Winter Camp for 2018 is January 8!

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This year’s Winter Camp is Level 2 scheduled the week of January 8 thru 12. 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 winter camp runs 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 winter camp will qualify the kids to go straight in to the next Level 12-week program in the spring with our existing students.

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, and woodshop keepsake box making.

Click here to download detailed Level 2 activities PDF.

Students must have completed Level 1 prior to registering for this Level 2 session.

Winter Program Information

Before you select a winter session from the calendar below, please take a moment to review the winter 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.

 

There are no winter Level 1 Camps scheduled for January 2018.

 

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 Winter week long Level 2 Camp is scheduled to run Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following weeks.

January 8 thru 12, 2018

 

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.

 

There are no winter Level 3 Camps scheduled for January 2018.

 

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!

 

There are no winter Level 4 Camps scheduled for January 2018.

 

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