Architecture for Kids
August 2016

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Architecture for Kids

A Design & Build Camp Ages 8-14

August 07, 2016 – August 12, 2016
Rhinebeck, NY
Jenny Lee, Rahm Rechtschaffen
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SM16-3605-653Jenny Lee, Rahm Rechtschaffen ,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

The program is part of Family Week. Learn more.

Have you always wanted to design and build some of those cool ideas you’ve dreamed about? In this camp, you learn architecture and building techniques by drawing, creating models, and then actually building a structure on Omega’s campus. We start by learning about architecture, engineering, and model-making and use these skills to design and create three-dimensional models of things like houses, castles, bridges, and other structures.

Then we take our new skills outdoors to create a fantastical and functional miniature golf course—complete with challenging obstacles and water elements (and we get to play mini golf!). The week ends with an open studio celebration and exhibition of our own portfolios and our group project.

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Kids must be chaperoned. Chaperones may choose any workshop offered this week or an R&R Retreat.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.


Jenny Lee, MLA, has been a design educator for all sorts of people, from little kids to master degree students. She also has been a designer with the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, where she designed and supervised construction of the Congo Gorilla Forest, Siberian Tiger habitat, and many other exhibits.

Rahm Rechtschaffen designs and builds houses and furniture in Woodstock, New York. He has a master’s degree in architecture and has been constructing all sorts of things since he was a little kid.