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Design Thinking and Material Exploration: Rammed Earth

upcoming event

June 17, 2024 -
June 21, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grades 6 - 9


Registration Fee


Enrollment Fee

Claire M Hubbard Foundation
RDG Planning and Design

Building with dirt

This year at KANEKO summer camp, the team from RDG will build the momentum gained from last year’s successful implementation of creative iterative thinking through model making, but with a twist. In connection with KANEKO’s upcoming John Clement exhibition in August, we intend to explore our relationship with nature and how we engage with it, specifically focusing on the earth. While architecture and dirt have always had a complex and technical relationship, for this camp, we want to concentrate on humans’ experiential relationship with the ground, through a technique called rammed earth, where dirt and clay are compacted to build walls and structures.

Throughout the week, campers will also learn about the principles of design – principles that are transferable to ALL creative professions. Through a series of iterative model-making exercises, they will then create a scale model sculpture using a building process called rammed earth.


Monday – Friday; 9 am – 4 pm  |  Grades 6 – 9

$25 registration fee
$225 enrollment fee

The enrollment fee is waived for campers who otherwise would not be able to participate in Creative Camps. The Creative Camps enrollment fee covers only part of KANEKO’s expenses. Please consider helping us provide access to all campers by contributing additional support. We’re grateful for your contribution.

A camp t-shirt, lunch, and snacks are included and campers will eat outside whenever possible. Shirt size and dietary restrictions will be requested during the registration process.

Campers may choose to have their projects included in a final Creative Camps Exhibition at KANEKO.

Our goal is to provide all campers with an experience filled with unique and distraction-free opportunities. All camper’s phones will be checked at the start of each session. While a short period of phone time is scheduled for each day, we aim to have a phone-free environment. Campers are always accessible to families through the KANEKO phones.

For any questions or marketing requests regarding Creative Camps, please contact Jessica at or 402.341.3800.


Claire M Hubbard Foundation
RDG Planning and Design

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