Design & Construction Camps

List of 9 items.

  • Field of Dreams: Stadium Design

    Ages 9 – 13 
    August 2 – August 6
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    “If you build it, they will come.” Inspired by the movie Field of Dreams, campers will spend a week immersed in the art of stadium design. Campers will choose whether they want to design a multisport stadium or a single sport stadium, then begin the process of drawing and creating a model they will take home at the end of the week. Campers can add unique features such as short walls, pools, kids areas, field boxes; there is no limit. The group of campers will also create a usable wiffleball stadium to play actual games in throughout the week. “If you build it, they will come.”
  • Fort Builders

    Ages 6 - 9   
    August 1 – August 5
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    This camp is for all who are curious and creative. Campers will construct structures using a variety of building materials and their imagination. They can transform cardboard boxes into multiple levels with window treatments and entryways as well as explore surface textures and design on the interior and exterior using paint, recycled, and found natural materials. We will also go outside to create forts made of sticks and other items from nature. The skills of problem solving, cooperation, and imaginative play will be the focus of this very fun and exciting week of camp.
  • Builders/Creators Club

    Ages 4 – 6
    August 8 – August 12
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $200

    Calling all inventors, builders, and designers. Come and build some awesome creations with us! Get ready to use your imagination for hands-on action and fun. We will create our own designs and make structures using Legos, recyclable materials, and many other interesting items. Skills necessary: none! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and teamwork.
  • Think it, Design It, Build It

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 8 – August 12
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $425

    In this completely hands-on camp, campers will learn the basics of woodworking. Everything from using hand tools such as hammers, saw, drills, and sandpaper to simple machines including the drill press, jigsaw, and hand sanders will be covered. A heavy emphasis on teaching shop safety will be incorporated into the week. Each camper will select a beginning project to hone his/her skills on before developing a self-created signature piece. All pieces will be finished with varnish or paint and ready to be taken home at the end of the week.
  • Putt-Putt Design

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 1 – August 5
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $425

    Fore! Off the bumper, over the draw bridge, and into the hole. Spend a week learning woodworking skills such as measuring, cutting, hammering, sanding, and much more, while using your imagination to design a 9-hole putt-putt course. Each hole can have a different theme with varying degrees of difficulty; you make the choice. Campers will work collaboratively to create a Putt-Putt course Jack Nicklaus would be proud of. At the completion of the week, campers will participate in the Hawken Open as they enjoy the results of their labor.
  • Aerospace Engineering

    Ages 9 – 13 
    August 1 – August 5             
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    Ever thought about how a huge plane is able to fly? Or maybe how a rocket creates enough force to fly through the atmosphere into space? Aerospace engineers ponder the same questions and use this curiosity to design, build, and manufacture vehicles for flight. Without aerospace engineers, we would never have made it to the moon! In this Passport camp, you’ll learn all about the different factors that affect flight and even get to create your own flight structures!
  • Young Lego Builders

    Ages 4 – 6
    July 25 – July 29
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    This camp is for our youngest and emerging Lego builders. Campers will spend an exciting week of Lego-building fun, using imagination and creativity to guide them in making original Lego creations. In addition to open-ended Lego play, campers will receive instruction in basic building design, learning how to create a solid base for buildings, incorporating wheels to make things go, bridging large gaps, and much more. If your child can’t get enough time building with Legos, this is the camp for him/her.
  • Lego Movie Theme Week

    Lego Movie Theme Week
    Ages 6 – 9
    June 6 – June 10
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Why let all the designers at Lego have all the fun designing and building ships, space stations, castles, and other buildings from your favorite movies? Over the course of this exciting week, campers will be challenged to recreate all the key elements from their favorite movies before putting them together to be photographed for a journal of classic movie scenes. Whether it’s Star Wars or Harry Potter, a classic Disney or popular Pixar movie, campers will work independently and collaboratively to bring the silver screen to Hawken. Using iPads, campers will bring their creations to life through photography and motion apps.

    *We allow campers to bring their own mobile devices for this camp.
  • Lego Creators and Inventors

    Ages 7 – 10
    August 1 – August 5
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    This camp is for the child who simply loves to imagine, build, and create new and wonderful creations out of Legos. During this week-long camp, campers will work in teams and individually. In addition to city planning, campers will create their own Lego catalog. Using their imagination, campers will create different categories of Lego creations, create and build, and then photograph them to put together into their own unique catalog, just like the ones that arrive at the house throughout the year. This camp is perfect for the outside-the-box Lego enthusiast.