Summer Camps June 11 – August 13 at reDiscover Center, Manhattan Beach, and Los Feliz*
*Early Bird Extended for Manhattan Beach and Los Feliz locations! Use coupon code: SUMMEREARLYBIRD
Tinkering School LA
Come build amazing things with us! Tinkering School LA 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 to facilitator ratio, our fully stocked workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for personal growth through skills development and creative construction.
For ages 7-12.* Ask about our Counselor in Training program for ages 13-18.
The camp day is 9:00-3:00. No one with open toed shoes, loose hair or clothing will be allowed in the workshop.
Tinkering School LA Juniors
Tinkering School LA Juniors is a one week day camp that challenges children ages 5-8 to go beyond project building and enter a world of imagination. Children are inspired by tinkering and visual arts exercises meant to feed advanced thinking and creative building of works with big impact and a story behind them. Campers will get the best of both worlds: artist training plus tinkering with tools. No one with open toed shoes, loose hair, or loose clothing will be allowed in the workshop.
Tinkering School LA Masters
Tinkering School LA Masters Camp provides a camp experience unique in Southern California for teens to tinker with wood, metal, and reclaimed materials, all while gaining design and fabrication skills. Led by internationally renown mechanical sculptors, STEAM teachers, and cardboard masters, teens ages 11-16 will design, prototype, build, and tinker with a wide range of tools and materials. Power tools, engineering, machines, and inventing all come into play. Participants will gain an understanding of the engineering design process, working as a team towards a group goal that bridges art and engineering. Going beyond regular Tinkering School LA, Masters sessions take a deep dive into a STEAM inspired experience.
Just beyond the factories on the outer edge of town is a different kind of city where junk lies all around. Welcome to Scrap City, home of the ScrapKins, creatures that love to build amazing things from the stuff you throw away. Join Author/Illustrator/Maker Brian Yanish for five days of stupefying hands-on projects all made from ordinary household recyclables. We’ll explore simple flying machines, floating sea vessels, vehicles, and craft curious creatures as we design our own stories about what lives inside all that junk.You’ll never look at that coffee cup and empty box the same way again!
Ages 6-11 years
All materials provided. Students are encouraged to collect their own inspiring recyclables to bring to class.
Brian Yanish is a professional author, illustrator, and maker. His books include ScrapKins: Junk Re-Thunk (Macmillan 2016), The Build-It Book (Crackle Press 2011) and the forthcoming Pirate Chicken: All Hens on Deck (Sourcebooks 2019). He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects mold maker, written and performed comedy, and designed software, toys, and apparel for the children’s market. He is the creator of ScrapKins, a Recycled Arts program that inspires kids to see the creative potential in everyday junk. As a presenter/educator, Brian has shared ScrapKins STEAM based workshops with K-5 students at 50 schools around the World and even appeared on Sesame Street. www.Scrapkins.com
______________________________________________________________________________________ At reDiscover Center ONLY: option to stay in Tinkering Club afterwards until 5:00 for $20/day or 6:00 for $30/day.
*Cancellation fee: Waived until four weeks before registered camp week, then 50% of tuition paid until two weeks before camp week, then 100% of tuition paid less than two weeks before camp week. Camp tuition is transferable to a substitute camper in full, at time of cancellation only. See our full Cancellation Policyfor more details.
reDiscover Center offers Summer, Winter, and Spring Break Camps. Want the Tinkering School LA camp experience for your school, organization, or group? Submit a Bookings Request onlineor call 310-393-3636.