Design Youth Programs


The College of Design at Iowa State University is pleased to offer an intensive one-week residential camp for students entering 10th grade through recent high school graduates. This immersive experience will help you get a sense of what it is like to be in college.

Days will be spent at the College of Design on the Iowa State campus, engaging in a series of college-structured courses. You will spend evenings at the Iowa 4-H Center located in Madrid, Iowa, enjoying outdoor activities (hiking, wall climbing, archery, etc.) and free time exploring art and design. Camp overview

Environment and Spaces: Design for Interiors, Architectures, Landscapes and Industrial Products
Students will explore the principles of 2D and 3D space as they apply to the design of interior spaces, architectural forms and product designs. You will work with drawing, rendering and modeling to communicate visual information about the built and natural environment.

Instructors: Jennifer Drinkwater, Bev Krumm, Patience Lueth and Paula Streeter

The camp is open to high school students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in fall 2015, as well as recent high school graduates (spring 2015).

Camp Dates
Sunday, June 21 – Saturday, June 27, 2015

Check in at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21; dinner with families
Gallery show at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27; participants and families depart

Registration Fee
The $575 registration fee per participant covers all art materials, meals, local transportation and lodging. You will need to bring your own linens (sleeping bag or bed sheets/blankets, pillow and towels).

The fee includes two evenings of activities with Iowa State faculty members and some evening programming offered by the 4-H Center. Campers also may register for up to two nights of supplemental programming, such as ziplining at the 4-H Center, for an additional small fee (no more than $10 per activity).

A full refund will be provided in the event of camp cancelation due to low enrollment. Registration fees otherwise are nonrefundable. Credit card payment is due upon registration. If you wish to pay by check, please call Registration Services, (515) 294-6222.

Registration Deadline
5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Register online now!