Steamboat Design Camp 2013

Life in the city is hard work. Are you ready for a change of scenery…some wide open spaces, high mountain meadows, wild western hospitality, and a chance to use design to bring good? If so, this August 10-14 head to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the second annual Steamboat Design Camp.

Steamboat Design Camp is a camp for all designers (whether students or professionals) that want to use their creativity to benefit a Steamboat non-profit organization. Coordinated by the Yampa Valley Design Guild, Steamboat Design Camp will be an intense collaborative design experience–from initial meetings to energetic brainstorming…design iterations to the final launch party. Camp will also be a chance to get inspired, and see firsthand how design can bring positive change in the very communities we all work and live in.

At camp’s end, not only will the non-profit have some sweet new design, everyone involved will have a renewed understanding of the power of design to add value to daily life. Not to mention, you’ll come away with a great group of new friends!

Steamboat Design Camp is in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a friendly town nestled in the beautiful mountains of Northwest Colorado, about 3 hours west of Denver. Communal lodging will be provided for all campers (and don’t worry…the mountains are rugged but the accommodations will be first class!) Campers and Guild members will live and work together, finding inspiration in the surrounding Rocky Mountain wilderness. Campers will also meet some creative folks that call Steamboat home, and explore all downtown Steamboat has to offer.

Camp will cost $500 total which includes lodging, breakfasts, lunches, and activities. (AIGA Members receive a 10% discount.) Applications are due May 24, 2013. Visit the Yampa Valley Design Guild website ( or email  for more information and to download an application.

Steamboat Design Camp runs from August 10-14

By AIGA Chicago
Published April 5, 2013
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