Register for Camp Carpenter!

Popps Packing Presents: 


Two Sessions:  July 23 – 27 & August 6-10, 2018

Camp Carpenter is a weeklong outdoor adventure camp for ages 7-16 set in and around Popps Packing’s dynamic buildings, art installations, and green spaces. Campers will work alongside professional artists to design, build and create imaginative worlds of their own making. Youth will learn to use basic hand tools, to take their designs from idea to reality, to collaborate across age groups, to tell imaginative stories through theater games and role playing and more — all while contributing the betterment of the Detroit/Hamtramck community through the construction of a lasting play space for all. Register online  here.  

All Materials included. Bring a bag lunch, a good attitude and your imagination!!

This year we are offering 2 sessions!!

Dates: July 23-July 27 and August 6-August 10, 2018

(Mon. through Fri.) from 9:30AM-3:00PM

Weekly Rate: Pay what you can, Suggested $200 for non-residents; free for Detroit District 3, Hamtramck, and Highland Park residents 

Location: Popps Packing, 2037 Carpenter St., Detroit, MI 48212

Contact us at

Register online  here.

To see images form last years amazing camp visit our Facebook page here

Check out the great story by Zak Rosen about our camp on NPR last year here





Considering donating materials and supplies to the Camp!

  • broken wooden furniture,
  • wood scraps (no particle board or splintery stuff please,  
  • workbenches,
  • saw horses, 
  • ladders
  • large tarps
  • corrugated plastics and metal
  • hinges
  • rope
  • wood (2”x4”x96” wood, 4’x8’ 1/4” plywood, balsa wood)

Or Donate to support our teaching artists and staff so we can keep the camp free for local youth!

Checks be mailed to: Popps Packing 12138 St. Aubin, Hamtramck MI 48212

We are a 501c3 not -for -Profit organization so your donation is 100% tax deductible!!!

Contact us at with any questions

Learn more about Adventure Playgrounds and some of our inspirations for Camp Carpenter:


This Project is made possible with support from Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini Grant Program and Culture Source, the Peck Family Foundation and Enterprise Collaborative Action Grant.

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