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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.

$582 public (includes CAC Admission)
$485 CAC members
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E Wacker Dr.

CAC summer camps give students unique opportunities to explore the built environment and learn firsthand why design matters. All camps require teamwork, creative problem-solving and visual thinking. Under the guidance of professional designers and experienced educators, campers will share and present their ideas, build self-confidence and develop their communication skills. All camps include walking tours to view architecture, team design challenges and model making with technology and art materials.

  • The Design Your Neighborhood camp is designed for ages 11-14 and runs Monday through Friday, July 20-24, from 9am-3:30pm each day.
  • Capacity for CAC summer camps is very limited and a spot is not guaranteed.
  • All campers will go outside daily and should wear comfortable clothes appropriate for doing arts and crafts.
  • Campers must bring their own snack, lunch and water bottle.
  • The CAC member price applies to those at the Friends & Family membership and above.
  • For more information about our camp schedule, pick-up and drop-off, policies and required forms, see our Summer Camps Information page.

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