Calling all Engineers, Designers, Sculptors, Builders, Videographers, Architects, Artists and Makers of all descriptions and disciplines
SUMMER CAMP SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR AMBITIOUS COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
Beam Camp requests project ideas for Summer 2011.
You supply the plan and vision. We’ll supply 100+ energetic campers and staff and 700+ acres of forest, mountain and lakes as studio, canvas and workshop. Submit your proposal today to be Beam’s 2011 Project Master.
Each summer Beam commissions a Project Master to design a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor that campers produce and enjoy. The Project can range from the conceptual to the structural. We are looking for big ideas that will challenge and excite our campers and staff. Our Project Management Team will work with the Master to “translate” the Master’s project blueprint into the camp context.
Beam Camp (http://www.beamcamp.com) is a 4-week summer program for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success.Teams of campers work on different aspects of the Project each morning. In the afternoons, they participate in Domains,unique, in-depth, hands-on explorations in the arts, sciences, athletic or cultural fields.
* Make it big.
* Don’t limit yourself to “camp-y” themes.
* Construction can be a central component, but doesn’t have to be.
2010 Trip To The Sun:
One century after the first science fiction movie, George Melies’ A Trip to the Moon, was projected in theaters, Beam Camp makes history with a fully solar-powered remake – A Trip to the Sun, a classic re-imagined for our changing planet. We’ll tell the story of a journey to the sun – powered by the sun; a Science Fiction film with emphasis on the Science with special effects, sets, lighting, costuming, acting, and blue-screen work. Project Masters: Daniela Kostova & Mike DeSeve
2009 Float With The Flowers: two extraordinary structures, part puzzle and sculpture, comprised of wooden balls and dowels, that stand on land and blossom on water. An exploration of how simple elements combine to form complex systems and represent natural contours and forces. Project Masters: Christine Baumgartner & Manuel Kretzer
2008 Jungletopia: three tree-houses ring a 16-foot armature to form a play/contemplation space that bridges (metaphorically and physically) Beamers’ imagination and craft with the forest environment. Project Masters: Jan Drojarski & Jon Bocksel
2007 The Beam Micro/Macro Domes: five geodesic domes based on the forms and structures of virus proteins, that became shelters, sculptures, playspaces and activity centers. Project Master: Caitlin Berrigan
2006 The Beam Fleet: seven wooden vehicles, designed, and built by the campers, equal parts kinetic sculptures, simple machines and rolling canvases. Project Masters: Steve Gerberich & Nathaniel Leib
2005 The Nexus Canopy: a raised, 42’ x 36’ grid of wood and fabrics that the campers transformed from shelter to maze to movie theater to art installation to banquet space. Project Master: Fabian Jabro/Standard Architects
HOW DO I SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?
Go to http://www.beamcamp.com/projectproposal to download our Project Proposal form.
WHEN DO YOU SELECT THE 2011 PROJECT?
Deadline for submission is April 2, 2010. Upon selection of a Project, the Master will have until October 1, 2010 to create a blueprint or working plan for Project execution.
WHAT’S THE PROJECT BUDGET?
We generally spend $10,000 on Project-specific materials including any necessary new tools/machines.
WHAT ARE THE MASTER’S TIME REQUIREMENTS?
Master will consult with Camp Directors in developing the camp curriculum around the Project. We ask that the Master be available for at least four pre-camp planning meetings, regular phone conversations and join us for at least three days during the 2011 camp session (July 10 – August 17, 2011).
DO I GET PAID?
Project Masters receive a $2,500 stipend plus reimbursement of travel costs.
Proposals due: April 2, 2010.
For more info on Beam: http://www.beamcamp.com
For further inquiries contact: Danny Kahn – firstname.lastname@example.org