Design Camp FAQ

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HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration is open for these free programs. You can find an event listing of each program on our Design Camp page. Click on either of the purple “Register Now” buttons to complete your registration.

Is there a TUITION FEE?

Our virtual program is free. There is no cost to participate.

CAN I SIGN MY CHILD UP FOR MORE THAN ONE WEEK?

Absolutely! Each week of programming is considered a separate session with its own design theme. You are welcome to register your child for as many weeks as you like.

WHAT AGES ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP?

Our virtual programming is designed for children ages 9–12.

WHAT ARE the DATES AND TIMES OF EACH ONE-WEEK SESSION?

Live instruction will be facilitated via Zoom on Monday, Wednesday, Friday on the dates and times listed below. Participants will receive action items and tasks that we encourage them to complete on self-guided days (Tuesday and Thursday). Participants are required to register and participate in the full, one-week session. Should your child(ren) have additional questions, office hours are available on Thursday of each week at the corresponding times listed below.

August 10–14, 2020 | M, W, F | 1:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. (EDT)

August 17–21, 2020 | M, W, F | 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. (EDT)

WHAT PLATFORM(s) ARE YOU USING FOR LIVE SESSIONS?

Participants will need Zoom to participate in our live facilitated sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Parents / guardians will have access to a Dropbox folder with pre-recorded videos, worksheets, articles and other resources that they can share with their children on self-guided days.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY?

There is no cost to participate in our virtual program. If your children are unable to attend a session, please contact the Design Camp Director to cancel your registration at least three days prior to the first day of camp.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO DURING A WEEK OF CAMP?

We tailor our curriculum to meet our campers’ needs. Your child will explore the design theme of the week through hands-on design activities that challenge them to solve problems, work as a team, and bring their ideas to life.

WHAT MATERIALS DOES MY CHILD NEED TO PARTICIPATE?

Participants will need:

  • Paper and/or notebook
  • Writing tools (pen or pencil)
  • Colored markers, colored pencils, or crayons (optional)

ADDITIONAL Materials for “on the go” | August 10–14

  • Tape (masking tape is preferred)
  • Recycled material such as cardboard, paper towel rolls, plastic bottles, caps, newspaper, or egg cartons
  • Craft materials such as construction paper, pipe cleaners, or craft sticks (optional)

WHO TEACHES AT DESIGN CAMP?

Two expert Cooper Hewitt design educators and a guest designer will lead each virtual class of up to 50 students.

WHAT INFORMATION WILL I RECEIVE BEFORE MY FIRST DAY OF CAMP?

One week prior to your first day of camp, you’ll receive additional instructions including a Zoom link, schedule, policies and resources.

Have more questions?

Email or call 917-633-8278

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