2024 Adventures in Architecture Summer Day Camp

Presented by the Iowa Architectural Foundation


Mon, June 24, 2024 – Fri, June 28, 2024

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT


Drake University

Carnegie Hall

2507 University Ave

Des Moines, Iowa 50311

United States



DO YOU KNOW STUDENTS WHO ARE CURIOUS ABOUT HOW BUILDINGS ARE DESIGNED, OR EVEN HOW THEY STAND UP? This weeklong day camp offers middle schoolers the opportunity to explore their interest in buildings and architecture. Open to students entering 7th and 8th grades, Adventures in Architecture Camp will include hands-on, immersive learning projects and first-hand encounters with design professionals who work in our communities. Led by architects and designers amid the renowned architecture of Drake University, the camp will engage students in creative design processes as students work on real-world problems in team and individual settings. Students will learn about the tools and technology architects use to solve design problems, such as 3D printing, virtual reality, computer modeling, and hand drawing, while also developing their own problem-solving skills. Field trips throughout the week will immerse students in architecture studios and project sites. Adventures in Architecture Camp offers a meaningful opportunity for students to explore their interest in architecture while learning from esteemed professionals. Early Release and Ice Cream Reception on Friday, June 24: The final camp day will include a parent/guardian reception starting at 1PM, when students will proudly display their projects! The camp day will end at 2PM. Meals: Lunch will be provided daily by Drake dining services. The cost of meals is included in the price of camp tuition. Tuition is $250 per camper. Camp Scholarships: IAF is committed to serving students of all backgrounds, regardless of income. A limited number of need-based camp scholarships are available. To inquire, email director@iowaarchfoundation.org. Sponsored by the Terracon Foundation, Krause Group, and Drake University

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$250.00 (1 Attendee)

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