Boat Building Camp: July 11-15
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, 2022
Boat Building Camp registration is now open! From July 11-15, students entering grades 4-8th can learn how to build a full-size wood boat in this exciting week-long camp using simple woodworking tools with a focus on discovery, math skills and collaboration. Campers will work together to build a 4-person Bevin Skiff start to finish. The week will culminate with a Friday afternoon boat launch celebration at Forest Park at the foot of the St. Louis Art Museum.
The program is rooted in the Teaching With Small Boats methodology, a curriculum focused on having an enormous amount of fun while honing math skills through hands on learning about woodworking and boat building.
In addition to building one large boat together, students will also be challenged with individual engineering projects such as building scale model boats and experimenting with a displacement tank to discover the model boat’s carrying capacity. There will be an aluminum foil boat design competition and a tow-tank will allow for each camper to build a boat of their own design and race it against their peers. This quick-moving camp will work to reinforce math skills, meeting each student where they are, challenging them to reach deeper understanding to learn through practical application of what is normally academic focused math efforts.
AGE RANGE: For students entering 4th-8th grade* in the Fall (*contact us if a student outside target age range is interested)
TUITION: $250. Scholarships available, contact us to apply.
Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and all materials.
DATES: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, 2022
CAMP HOURS: 9am-4:30pm
Drop off 8:45-9:00am; pickup 4:30-4:45pm [no extra cost]
Optional before-care 8-9am cost: $25 for the week
Optional after-care 4:30-6pm cost : $25 for the week
LOCATION: Building Futures Design Build Workshop
2720 N. 13th St. St. Louis, MO 63106
CONTACT: 314-518-5279, firstname.lastname@example.org