Design & Construction Camps

List of 17 items.

  • Interior Designers

    Ages 9-14
    July 13 - July 17
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    Are you interested in creating your very own space from concept to completion using a variety of art and recycled materials? You could design a clubhouse, tree fort, hang-out space, your bedroom, or any room you want! You’ll spend your days building a vision board indicating personalized color, pattern, lighting, flooring, furniture, accessory, and layout choices. We’ll work in the newly-designed Innovation Lab to create unique projects. Using art materials as well as recycled tile, carpet, fabric, wall paper, and cardboard, each camper will create a unique interior space to present to campers during the Friday afternoon celebration of interior design party.
  • Field of Dreams: Stadium Design

    Ages 9 - 13
    July 27 - July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    “If you build it, they will come.” Inspired by the movie Field of Dreams, campers will spend a week immersed in the art of stadium design. Campers will choose whether they want to design a multisport stadium or a single sport stadium and then begin the process of drawing and creating a model they will take home at the end of the week. Campers can add unique features such as short walls, pools, kids areas, field boxes - there is no limit. The group of campers will also create a usable whiffleball stadium to play actual games in throughout the week. “If you build it, they will come.”
  • Escape Room

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Escape rooms are all the rage around the world, popular because of their themes and challenging puzzles. Spend the week learning how escape rooms are run, what makes the experience memorable, what goes into designing challenging puzzles, and more. You will even create puzzles of your own for others to test. If you enjoy escape rooms or just creating and solving puzzles, then this camp is for you!
  • Builders/Creators Club

    Ages 4 - 6
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $175

    Calling all inventors, builders, and designers. Come and build some awesome creations with us! Get ready to use your imagination for hands-on action and fun. We will create our own designs and make structures using Legos, recyclable materials, and many other interesting items. Skills necessary: none! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and teamwork.
  • Famous Architecture Through Art

    Ages 7 – 11
    August 17 - August 21
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Gates Mills Campus
    $350

    The Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Taj Mahal, and so many more are recognizable symbols of man’s innovation and creativity. During a week of hands-on fun, campers will learn about famous architectural masterpieces from history and recreate them through a variety of art mediums. This camp is specifically designed for campers that have a natural curiosity and interest in architecture and an affinity for creating works of art. Using a variety of materials, the group will create a museum of two and three-dimensional pieces of art that bring famous buildings from around the world right here to Northeast Ohio.
  • Caine‚Äôs Arcade

    Ages 7 – 11
    August 10 - August 14
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    This unique camp is inspired by the amazing story of Caine, a little boy with a love of creating, building, and figuring out how things work. Come join us as we create a Hawken Summer Program arcade. Using imagination, teamwork, and ingenuity, campers will develop classic interactive arcade games such as the claw, pop-a-shot, labyrinth, and much more. Please visit this link to see Caine’s incredible story.
  • Think it, Design It, Build It

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $425

    In this completely hands-on camp, campers will learn the basics of woodworking. Everything from using hand tools such as hammers, saw, drills, and sandpaper to simple machines including the drill press, jigsaw, and hand sanders will be covered. A heavy emphasis on teaching shop safety will be incorporated into the week. Each camper will select a beginning project to hone his/her skills before developing a self-created signature piece. All pieces will be finished with varnish or paint and ready to be taken home at the end of the week.
  • Putt-Putt Design

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 10 - August 14
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $425

    Fore! Off the bumper, over the draw bridge, and into the hole. Spend a week learning woodworking skills such as measuring, cutting, hammering, sanding, and much more while using your imagination to design a 9-hole putt-putt course. Each hole can have a different theme with varying degrees of difficulty; you make the choice. Campers will work collaboratively to transform the Hawken Day Camp Putt-Putt course into a course Jack Nicklaus would be proud of. At the completion of the week, campers will participate in the first Hawken Open as they enjoy the results of their labor.
  • Blast Time

    Ages 7 - 10
    August 10 - August 14
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    3-2-1 blast-off! Does your child enjoy constructing objects that fly and launching their creations? Then this might be the camp for them! In Blast Time, campers will participate in aviation-themed days where they will design, fabricate, and launch customized creations. Campers will have “a blast” as they utilize their inventions during interactive games and friendly category competitions to recognize creativity, innovation, ingenuity!
  • Young Engineers and Designers

