Summer Camps for 2018 will start in May!

This is not your traditional summer camp. We will challenge young students to use traditional and modern tools to work through projects and make things they never thought they could. Each day the kids will use real tools on real projects making plenty of saw dust and metal chips along the way. No wimpy projects here as we instill confidence and critical thinking into all of our students!

The Urban workshop summer camps run weekly Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and are a compressed version of our traditional 12-week programs. In fact, taking the Level 1, 2, or 3 summer camps will qualify the kids to go straight in to the next Level 12-week program in the fall with our existing students.

Level 1 includes the following activities: Hand tools and bicycle mechanics, basic electronics and soldering, Fusion 360 CAD classes, 3D printing name desk plaques, laser etching model bi-planes, t-shirt silk screening, basic hand sewing bean bags, vacuum forming of masks, silicone molding medallions, wooden tic-tac-toe game and a wooden marshmallow crossbow.

Click here to download detailed Level 1 activities PDF.

 

Level 2 includes the following activities: Hand tools and small engine repair, Fusion 360 intermediate CAD classes, sheet metal fabrication, metal shop basics, MIG and spot welding, DC electric circuits, Arduino programming, Adobe Illustrator, vinyl cutting and woodshop keepsake box making.

Click here to download detailed Level 2 activities PDF.

 

Level 3 includes the following activities: MIG welding metal sculpture, Makerbeam construction, Arduino – servo motor control and sensors, basic robotics, reverse engineering skills, 2- part silicone molding, model finishing techniques and the extremely popular make your own skateboard wood shop class.

Click here to download detailed Level 3 activities PDF.

 

Level 4 includes the following activities: A/C Wiring pipe lamp, introduction to prototyping, advanced laser etching, electronics troubleshooting techniques, Wood shop power tools techniques, building a wooden bench, and a final master project – a blue-tooth speaker box.

Click here to download detailed Level 4 activities PDF.

 

Please look closely at the schedule below as the classes vary each week from Level 1 to Level 3. Please be sure to select the correct class level when you register. It is required that all new students start with Level 1 as the programs build upon each other.

Summer Program Information

Before you select a summer session from the calendar below, please take a moment to review the summer camp info and prerequisites here.

 

Level 1 - Information and Prerequisites

The level 1 Beginner Program will introduce kids to a wide selection of hand tools with a variety of materials. The goal of this program is to learn how to use basic hand tools, and help develop the “feel” needed to successfully work with different materials and mechanical systems. This understanding of the hand tools will provide a solid foundation for the level 2 – 4 programs, where increasingly more powerful tools will be introduced along with more complicated projects.

 

 

2018 Summer week long Level 1 Camps run Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following weeks.

Schedule coming soon!

 

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment: Students will need to bring their own laptops for computer lab sessions.

Minimum age: 10 years       Maximum age: 15 years

Minimum number of kids to make a class: 6,   Maximum number of kids per class: 16

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Pants and shirts that cover your shoulders are required.

Contact: Matt Durham at 949-296-2153 or email Mdurham@UrbanWorkshop.net with any further questions on registration.

Cost: $800 per student. Includes project materials and the use of Urban Workshop’s tools.

Location: Urban Workshop – 365-A Clinton St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Level 2 - Information and Prerequisites

The Level 2 program introduces students to powered hand tools and builds upon the skills learned in the level 1 program. This program will see the kids design, fabricate, weld, paint and wire-up a sheet metal Marquee star over the course of the program. That combined with the more advanced wood shop project will ensure the kids are challenged the entire week.

 

 

2018 Summer week long Level 2 Camps run Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following weeks.

Schedule coming soon!

 

Prerequisite(s): Level 1

Equipment: Students will need to bring their own laptops for computer lab sessions.

Minimum age: 10 years       Maximum age: 15 years

Minimum number of kids to make a class: 6,   Maximum number of kids per class: 16

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Pants and shirts that cover your shoulders are required.

Contact: Matt Durham at 949-296-2153 or email Mdurham@UrbanWorkshop.net with any further questions on registration.

Cost: $800 per student. Includes project materials and the use of Urban Workshop’s tools.

Location: Urban Workshop – 365-A Clinton St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Level 3 - Information and Prerequisites

The Level 3 program introduces students to large professional power tools and powered hand tools while building upon the skills learned in the level 2 program. This program will see them gain essential experience as they create MIG welded sculptures, build structural frames using Makerbeam kits, dive deeper into Arduino, and learn to control a robot hand. That combined with the more advanced wood shop project of designing and making their own vintage style skateboard will ensure the kids are challenged the entire week.

 

2018 Summer week long Level 3 Camps run Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following weeks.

Schedule coming soon!

 

Prerequisite(s): Level 2

Equipment: Students will need to bring their own laptops for computer lab sessions.

Minimum age: 10 years       Maximum age: 15 years

Minimum number of kids to make a class: 6,   Maximum number of kids per class: 16

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Pants and shirts that cover your shoulders are required.

Contact: Matt Durham at 949-296-2153 or email Mdurham@UrbanWorkshop.net with any further questions on registration.

Cost: $800 per student. Includes project materials and the use of Urban Workshop’s tools.

Location: Urban Workshop – 365-A Clinton St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Level 4 - Information and Prerequisites

The Level 4 program introduces students to large professional power tools and powered hand tools while building upon the skills learned in the level 3 program. This program will see them flex their muscles as independent thinkers planning projects before they start and then working to their plan to create two large, complex project: a wooden bench and a blue-tooth speaker box. Other classes will teach them critical thinking and problem solving skills as they gain experience troubleshooting A/C and D/C electronics. A favorite class returns as we dive deeper into advanced laser etching techniques using the rotary tool and making complex enclosures with only a laser beam. Once students complete Level 4 they can become members of Urban Workshop!

2018 Summer week long Level 3 Camps run Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following weeks.

Schedule coming soon!

 

Prerequisite(s): Level 3

Minimum age: 10 years       Maximum age: 15 years

Minimum number of kids to make a class: 6,   Maximum number of kids per class: 16

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Pants and shirts that cover your shoulders are required.

Contact: Matt Durham at 949-296-2153 or email Mdurham@UrbanWorkshop.net with any further questions on registration.

Cost: $800 per student. Includes project materials and the use of Urban Workshop’s tools.

Location: Urban Workshop – 365-A Clinton St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626