Design Camp

Design Camp

Starting March 16, the University of Arkansas has suspended in-person classes and is conducting all classes through an online format. This is being done to protect the campus community from the spread of COVID-19.

At this time, the school’s summer Design Camp sessions are still scheduled for June on the U of A campus and in locations around the state, and registration for all sessions remains open. We will make the decision in May about whether there is a need to cancel those summer Design Camp sessions.

New this year: a two-week immersive camp in Fayetteville. Register by selecting the name of the Design Camp that you wish to attend.









What you need to know:

Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions led by architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty of the Fay Jones School. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process. 

Sample schedule:

See what the Fayetteville camp could look like.

Who can attend:

Fayetteville and Little Rock camps: students entering 9th — 12th grades (fall 2020) 
Fayetteville Immersive camp: students entering 11th — 12th grades (fall 2020) 
Hot Springs and El Dorado camps: students entering 7th — 12th grades (fall 2020) 
Wilson camp: students entering 3rd — 12th grades (fall 2020) 


Fayetteville Camp 1
June 8-12 — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
(entering grades 9-12)
Overnight Camp available (starts June 7)

  • Level 1 - Intro
  • Level 2 - Advanced


Fayetteville Immersive Camp
June 7-19 — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, plus evening and weekend activities
(entering grades 11-12)
Overnight Camp required 


Fayetteville Camp 2
June 15-19 — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
(entering grades 9-12)
Overnight Camp available (starts June 14)

  • Level 1 - Intro
  • Level 2 - Advanced

June 22-26 — Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
(entering grades 9-12)

June 22-26 — South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

(entering grades 7-12)

Hot Springs Camp
June 22-26 — Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
(entering grades 7-12)

Wilson Camp
June 22-26 — The Delta School, Wilson
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
(entering grades 3-12)



Fayetteville 1, Fayetteville 2, Little Rock, El Dorado and Wilson day camps:

  • $375 for regular registration by May 22

Fayetteville Immersive camp:

  • $1,620 for regular registration by May 22


Fayetteville 1 and Fayetteville 2 overnight camps:

  • $675 for regular registration by May 22


Hot Springs day camp: 

  • Garvan Woodland Garvans members
    • $275 for regular registration by May 22
  • Non-members
    • $375 for regular registration by May 22


Need-based full and partial scholarships are available. You will note your interest on the registration form.

More info:

Camps meet on location daily, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Supplies and lunches will be provided.

Pictures from the 2019 Design Camps can be found on the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Facebook page

Have questions? Check out our Camp FAQ sheet.

For more information, contact Ansley Higinbothom at or 479-575-4907.


Required forms can be found here:
Fayetteville 1 day camp
Fayetteville 1 overnight camp
Fayetteville 2 day camp
Fayetteville 2 overnight camp
Little Rock camp
Hot Springs camp
Wilson camp
El Dorado camp
Fayetteville Immersive camp

If you registered, but still need to pay, here are the links:
Fayetteville 1 camp (day only)
Fayetteville 1 camp (plus overnight)
Fayetteville 2 camp (day only)
Fayetteville 2 camp (plus overnight)
Little Rock camp
Hot Springs camp
Hot Springs camp (Garvan Woodland Gardens members)
Wilson camp
El Dorado camp