2022 Summer Camp Description:

TheChildrensWoodshopBus is holding weekly half day camps 9 am – 12 noon June 20 – September 2 for girls and boys 2nd – 6th grades and 1st – 3rd grades 1:00-3:00 p.m. afternoons only by special arrangement

This is an exciting and rewarding experience for motivated children. Emphasizing safe and easy techniques small groups of beginning or experienced campers will use basic hand tools and clear sugar pine to construct projects of their choice from several building categories which include floating, rolling, and non-flying toys, desktop and other useful projects.   In addition to miter box sawing, 2-6th grade campers will learn how to use a coping saw to make curved projects (dogs, ducks, dinosaurs, etc.)  A portion of each day will include tool maintenance and some specialty techniques.

Please note that this is not not a “free style-make-anything-you-want” camp. The kid-tested project ideas are there to jump-start the creative process and campers will progress at their own pace to build 7-10 projects during the week.

Each camp for 2nd-6th grades is five half-days 9:00-12:00 noon, 5 children per group ($210) per camper which includes all materials.

 Camps for 1st-3rd grades are two hour sessions afternoons only from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 4 children per group ($180 per camper)

Returning and experienced students are encouraged to build more complex projects as their skills advance.   See the Project Photos page to look at examples of assorted miter box sawing projects and coping saw cutouts. Time and degree of difficulty is indicated by an asterisk * rating system.


  2. CAMPERS MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES DAILY TO PARTICIPATE                                                                       
  3. Masks are optional for teaching “pods” or familiar cohorts                                                                                                               

Specific questions can be addressed directly to sdawson@TheChildrensWoodshopBus.com


Mission Bay Montessori Academy

Mission Bay Montessori Academy