Created by the American Institute of Architects of Eastern Oklahoma, join us for an engaging summer program where students can practice their design skills. Each day is chock-full of hands-on activities to teach kids how to evaluate and synthesize information, how to collaborate, and how to use creative problem-solving techniques when confronted with real-world dilemmas.

Who: Created with 5th-6th graders in mind, activities could be adapted for a middle school audience

Anticipated Supply Cost: It is FREE to use these online curriculum. Materials to implement the curriculum are the responsibility of the user. You can expect to spend approximately $15-$20 per camper in materials. The cost will vary based on materials used, vendor, etc. These activities use many materials that you may already have on hand (paper, scissors, yarn, etc.), which will also reduce the overall cost of the camp.

Throughout this camp you'll learn and experience:

  • Sketching a Building Design

  • Creating a Program for a Building Design

  • Modeling Classical Columns

  • Designing a Bridge

  • Virtually Touring Downtown Tulsa Architecture

  • Learning to Read Construction Documents

  • Completing a Floor Plan Puzzle

  • Building with Bidding and Permitting in Mind

  • Solving a Contractor's Problem

  • Designing a Tiny House from Start to Finish

Facilitator Materials:

Supply List - Camp T-Square

Supply List

List of suggested supplies. You may supplement or substitute for certain activities.

Ordering Info - Camp T-Square

Ordering Info

Spreadsheet with links to purchase and approximate costs. TRSA is not affiliated with these vendors. You may order from any vendor you choose, or use items that you already have. Item price and availability subject to change and is beyond our control.

Daily Activities - Camp T-Square

Daily Activities

Printable activities for facilitator's reference, or for students without internet access. We recommend using the camp website (link above) which includes videos and additional information.

Welcome - Camp T-Square

Welcome Letter to Families

Make a copy and add your school's information.

Standards Addressed

Standards Addressed

Academic Standards Addressed in this Camp.

Bonus Resource

See the sketches that became iconic buildings.

Funding for the original camp from which this Experience was created was provided by the following sponsors:

In collaboration with the American Institute of Architects of Eastern Oklahoma.

Need help making your STEM Experience a reality? Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is here to help with:

  • The STEM Shoppe, which offers FREE resources for educators to borrow, keep or repurpose (as supplies allow)

  • Educator Grants to purchase the supplies you need

  • Free consolation sessions to get your STEM Experience off the ground