Dangerous Camp: Craftsmen Edition

Category: Adventure

Overview

Boys learn best by doing — especially when there’s a clear and tangible goal in front of them. In Dangerous Camp: Craftsmen Edition, boys will create their very own camp knife, recurve longbow, and fletched arrows. This camp is meant to introduce students to the fundamentals of craftsmanship, workshop safety, archery, and fire-making.

Why Dangerous Camp: Craftsmen Edition?

Working with your hands in an encounter with objective reality: the handle of the knife holds, the bow works, the arrow flies, the fire burns–or it does not.  Finishing a project with your hands brings both humility and confidence.  As boys bring their creations to life, they will see what their diligence, effort, and care can create.

  • Sharpening knives and tools
  • Shaping wood
  • Fletching arrows
  • Basic archery
  • Fire starting

Camp Leadership

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  • About:

    Mr. Ayers grew up in California, where he first learned woodworking in a Middle School shop class. He made his first bow at the age of 16 which sparked his love of woodworking.  He and his family recently moved from his home in Northern Virginia, where he rebuilt his kitchen and bathroom. Mr. Ayers teaches English, History, Drama, and Woodworking at Northridge. Questions about the camp? You can contact Mr. Ayers at sayers@northridgeprep.org.

Camp fee: $350


Session 1: August 2 - August 6

Session 2: August 9 - August 13


Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Entering Grades: 6, 7, 8


Enrollment cap: 15


Camp location: Northridge

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