High School Camps

High School Camps

The College offers two exciting summer high school camps: the Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture Workshop and the Adventures on the Niobrara River - Discover Landscape Architecture camp. These camps offer a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design, learn more about the design professions and what it's like to be a college student.

Career Explorations

Lincoln, Nebraska, June 17 – June 22, 2018

This workshop, developed for high school students at all levels, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of discussions, design studio explorations, field trips and video presentations. The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where students explore design issues and nurture creative energies. As part of the workshop students will learn about architectural conventions, practice client/designer scenarios, explore various career opportunities, visit architecturally significant buildings and iconic landscapes and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.

Adventures on the Niobrara River - Discover Landscape Architecture

Niobrara River, July 22– July 25, 2018

This three and a half day camp provides high school students with a unique experience to explore and discover the design profession of Landscape Architecture in the outdoor classroom we call the Niobrara River. The Niobrara River is Nebraska's only designated Wild and Scenic Riverway. The convergence of the boreal forest and the Great Plains provides an awe inspiring backdrop for any camper. While paddling down river, students will learn about some of the many native plants and trees that line the rolling riverbanks. Campers will also have the opportunity to explore some amazing waterfalls and learn how Landscape Architects have played an important role in the design and management of Nebraska’s parks. After a long day of exploration and learning, students will enjoy fireside meals and camping in the great outdoors.

Who Can Participate?

Students who have completed two or more years of their high school education and have an interest in architecture, landscape architecture or interior design are encouraged to apply to either of the two workshops listed. You do not need courses in art or drafting in order to participate. Applicants will be selected on the basis of a review of materials submitted with the application. We have reserved space for 36 students in each workshop, so register early. Those who attend are eligible for a $1,000 UNL College of Architecture Student Scholarship drawing to be held during camp.

How Much Will It Cost?

For the Career Explorations Workshop, the fee is $585 per participant. This includes studio supplies, program fees, meals and lodging. Students participating in this residential program are supervised overnight while in the residence hall by College of Architecture staff.

For the Adventures on the Niobrara River - Discover Landscape Architecture camp, the cost is $250 per person. This will include all meals, equipment and travel cost from UNL to Niobrara and back.

High school workshop scholarships are available to cover the costs of attendance. To see the qualifications and application for these scholarships, go to this link.  

For the Adventures on the Niobrara River - Discover Landscape Architecture camp, the cost is $250 per person. This will include all meals, equipment, and travel cost from UNL to Niobrara and back.

How Do I Apply?

Each applicant must completely fill out the online application form and provide two reference names from persons (other than family members) familiar with the applicant’s academic and creative ability. In addition, each applicant is to submit a 500 word essay which describes why you are interested in architecture, landscape architecture and/or interior design and why you wish to attend the workshop. Please be specific.

All application materials, including scholarship application, must be received by the College of Architecture office on or before April 27, 2018. Those who are accepted must confirm attendance by submitting the enrollment fee on or before May 14th (except if the student was awarded a high school workshop scholarship). Those students not confirming by the deadline will be replaced by an alternate applicant.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties signing up, please email skuenning2@unl.edu or call 402-472-7943. Also an alternative form is available here if the form above is not working.

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