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!!

Dates: July 31-August 4, 2017 (Mon. through Fri.) from 9:30AM-3:00PM

Weekly Rate: $200 for non-residents; free for Detroit District 3, Hamtramck, and Highland Park residents 

Register online  here.

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

 Want to support Camp Carpenter? Consider donating some supplies and materials from our gift registry. 

Other items you may have around the house or in the garage that we could use are: Old broken wooden furniture, wood scraps (no particle board or splintery stuff please), tool boxes, workbenches, saw horses, ladders, wood: 2”x4”x96” wood, 4’x8’ 1/4” plywood, balsa wood.

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This Project is made possible with support from Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini Grant Program and Culture Source