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About Design Camp

Spring Break Design Camp
March 19 – 30, 2018
Two one-week sessions for ages 9 and 10

Summer Design Camp
Four one-week sessions for ages 6 – 10
One-week session for ages 11 – 12
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Is your child a designer, tinkerer, or creative thinker? Cooper Hewitt Design Camp offers week-long immersions in the latest advances in design. 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.


At Cooper Hewitt Design Camp, we equip students with the tools necessary to tackle age-appropriate challenges, work collaboratively, and think creatively.  Campers master a four-step design process—defining problems, generating ideas, prototyping/making, and testing/evaluating—through a series of fun exercises and design challenges.  Each project is carefully crafted to introduce children to design vocabulary, techniques, and processes unique to Cooper Hewitt and applicable to future school assignments and personal explorations.

Registration dates & fees

Registration is open for spring break Design Camp only.
Registration for summer Design Camp opens in February.

To learn more about Design Camp, email

Cooper Hewitt members receive $50 off per camp session! 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.