COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dozens of children explored the subjects of architecture and engineering at The Ohio State University's Knowlton School this month for Camp Architecture and Design.
The week-long summer camps were organized through a partnership between the Center for Architecture and Design and the Knowlton School.
Tameka Baba is an assistant professor of practice at the Knowlton School. She also runs the camp.
"We hope that these types of programs are inspiring to these next generation of kids and that they are able to use their creative capabilities and creative skills and apply it to any sorts of work that they do in the future," she said.
Jaxon Harding, 7, spent his time constructing a castle with his friends.
"You may want to stretch that out. Oh, yeah! That would be epic!" he said as they built their design.
"This is where we build and do projects. I'm going to be an architect," Harding said. "This castle is going to be my start."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job growth for architects will be slower than other professions with most openings occurring as other architects retire.
Camp Architecture and Design is offered to children between grades 3 through 8. A second camp, High School Design Studio, is offered for students in grades 9 through 12.
According to camp organizers, scholarships are available for eligible students.