What are campers building in Walker’s Woodshop?

Campers in Walkers Woodshop

One of the specialty camps this summer is Walker’s Woodshop. This camp runs for two one week sessions, and allows campers to spend a whole week learning about woodshop tools, safety, and then how to design and build their own creations. This camp is led by master Woodworker John Walker, who has worked at Beaver Summer Camp for over 25 years.

“I’m always amazed by how much they can actually do. I’ve taught woodworking to adults, and I’ll tell you, these kids are a lot more confident than a lot of the adults,” said Instructor John Walker.

A crate that a camper built

The projects are camper’s choice, which means all the campers can get creative with their ideas. Here are some of the following projects that were built this summer:

  • a shelf
  • a bench
  • a box
  • a bird house
  • a wood mosaic
  • a skateboard ramp
  • a table
  • a chair
  • a toy chest
  • an iPad holder
  • and more!

At the end of the week campers get to bring home their completed projects to either keep for themselves or give as a thoughtful gift to someone else.

“My mom really wanted a table, so I’m making one for her as a present,” said one camper.

Check out this video to learn more about the program and the projects.