Design Camp 2017

About Design Camp

Registration is open!

Four one-week sessions for ages 6 – 10
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Is your child a designer, tinkerer, or creative thinker? Cooper Hewitt Design Camp offers four week-long immersions in the latest advances in design for kids ages six to ten. To kickoff each week, guest designers share their problem-solving strategies and engage campers in fun, real-life design challenges. Campers will receive special access to the museum’s permanent collection and enjoy exciting collaborations with campers and staff from the Museum of the City of New York, the Central Park Conservancy Environmental Education Programs and the Guggenheim Museum.

Registration dates & fees

Cooper Hewitt members receive $50 off per camp session! Enter your membership ID to claim your discount. Not a member yet?  Membership starts at $75 ($65 for students and seniors) and—in addition to a Design Camp discount— offers free admission to the museum, SHOP discounts, and much more. To become a member, call 212.849.8349.

July 10 - 14

Is your child curious about how things work? From Sketchbots to LittleBits, campers will explore current and future technologies in design through gallery explorations, hands-on making, and problem solving.

July 17 - 21

Take a journey to uncover our places and spaces—from the art-deco brilliance of the Chrysler building to the man-made wonder of Central Park, campers will be inspired to create their own designs using our environment as a guide.

Everything old is new again when the 1920s hits the runway! Inspired by textiles, fashions, and products on view in Cooper Hewitt’s The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, campers will research, design, and create a cohesive collection of looks for an end-of-week runway show.

July 31 - August 4

Campers will travel back in time to explore how inventions, such as the automobile and the radio, transformed American life. Inspired by the products on view in The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and The World of Radio, campers will reimagine early 20th-century designs for the modern world.

Guest Designer | Tomorrow Lab

Tomorrow Lab is a hardware innovation studio in New York City that specializes in creating new hardware technology. We make prototypes that grow into market-ready, manufacturable products for clients that include Google, Hasbro, and Intel.