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Welcome to DAAPcamps Day Camps!

High school day camps began to give another opportunity for rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors to have a closer look at the skills utilized in various design careers.  Day DAAPCamps are offered in Animation, The Business of Fashion, Drawing Intensive, City Transformers (Urban Planning) and new subject-matter is considered on an annual basis.  Descriptions of DAAPCamps’ High School Day Camps are here.  Each camp is predominanatly hands-on studios but also includes fieldtrips, speakers and more.  The camps run Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm. Learn more now!  Come spend the week with us!

Very often the beginning of an interest in a creative academic or career pursuit has it’s seeds planted in Middle School.  Pure creativity and joy come from expressing oneself through artistic activities and projects.  The DAAPCamps’ Middle School Day Camp is for rising 6th through 8th-graders and features a variety of projects that expose the campers to various mediums and techniques.  The Middle School Day Camp runs from 9:30am until 4:30pm and keeps campers engaged and inspired.  Our Camp CREW for Middle School are in tune with this stage of creative exploration and will motivate and encourage campers to explore and experience! Bring your friend, sign up for Middle School Day Camp!

View our Day Camp offerings below:

City Transformers

Intended for: Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Join us and fellow
change-makers for a week-long exploration of cities and how they work!
Explore Cincinnati. Visit public parks. Research the built environment.
Meet community leaders and activists. Make your own city maps and
models! At this day camp, you’ll learn what it takes to positively change
your community and create livable, sustainable cities. Come change
the world with us!

Digital Movie Making

Intended for: Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students

Want to make a movie? Join us and receive hands-on instruction by
UC instructors, such as Camp Lead Mike Gasaway, Creative Animation
Director for Jimmy Neutron, the movie... with real-world experience as
they explain the world of movie-making using the latest equipment and
technology. Learn the full process of making a narrative motion picture,
from screen-writing to post-production as you work together on a motion
picture to be screened in DAAP’s Aronoff Theater.

Drawing Intensive

Intended for: Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students

Whether your passion is graphic design, architecture, interior
design, fashion, animation, or any other design discipline,
excellent drawing skills will be your constant companion. This
camp will provide you with the opportunity to explore a wide
range of drawing experiences, including cast drawing, figure
drawing, sculpture from the figure and master copies. No prior
experience is needed. All work produced during your week in
the Drawing Intensive will be geared toward supplementing your
portfolio for future school or scholarship applications. 

The Art of Fashion

Intended for: Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students

Join us for a week-long adventure learning everything you need to know about creating your own piece of wearable art. Experience what it is like to dream up an idea and translate it into a stunning garment that is all your own. Learn about the “inside” of the business and use a sewing machine to fabricate new ideas and techniques. Express your personal style with the Art of Fashion!