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Woodworking 201

$495Purchase required to enroll
About this Camp:

This camp will focus on the building skills in making wood objects by hand, and through incorporating the tools of the makerspace. Woodworkers with some previous experience will be able to learn more advanced techniques and expand their skills while working through a range of projects:

  • Wood toy with moving parts
  • Bandsaw box
  • Camp chair

More advanced wood working skills will be taught and safe use of hand and machine tools will continue to be emphasized. The campers will be given instruction and more practice time on the band saw, drill press and other makerspace wood working tools, and more advanced aspects of the design process and project planning will also be taught.

In addition, campers will enhance their skills in:
  • Expanding spatial thinking from 2D to 3D
  • Developing and enhancing their creative mindset
  • Reading and following woodworking plans
  • Practicing measuring and marking to prepare wood for working
  • Practicing cutting, drilling, shaping, and finishing with hand tools
  • Designing and build a set of objects of increasing sophistication
  • Exercising skills in critical thinking, problem solving and creativity
  • Practicing learning by doing, on their feet and using their hands
  • Developing an awareness of the designed dimension of objects and systems
  • Honing skills to shape the world through building, tinkering, re/designing and hacking
All materials will be provided to execute the projects which the campers will be able to take home at the end of the week.


  • Cool woodworking projects to be taken home at the end of the week and used for years to come
  • Best practices and principles of woodworking
  • Enhanced experiences in our 3000 sqft Amazing Wonder Workshop
  • Increased knowledge of woodworking: a lifelong useful skill

Catylator Camp programs are taught by real engineers and teachers with significant real-world experience and are targeted for fifth graders through ninth graders. The camps run from 9am to 3pm.

Save 10% on the second (or more) camp(s) after you have registered for the first camp - also applies to siblings. Discount does not apply to the first camp. Use coupon code CAMP1710.