Camps are still on! • Because of COVID-19, camp format may change, but camps will still be held.
Rising high school 9–12th graders are invited to collaborate with the Winston-Salem community and local professionals in designing for social change through two week-long summer camps.

Join Lauren and Elise for design thinking summer camp experiences that explore firsthand how design-based solutions can address real world problems. During these one-week day camps, students will use the design process to engage with local organizations in proposing solutions to a systemic challenge.

Taught by local design professionals and located with access to site tours and state-of-the-art classrooms, each camp will introduce students to multiple design professions, develop leadership skills, and empower students to make a positive impact on Winston-Salem’s community.


Seeking campers with diverse skills, interests, and backgrounds. Art and design not required.


Select dates in July and August, 2020
9:00 AM–3:00 PM • Monday–Friday


Fee is $50 per student, per session. Interested in sponsoring students? Read our Sponsorship Flyer and send us an e-mail.

2020 Camp Offerings


July 13–17, 2020

Design and build a temporary pop up mini-park in just one week! Discover urban design, architecture, and planning from our Downtown Winston-Salem base at 500 W. Fifth Street. Engage with local arts and service nonprofits including MIXXER, DENT, Associated Artists, and City with Dwellings. For photos of the 2019 camp, check us out on Instagram and Facebook, or see our Google Slide Show.

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August 3–7, 2020

Work with the board of the nature preserve to prototype sustainable solutions that welcome visitors and connect neighbors to this wooded oasis. Learn about local and global ecology, mapping, and nature. Experiment with art, digital media, and interactive elements. Collaborate with local landscape architects, urban planners, and graphic designers.

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Thank you to MIXXER for acting as our fiscal sponsor for this project and accepting camp fees and sponsorships on our behalf. Because they are a 501(c)3 organization, all sponsorships are tax deductible.

Want to Sponsor a Student?

We are dedicated to ensuring Leadership by Design camps are accessible to students in our community, and are currently seeking sponsors to help cover the cost of camp for up to 30 students.

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