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Welcome back! Choose from more than 50 reinstated walking tours, book a CAFC River Cruise and visit the Center Thursday through Monday.

CAC Summer Camps are now virtual! Under the guidance of our enthusiastic designers and educators, campers will solve design challenges and make models using technology and art materials. Our camps inspire teamwork and creative problem-solving, help build self-confidence and visual thinking, and provide opportunities to communicate ideas using a variety of media.

Each day, campers will meet with their Camp Leader via Zoom to get to know one another, share their work, and receive instruction and motivation to complete at-home projects. Parents/Guardians will receive step-by-step instructions in order to best support their camper. All materials and resources will be shipped to campers.

Who: for ages 8-10 and 11-14

Where: Summer Camps are now virtual; materials will be shipped to campers

When: Select weeks, June - August; Monday-Fridays

Registration: First come first serve

Pricing for all camps:

$225 non-members
$180 for members

Architecture Camp 1.0

Architecture Camp 1.0

Ready to think like an architect? Join us June 29-July 3 or July 6-10 for a virtual camp to learn architecture basics. Campers ages 8-10 will be introduced to sketching and model building through guided lessons, activities and virtual walking tours.

 Dates & Times 

June 29-July 3; July 6-July 10 (2 Sessions)

Ages 8-10

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Architecture Camp 2.0

Architecture Camp 2.0

How do you take something old and make it new again? Campers ages 11-14 will use iconic Chicago buildings as case studies at this virtual camp June 29-July 3 to reimagine an existing building or empty space in their neighborhood for a new purpose.

Dates & Times 

June 29-July 3

Ages 11-14

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Parks and Playgrounds Camp

Parks and Playgrounds Camp

Redesign a green space at this virtual camp July 6-10 for ages 11-14. Through guided lessons, hands-on activities and explorations of their neighborhoods, campers will learn about landscape architecture and the importance of parks and public spaces.

Dates & Times 

July 6-July 10

Ages 11-14

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Design Your Neighborhood 1.0

Design Your Neighborhood 1.0

Explore what makes Chicago’s neighborhoods unique and reimagine a corner of your own neighborhood at this virtual camp July 20-24 for ages 8-10. Learn introductory model making, sketching and observational skills.

Dates & Times 

July 20-July 24

Ages 8-10

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Design Your Neighborhood 2.0

Design Your Neighborhood 2.0

Discover the Chicago history and collaborate with fellow campers to design and build an ideal neighborhood in this online urban planning camp July 20-24. Campers ages 11-14 will go on virtual tours and talk with experts about their design decisions.

Dates & Times 

July 20-July 24

Ages 11-14

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Girls Build! Tiny Homes

GIRLS BUILD!: Tiny Homes

Learn how to think big and design tiny in this interactive camp for girls ages 11-14. Campers will draw and build to create a sustainable tiny home that serves a Chicago neighborhood and has a small carbon footprint. This camp is designed for female-identifying campers.

Dates & Times 

August 3–7

Ages 11-14

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For more information about our camp schedule, pick-up and drop-off, policies and required forms, see our Camp Info