We were thrilled to open a new Woodshop studio this past summer, our fourth (and final) move for this ever-popular activity. Walking into the Shop, guests will find it always busy and full of campers working on projects that are both appropriate for their skill level and useful in their daily lives.
Many of the projects we built this year come from projects we see around us. The iPod speaker is just that. Given as a gift to one of our full time team members over the winter, we thought it would be a fun project to try at camp. The kids jumped right in because they actually use it back home right away. And, it works!
Another fun and useful project was our travel stool. Last summer, one of our campers from Russia built a great stool all on his own. In researching the cost to send it back to Moscow, we found it prohibitively high. (Don’t worry – we are still using the stool today!)
Our head of Creativity developed our travel stool, a project that would allow girls and boys the chance to build something they could use back home but also pack in any bag. Dozens of these projects were created and painted to their builder’s own plans.
Lastly, our staff helped the campers use the wood from our surrounding forests to come up with winter holiday ornaments. These little reindeer will be great additions to many homes this winter.
We are proud of our girls and boys who use their hands, imaginations, and many tools they don’t often see to create useful projects. Come to the Shop and give it a try yourself next summer!