Camp Registration is open!!! Follow link to register: Camp Carpenter 2024 Registration Form

Camp Carpenter is an outdoor adventure day camp for Neighborhood youth ages 7-14 set in and around Popps Packing’s dynamic buildings, art installations, and green spaces. Camp Carpenter takes place over 2 weeks each summer.

What do kids do at Camp Carpenter? Youth  work alongside local professional artists and builders from the community and learn how 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.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to support Camp Carpenter and related programs in Carpenter Park this summer!!

Camp Carpenter 2024 Dates:

Session 1: July 22 – July 29, 2024 
Session 2:  July 29 – August 2, 2024
All session run Mon. through Fri. from 9:30AM-3:00PM (please bring a bag lunch)
  • Campers can only sign up for one week in order to give more kids the opportunity to participate. 
  • Participants must be able to commit to a full week-long session. 
  • Campers should have a genuine interest in self-guided exploration through construction, collaboration, and outdoor activities—devoid of screens.

Cost: $400 for  non-residents. Scholarships available for Hamtramck and Detroit 48212 residents.

Thanks to the Michigan Community Center Grant through the Michigan Community Service Commission we are able to offer Full Scholarships to families in the 48212 zip code who have trouble paying their bills. 
Additional limited scholarships are available to participants living outside the 48212 zip code.
More information and Register here: Camp Carpenter 2024 Registration Form

NEW: Camp Carpenter Drop-in workshops in the park

Thanks to the support of the Kresge summer park program and the Detroit Park Coalition, Popps Packing will be hosting a series of mini Camp Carpenter dorp in workhops throughout the summer. First workshop is May 11. Time is still TBD. Stay tuned!!

Popps Packings’ Carpenter Park
2055 Carpenter St., Detroit, MI 48212

For more information, email or call 248-568-9167

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Support Camp Carpenter!!

Please consider a tax deductible donation 

We are always seeking donations to support Camp Carpenters scholarships, pay our professional art educators and help maintain all camp facilities. Your support is vital to the success of this program.

Your donation will support camp scholarships that prioritize neighborhood youth living in the Hamtramck, Highland Park and District 3 Detroit zone.  Camp Carpenter is part of a 501c3 Not for Profit Organization. Your donation is a 100% tax deductible

Mission: Camp Carpenter focuses on Detroit’s next generation of artistic producers by giving them the tools and skills to reimagine their built environment. Camp Carpenter welcomes youth into the Popps Packing ecosystem as generative artists and stakeholders in their own community, strengthening the ties between artists, youth and other neighborhood residents.