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Project Proposal

Submit your Beam Project Proposal now.

Beam Camp is a specialized summer camp for building and collaboration located in Strafford, NH. Our award-winning program offers youth (ages 10-17) the opportunity to cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design, problem solving and the creative process.

Every year, Beam Camp solicits proposals for unique and spectacular large-scale projects that serve as the centerpiece for each 25-day session of camp, during which they will be built and brought to life by 100 campers and 20+ staff. Our Project Team works with the winning designers (Project Masters) to translate their project designs into the camp context. We pride ourselves on the high level of craftsmanship and skill that our Projects and the work of our staff and campers reflect. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our past projects HERE.

Beam Camp is looking for the following:

• Proposals from creative individuals with big ideas, including but not limited to Artists, Engineers, Architects, Builders, Filmmakers, Designers, Technologists, Agriculturists, Composers, etc.
• Big ideas that result in a unique, ambitious, and spectacular product; CLICK HERE to see previous Beam Projects
• Projects that are ambitious enough to occupy and challenge 108 campers and 20+ staff members for approximately 50 hours
• Projects that take advantage of our camp’s landscape and rural setting
• Proposals that communicate a clear vision (sketches, diagrams, and other visuals are always helpful) and represent your/your team’s expertise
• Proposals that include techniques, materials, or disciplines that we have not previously utilized in the past (not mandatory)

Project Proposals must include:

• The names and email addresses of all individuals associated with the proposal
• A suitable phone number at which we may contact you
• The title of your proposal
• A brief, 3-sentence description of the proposed project
• A detailed description of the project that includes any applicable visuals (sketches, diagrams, renderings, etc. are encouraged)
• Artists resume, CV, portfolio, or other indicator of previous completed work/experience (link to an online version is acceptable)

You are NOT required to:

• Include nature, children, or camp as a theme in your project proposal
• Provide a detailed breakdown of how your project would be realized by 100 Beam campers (that’s our job)
• Be at Beam for the entire camp session if your proposal is chosen; the length of your visit depends on your schedule and the needs of the project

Budget:

• Project Masters will receive a stipend of $3,000.
• Project Masters will be reimbursed for all reasonable travel costs related to site visits
• Beam Camp will allot a budget of $12,500 for Project materials and expenses, including those related to prototyping and design

Schedule:
Monday, October 20th: 2015 Beam Project RFP opens
Sunday, January 18th: RFP closes; all proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm EST
Monday, January 26th: Semi-Finalists selected; discovery meetings scheduled with all Semi-Finalists
Monday, February 16th: Project Masters are selected
March – May: Weekly project development calls between Project Masters and Beam Project staff; any necessary prototyping is conducted
Sunday, June 7th: Final project plans/blueprints due
July 2-July 26 and July 30-August 23: Projects are realized at Beam Camp

Submit your Beam Project Proposal now.

Project Proposals must be:

• Submitted in .pdf or .doc/.docx format using the submission page. Ready to submit? CLICK HERE
• Submitted no later than 11:59PM EST on Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Incomplete proposals will not be considered; please make sure yours is complete before submitting. If you have any questions regarding the proposal process, acceptable formats, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us:  projectproposals [at] beamcamp.com