Design Camp Mural
Design Camp campers and counselors
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Design Camp

Design Camp is a multi-discipline pre-college design program organized by the NC State Design Lab for high school and middle school students. Held each summer, Design Camp informs students about the study of design and raises awareness of the impact of design on all aspects of our everyday lives. The design thinking skills and creative experience gained can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future.

DESIGN CAMP 2019
Registration will open on Monday, January 14, 2019

MIDDLE SCHOOL DAY CAMPS

Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
July 22–26 or July 29–August 2, 2019
Focuses on introducing students to design thinking through a series of hands-on design projects, exploring a range of design disciplines offered at the College of Design. Studio activities are designed to strengthen students’ creative problem solving and visual literacy.
Cost: $650 (includes meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance)

• Financial Assistance + Scholarship Information
Registrations after April 7, 2019 will incur a 5% late fee.

HIGH SCHOOL DAY CAMPS

Rising 9th, 10th and 11th Grade
July 22–26 or July 29–August 2, 2019
A week-long program that introduces participants to the design process through brief projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design. In addition to completing projects in 5 studio rotations throughout the week, campers will participate in activities outside of studio as well as presentations to help inform students on their path to college study in design.
Cost: $800 (includes meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance)

• Financial Assistance + Scholarship Information
Registrations after April 7, 2019 will incur a 5% late fee.

HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL CAMPS

Rising 11th and 12th Grade
June 23–29 or July 7–13, 2019
An immersive, residential program covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design. Residential camp projects require more time in studio, making the daily schedule much like that of an actual College of Design student. Campers also participate in evening activities aimed at strengthening their critical and creative thinking, deepening their understanding of the design field, and preparing them for college study in design and beyond.
Cost: $1200 (includes housing, meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance)

• Financial Assistance + Scholarship Information
Registrations after April 7, 2019 will incur a 5% late fee.

Percy Hooper with young designers
 
Design Camp group
 
Design camp student and instructor

Detailed registration information, specifics for each camp week, and other important updates will be sent through our Design Lab Newsletter and posted on our website as plans develop. Please mark your calendars to register starting January 14, 2019 and stay tuned for more!

We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in next year’s Design Camp, please sign up for our e-newsletter to be informed about the upcoming registration timeline. Dates for our 2019 Camp Season will be announced in October.

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