This summer, explore architecture, science, engineering, art, and photography at Camp Taliesin West!
Campers will learn from the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright and then apply them to their own projects and adventures.
Located at Taliesin West (both onsite & virtually!), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home, Camp Taliesin West encourages participants to explore, create, and design as they engage in fun and educational activities.
Both in-person and virtual camps serve youth from 7–16 years old. See below for details.
Do I have to register in advance?
Yes, advanced registration for onsite camp and virtual camp is required. Registration will close at 8:00 a.m. the Thursday prior to the start of the camp session date.
Is prior experience needed for any of the camp sessions?
No prior experience is necessary.
Does the onsite camp take place indoors or outdoors?
The onsite camp takes place primarily indoors. However, there will be daily instances where campers will be outdoors. Campers must bring their own water bottle, sunscreen, and any other sun protection.
Does the onsite camp have air-conditioning?
Yes, the onsite camp takes place in an 1,800 square foot air-conditioned classroom at Taliesin West, where we can safely practice social distancing.
Will the onsite camp still be held in bad weather?
Yes, camp takes place rain or shine.
What should onsite campers wear?
We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes meant for indoor/outdoor use. Campers should also bring a hat and sunscreen.
What should my child bring to onsite camp?
All materials will be provided for most camps. Photography camp does require that campers bring a camera from home; those campers will be sent specific details. We also recommend that campers bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, and a hat for any outside activities.
What should my child NOT bring to camp?
Personal gaming devices should be left at home.
Is the classroom at Taliesin West wheelchair accessible?
Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark built between 1937 and 1959 and is situated in rugged desert terrain. As such, it was not designed or built to contemporary accessibility standards. The pathways for tours are not all paved and include gravel walkways, uneven steps, and stairs. Narrow, steep-sloped ramps over steps are available for guests to use at their own discretion. For further questions regarding accessibility during camp, please email email@example.com
Do you offer member discounts for camp sessions?
Yes, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Members receive a discount on all camp registrations. Consider becoming a Member today!
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for Camp Taliesin West to selected, qualifying campers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a scholarship application.
What if I’m late picking up my camper?
If you are more than 15 minutes late to pick up your child, you will be charged $15 for every 5 minutes past pick-up time, based on our clock.
What are your COVID-19 protocols for onsite camp?
Taliesin West has been carefully following the COVID-19 pandemic and has used guidelines from the CDC, local health authorities, and the American Camp Association to create protocols to protect the health of both campers and staff. Further details regarding Camp Taliesin West COVID-19 Protocols can be found in the Family Information Packet, which will be emailed upon registration.
- Masks are required for all campers at all times, unless eating or drinking.
- Masks are required for all Camp Taliesin West staff.
- The camp classroom will be sanitized frequently and hand washing breaks will be numerous during camp activities.
Camp Taliesin West Supporters
Camp Taliesin West registration fees are partly subsidized by these community-minded funders: