Founded in 2009, Construction Kids believes that children are born to build–and, as their creativity grows, children require a broad palette of tools and materials to make things by themselves in order to learn about the world around them. Construction Kids designs programs, introduces materials, and teaches tool usage that matches our builders’ cognitive, physical, and social development ages.
At Snug Harbor, Construction Kids will be running six one-week camp sessions from July 9 – August 17, 2018. Each week has a different themed build, from designing castles and skyscrapers to constructing skateboards. Campers will learn to use real tools and get to build projects in a safe and creative environment.
Campers aged 4 – 6 years old can enroll in the Construction Kids Camps, or the Advanced Builder Camps for ages 7 – 9 years old. This year, all of Construction Kids locations will be offering the option of an extended day from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The Construction Kids Workshop HQ is based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with satellite summer camp locations across the NYC metro area. During the school year, they provide hands-on field trips and after-school programs for pre-K to 6th graders, and Holiday Builds and Birthday Parties for children ages 4-9.
The Construction Kids staff is comprised of professionals in the fields of teaching, art, engineering, woodworking, and humanities. All are skilled as both educators and craftsmen in our workshop. All staff are background checked, and have received extensive ongoing training with Construction Kids.
Kids love to make things and be creative. It’s how they learn about the world around them. They just need their imagination, some great materials, and a safe, encouraging environment. Our campers work on projects that are adapted for small hands, using real tools. Surrounded by other kids and great counselors, we see their creativity come alive. And most of all, they have fun.
Campers learn how to safely use a wide range of real tools and learn how to handle different materials to build a dynamic project. Included in the project are the basic tenets of STEM: planning, exploring options, making repairs, and finishing your work, while fostering self-reliance, problem solving, confidence, and creativity.