About Camp Architecture:

Camp Architecture offers different activities, field trips, and hands on design fun.

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Camp Architecture

For students entering grades 3-8
$335 / camper / week

Registration Opening Soon!

Week 1: June 4 – 8, 2018
Week 2: June 11 – 15, 2018
Week 3: June 18 – 22, 2018

About Camp Architecture 2017 – 2018 Program Details Coming Soon!

Camp Architecture will explore different scales of the world of design, introducing campers to the field of architecture and many related design industries.

Day 1: Architecture 101 – exploring famous architecture around the world

Day 2: Wearable Architecture – exploring connections between architecture and fashion design and industrial design

Day 3: The City Planning game – architecture’s role in the development of cities and how City Planners help shape the places we live work and play

Day 4: The Tiny House – using architecture to create a small house and exploring the world of interior design

Day 5: Pads for Paws & Claws and Camper Exhibition – architecture for a four-legged client and an open house where campers can show off their creative talents

High School Design Studio

For students entering grades 9-12
$560 / camper

Registration Opening Soon!

June 11 – 22, 2018

Two-week camp

About High School Design Studio 20017 – 2018 Program Details Coming Soon!

High School Design Studio focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of design and sketching in order to set a foundation in the fields of architecture, interior design, industrial design, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning.

Week 1: Introduction to Different Design Fields

Week 1 will expose students to the fundamentals of sketching, studio culture, and introduce them to a variety of design fields. Through hands-on activities, local design professionals will lead introductions to a variety of design-related fields such as interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning. A field trip to a local exhibition workshop will provide the campers with an on-site experience of design and making.

Week 2: Introduction to Studio

Week 2 focuses on introducing the students to studio. With the help of Galo and the counselors, they will develop a studio project based on the theme of character. Do buildings have character? What makes something funny, serious or awkward? Through drawing, model making, individual and group discussions, students will explore ideas of form and space through the design of exaggerations (puppets, shape-shifters, caricatures, etc.).

During the second week, they will be taking a field trip to CCAD and will tour of OSU’s campus. On the last day, students will present their work to their parents and/or guardians. Throughout the camp, each student will be documenting their work and will leave camp with digital documentation of their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Where do Camp Architecture and High School Design Studio take place?

Both programs take place at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, where the school’s studio spaces and other resources can be utilized.

How will campers be split into groups?

Campers in both Camp Architecture and High School Design Studio will be split into groups based on grade level. While Camp Architecture is open to children entering grades 3 through 8, campers will only be in groups with campers close in age. Programming and activities will be appropriately tailored to each group. High School Design Studio participants will generally be divided with rising high school freshmen and sophomores in one group, juniors and seniors in another.

When can I find out more information about the programming my child will be doing as part of Camp Architecture or High School Design Studio?

Our programming committees are currently working hard to develop a fun, educational and enriching camp program for your child. More specific details including the schedule for the week will be available prior to the start of camp.

Who will be overseeing my child during camp?

Campers will be placed into groups with 5-8 other children and will be directly overseen by a Camp Counselor. The Camp Counselors are college students studying architecture, design, landscape architecture, or city and regional planning. All Camp Counselors go through training and are required to obtain both BCI and FBI background checks. The Camp Counselors are overseen by a Camp Director who is in charge of the day to day running of the camp.

What are the hours of the camps and is there an after care option?

Camp runs 9am-3pm daily. Daily flexible drop off from 8am-9am and flexible pick-up from 3:00pm-4:00pm is provided for Camp Architecture participants. Supervision is not provided for High School Design Studio participants before 9am or after 3pm, but HSDS participants may participate in Camp Architecture before/after care if needed. A late fee of $1 per minute, per child will be collected if your child is picked up after 4:00pm. Please note that on the last day of each program (Friday), there is no flexible pick up, the camp ends at 3pm following the parent exhibition.

How does parent pick-up and drop-off work? How do I park on campus?

Pick-up and Drop-off happens along Ives Drive, to the south of the Knowlton School of Architecture. This is a No Parking zone, so we will have counselors available to greet parents and bring their child(ren) out to the waiting car. We do ask that parents park and come into the school on the first day of camp to meet the camp directors and counselors and to make sure we have all of the necessary paperwork for their child. On the last day of the camp, we have a parent open house and presentation/exhibition of the activities done throughout the camp. For these days, public parking is available in the nearby Tuttle Park garage.

What is the cost of Camp Architecture?

The cost of the one-week Camp Architecture is $335 / camper.

What is the cost of High School Design Studio?

The cost of the two-week High School Design Studio program is $560 / camper.

Do you provide scholarships for Camp?

Yes, need-based scholarship requests can be found at this link:


To be considered for a scholarship, campers will need to have a teacher, principal, or non-family member adult fill out a recommendation form, found here:


Do campers need to provide their own lunch?

Campers must bring their own lunch and water bottle daily. NOTE: Refrigeration will not be provided.