Cooper Hewitt has a design summer camp for kids and it’s nothing short of incredible. If your little one is fascinated by art, design and creativity, you might want to look into this. Located at 2 East 91st Street in Manhattan, this camp is nestled right next to Central Park so that means lots of field trips and outdoor fun.
The Cooper Hewitt Design Camp is made up of 4 one-week sessions for ages 7-12. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. The camp is divided into 3 concentrations:
Graphic Design Now– Campers will learn how to design posters with the existing exhibition How Posters Work. Campers will explore using text as image, manipulating scale and telling a story to get people’s attention.
Wearable Design– This one-week workshop will teach campers about texture, pattern, form and structure in relation to clothing. Campers will create mood boards and learn to make a statement with their personal style.
Architecture Unleashed– Campers will learn how to design their built environment, drawing inspiration from the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.
Product Perfect– This section allows campers to delve into five centuries of product design centering around the exhibit Making Design. Campers will sketch and delve into design that can change their daily lives.
The Cooper Hewitt Summer Camp is designed for your little designer. Guest designers will also be stopping by to speak about their careers and help guide the campers. It’s all housed in one of the most innovative museums in the city. I explored it a bit and was fascinated with the exhibitions. There was an interactive display that allowed you to design a projected wall paper. That’s sure to be lots of fun for kids and adults alike.
For more information on how to register for summer camp, click here.