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.  Camp Registration opens in the spring of 2024.

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 — all while contributing the betterment of the Detroit/Hamtramck community through the construction of a lasting play space for all.

Cost: $350 for  non-residents. Free for youth living in District 3 Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

NOTE: Register for one session only to allow more kids an opportunity to participate.  Space is limited.

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

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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. Please consider a tax deductible donation via Venmo.

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.