Tinker Camp Offerings
 
Tinker Camp/PPS Inservice
Starts Mon, May 27th 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

This is a Portland Public School inservice day, so our doors will be open for tinkering.

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, May 27th 2024
Cost: 45.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 43 days

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The Play's The Thing.
Starts Mon, Jun 24th 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

"The Play's the Thing wherein I will catch the conscience of the king" is a famous line from Hamlet who uses a play to start his evil plot. We don't plan any evil. but you will be the one producing a new play. So, get your show on! Your skills are needed to mount the next Tinky Award winning play. If you are interested in writing a script, if you like costuming, if you like building sets or if acting is your gig, then it is showtime at Tinker Camp.

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Jun 24th 2024 through Sat, Jun 29th 2024
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 70 days

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Summer Reading Kick Off for Multnomah County Library
Starts Sat, Jun 29th 2024
 
For tinkers of all ages.

Join Tinker Camp at the Multnomah Library Summer Reading Program Kick Off. Start your summer reading by greating a miniture world of a book or movie. You can integrate your imagination with your summer reading favoites and create a physical reminder of how great it is to be a reader in Portland!

Time & Date: 1pm to 3:pm, Sat, Jun 29th 2024
Cost: FREE
Location: New Columbia Community Room, 4605 N. Trenton Ave, Portland, Oregon 97203
Hosted by Multnomah County Library
Registration closes in 76 days

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Intergalactic Exodus
Starts Mon, Jul 8th 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

Imagine if it was your responsibility to save humanity. We will be doing just that by creating a spacecraft capable of carrying a select crew into the furthest reaches of space. Using motors, tape, lights and anything in our mad collection of materials and tools we will undertake a number of tinkering challenges designed to get us all into space.

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Jul 8th 2024 through Sat, Jul 13th 2024
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 84 days

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Planet Colony
Starts Mon, Jul 15th 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

Now that we have landed on a planet last week, what is in store for us now? What are the things that are essential to survival out here in the far reaches of the galaxy? Food, water, shelter, of course! You and your team will be the first humans to build a settlement on a weird and wonderful planet.

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Jul 15th 2024 through Sat, Jul 20th 2024
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 91 days

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Urban Survival
Starts Mon, Jul 22nd 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

Are you ready? Do you have the skills to survive in an urban environment? If you can carry only the things you will need, what choices will you make? How about shelter or food? Now you will be able to try your skill at surviving in a hostile urban world. This won't be easy, and everyday will bring new challenges. Are you ready?

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Jul 22nd 2024 through Sat, Jul 27th 2024
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 98 days

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The History of Flight
Starts Mon, Jul 29th 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

Over five days, explore the history of flight. Build and fly a hot air balloon, send a camera high into the sky and design a glider. Then on to rockets powered by air and by fuel that you have made. This is your chance to build and experiment with the nature and methods of flight.

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Jul 29th 2024 through Sat, Aug 3rd 2024
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 105 days

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Cities In Your Future
Starts Mon, Aug 5th 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

Calling all engineers, builders, entrepreneurs and civic-leaders. Help your community and design a city of the future. Use your engineering skills, creativity and knowledge about the place you live to plan, build and 'tinker' the kind of city you want to see in the future - and all to scale. Light the streets, create public and residential zones, designate eco-spaces, prepare for natural disasters and build all the places you need to help your community thrive. At the showcase, on the last afternoon of camp, all are invited to tour your city and you can show the world your innovations.

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Aug 5th 2024 through Sat, Aug 10th 2024
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 112 days

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Carnival
Starts Mon, Aug 12th 2024
 
For tinkers 3rd-7th grade

Everyone loves a carnival, with its unusual characters, entertainment and challenging games. At Tinker Camp we will put on a carnival that you design, build and run. Want to give a shot at creating the next generation game? What to write, star and direct your own show? Have you ever dreamed of making an automaton? Then join us for a week of carnival fun! On the last afternoon of camp the doors will open and all are welcome to enjoy your creations! Come one, Come all!

Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Aug 12th 2024 through Sat, Aug 17th 2024
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, Tinker Camp, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Hosted by Blake Swensen
Registration closes in 119 days

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