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Young Makers Camp

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Course Overview

This is a week-long camp for tinkerers, explorers, curious kids—MAKERS! Spend each day learning new skills as you try out folk school crafts like woodworking, building, carving, weaving, hammering, sewing, and more. You’ll get to taste what makes learning at North House special as you explore the handcrafts of daily life. Camp is about being creative, having fun, and making new friends! This camp is open to youth ages 8-14. Half and full scholarships are available to Cook County families upon request at the time of registration.

Camp Schedule: Full day camps are held from 9am-4 pm each day with an hour break from noon-1 for lunch and down time. You can drop your child off at their camp location up to 30 minutes before the start of camp each day, but if you do please send along a book or quiet activity. Campers need to be picked up by 4:15. 

All full day campers must bring their own bag lunch to eat each day. We encourage kids to bring a book or quiet game for their break and they will have access to outdoor space in good weather to play during lunch break.

Attendance: Because projects worked on at camp build from day to day and learning extends throughout the week, please only sign your child up for camp if they will be able to attend all five days of the camp week.

Pick up and Drop Off: You can drop your child off at their camp location up to 30 minutes before the start of camp each day. All parents/guardians must drop off their children in person each day of camp. Parents/guardians may authorize their child to walk or bike home from camp alone. All kids not walking/biking must be picked up by an authorized parent/guardian within 10 minutes of the end of the camp day.

Scholarships: We want Kids’ Camp to be accessible to families in Cook County regardless of financial status. There are half cost and full cost scholarships available for youth residents of Cook County. Scholarships can be requested at the time of registration via the phone: 218-387-9762. Scholarships are limited to one child per summer. 

Registration: You are welcome to register through our website. Please register under the parent's name. If you have more than one child to register or have any questions, we welcome registrations by phone at 218-387-9762.

Liability Waivers: You will receive a link to an online liabilty waiver soon after registraion. We urge you to return this electronically as soon as possible! It's important for us to be able to share these key details with the instructors in a timely manner so they can be well prepared for your child.

Required Tools

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water Bottle


Mon, Jul 29th, 2024  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-4pm each day
Tuition: $250.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Lauren Newby
Lauren Newby
Milwaukee, WI USA

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Young Makers Camp