2016 DESIGN MATTERS! CAMP || JULY 10-15, 2016
Curiosity is the sole prerequisite.
A summer camp for high school students, Design Matters! Camp offers motivated high school students an introduction to the design of the built environment and the considerations that shape it. This week-long immersion will provide the opportunity to experience life as a design student on the dynamic University of Tennessee campus through the camp’s setting, curriculum, and instruction. Previous architecture or design experience is not necessary.
Costs: $985 (until April 15, 2016); $1085 (after April 15, 2016)
The fee includes
• Tuition and instruction
• Materials, equipment, and access to computers
• On-campus housing* and meal tickets to campus dining
• Field trip admission tickets
• Transportation to and from off-campus sites
• Walking tours of downtown Knoxville and the campus
*Note: Linens are not provided. All students must bring their own pillow, sheet, towels, and sleeping bag or twin xl bedding.
Camp begins the afternoon of Sunday, July 10, with check-in for all campers held between 2:00 and 3:15 p.m. at the residence hall. Following check-in, all campers and any interested families are invited to participate in a welcome tour of the Art + Architecture Building from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Families are asked to depart by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
During the week, students will be engaged in a variety of activities that challenge their thinking about design, hands-on instruction in design, field trips to area locations for design interpretation and activities on the UT campus. The camp concludes on Friday, July 15, with a celebratory lunch open to campers and their families from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the A+A Building. Campers will be free to leave any time after noon on Friday and should be moved out of the residence hall by 2:00 p.m.
Additional information will be sent by email to all registered participants.
Space is limited! Registration information is coming soon!
Scholarships – DEADLINE MONDAY, MAY 2
Multiple full and/or partial scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 Design Matters! Camp. The competition is open to high school students up to age 17. The deadline to submit is May 2, 2016. Please send all scholarship applications to:
ATTN: Design Matters! Camp
College of Architecture + Design
1715 Volunteer Blvd., Room 224
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2400
For more information on Design Matters! Camp, please contact Julie Beckman, Director of Student Development at email@example.com. Specific information about the upcoming 2016 camp is forthcoming.
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Once registered, there are several forms for campers and their parents to complete. These include
• Design Camp Photo Release Form
• Medical Release Form
• In an Emergency, Permission to Treat Form
• Standards of Conduct Form
• Indication of T-Shirt Size and Other Important Information
The forms will be issued by email to registered participants in early June 2016. Forms should be emailed to Julie Beckman at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30. If you are unable to email the forms, participants are asked to complete, print, and mail to Design Matters Camp, 1715 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996.
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