About Camp Architecture and Design and High School Design Studio
Camp Architecture and Design and High School Design Studio are youth education programs offered through The Center for Architecture and Design (CFAD), which is dedicated to introducing children and young adults to many design disciplines. The programs are offered in partnership with CFAD and The Ohio State University – Knowlton School and Department of Design – and Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as central Ohio design professionals.
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About Camp Architecture and Design
Camp Architecture and Design (CAD) is a one-week program that introduces elementary school-age children grades 3-8 to the world of design. Students will participate in daily activities, including a series of engaging hands-on projects, presentations, and tours. CAD is led by fun and energetic directors, who have previous experience working with youths. Directors are assisted by a team of talented counselors, who are currently enrolled in a partnering higher educational program.
Week 1: June 7-11, 2021
Week 2: June 14-18, 2021
Week 3: June 21 -25, 2021
Tuesdays – Industrial Design and Engineering
Wednesdays – City and Regional Planning
Thursdays – Landscape Architecture
Fridays – Interior and Graphic Design
Registration: $335; Scholarships are available for eligible students as funds allow.
About High School Design Studio
High School Design Studio (HSDS) is a two-week program for High School students grades 9-12 interested in exploring the many fields of study that fall under the umbrella of design. This immersive studio simulates a collegiate level design studio experience that acclimates students to learning and practicing skills used for developing creative and unique design solutions. Students will work closely with design educators and professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, and engineering.
June 14-25, 2021
June 14: Introduction to HSDS
June 15: Industrial Design and Engineering
June 16: Interior Design
June 17: Field Trip
June 18: City and Regional Planning
June 21-22: Landscape Architecture
June 23-24: Architecture
Registration: $560; Scholarships available for eligible students as funds allow.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
Camp runs 9am-3pm daily. Daily flexible drop off from 8am-9am and flexible pick-up from 3pm-4pm 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 4pm. Please note that on the last day of each program (Friday), there is no flexible pick up and camp ends following the parent exhibition.
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) into the building and out to the waiting car at the end of the day. 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 across the street from the Knowlton School.
The cost of the one-week Camp Architecture is $335 / camper.
The cost of the two-week High School Design Studio program is $560 / camper.
Yes, need-based scholarship requests can be found at this link: https://www.columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture/register/scholarships/
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: https://www.columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture/register/scholarships/recommendation/
Campers must bring their own lunch and water bottle daily. NOTE: Refrigeration will not be provided.