    Ages 7 - 11
    July 27 - July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Engineers are problem solvers, and you are too! Join us for a fun-filled week of tinkering, building, and problem solving as we learn how engineers tackle challenges using the design process. During our week-long experience, you will design, construct, test, and redesign a wide range of items – bridges, parachutes, camping gear, and robots to name just a few - all from the perspective of trying to find solutions for specific problems. This will be a fun, hands-on, interactive week!
  • Fort Builders and Treasure Hunters

    Ages 6 – 9
    July 27 - July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    This camp is for all who are curious and creative. For the “treasure hunter” theme, campers will scour Hawken’s campus using real world skills to find treasure. Campers will practice teamwork as they learn how to use a compass, de-code “invisible ink,” read a map, and use a metal detector. For the “fort builders” theme, campers will construct structures using a variety of building materials and their imagination. They can transform cardboard boxes into multiple levels with window treatments and entryways as well as explore surface textures and design on the interior and exterior using paint, recycled, and found natural materials. We will also go outside to create forts made of sticks and other items from nature. The skills of problem solving, cooperation, and imaginative play will be the focus of this very fun and exciting week of camp.
  • Aerospace Engineering

    Ages 9 – 13
    July 27 - July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Ever thought about how a huge plane is able to fly? Or maybe how a rocket creates enough force to fly through the atmosphere into space? Aerospace engineers ponder the same questions and use this curiosity to design, build, and manufacture vehicles for flight. Without aerospace engineers, we would never have made it to the moon! In this Passport camp, you’ll learn all about the different factors that affect flight and even create your own flight structures!
  • Young Lego Builders

    Ages 4 - 6
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    This camp is for our youngest and emerging Lego builders. Campers will have an exciting week of Lego-building fun, using imagination and creativity to guide them in making original Lego creations. In addition to open-ended Lego play, campers will receive instruction in basic building design, learning how to create a solid base for buildings, incorporating wheels to make things go, bridging large gaps, and much more. If your child can’t get enough time building with Legos, this is the camp for him/her.
  • Intro to Lego Robotics/Programing

    Ages 5 - 8
    July 27 - July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Campers build amazing Lego people and structures and watch them come alive when they plug them into the computer and program them to move! They will work with simple machines, gears, levers, and pulleys to see their Lego structures in action. This camp allows campers to experience the joy of Lego building while developing simple programing skills that can then be used for more advanced programing options. Campers will also have the opportunity to create their own Lego inventions. The sky is the limit. Come join the Lego fun!
  • Lego Movie Theme Week

    Ages 6 - 9
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Why let the designers at Lego have all the fun designing and building ships, space stations, castles, and other buildings from your favorite movies? Over the course of this exciting week, campers will be challenged to recreate all the key elements from their favorite movies before putting them together to be photographed for a journal of classic movie scenes. Whether it’s Star Wars or Harry Potter, a classic Disney or popular Pixar movie, campers will work independently and collaboratively to bring the silver screen to Hawken. Using iPads, campers will bring their creations to life through photography and motion apps.

    *We allow campers to bring their own mobile devices for this camp.
  • Lego Creators and Inventors

    Ages 7 - 11
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    This camp is for the child who simply loves to imagine, build, and create new and wonderful creations out of Legos. During this week-long camp, campers will work in teams and individually. In addition to city planning, campers will create their own Lego catalog. Using their imagination, campers will create different categories of Lego creations, create and build, and then photograph them to put together into their own unique catalog - just like the ones that arrive at the house throughout the year. This camp is perfect for the outside-the-box Lego enthusiast.
  • Lego Millennium Falcon Challenge

    Ages 10 – 14
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    Join a crew faced with the challenge of assembling the Millennium Falcon in a week’s time to take on the Death Star. The Millennium Falcon is one of the most iconic vehicles in movie history. Campers will work collaboratively to build the largest Lego set ever created. At 7,541 pieces, the pressure will be on to complete the project in a week. The detail in this set is spectacular and will provide hours of fun. This camp is perfect for campers that love building Lego sets and have skill in reading directions. Using stop motion animation, campers will document the progress of the project. In addition to the Millennium Falcon, campers will hone building skills while assembling other sets.