We've been cookiing up this idea since last summer.
We have so many members here at the shop who have all these awesome skills, but no real chance to share their skills with the younger generation! So we wanted to make it easier for kids to come to the shop in a safe environment and make something they will remember for the rest of their lives!
Tinkering Camp is an innovative program inspired by the Tinkering School Gever Tulley set up in the Bay area, where kids learn that they are “more capable than they know, and to prove it, we give them real tools to solve real problems. By learning through doing, we strive to make mistakes and learn from them, collaborate and make friends, and try harder than usual.”
Tinkering Camp is a one-week program held at MakerPoint Studios. We invite kids aged 10 to 18 to join us in building something bigger than themselves, while learning about teamwork and hand tools. We hope to be able to display the completed project in the 4th of July parade.
The Tinkering Camp will have 2 sessions. The first session will run :
Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, June 11 to June 15. Click here to register.
The second session will run :
Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, June 18 to June 22. Click here to register.
We are still working with Ting, the fiber-optic internet provider, to secure some money for scholarships.
So if you have kids between 10 and 18 who would like to build something big and beautiful, please check our classes in June. You will find the links to register there.
We are so excited!