Summer High School Program (EiA)

The Experiences in Architecture (EiA) program at the Catholic University of America is a pre-college workshop for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and professional sides of the architectural arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom. 

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare students for architecture school, giving students a head start, as well as acquainting them with campus life at the university level. Students who have participated in EiA’s summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level. 

CAMP FULL 2023, please return in the fall for 2024 application
  • Two weeks: July 9, 2023 - July 22, 2023
  • Three weeks: July 9, 2023 - July 28, 2023


Once you have applied and accepted, here are the next steps.*

  • May 15, 2023
Tuition and Fees


  • Two-week session: $1,370
  • Three-week session: $2,055 


  • Two-week session: approximately $2,570
  • Three-week session: approximately $3,855

*Please note that as housing fees get finalized, the fees for residents are subject to change slightly. 

  • Explore


    Come along with us as we use Washington, D.C. as our extended classroom. We explore the city's museums, historical sites, new digital installations, and cultural events. All of these sites are nearby, just a short Metro ride away.

  • Create


    Let us help you think about your surroundings in new ways. From foundational drawing lessons to original charrettes, we help you transform your ideas in 2D and 3D projects.

  • Immerse


    Immerse yourself in both the academic and professional side of architecture. Take advantage of the large network of architects and designers in the D.C. area by coming along with us to visit firms.