DACkids Summer Camp

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District Architecture Center offers a unique 5-day camp experience for 3rd graders to 8th graders from the DC metropolitan area. Professional architects guide children to the wonders of architecture, develop creative and analytical skills, and grow an appreciation for the field. Over the 5-day period, children will be introduced to fundamentals of architecture, the design process, aspects of engineering, and go on walking tours and field trips. By the end of the week, final projects will be exhibited for families. 

July 15 - Introduction to Architecture- walking tour of Penn Quarter neighborhood

July 16 - Engineering Fundamentals-visit a construction site - TBD

July 17 - Design Elements - visit Shakespeare Theatre Company

July 18 - Landscape Architecture - walking tour Police Memorial, MLK Library Rooftop, Portrait Gallery

July 19 - Final Day of Completing Projects and Presentations - half day

Scholarships Available


This program is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Made possible through the support of the Hattie M. Strong Foundation