Why choose Design in Town?
First of all for the experience we bring. We have been organizing Design in Town for 10 years and more than 600 university and secondary school students have taken part in our summer camp, working closely with more than 70 teachers. Since its first edition, Design in Town has gained the support of the most important trade associations. Our President has more than 18 years of teaching and teaching coordination experience, and in 2016 he opened the Italian branch of the Raffles Education University of Fashion and Design. Our lecturers are all established design and creative professionals, and many of them are university lecturers. They all have experience in teaching and leading collective projects.
For which age group of students is it intended?
The Design in Town summer camp for the 2023 edition is aimed at secondary school students between the ages of 14 and 18, including all from years 1 to 5.
Is there a deadline for registration?
There is no deadline to register, but it is advisable to register as soon as possible, as places for each of the weeks go quickly.
Is Design in Town part of INPSieme?
We have joined this proposal for some of the weeks of the course during summer 2024.
What clothing and things do I need to bring to camp?
For the duration of the summer camp, each student wears the uniform provided on arrival: t-shirt and backpack. No other T-shirts may be worn. Students provide their own trousers, shorts or skirts, which must be black. They also provide the necessary equipment for the day at the pool: swimming costume, towel, sun cream. It is advisable to bring a black sweatshirt for cooler evenings without printed or embroidered graphics or brands. Students must provide their own sheets, pillowcases, towels and bathrobe for the shower. For project activities, they should have a laptop computer and a camera. Those who are not in possession of one or both of these may still participate by notifying the organisers in advance.
How do I register?
Registration for the Design in Town 2023 summer camp must be done online. Once you have completed and submitted the registration form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
What kind of supervision is ensured over the students?
Our idea is that organizers and tutors should act more as ‘big brothers’ than as bosses and disciplinaries of the students, who are encouraged to self-organize. In any case, a 24-hour presence of adults is ensured, with never less than 1 adult for every 10 guests.
How you pay the fee?
The registration fee can be paid directly on our website with a deposit of 400 euros.
The balance must be paid by 15 May 2023 by bank transfer in the name of:
ASSOCIAZIONE GOOD DESIGN
indicating the name and surname of the student in the reason for payment.
Where do the students stay?
In San Domenico, a completely renovated former convent with classrooms and dormitories. It is It is here that most of the activities take place.
Should I give my child medication to bring with them?
It is not necessary to provide guests with common first aid medicines (plasters, disinfectants, painkillers, anti-fever, etc.). On the other hand, it is necessary to provide guests with prescribed medication for ongoing treatments, and in this case we would like to point out that only the medication indicated in the health card will be administered. For safety reasons, however, it is compulsory to leave all types of medication with the management.
Is it possible to meet and get to know the organizers in person?
We will have the pleasure of doing so at the various online Open Days we organise before departure.
Is it possible to visit the children during the stay?
In order not to disrupt workflows and affect concentration, visits from family members are not possible for the duration of the camp.
How do you get to the Summer camp?
We organize return trips by bus or train from Milan, Bologna, Ancona, Turin, Rome, Naples and Bari. On request, we can also organize trips from other cities, with or without an accompanying person. Participants can reach the municipality of Troia independently. With some exceptions, arrival and departure are scheduled the day before and the day after the summer camp dates.
I need specific information, how can I contact you?
For all information about the camp’s teaching and logistics, we answer enquiries by email at email@example.com
, and phone calls on +39 349 3606522 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. During the summer camp days, we can be reached by phone 24 hours a day.
How much money do you need to bring with you?
In our experience, about 20 to 30 euro per week is sufficient, no larger sums are needed.
How do you care for students with allergies?
Simply report this at the time of registration, and all necessary precautions will be taken. The different needs of participants are taken into account in the preparation and distribution of meals.
What does a typical day in Design in Town look like?
Every week, each student does two projects in two different disciplines and with two different teachers. (Only in the case of Creative Writing and Illustration do students produce two projects within the same discipline). To complete a project, students only have three days, which is why the day is punctuated with a certain rigour. Amongst the house rules: never miss the morning physical exercise and the dinner; hand in projects on time; keep the common areas tidy.
A typical day
7.00/ Physical exercise
9-12.30/ Work on the projects
15.30-18.30/ Work on the projects
21.30/ A variety of things can take place: students, tutors and teachers together explore the cultural opportunities of the town; evening lessons; final project critiques.
Which documents must be submitted before departure?
It is important to submit an image of your health insurance card when registering for the summer camp.
What happens if the students fall ill or have health problems?
In the case of minor problems, the management consults with a doctor. In more serious cases, the children are accompanied to hospital.
If the students are not clear about which disciplines to choose, any advice?
The primary objective of the summer camp is precisely to help young people focus on their talents, motivations and aspirations through a shared and intensive experience. In the months leading up to the camp, we are available to advise students and parents.