also, Design Camp 2013 dates are up and registration for all summer dates will open on February 19, 2013 so put it in your calendar.
Since its inception over 25 years ago, Design Camp has exposed more than 2,000 high school students to the exciting world of design. Design Camp informs students about college study in design and raises awareness of the impact of art and design through a series of week-long summer programs. Due to increased popularity, Design Camp has become an outreach program of CAM (Contemporary Art Museum), an initiative of the College of Design of NC State University.
Design Camp students work with camp instructors and teaching assistants on projects involving every discipline offered at the college: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design and graphic design. Camp projects challenge students to explore their creativity and critical-thinking skills while pushing them to try a range of techniques and media.
Projects are developed around a specific theme each year. The theme in 2011 is “sustainability.” In addition to studio projects, students attend presentations and participate in creative challenges.
2011 Camp Dates:
- Design Camp/Overnight 1: June 19-25
- Design Camp/Day: July 10-15
- Design Camp/Overnight 2: July 24-30
For more information about becoming a Design Camp instructor, please download the Instructor Info Sheet. Applications (download here) are due via email to Sarah Blackmon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 22, 2010.
Contact: Sarah Blackmon
Article by: Eric Larson
CAM Camps and Workshops Coordinator