Design Camp


Young Architects Design Camp is a program developed to cultivate creativity and exploration in elementary aged children. By placing an emphasis on design-based thinking, imagination, teamwork, and fun, the camp aspires to mold the problem solvers and creative leaders of tomorrow. Each week revolves around a unique central theme that informs a week-long project that culminates in an art walk where campers present their designs. Although the camp emphasizes drawing and building, we do not hesitate to get outside and play a bit too!


Last year, students designed a treehouse by creating floor plans, layouts, and final models which communicated their ideas. At the end of the week, campers had the opportunity to show their treehouse creations to family and friends. In addition to the treehouse project, the children participated in several other activities such as tie dying, sketchbook making, and collaborative painting. Campers also thanked those who served in the armed forces by making cards for the local VA hospital. Kids completed their camp experience by meeting Mayor Tim Levitt and getting a tour of city hall from him while learning about the city they live in.

Ages: 8-12 years-old


Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm


Cost: $200/session


Location: Union Chapel

806 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660



There will be three sessions of Design Camp this summer. Register before all of the spots fill up.


Session 1 is FULL (Click Date to Register for Wait List):

July 9 – July 13


Session 2 (Click Date to Register):

July 23 – July 27  


Session 3 is FULL (Click Date to Register for Wait List):

August 20 – August 24