Join us for this innovative camp on Design Thinking and 3d Printing!

Time: 3 hours a day – FOUR days a week in June , and FIVE days a week in July 

When (Ages 9-13 years):

~June 25-28 – 9:00am-12:00pm

~June 25-28 –1:00pm-4:00pm

When (Ages 10-14 years): (The July camp scholarships are funded by a gift from the Cricket League at Amdocs Champaign IL) 

~July 16-20 – 9:00 am-12:00 pm

~July 23-27 – 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Tuition: $59

The City X Project is an international common core aligned education camp for  students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D technologies and the design process.

Humans have just landed on an alien planet and they’ve staked out an area for their first city, City X. They need inventions that solve challenges relating to health, safety, communication, transportation, and more. These inventions are to be created by a vast team of young designers all around Earth.

It’s up to the City X designers team up to solve the real-world problems of 32 characters living in City X. During the camp, students use the Stanford design process along with 3D modeling and printing technologies to invent, prototype, and test their solutions.

Empathize, Define, & Ideate

Students are introduced to the challenges on City X. Each kid is assigned a character whose problem they will solve. Brainstorming gets the best ideas to start developing.

Prototyping & Testing

Using basic tools like clay, paper, and markers, student designers create prototypes of their inventions. They then pitch their ideas to testing groups of peers and teachers for feedback that can help improve their creations.


Students use simple 3D modeling software to create 3D models of their inventions, which can then be printed on a 3D printer in the classroom and can be instantly shared with anyone in the world.