• Tinkering School
  • Tinkering School
  • Tinkering School

Tinkering School

A Tinkering School summer camp is open at reDiscover Center for NINE weeks this summer! 

Come build amazing things with us! Tinkering School teaches children the skills they need to work confidently in wood, plastic, and metal to build robust structures as wild as their imaginations. With a 4:1 camper:facilitator ratio, our fully stocked workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for personal growth through skills development and creative construction. Each weekly session offers five days of tinkering, 9:00-3:00.

Early Bird Special: $425 (through January 31)
Members: $437.50
Non-Members: $475 (Become a member)

LA Tinkering School at reDiscover Center provides an environment where children explore hands-on, open-ended problems as catalysts for patient problem solving, adventure and self-directed learning. A 4:1 tinker to facilitator ratio supports the Tinkering School campers to build projects in a safe environment.

Using real tools and real materials to solve real problems children experience a unique atmosphere of trust and responsibility. A failure-positive atmosphere puts focus on the process over the end product and encourages children to try new ideas, find inspiration in setbacks and play in the face of adversity.

reDiscover Center staff spent a week in February 2011 at Gever Tulley‘s home to experience and co-create a model for Tinkering Schools throughout the U.S. At the reDiscover Center we are pleased to have the expertise of local artists/teachers each week with trained assistants and visiting specialists.