Design Camp

About Design Camp

March 19 – 30, 2018

Two one-week sessions for ages 9 and 10

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 for kids ages nine and ten. 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.

Registration dates & fees

Registration will open this fall. To learn more about Design Camp, email designcamp@cooperhewitt.zendesk.com.

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.

Create your own virtual reality experience! In collaboration with the tech-learning workshop Play Lab, campers will work individually and together to design, code, and explore their own interactive virtual reality stories using CoSpaces Maker software.

Please note: This camp includes an open house for family and friends from 3:00–3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.

MARCH 26 – 30

A new “type” of camp activity! Discover the creativity of designing type and lettering. From cursive to calligraphy, campers will learn about typography through gallery explorations and off-site field trips and create their own letterforms.

Please note: This camp includes an open house for family and friends from 3:00–3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.

GUEST SPECIALIST | ADITI PANCHAL

Aditi Panchal is a Hand Lettering artist and designer based in Oklahoma City. Along with being a full time graphic designer, she owns Aditi Panchal Designs, a business that allows her to design stationery and paper products.

Aditi also enjoys teaching calligraphy, cursive and hand lettering workshops for adults and kids alike! She believes in sharing her love for handwriting with the world, and thinks everybody can write beautifully.