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CAC Summer Camps provide hands-on explorations of the built environment over several days for children ages 8-14. 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, weather permitting, all campers will go outside and explore the Chicago Loop. Snacks and materials will be provided. Each camp will culminate with a showcase for family and friends the last 90 minutes of camp on the last day.

Who: for ages 8-10 and 11-14

Where: ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ the Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker

When: Select weeks, June -August; Monday-Fridays, 9-3:30pm

Registration: Tickets on sale January 21 for Members; February 4 for Public

Pricing for all camps:

$582 non-members
$485 for members

Architecture Camp

Architecture Camp

Get an introduction to architecture basics by exploring buildings, bridges and iconic structures along the Chicago River. Campers, ages 8-10, will enjoy walking tours, sketching exercises and model building.

 Dates & Times 

June 29 –July 3 | 9am-3:30pm

Ages 8 -10

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Architecture Camp

Architecture Camp

Get an introduction to architecture basics by exploring buildings, bridges and iconic structures along the Chicago River. Campers, ages 8-10, will enjoy walking tours, sketching exercises and model building.

Dates & Times 

July 6 –10 @ 9am-3:30pm | 9am-3:30pm

Ages 8 -10

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Design Your Neighborhood

DESIGN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Discover the history of Chicago and collaborate with your fellow campers to design and build an ideal neighborhood in this urban planning camp. Campers, ages 11-14 will go on tours and receive a copy of the graphic novel No Small Plans.

Dates & Times 

July 20 –24 | 9am-3:30pm

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 | 9am-3:30pm

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 page.