DAAPcamps

Thank you for your interest in DAAPcamps at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning! 

Group photo of DAAPcampers '23 son the grand stair case of DAAP.

Registration Now Open

This summer, our annual Day and Residential Camp Weeks will host over 300 high school and middle school students as they come to UC’s DAAP college to participate in our extensive offering of opportunities. We can’t wait to have you with us!

Registration for DAAPcamps 2024 is now open! Follow this link to complete your registration for the camp(s) of your choice. 

Please note, the following camps are now FULL for registration:

  • Day Camps: Middle School 
  • Residential Camps: Architecture & Interior Design
  • High School Day Camp: Drawing Intensive
Industrial Design DAAPcamp student working on a project.
Fine arts DAAPcamp student working on a project.
DAAPcamp student smiling working on a film project outside.

2024 DAAPcamps Registration Information

Middle School Day Camp - June 10-14, 2024 – 9:30am Dropoff, 4:30pm Pickup

High School Day Camps – June 10-14, 2024 – 9:00am Dropoff, 5:00pm Pickup

High School Residential Camps – June 23-29, 2024 – Check in 1-3pm Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 / Orientation 3:30pm that day at DAAP

Closing Exhibit & Graduation – 9-11:45am, June 29, 2024 | Housing checkout follows


Scholarships & Financial Opportunities

A limited number of scholarships based on merit and need are available to those who qualify. We are grateful for our generous donors who support creative futures:

  • The Popkin Family DAAPcamps Scholarship for Campers from the Northeast United States (ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, NY, NJ, RI, DE and PA.)
  • Procter & Gamble's Diversity in Design DAAPcamps Scholarships for increased diversity in design-based camps
  • DAAPcamps Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Please note: You must be registered for a 2024 DAAPcamp before you apply for a DAAPcamp scholarship. Therefore, scholarship applications forms will not be available until registration is open in March of 2024. There are a limited number of DAAPcamps Scholarships available based upon various qualifications. A completed Scholarship Application Form, along with the required supplemental essay and letters of recommendation is required.

Scholarship application deadline is 11:59pm on May 1st, 2024. Any scholarship funds that may be awarded will be applied directly to the camper tuition balance once the recipient has been notified and accepted the scholarship offer.

Please Note:  If a camper’s parent or grandparent is a UC Employee, you may request the UC Employee Discount. Prior to Registration in March 2024, please reach out to Conference & Event Services at event.services@uc.edu. You will be provided with a process to use during registration, along with including your M# during the registration process. The discount is 15%.   

All Camp tuition payments must be completed by Monday, May 20, 2024. If paying a deposit, a separate email with a payment link will be sent to you after registering within one business day.

We look forward to having you with us … As Together…We Create What Will Be!

The DAAPcamps’ CREW!

Fashion studies DAAPcamp student working on a project.
DAAPcamp student smiling with their project.
DayCamp student learning from a DAAPcamp instructor.

Day Camps

Check out the camps in store for Summer 2024! Additional details can be found on individual camp pages.

June 10-14
Camp Type Name of Camp                                     Time Cost
Middle School Art Studio                                             9:30am-4:30pm $400
High School DAAP Sampler                                      9:00am-5:00pm $550
High School Urban Transformers                            9:00am-5:00pm   $550
High School Digital Film-Making                              9:00am-5:00pm $550
High School Drawing Intensive                                9:00am-5:00pm $550
High School Fashion Business                                 9:00am-5:00pm $550
High School Textile Design                                       9:00am-5:00pm $550

Middle School Day Camp

  • For rising 6th-8th Grade Students
  • To be held June 10-14, 2024, 9:30am-4:30pm daily at DAAP
  • All supplies included
  • Pack your lunch
  • $400 Registration

Please also note, lunches must be brought from home during Day Camps and are not provided by the camp. 

High School Day Camps

  • For rising 9th-12th Grade Students
  • To be held June 10-14, 2024, 9am-5pm daily at DAAP
  • All supplies included
  • Pack your lunch
  • $550 Registration

Please also note, lunches must be brought from home during Day Camps and are not provided by the camp. 


Residential Camps

Check out the camps in store for Summer 2024! Additional details can be found on individual camp pages.

High School Residential Camps
Name of Camp  Cost  
Architecture & Interior Design $1575  
Communication Design $1575  
Fashion Design $1575  
Fine Art Studio $1575  
Games and Animation $1575  
Industrial Design $1575  
Footwear Design $1575  

High School Residential Camp

  • For rising 10th-12th Grade Students
  • To be held June 23-29, 2024
  • Sunday afternoon check in, Saturday afternoon check-out
  • All supplies, room, board, fieldtrips included
  • $1,575 Registration

Other Camp Opportunities

C.A.M.P.  Cincinnati Architecture Mentoring Camp

  • For rising 8th and 9th grade students
  • Visit Cincyarchcamp.org to learn more

Thank you to the hundreds of campers who joined us in the summer of 2023 for our in-person DAAPcamps! Over 80 different schools and a dozen states were represented! Check out the video of highlights from our Residential camp last year. We can’t wait to meet the DAAPcampers of 2024!

Any questions? Contact us: daapcamps@uc.edu

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We hope to see YOU in 2023 at DAAP where Together, We Create What Will Be!