A summer camp for high school students, Design Matters offers motivated high school students an introduction to the design of the built environment and the considerations that shape it. This year’s camp will be held from July 13 – 18, 2014. It will provide the opportunity to experience life as a design student on a university campus for one week through its setting, curriculum, and instruction. Previous architecture or design experience is not necessary. Curiosity is the sole prerequisite.
Registration forms and deposits for Design Matters must be electronically submitted.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is also required at that time.
Please register and make all payments through our online registration form by July 7.
The fee of $985 includes:
• Tuition and instruction
• Materials, equipment, and computers
• On-campus housing and meal tickets to
• Field trip admission tickets
• Transportation to and from off-campus sites
• Walking tours of downtown Knoxville and the
***Linens are not provided. All students must bring their own pillow, sheet, towels, and sleeping bag or twin xl bedding.
Three full scholarships will be awarded for the Design Matters 2014 Camp. The competition is open to high school students only. Inquire below for the form.The deadline to submit is May 15. Please send all scholarship applications to:
ATTN: Design Matters
College of Architecture and Design
1715 Volunteer Blvd., Room 224
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2400
For more information on Design Matters, please contact Julie Beckman, director of student services at email@example.com. Information about the upcoming 2014 camp are forthcoming.
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Camp begins the afternoon of Sunday, July 13, with check in for all campers held between 2:00 and 3:15 pm at the dorm. Following check-in, all campers and any interested families are invited to participate in a welcome tour of the A+A Building from 3:30-4:00 pm. Families are asked to depart by 4:00 pm on Sunday. The camp concludes on Friday, July 18, with a lunch open to campers and their families from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in the A+A Building. Campers will be free to leave any time after noon on Friday, and are asked to be moved out of the dorm by 2:00 pm.
Additional information will be sent by email to all registered participants.
Once registered, there are several forms for campers and their parents to complete. These include the:
• 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. 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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