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 , 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.

QUESTIONS?: email lea@kokonyc.org

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 16-WEEK WINTER/SPRING 2018 SEMESTER OF OUR BOAT BUILDING WORKSHOP!!!!

KIDS WILL EXPLORE THE RICH HISTORY OF NYC’S WATERWAYS WHILE LEARNING THE PHYSICS OF BOAT BUILDING.
Our young engineers create blueprints and small model floats,boats and steering mechanisms, as well as actual vessels,constructed from found materials they will test out in a maiden voyage on the waters of NYC! Our teaching artists are joined by sailing and engineering experts as well as local water conservancy specialists to give participants a 360 degree experience of navigating the city’s waters.

COST: $650/STUDENT FOR 16 WEEKS

LOCATION: 234 BUTLER ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11217

MONDAYS (AGES 7-9)

Jan 22-May 21, 4:00-5:30 (no classes on public school holidays)

REGISTER FOR MONDAY BOAT BUILDING

WEDNESDAYS (AGES 10-13)

Jan 17-May 23, 4:00-5:30 (no classes on public school holidays)

REGISTER FOR WEDNESDAY BOAT BUILDING

 
 
 
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Do you use power tools?

A: Yes!  All of our kids are well supervised and trained before using any tool.

Q: What is your philosophy on working with kids?

A: Glad you asked!  Click here to learn more about our philosophy at Koko NYC!

Q: Where will the boats sail?

A: Boats sail from Plumb Beach in Brooklyn during our annual Maiden Voyage!