Boat Building is a sink AND swim workshop that explores the physics of boat building by creating flotation devices.
Participants learn how to use planning, engineering, woodworking and critical thinking to create functional boats and models. Kids will explore traditional and experimental methods based on their own sensibilities over the course of a year, which will culminate in field trips to put their creations to the test. Boats will be created mainly out of found materials. In the spirit of our Soap Box Summer Camp, each child will make their own creative flotation device! We will create blueprints and small model floats, boats and steering mechanisms, as well as an actual float which will be tested in the waters of Brooklyn. Participants may sign up for Boat Building or Advanced Boat Building. Advanced and Beginner classes run simultaneously at the same location.