Beam Camp 2017

The large-scale collaborative projects are realized by campers, aged 10-17, and staff at the camp’s 106-acre facility in Strafford, New Hampshire.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Temporary-Structure
Country Stratford, United States
RegDeadline 8 January 2017 GoogleCal iCal
8 January 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Beam Camp is a specialized summer camp for building and collaboration located in Strafford, NH. Our award-winning program offers youth (ages 10-17) the opportunity to cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design, problem solving and the creative process.
Every year, Beam Camp solicits proposals for unique and spectacular large-scale projects that serve as the centerpiece for each 25-day session of camp, during which they will be built and brought to life by 100 campers and 20+ staff. Our Project Team works with the winning designers (Project Masters) to translate their project designs into the camp context. We pride ourselves on the high level of craftsmanship and skill that our Projects and the work of our staff and campers reflect.

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Projects are budgeted at $12,500. Winning designers receive a $3,000 honorarium, travel costs, and are invited to visit camp during the project’s production.

Entry Fee

Semi-Finalists selected; discovery meetings scheduled with all Semi-Finalists: January 18 2017
Project Masters are selected: January 31 2017
Weekly project development calls between Project Masters and Beam Project staff: February – May 2017
Working plans due, prototyping begins: April 3, 2017
Final project plans/blueprints due: June 1 2017
Projects are realized at Beam Camp: June 29-July 23 and July 29-August 20 2017

Past Project images

Beam Camp

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