Tinkering School LA – Weeklong Camp

Summer Camp for Ages 5-16
M - F 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $525**/weekly

June 10 - August 16 Register for reDiscover Center
June 10 - July 19 Register for Pacific Palisades
July 1 - August 9 Register for Los Feliz
July 22- August 9 Register for Manhattan Beach

**$525 - credit card
$500 - Electronic Bank Transfer*
$500 - Check*
*Payment must be received 14 days before start of session


M-F 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM $525-$656
July 7 - 19 Register for Beverly Hills


Ages 7-13
Tinkering School LA camp M-F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $250 - $312.50
Cardboard Camp  M-F 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM $210 - $262.50 
June 17 - 28 through the Parks and Rec Departments of El Segundo (registration opens 4/20)

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Weekly sessions for a vacationtastic extravaganza of tools, techniques, and Big Builds.

Aftercare available until 5pm for $20 daily or until 6pm for $30 daily. Limited availability. Email mail@rediscovercenter.org 24 hours in advance to guarantee a space.

Home school charter funds accepted for all programs.

Tinkering School LA Juniors, ages 5-7

Tinkering School LA Juniors is a one week day camp that challenges younger children 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. Use cardboard, wire, wood, fabric, and light to create individual and group projects. Campers will get the best of both worlds: artist training plus tinkering with tools.

Tinkering School LA, ages 7-12

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. Our flagship program, now in its ninth year.

Tinkering School LA Masters, ages 11-16

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. Working with some of LA's top STEAM educators and master makers, tinkerers 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. While prior maker experience is not a prerequisite, Tinkering School LA Masters camp attracts many ambitious campers. Group projects take advantage of all of the skills in the room, pushing each tinkerer to learn and apply new techniques. Big Builds at Masters camps are some of the most intricate and ambitious projects reDiscover facilitates.

Tinkering School LA Counselors in Training, ages 13-18

Counselors in training work alongside staff facilitators to create a safe, fun, engaging Tinkering environment for campers ages 5-12 at Tinkering School LA. CITs receive training materials and mentoring on how to facilitate a tools-intensive Tinkering environment. CITs provide one-on-one support to tinkerers, assist facilitators in group management, maintain the workshop, including repairing and building equipment as needed, and receive after-hours access to the Tinkering School LA woodshop for personal projects. CITs are expected to arrive at 8:30 and be available through the daily staff meeting that ends at 3:45. Two week minimum commitment. Prior experience with making, tinkering, and basic woodworking highly recommended. New CITs need to schedule an admissions interview before registering. The cost is $250 per week.

*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 Policy for more details.

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reDiscover Center offers Summer, Winter, and Spring Break Camps. Want the Tinkering School LA camp experience for your school, organization, or group? Submit a Booking Request online or call 310-393-3636.

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