Rising high school 9–12th graders are invited to collaborate with the Winston-Salem community and local professionals in designing for social change through a week-long summer camp.

If you're a high school student in the Forsyth County, NC area interested in design, making, and serving your community, this camp is for you! Gain new skills and make an impact during this 1-week camp that will change the way you see the world.

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Licensed design & engineering professionals + educators lead campers in discovering the Design Thinking process, putting their innate creativity to work for the good of our community. This year we're partnering with Boston-Thurmond United, with whom we'll be designing a community art & garden space for the neighborhood.

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See our flyer in English or Spanish to learn more.


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


July 22–26, 2024


Fee is $25 per student, per session. Interested in sponsoring students?

For more photos of camp, check us out on Instagram and Facebook.

2022 Camp Offerings

Session 1: Design with Nature

June 20–24, 2022
Latino Community Services

Work with Latino Community Services (LCS) to prototype sustainable solutions that welcome visitors and connect neighbors to the outdoors and to one another on the LCS campus. Learn about local and global ecology, mapping, and nature. Experiment with art, making, and interactive elements. Collaborate with local landscape architects, urban planners, and graphic designers.

Download our flyer in English or Spanish.

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August 1–5, 2022
Downtown Winston-Salem

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.

Download our flyer in English or Spanish.

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2024 Grantors

2024 Partners

2024 Individual Donors

Ucha David
Veronica Grant
John-Lewis Godfrey
Alexandra Lajoie
Kristen Haaf
Elizabeth Leonardsmith
Mona King
Leslie A Newsome
Julia Sibert
Lauren Frye
Vasanta Pundarika
Tammy Parks
JoAnn Sofis White
Jessica Mendez
Meredith Frazier Britt
Elise Barrella
Amy Archambault
Joanna Elizabeth
Christie Williams
Robert Egelston
Elly Burns
Douglas Wright
Julie D
Chad Downard
Danieal Johnson
Glenn Fulk
Edna DiBianca
Salvador Patiño

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.

All sponsorships and donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Questions? Send us an e-mail.
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