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Woodworking with Hand Tools: Increase Engagement & Empowerment Among Campers

What if campers could be involved with their wood craft projects from start to finish and never have to hand to a specialist to cut or drill? Working with only hand tools is empowering and engaging but most camps do not have a dedicated space. No worries, woodworking can be portable too! Learn how you can move from kits to transformational plank-to-project experiences and instill life long skills in your campers using your existing staff. We will discuss how to work with campers of all abilities and how to maintain a safe and positive creative environment. Please note: this session has limited availability. Projects will be available on a first come, first served basis. This event is in conjunction with the ACA Tri-State Trade Show.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will learn how to train staff in order to offer hand tool woodworking.

  2. Participants will learn how to work with kids of all abilities to make woodcraft projects.

  3. Participants will gain exposure on how to instill life skills via woodworking.

Earlier Event: March 12
ACA Tri-State Conference
Later Event: March 28
ACA New England Camp Conference