Camp Earth Connection & Hammerstone Carpentry School for Women are joining together to offer teen girls a 5 day camp. Half the day will be spent in the carpentry program and half in the Healthy Living Skills program. These programs work together to empower young women to gain self-confidence and life-skills.
The Carpentry Program, led by Maria Klemperer-Johnson of Hammerstone Carpentry School for Women will include an introduction to basic skills and concepts, as well as hands on work on a variety of projects. As a group we will learn about stick framing techniques and how basic structures are assembled (floors, walls and roofs) while building a small lean-to. Campers will learn how to measure, mark and cut framing members, how to layout framing on plates and rims, how to fasten stick assemblies together, and how to raise walls and roofs. We will also work on individual projects, building small boxes and cutting boards which will let campers focus of the refinement of skills and learn new topics such as joinery and gluing wood.
The Healthy Living Skills Program will include Yoga, Meditation and Movement Practices; Outdoor Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking using wild edible plants from the forest & fields, and local vegetables & fruits grown from our gardens and greenhouses; Nature Hikes exploring both animal signs and tracks as well as native and non-native plant identification.
Dates: July 13-17, Program Time: 9am – 4:30pm and Supervision: 8:30 – 5pm
Ages: entering 6th-12th grades
Limit: 30 girls
Cost (Sliding Scale): 450-550 dollars includes supplies and materials for wood projects, T-shirt, and 2 healthy snacks daily
Click here for registration forms. Medical History Forms must be completed and returned 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the camp session.