Design Camp at Home

ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL 2021 DESIGN CAMP AT HOME

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Cooper Hewitt and all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed to the public and we have not announced a reopening date. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the CDC and local public health officials, and we’ve made the difficult decision to not offer an in-person 2021 Design Camp program. The safety of our campers, educators and staff is our top priority and this decision was not made lightly.

While we will miss having your incredible kids in the museum this summer, we can’t wait to bring virtual Design Camp to you—free of charge! We are excited to continue our virtual Design Camp at Home program with brand new themes, collaborations and guest designers. Our 2021 summer sessions will be announced in February and registration will open in April.

WHY COOPER HEWITT DESIGN CAMP AT HOME?

At Cooper Hewitt Design Camp at Home, 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 that will help them in school and in life.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Live instruction will be facilitated via Zoom by a Cooper Hewitt educator on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each one-week session. Registration and participation commitment is for all three days. Self-guided projects are available on Tuesday and Thursday.

There is no cost to participate. One week prior to your first day of camp, you’ll receive additional instructions including a Zoom link, schedule, policies and resources.

If your plans change and your child(ren) 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.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING BREAK DESIGN CAMP OPENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Monday, February 8 for Cooper Hewitt members

Monday, February 15 for the general public

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER DESIGN CAMP AT HOME OPENS MONDAY, MAY 3

Monday, April 26 for community organizations

Monday, May 3 for Cooper Hewitt members

Monday, May 10 for the general public

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Visit our Design Camp FAQ page or email designcamp@cooperhewitt.zendesk.com to connect with a Design Camp team member.

SPECIAL THANKS

Design Camp at Home is made possible with major support from Siegel Family Endowment. Additional funding is provided by Great Circle Foundation and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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