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Design Camp

NC State 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.

2020 REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 29, 2020!

Spots are limited! Early application is encouraged!!

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Design Camp 2020 Season:

MIDDLE SCHOOL DAY CAMPS
Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
JULY 6–10 or JULY 13–17, 2020
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: $675 (includes meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance)
Registrations after April 7, 2019 will incur a 5% late fee.

HIGH SCHOOL DAY CAMPS
Rising 9th, 10th and 11th Grade
JULY 6–10 or JULY 13–17, 2020
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: $825 (includes meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance)
Registrations after April 7, 2019 will incur a 5% late fee.

HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL CAMPS
Rising 11th and 12th Grade
JUNE 21–27 or JULY 26–AUGUST 1, 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: $1225 (includes housing, meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance)
Registrations after April 7, 2019 will incur a 5% late fee.

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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.

Students demonstrating financial need and motivation to attend Design Camp may apply for Financial Assistance Scholarships through their Design Camp application. Applications for students requesting financial assistance are due by March 4, 2020, but as spots are limited early application is strongly encouraged! For more information, please visit our Financial Assistance + Scholarships page: design.ncsu.edu/designlab/fas

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 2020 Camp Season will be announced in November 2019.

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