Monday-Friday, August 8-12, 8:30am-5pm
Camp Earth Connection & Hammerstone Carpentry School for Women will join together for our 2nd summer to offer a unique experience for teen girls. The first three days will be spent learning carpentry skills and working on the group project. Thursday and Friday girls will complete the finishing touches on the project, including designing and painting a mural on the structure. Camp Earth Connection and Hammerstone have designed this program to empower young women, increase self-confidence and provide 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.) 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. On Thursday, campers will design and begin painting a mural on the project, and complete any finishing touches. Friday morning we will finish the mural and enjoy a day of food, crafts and berry hikes. Friday afternoon we invite parents and families to join us to view and celebrate the final project. Refreshments are provided for all.
Dates: August 8-12, Program Time: 9am – 4:30pm and Supervision: 8:30 – 5pm
Ages: entering 6th-12th grades
Limit: 14 girls
Cost: 550 dollars includes supplies and materials for wood projects, T-shirt, and 2 healthy snacks daily. Partial Scholarships may be available.
Click here for registration forms. Medical History Forms must be completed and returned 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the camp session.