Summer Camps 2021

Let me guess, your teenager has been sitting in their room and staring at a computer screen for nearly a year now! Get them out this summer and into the wood shop to build something. For the past 8 years I’ve been teaching basic woodworking to kids in the summers, and the reviews I get are simple: “This was the best thing I did all summer.” There’s nothing like starting with a piece of paper and a pencil, drawing out a plan, and then going home at the end of the week with something you made yourself.

Below are camp dates for this summer. All camps will again be limited to 4 students due to Covid cautionary measures. However, if you DON’T see a camp that works around your summer schedule, I’m happy to arrange times for your child that will work. As long as I can get three campers lined up, we’ll make it happen!

New this year will be what I’m calling “Open Shop.” Each camp will have a couple projects that I’ve picked out that will hopefully interest most campers. However, if you’re a returning camper that’s already done a certain project but that set of dates is best for your family, you can participate in open shop. You name the project that you’d like to build and I’ll help you make it happen.

Camp TitleAgeStart DateEnd DateProject 1Project 2Project 3
Beginner Woodworking 11+June 23June 25BoomerangsBedroom shelfOpen Shop
Beginner Woodworking 11+June 30July 2Desk OrganizerWooden speakerOpen Shop
Advanced Woodworking Filled!14 to 18July 12July 16Adirondack ChairsOpen Shop
Advanced Woodworking 14 to 18July 19July 23Adirondack ChairsOpen Shop
High School Musician14 to 18July 26July 30Cajon Drum SetOpen Shop
Advanced Woodworking 14 to 18August 9August 13Adirondack ChairsOpen Shop

Here are a few reactions from the kids who attended recent camps:

“Not only is Scott an amazing drum teacher, he is an exceptional woodworking instructor. Scott’s ability to teach all ages with various levels of experience is shown through the final project of the camp. When camp ends you will have a smile on your face, new friends, and something that you created with your own hands. ”– KV, age 17

“It was fun and involved. When you finish, you get something you’re proud of that is high quality. It is very calm and is a good learning experience.”

– HY, age 15

“This camp was really cool. I was nervous at first, but Scott helped me a lot and taught me a lot about safety. I love showing everyone what I made. I definitely want to do this camp again next year!”

      – AB, age 13

“Although it was the first experience with woodworking I had in my life, Scott’s camp was as fun and informative as anything he arranges. Before we began working with the tools, I was reluctant to become involved. Scott and the other campers were all inviting and willing to help, so almost immediately, I was excited to begin working. Camp was fascinating. Woodworking was much more compelling than I would have imagined. The satisfaction of creating something, putting in the effort to make it your own, and feeling the progress as it happened was amazing. I looked forward to attending camp, and I enjoyed sharing my experiences with those who would listen. Furthermore, I should add that the rubber-band gun works well, and the tongue drum sounds fantastic. This was truly an unforgettable experience and an important life skill.”

                                                                           -LB, age 15

Here are some photos from past camps!