Walker’s Woodshop

Ages: entering grades 4 through 7 in September 2024
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

If your child looks at a two-by-four and can see a dresser drawer, then it’s time to roll up their sleeves and join us in the shop. Our introduction to woodworking teaches your child the fundamentals of good design and encourages personal expression. Situated in our fully equipped woodshop within the Visual and Performing Arts Center, each camper will choose, plan and build a unique piece of small furniture. Guided by two experienced instructors, your child will develop skills in design, measurement, construction and finishing techniques. Beginning woodworkers will learn how to safely handle a variety of tools, receive one-on-one attention and, at the end of the week, walk away with a finely-crafted piece of furniture and the confidence that comes from knowing it was created with their own two hands.

Sample Schedule

Time Activity
8:30-8:55 am Drop-off
9:00-10:00 am Instruction in woodworking skills, furniture design and drawing
10:00-10:15 am Morning snack
10:15-11:30 am Guided work constructing individual furniture pieces
11:30-12:00 pm Lunch on our outdoor terrace
12:00-12:30 pm Relaxed time to hang out, listen to music and talk to counselors
12:30-2:50 pm Independent project work cutting, assembling and finishing
2:50-3:30 pm Free swim in our 3 outdoor heated pools
3:45-4:00 pm Pick-up

Extended Day

Want more camp? You’ve got it. Our weekly Extended Day programs are available to all Beaver Off-Broadway Campers for an additional fee.  For more info, click here.

7:30-8:30 am – Drop off your camper up to an hour earlier than the regular drop-off at 8:30 am.

4:00-6:00 pm – Extend your camper’s day as late as possible to give them full access to more activities.

Bus Transportation

Why not let someone else be the driver? We’ll safely shuttle your camper to and from Beaver by bus. For more info, click here.

2024 Session Dates & Tuition

Session Dates Tuition
Week 5 July 22 – July 26 $920
Week 6 July 29 – August 2 $920

Includes daily lunch and snack


Sibling and 8-Week Discounts available