Enroll your child in a summer camp at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and see them expand their view of the world! The Home and Studio’s goal is to challenge campers to think in new ways about architecture and the spaces people inhabit, engage in interactive designing and building activities, and share time with new friends. A good balance of indoor and outdoor activities adds up to a lot of fun and play! Weather permitting, all camps include time spent canoeing on the pond around the Home and Studio.

Architecture I Camps
June 24-27 and August 5-8
4th-6th grade
9am-4pm
$175
During their week, campers will design and build their own miniature tree house, explore the Home and Studio, and learn more about Alden Dow and his architectural work and impact on the area. Time and weather permitting, a field trip to the Dow Gardens or a home or structure designed by Alden Dow in Midland will be part of their adventure. A canoe trip around the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio is also a big part of the experience. Campers may attend Architecture I or II Camp – they do not need to attend one camp before they attend the other, and may attend both.

Architecture II Camp
July 8-11 and August 12-15
4th-6th grade
9am-4pm
$175
During their week, campers will design and build their own miniature dwelling. Past campers have designed and built their own miniature homes, stores, hospitals or secret hideouts. Time and weather permitting, a field trip to the Dow Gardens or a home or structure designed by Alden Dow in Midland will be part of their adventure. A canoe trip around the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio is also a big part of the experience. Campers may attend Architecture I or II Camp – they do not need to attend one camp before they attend the other, and may attend both.

Design Camp I
July 15-18
7th-9th grade
9am-4pm
$175
During their week, campers will get to design and build a diorama or miniature room, complete with their own handmade furniture, work on a project in copper, and draw to their heart’s content.  Campers will also get access to special areas of the Home and Studio not included in regular tours, and end their week with a canoe trip around the site and in to the Dow Gardens. Campers may attend Design I or II Camp – they do not need to attend one camp before they attend the other, and may attend both.

Design Camp II
July 22-25
7th-9th grade
9am-4pm
$175
During their week, campers will create their own Cornell shadow boxes, build a sculpture, and make their own Jackson Pollack-inspired painting. Campers will also get access to special areas of the Home and Studio not included in regular tours, and end their week with a canoe trip around the site and in to the Dow Gardens. Campers may attend Design I or II Camp – they do not need to attend one camp before they attend the other, and may attend both.

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On Saturdays, in February, March and April the Public Tour will include the tunnel. All tours are by reservation.
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