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Monday, Jun 27, 2022
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TFA CAMP ARCHITECTURE gives curious kids an opportunity to dive into an architectural topic of interest and test out their own creative design ideas. Each week explores a different theme through hands-on creativity, guided investigations of architectural examples, and interactive presentations and discussions led by our highly qualified Educator and special guests (professional working architects and interior designers).

For students entering grades 3-6 (ages 8-11)

Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00


June 27 – July 1

Students in this program will investigate how Tulsa has changed over the years and what’s in store for the future. The group will experience historic Tulsa buildings to see how people lived in the past, explore advancements in architecture today, and speculate about how we might live in the future as they create their own designs using a variety of materials to construct a city of the future.


Not Yet Members: $350

Members: $262.50 (25% discount)

EDUCATOR BIO Allison Lackner is a Tulsa Based artist and educator. She frequently incorporates architectural and design elements into her art. Her passion for architecture and design began in childhood as she observed her father professionally design hundreds of kitchens and bathrooms. Allison holds an MFA in Ceramics and a BFA in photography, both from The University of Tulsa. Allison is currently employed as an elementary art teacher with Tulsa Public Schools. A seasoned educator, Allison has taught a variety of camps, classes, and workshops with The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Youth Services of Tulsa, Fab Lab Tulsa, Monte Cassino School, and Gilcrease Museum.


Where will TFA Architecture Camp take place? TFA Architecture Camp will take place at TFA’s Center for Architecture and Design at 633 S. Boston Ave in downtown Tulsa. Because TFA is located within a short walking distance to some of Tulsa’s most notable architecture, camp curriculum will include walking field trips to view the interiors and exteriors of notable Tulsa buildings. Campers will be accompanied by a minimum of two adults while walking downtown.

What is your enrollment limit? Because we are committed to maintaining camp sizes that offer individualized instruction and allow students plenty of time to work, camps are limited to 15 enrollees per week with two adults. If your child is interested in attending architecture camp, we suggest registering sooner rather than later because we expect camps slots to fill up fast.

What grades do your camps serve? This year, our camps are exclusively for students entering grades 3-6.

What is your camp schedule? Because this TFA’s first year to offer Architecture Camp, we are starting with two weeks to gauge community interest. If there is demand, we will likely expand camp offerings for summer 2023.

Our 2022 camps are:

City of the Future , June 27-July 1, 9:00-4:00

Dream House Design, July 11-15, 9:00-4:00

Registration for this camp ends on June 22nd at 11:59 PM or when this camp fills.

What COVID precautions will be in place? TFA is monitoring Covid very closely and will make updates to camp policy as needed. At this time, all campers and staff will be required to wear a mask while indoors. This requirement may change, however, if Tulsa’s Covid numbers continue to decline.

Additionally safety precautions:

We will sanitize camp tables and other frequently touched surfaces each night. Students will not be allowed to attend if they or someone in their household is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. Students will be spaced at least 6 feet apart during lunch or will enjoy a picnic stye lunch outdoors, when possible.

Do you offer a discount for TFA Members? Yes! TFA members receive a 25% discount on camp tuition.

Do you offer before and after care? Unfortunately, TFA is not equipped to offer before and after care for Summer 2022 camps.

Are lunches and snacks provided? We ask that students bring a non-perishable sack lunch each day that does not contain peanuts or peanut products. Afternoon snacks such as individually packaged goldfish crackers and veggie straws, etc. will be provided by TFA each day.

*You will be able to indicate allergies and other dietary needs as part of camp enrollment paperwork.

What should my child wear to camp? We recommend that campers wear cool and comfortable clothes that can get a little messy. Campers will be spending time indoors in an air-conditioned environment as well as outdoor exploring downtown Tulsa architecture. Students will also be using a variety of materials to construct their projects. We recommend that students wear sunscreen daily so they are protected when outdoors.

Is there anything my child needs to bring to camp each day? We ask that your child bring a peanut free sack lunch and a refillable water bottle to camp each day. If your child does not like goldfish crackers or veggie straws, you may also pack a peanut free snack of your child’s preference.

How will pick up/drop off work? Caregivers should plan to arrive 10 minutes early each day to sign campers in. All children should be walked inside the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Center for Architecture and Design (633 S. Boston Ave) to be signed in by their caregivers. Pick up will occur each day inside the Center for Architecture and Design. Anyone picking up a child will be asked to verify their identity by showing their state-issued ID or driver’s license the first time they pick up.

Can someone besides me pick my child up from camp? You may indicate who you would like to pick your child up when completing camp paperwork. Anyone picking up a child will be required to verify their identity by showing a state-issued ID or driver’s license the first time they pick up.

What if my child needs to take medication during the day? Please bring your child’s medication in a plastic bag, labeled with your child’s first and last name. Medication will be stored in a locked cabinet and TFA staff will administer medication per your instructions. Please note that TFA does not have a nurse onsite to administer medication.

Do you offer refunds? Refunds are only offered if TFA has to cancel camp due to unforeseen circumstances. Exchanges may be possible if there is a camp the following week with open enrollment.

How do I complete camp paperwork? You will receive paperwork to complete via email after you have paid your child’s weekly camp tuition.