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Young Architect--Building Blocks of Design camp.

Instructed by a leading Berks County architect, our students will enjoy a week of theory, participate in hands on activities designed to  interact with the concepts presented daily and visit first hand, several of Berks County's architecturally significant buildings.


AM - Students will learn about the history of architecture, urban planning and landscape as civilization evolved from caves to space stations.

PM -  Discussion and activities regarding the types of buildings and their purposes, green space, modes of transportation and how it affects everyday life. 


Community professionals will visit the camp to discuss their part of the "design" project--a client, a builder, a landscape architect, an engineer, an artist, and a historic preservationist. Students can expect to participate in activities designed by our visitors.


Campers will hop on a bus and view several of Berks County's landmark buildings and then onto the Reading Public Museum for a Frankl Lloyd Wright exhibit.


Campers will be challenged with a design project.  Students will work in teams, develop the design criteria for the project and begin.


Participants will continue with the design project and at noon, time is up!  Each team will make a presentation before the jury.  Parent are invited to the final presentation and awards ceremony.  

Camp Details 

When: July 20-24
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $275

Parents/guardians are responsible for dropping off their charges and picking them up in the classroom not more than 15 minutes before/after the stated begin and end time of the camp.  Campers must provide their own lunch, drinks, and snacks.

Register for Summer Camp

On-line registration is now available; if you intend to register by check or money order, use this registration form.  If you have questions, please contact the Continuing Education office at 610-396-6225 for assistance.  The additional consent forms you need to complete are located here.