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Architects in Schools Summer Camp

July 24, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - July 28, 2023 @ 1:30 pm

Join us July 24-28, 2023, for our annual Architects in Schools Summer Camp! The virtual camp is free and designed for youth ages 8-12. Register by 5pm PT on July 14 to participate.

This year’s camp theme is Design is Monumental: Celebrating the Untold Stories of our Everyday Heroes. Monuments have not historically been representative of all communities. We’re here to change that! Camp participants will take on the role of an architect and builder to identify their hero and tell their story through the design of a monument. Students will be introduced to technical architecture practices such as drawing, planning, model making and more, while exploring additional art and design fields that impact our daily lives.

The camp is entirely virtual – meaning students can participate from home. To engage in the camp, participants will need a computer, tablet, or other device with access to internet.

Every day, we will email you the digital lesson including hands-on design activities, reading, thinking exercises, and pre-recorded videos. There will also be a live Zoom session every day from 12:30-1:30pm PT. The live sessions are optional but are highly recommended so students can meet practicing architects and designers and fully experience the camp content.


  1. Work through the Daily Lesson PDF that is emailed to you the evening prior to each day of camp
  2. Watch the Pre-recorded Videos
  3. Start on activities in your Student Architect Journal
  4. Join us for a Live Zoom Activity from 12:30-1:30pm PT
  5. Go back to your Student Architect Journal and complete the activities for the day
  6. Complete the Bonus Challenge if you want to do more!

We will mail free art supplies to participants located in Oregon who are experiencing financial barriers. Please specify on your registration form if you need supplies sent to you. See the full list of recommended art supplies. SUPPLY REQUESTS ARE DUE BY JULY 7. 

Participation in the camp is free. We are accepting donations so we can send camp materials to families who have barriers to accessing them. This will allow all children to participate regardless of need. Please consider giving to the Architecture Foundation of Oregon to supply all participants with materials and to help us offer free educational programs like this camp. Donate here. Thank you!

If you have any questions about the camp, please contact Architects in Schools Director, Kim Knowles at kim@af-oregon.org.

Registration is now closed

Registration deadline: July 14, 5pm PT
Supply requests due by July 7


Would you like to connect with students during our daily live Zoom sessions and inspire them through architecture? Sign up to volunteer!


We are accepting magazine donations so we can supply students with magazines for their collaging activity. Contact candice@af-oregon.org if you have magazines that we can take off your hands.


Special thanks to our Sponsors



July 24, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
July 28, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
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