Camp H is a one-of-a-kind design and building camp for girls ages 9-12 that inspires creativity and curiosity through hands-on building, problem-solving, and meaningful making. In both summer and after-school programs, girls will cut plywood with a jigsaw, fuse metal with a welder, and create projects of personal and social relevance. Camp H’s instructors are female architects, designers, creative educators, and graduates of our Studio H high school design/build program.
Integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills, Camp H projects build confidence, grit, and the belief that everything is possible in life and in the world. Camp H camp “graduates” will be equipped to communicate audacious ideas through their creative voice, transform their communities through active building, and go forth confidently into higher education and careers.
CURRENT SESSION: Winter 2014, “I Can Fix Anything!”
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, January 28th – March 18th, 3:30-5:30pm
@ REALM Charter Middle School, Berkeley
In this design/build after-school camp, girls will learn how to use hand and power tools, basic electrical equipment, and automotive instruments to fix the things that need repair, installation, and maintenance in our everyday lives. Coupled with core-subject math and science concepts, we will tinker, experiment, build, and repair. Each week we will take on a different repair task so that our girls become confident to tackle everyday problems. 12 girls per week, 9-12 years old.
Week 1: July 7-11 | Week 2: July 14-18
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Pick-up begins: 8:30am | Drop-off ends: 4:30pm
Girls will design and build a full-scale project for the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, a local safe haven which offers free services to homeless women and their children. As a group we will speak with our client, design, sketch, model, prototype, build the piece (furniture? sculpture? lighting? what else?!) and donate it. Along the way, girls will learn skills in woodworking, welding, fabrication, and masonry to design a meaningful project for their community, to work in multiple materials, and bring ideas to life.
Please note: Week 1 and 2 will be different projects. Campers can enroll in one week or both!
Snacks will be provided. Full lunch option is available at an additional $25.
Enrollment is limited to 12 girls, 9 to 12 years old.
REALM Charter Middle School, 2023 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map)
$325 per week, $300 early-bird registration before March 1.
Please email Emily Pilloton, camp director, firstname.lastname@example.org for our full- and partial-scholarship application form.
Refund / cancellation policy
If you need to cancel your camper’s registration, refunds will be applied as follows – Full (100%) refund if registration is canceled BEFORE June 15, 2014; Half (50%) refund if registration is canceled AFTER June 15, 2014.