Free Virtual Summer Camp
To continue with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Summer Art & Architecture Camp tradition while keeping campers and staff safe, this popular program has been re-tooled as a free virtual camp. Combining creativity with academic relevance, the Foundation’s innovative camps give students the opportunity to think and work outside the box. Virtual Camp will continue to encourage students to explore, create, and design with specially designed activities to work on from home. Although we will miss hosting campers on the property at Taliesin West, the newly renovated online format makes it possible to extend this opportunity free of charge to everyone! Plus, you can participate at the Virtual Camp regardless of how far you live from Taliesin West.
We’re sorry, all current sessions of 2020 Virtual Summer Camp are SOLD OUT.
SOLD OUT June 1-12 – Daily at 10:00 am
SOLD OUT June 15-26 – Daily at 10:00 am
SOLD OUT July 6-17 – Daily at 10:00 am
The first week of camp, participants will learn the basics of structures and concepts of architecture through (virtual) hands-on experiments. During this time, campers will begin to develop their own dream space.
In week 2, participants dive deeper into the realm of architecture, learning about floor plans and scaling. Through virtual community learning and sharing project ideas, campers end their second week with a scaled floor plan and a virtual 3D model created with a free, easy-to-use virtual building app.
Frank Lloyd Wright Education Activity Kit
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Education Activity Kit provides a fun way to prepare for virtual summer camps and other K-12 Virtual activities offered by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation! This Education Activity Kit is not essential for Virtual Summer Camp participation. In fact, it’s a fun care package for all of us who love Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, and design. The kit includes: two books, Who Built That? Modern Houses and Taliesin West Desert Laboratory Guidebook; a 24-pack of colored pencils with sharpener; a handy Alumidrafter measuring tool featuring an inspiring Wright quote; decorative origami paper; and two stickers representing iconic landmarks found at Taliesin West: the red “Whirling Arrow” logo, and the dragon, fashioned after the beloved fire-breathing sculpture on the property.
Campers beware: grown-ups will be tempted to borrow these prized kit supplies!
For questions, please see the Virtual Camp FAQs, below.
For all other questions about Summer Art & Architecture Virtual Camps, please contact SummerCamp@FrankLloydWright.org.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Summer Art & Architecture Virtual Camps are supported in part by grants from these community partners:
Summer Camp FAQ
Do I have to register for Virtual Camp in advance?
Yes, advance registration for a Virtual Camp session is still required. Registration will close at 8am the Thursday prior to the Virtual Camp start date.
Is prior experience needed for Virtual Camp?
No, prior experience is not needed for this camp.
Do I need to have any special tech equipment at home for Virtual Camp?
Campers will need access to an iPhone/smartphone, iPad/tablet, or a computer with a camera on it to participate in Virtual Camp.
Do I need Zoom for Virtual Camp?
Yes! Downloading the Zoom app on a device that has audio and video capability will be necessary before Virtual Camp begins. Once your Virtual Camp reservation is confirmed, we’ll send an email with more Zoom instructions. In the meantime, you can read about Zoom set-up here.
Does my child need to have any materials ready at home for Virtual Camp?
Yes! Since Virtual Camp happens at home, your camper will need a few simple materials in order to participate. Once your camp registration is complete, we’ll send you an email with a list of materials. We’ll provide plenty of easy, economical options and suggestions.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is dedicated to providing quality STEAM education experiences to challenge young people around the world to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. During this uncertain time, when our living rooms and kitchens have become the new classrooms, the Foundation is proud to offer this Virtual Camp learning experience and other activities free of charge. Your support helps the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation keep their staff employed and creating education programs at this critical time, and long into the future.
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