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Design Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer financial assistance or scholarships?

Yes. Limited financial assistance and scholarships are available. Please see our Financial Assistance & Scholarships Page for more details.

Where does it happen?

All Design Camp activities are based at the College of Design at NC State University. High School Residential Camp participants are housed (double occupancy) in residence halls on campus.

Who supervises the campers?

One of the best parts about Design Camp is our wonderful and energetic staff! Camp Counselors are all undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Design. They are the best possible ambassadors for their design disciplines and are eager to share their knowledge about design and applying to design colleges with camp participants. Our staff is carefully selected from a large pool of applicants to ensure the best possible camp experience for all of our participants.

Can campers drive themselves to camp?

We HIGHLY recommend that parents or guardians plan to drive their campers to camp. Parking on NC State campus is very limited and not secured overnight, and campers will not have access to, nor will they be able to check on their cars during camp.

Do you offer programs for students during the school year?

Yes! We offer Weekend Workshops for high school students here at the Design Lab during the school year. Please visit our website for a menu of our programs.

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I have questions about the College of Design’s admissions process. Who should I contact?

For all questions regarding admissions and scheduling a tour at the College of Design, you need to contact the Student Services Office at design_admissions@ncsu.edu. College of Design undergraduate admissions information is also available here.

What do I have to do to apply?

Please visit our Design Camp Registration Policies page for all the information you will need on applying to Design Camp. This page is a great reference for the entire registration process, and we recommend reviewing it before you apply!

Do you have any spots left? Should I go ahead and register?

If you want to go to Design Camp, it is best to go ahead and register as early as possible! Even if registration has been open for a while, it is worth submitting an application. If a camp of your choice is in waitlist status, you will not be charged the $100 deposit until we can offer a spot.