February 14, 2006

Summer architecture camps planned at SIUC

by Tara Livesay

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will play host to a series of architecture camps for youngsters this summer.

The camps introduce young people to the design of the built environment. Participants will take walking field trips, engage in group discussions, studio and evening projects, and work in computer graphics on design, structural, and spatial projects and cast concrete. The event includes guest presenters and a field trip to St. Louis where they will visit a large architectural firm and view local architecture.

Evening activities, including instructional and recreational, are planned for those attending the middle school and high school camps.

The Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is sponsoring the camps, along with SIUC’s School of Architecture and College of Applied Sciences and Arts, in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education.

The Kid Architecture Day Camps, June 26-30, and July 24-July 28, are designed for those entering grades four through six. Architecture Camp Middle School, July 9- 14, is for students entering grades seven through nine. Architecture Camp High School, July 16-21, is for high school students.

The fee for the Kid Architecture Day Camp sessions is $150. Both Architecture Camp Middle School and Architecture Camp High School have a resident fee of $480 and a commuter fee of $275. Participants should register at least two weeks before the start of each camp.

For more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit www.dce.siu.edu.

Offering education and training activities for a variety of pre-adult age groups is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.