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In this week-long camp, you'll collaborate with other girls ages 11-14, develop leadership skills, meet female architects and learn about design thinking, engineering, architecture and digital design.

$455 public
$365 CAC members
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E Wacker Dr.

This camp is now full, but you can sign up to be added to the wait list and will be alerted if a spot becomes available.

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This week-long camp is designed to engage girls ages 11-14 in place-based research and design thinking. Students will dive into a Chicago neighborhood’s history by conducting research and in-person interviews. During the camp, students will have the opportunity to create a video documentary about their research and share what makes Chicago an architecturally and culturally significant city. Their final project will be to redesign a building within that neighborhood to better serve the community.

The CAC's summer camps provide students with unique opportunities to explore the built environment and learn firsthand why design matters. All camps require teamwork, creative problem-solving and visual thinking. Campers will share and present their ideas throughout the program, all while developing self-confidence and communication skills. Under the guidance of professional designers and experienced educators, campers will take walking tours to view architecture, solve design challenges and build models using technology and art materials.

  • This camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm each day. All dates are included in the ticket price: Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2. Each camp ends with a showcase for family and friends. More details available upon registration.
  • 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.
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