Let's build big together. BEAM CAMP SEEKS PROJECT IDEAS

Beam Camp seeks fantastical proposals from creative individuals and teams, including but not limited to Artists, Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Musicians, Fabricators & Technologists

For 13 summers Beam campers and staff have built spectacular projects in the New Hampshire forest. We're looking for Visionary ideas that culminate with a unique, ambitious, and spectacular product,

Projects that:

  • take advantage of Beam’s facilities, community, landscape, and rural setting
  • utilize a range of materials, processes and techniques
  • allow us to create the majority of the components onsite and from scratch

Proposals should communicate a clear vision (sketches, diagrams, and other visuals are always helpful) and represent your/your team’s expertise.

An intergalactic salvage station struck by a meteor, a solar-powered cinematic riff on a French film from 1902, a 2-story arboreal kaleidoscope: every year, Beam Camp solicits proposals for unique and spectacular large-scale projects that serve as the centerpiece for a 25-day session of camp, during which they are built and brought to life by 100 campers and staff. Our Project Team works with the winning designers (Project Designers) to translate their designs into the camp context. Precision of craft, skill, and imaginative thinking are paramount in our projects and the work of our staff and campers.

Beam Camp Facilities

  • Full wood and metal shops, equipped with a range of hand and power tools
  • Welding facilities
  • Textile, dye and sewing stations
  • Ceramic studio
  • Molding and casting facilities
  • Performance space
  • Technology lab
  • Audio equipment and instrument selection
  • Food Garden and Commercial Kitchen

Beam Camp is a collaborative building and design summer camp in Strafford, NH that works with kids aged 10-17 to make the seemingly impossible possible. Our award-winning program has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, NPR, and designboom, and offers young people the opportunity to cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design, problem solving and the creative process.

Beam Camp is a program of New York City’s Beam Center, a non-profit organization that builds communities of making and learning in and out of school that promote equity and provide pathways to college and career for NYC youth.

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