Summer Camp Description:

I leave this information up for general inquiries.  2024 summer camp weeks will be posted in April

These are half day camps held from 9 am – 12 noon during the summer months.  Each week is a separate camp session.

(The exact dates will be posted on the Registration Page in April 2024

Each camp for 2nd-6th grades is five half-days 9:00-12:00 noon, 5 children per group.  Cost is $210 per camper which includes all materials and safety glasses.  You may reserve one space or all five and form your own group.

 By special arrangement camps for 1st-3rd grades can be arranged These are two hour sessions afternoons only.              1:00-3:00 p.m. 4 children per group. Cost is $180 per camper which includes all materials and safety glasses.

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.

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.


  1. SAFETY GLASSES/GOGGLES ARE PROVIDED and labeled for each camper (theirs to take home on Fridays)
  2. CAMPERS MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES DAILY TO PARTICIPATE                                                                       
  3. The instructor does a rapid CoVid Test Sundays before each camp starts.  Masks are optional for students                                                                                                              

Specific questions can be addressed directly to


Mission Bay Montessori Academy

Mission Bay Montessori Academy