Volunteers from our DC Office recently participated in the DACkids Summer Camp, sponsored by the Washington Architectural Foundation. This weeklong summer camp program for kids ages 8-12 is an opportunity to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills through creative activities taught from a design arts perspective. Tasked with designing their own playhouses, the kids engaged in lessons on structure, building materials, construction processes, and other activities over five days to encourage creative thinking using art and design skills. At the start of the week, the campers were asked to list their favorite hobbies and activities to help them decide what spaces they wanted to include in their own small scale models. They then worked…