One Day Events

Each Thursday night from June 8th – August 31st, the St. Johns Boosters are organizing game nights in the St. Johns Plaza. This last one of the season, and since we are a family friendly maker space, are are inviting you to come and MAKE a game and play it. We will have materials and tools for you to use you gifts of storytelling and turn it into a full-blown game that you can take home.

For tinkers of all ages
Time & Date: 6:30pm to 8pm, Thu, Aug 29th 2024
Cost: FREE
Location: St. Johns Plaza
Hosted by: St. Johns Boosters
Spaces Available: 25
Registration closes in 36 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Sep 2nd 2024
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Sep 2nd 2024
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 40 days

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Frankenanimals for Teens
Sat, Oct 5th 2024
Frankenanimals: Create your very own Franken-animal or creature by taking apart stuffed animals and then mashing them back together with found materials, LED lights and batteries, and even salvaged animatronics using needle, thread, and hot glue. Maybe creepy, maybe gorgeous, you’ll come away with an epic companion of your own design.

For tinkers who are teens
Time & Date: 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Sat, Oct 5th 2024
Cost: FREE
Location: Rockwood Maker Space, Rockwood Library
Hosted by: Multnomah County Library
Spaces Available: 10
Registration closes in 73 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Fri, Oct 11th 2024
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Fri, Oct 11th 2024
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 79 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Fri, Nov 1st 2024
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Fri, Nov 1st 2024
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 100 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Nov 4th 2024
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Nov 4th 2024
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 103 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Nov 11th 2024
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Nov 11th 2024
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 110 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Jan 20th 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Jan 20th 2025
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 180 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Feb 17th 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Feb 17th 2025
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 208 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Mar 3rd 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Mar 3rd 2025
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 222 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Mar 3rd 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Mar 3rd 2025
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 222 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Fri, Apr 4th 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Fri, Apr 4th 2025
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 254 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Apr 7th 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Apr 7th 2025
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 257 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, May 26th 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, May 26th 2025
Cost: 75.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 306 days

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Multi-Day Camps

The History of Flight
Mon, Jul 29th 2024
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.

For tinkers 3rd-7th grade
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
Spaces Available: Sorry, SOLD OUT
Registration closes in 4 days

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Cities In Your Future
Mon, Aug 5th 2024
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.

For tinkers 3rd-7th grade
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
Spaces Available: Sorry, SOLD OUT
Registration closes in 11 days

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Carnival
Mon, Aug 12th 2024
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!

For tinkers 3rd-7th grade
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
Spaces Available: Sorry, SOLD OUT
Registration closes in 18 days

Sorry, SOLD OUT.

Tinkergiving Holiday Camp
Mon, Nov 25th 2024
This is a special 3 day camp for kids just before the Thanksgiving Holiday

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Nov 25th 2024 through Wed, Nov 27th 2024
Cost: 200.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 124 days

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PPS Inservice or Holiday
Mon, Jan 27th 2025
This is PPS holiday or inservice day. When school is out, we will open our doors for your little tinkers.

For tinkers 3rd -6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Jan 27th 2025 through Tue, Jan 28th 2025
Cost: 150.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6635 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by: Blake Swensen
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 188 days

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Spring Break Camp
Mon, Mar 24th 2025
We open our doors for a full week for Spring Break

For tinkers 3rd-6th grade
Time & Date: 9am to 3pm, Mon, Mar 24th 2025 through Fri, Mar 28th 2025
Cost: 360.00
Location: Tinker Central, 6355 N Baltimore, #212
Hosted by:
Spaces Available: 20
Registration closes in 243 days

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