Welcome to the ChildrensWoodshopBus website. This mobile “classroom” is a converted transit bus with individual, adjustable workbenches. The program is designed to teach children how to use hand tools safely and effectively. The woodshop bus locates at various San Diego public and private schools for weekly after-school classes (K-5th) and half-day summer camps (2nd – 6th grades).
This is not a free-style “make-anything-you-want” class. There is an assortment of kid-tested boats, planes, cars, and desktop/useful ideas that are available to jump-start the building process. Once construction techniques are established, creative changes are encouraged and students progress at their own pace to build confidence and skills as they build their projects. Summer camps are done and the Woodshop Bus now returns to rotating through our public and private schools for the weekly after school enrichment classes.
We are in full swing scheduling workshops for Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops needing a place to earn their achievement badges in woodworking. Interested leaders should Email sdawson@TheChildrensWoodshopBus.com for more information and to schedule a session for their troop.
See the General Information page to download the current information flyer. You may copy and distribute it as you wish.
Use the scroll arrow to see the Woodshop Bus exterior, interior, and a well-used work station.