Sunday, April 30, 2017

Build Camp 2017

Build Camp 2017!

Imagine. Invent. Create.  

Two Sessions available.

June 23th and 24th 2017 (June registration is now closed)

July 7th and 8th 2017
Friday and Saturday 
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

Come learn new skills, build cool projects, and have FUN!

Held at the Chapman Home & Shop
6796 South 1800 East
Uintah, UT 84405

Here are some projects we will be working on:

    • Build a motorized scale diesel electric train locomotive that is big enough to RIDE ON!
    • Tesla Coil. A device invented by futurist Nicola Tesla which generates amazing electrical displays by tuning to resonant frequencies.
    • Work on a lawnmower powered side by side dune buggy.
    • Build something to take home like a 3D Printed fidget spinner or a pokemon character.
    NEW: We have just posted an amazingly simple and crazy effective fundraiser for kids to earn their own camp fee money. See it here:
    You will be amazed what kids can do! We will be building cool projects which will teach skills, techniques, abilities, boost confidence and give your child an experience he or she will never forget. We will complete real projects with real results. All projects are intended to inspire and motivate kids and families to do fun projects at home.
    All are invited to participate from ages 12 and up.
    Here is a look at last year's event.
    Talented parents are invited to come and help out. What a great way to spend quality time with your children!
    Children who require frequent attention/supervision are invited to participate only with a parent. We will be doing serious constructing activities including cutting wood and metal, painting and welding and using many other tools. If your child will be at risk in semi hazardous environments please do not attend.
    Build Camp is meant to expose youth to many aspects of building and creating. As such it is a creative environment in which youth are exposed to tools, methods, processes, and project-based learning. Projects for 2017 include a battery-powered electric model train that's big enough to ride on, a dune buggy, Tesla Coil, fidget spinners, other 3D printed toys.
    Due to the creative nature of build camp we may or may not complete any or all of the intended project but we are committed to make sure that each child has an equal opportunity to participate, learn and grow.

    Ages 12 and up are invited. Parents are encouraged (but not required) to attend. Build Camp starts at 9:00 AM on each day and ends at about 7:00 PM. Participants should eat breakfast before arriving and bring a sack lunch. We will provide dinner on both days. 


    This year youth participant slots are limited and will be handled via application process. Please Apply now! 
    Cost to attend a session is $189 for youth and $149 for adults. An invoice will be sent after successful application and selection.
    Fees must be paid in advance in cash/check delivered or mailed to the address above or through Venmo for free. (
    We reserve the right to cancel a session due to insufficient number of participants.

    Please bring:

    • Safety glasses, sun glasses
    • Ear Protection
    • Work gloves
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Pillows, tents, sleeping bags (kids will share tents)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Extra grungy clothes that are OK to get dirty
    • Swimming suit just in case we have a water fight.
    • Battery operated drill, jig saw, and other tools you may have. Make sure any tools you bring are marked with your name.
    • Camera
    Please do not bring:
    Electronic and other entertainment devices
    bad attitudes

    We will be outside most of the day. Plan accordingly.

    NEW: We have just posted an amazingly simple and crazy effective fundraiser for kids to earn their own camp fee money. See it here:

    All activities carry safety risks and you assume these risks personally. Please either have an adult join your kids or provide medical insurance information in case of an emergency.
    Participants will be allowed (under supervision) to use equipment such as table saw, welder, sanders, grinders, nail guns, hand tools, etc. We cannot guarantee that your child will be uninjured. We will strive to provide direct supervision, particularly on dangerous equipment, but we can not assume liability. (All participants will be required to sign liability waiver forms.)

    Talented Parents wanted:
    We need lots of help from parents. When signing up please choose assignments you feel most comfortable with.  All attending parents will be given assignments.

    We are really excited for this years Build Camp, and hope you will be too.
    Josh and Camille Chapman

     P.S. if you haven't done it yet, please follow this link to get signed up right now: sign up right now!

    "The T-Shirt says more than just Build Camp, it says Building Youth. Thank you for Everything!" 

    "Build Camp was Awesome. I really enjoyed making friends and building things. I also enjoyed the great food and cooking out.  It was also fun to sleep over."

    "The projects were fun and we learned useful skills like working with others, how to organize, and how to use deadly power tools."

    1 comment :

    1. What is the age range? I’m thinking of buying a slot for my nephew who turns 14 in may, can you reply by email


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