Design Camp at Home

ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL DESIGN CAMP AT HOME

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Cooper Hewitt remains temporarily closed to the public. Cooper Hewitt has not announced a reopening date. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the CDC and local public health officials, and it’s with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Design Camp program.

While we’ll miss not having your incredible kids in the museum this summer, we are excited to bring Cooper Hewitt to you! Designed for ages 9–12, participants will engage in fun, real-life design challenges that spark creativity—all from your home. From the future of transportation to comic book character development, we’re inspiring the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn how to harness their superpowers to create change for the better.

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 three-day sessions for ages 9–12. 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. Click here to access a PDF of some worksheets to guide your child(ren)’s design process. You can print or follow along digitally throughout the week

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration is open. 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.

SESSION DATES AND TIMES

SESSION 1

ON THE GO!

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

SESSSION 2

WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER? STORYTELLING THROUGH COMIC BOOK DESIGN

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

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

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

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