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 13-16 and July 25-28
$190During their week, campers will design and build their own miniature tree house, and design, build and stress test a miniature bridge. As they explore the Home and Studio, campers will also learn more about Midland, Alden B. Dow and his architectural work. Time and weather permitting, a trip to an additional structure in Midland along with a canoe trip around the pond will be part of their adventure.
Architecture II Camps
June 20-23 and August 1-4
$190During their week, campers will look to original Alden B. Dow architectural designs for inspiration as they imagine and build their own miniature home or structure, and create their own town as a group. Time and weather permitting, a trip to an additional Mid-Century Modern structure in Midland along with a canoe trip around the pond will be part of their adventure.
Design Camp I
June 27-30 and July 11-14
$190During their week, campers will explore the use of color, texture and shape in designing a diorama or miniature room, and complete the space with their own handmade furniture. They will also work on a project in copper and create their own Jackson Pollock inspired action painting. Exploration of the Home and Studio is also part of their adventure, and time and weather permitting, a canoe trip around the pond will round out the week.
Design Camp II
$190 During their week, campers will design and create themes for their own shadow boxes, and design, build and paint their own assemblage sculpture. Campers will also work with partners on large scale design projects. Time and weather permitting, a canoe trip around the pond will be part of their adventure, as well as exploration of the Home and Studio.
Public Tour Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of desired tour date. We are not accepting walk-in guests at this time. Please take the time to read our Covid-19 safety requirements outlined on our public tour page. *We are requiring all guests (including fully vaccinated) to mask up while in the building. Closed Memorial Day.