What is Camp ARCH?

is a summer camp designed to give high-achieving students an opportunity to experience the professions of architecture, construction, landscape architecture, urban planning, and visual design (visualization). Camp ARCH combines academic instruction with fun social activities. Participants leave with an excellent outlook on the various fields of study and the spirit of Aggieland.


 Camp ARCH students building a model



Camp Details

2020 Camp Dates: 
July 5th - July 10th, 2020

Age: Incoming 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students. Students graduating high school in Spring 2020 are ineligible to attend.

Cost: $1,200.00

Price includes: three meals per day, dormitory accommodations, social activities, and souvenir items


Courses of Study

Students admitted to Camp ARCH will be enrolled in one of the following courses during their week on campus (depending on their preference and course availability).


The architecture course mirrors the design studio aspects that students in the Texas A&M University Department of Architecture experience throughout the year, culminating in the creation of a hand-built, 3-D model using CAD software, laser-cutting, and other specialized tools.

Construction Science

The construction science course allows students to participate in site visits, building information modeling (BIM), interactive lectures, and specialized presentations by Texas A&M Department of Construction Science faculty.

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

The landscape architecture and urban planning course mirrors elements of professional design studios and encourages creative, individual thought within a team dynamic. Students explore three-dimensional space arrangements, form making, spatial functions, and procure the ability to create and communicate designs for the public realm.


The visualization course gives students the opportunity to design and create their own visual application and website within small teams. Students will be responsible for developing a website, an app, a brand logo, collateral material, and a 2-D motion ad campaign.



How to Apply

Complete the entire online application at the link below. Applicants will be asked to include a one-page essay. Applicants should also obtain an unofficial transcript from their high school guidance counselor to upload during the online application process.

Participants are selected to attend Camp ARCH based on their entire application, including their personal statement, their high school academic achievement, their interest in attending Texas A&M, and their intent to major in a program in the College of Architecture.


Apply to Camp ARCH


2020 Deadline: April 1, 2020

We are currently accepting applications. Applicants can expect a response via email by May 1st.

If you missed the initial deadline and wish to submit a waitlist application, please contact Karina Badillo at Waitlist applications will be reviewed as received, and applicants will receive a response on a first come, first serve basis.


Camp Counselors

Like every camp, we are not successful without the help of Camp Counselors. Camp Counselors help lead students in their studio projects and afternoon activities. They too get to do every thing camp students get to do. Camp Counselors are also compensated for their participation.

Eligibility: must be a student of the College of Architecture and must be available at the time of the camp

Camp Counselors application: Coming Soon

Deadline: March 15, 2020



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