Boatshop Camp - July 22-26

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Waterside Workshops’ Boatshop is offering a woodworking and on-water paddling camp! We are excited to offer 11-14 year-old students a fun and engaging week-long day camp in which we will spend half our time using hand tools to build a paddle and develop other woodworking skills. The remainder of our time will be spent on the water, paddling our outrigger canoes and rowboats at the Aquatic Park in Berkeley, the South Sailing Basin (next to the Cal Sailing in Berkeley), or by taking field trips to other destinations around the Bay (SF Maritime Museum, etc.). These outings will be weather dependent. 

Our main goal is to enable young people to safely develop woodworking skills using hand tools and to gain confidence paddling on the water. At the Boatshop, our paddle making project is the initial project we start with all students so they can learn basic woodworking skills and have exposure to the hand tools we use in building boats in our shop. We run a program steeped in maritime history and tradition and believe it is equally important to be on the water as it is to be in the shop

If the camp fee is a financial burden for your family, we are pleased to be able to offer full or partial scholarships for participants. If you are interested in a scholarship, please email [email protected]


Dates: July 22 - July 26

Instruction/Activities - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Drop off 8:30 - 9:00am - pick up by 3:30 pm

Please provide your own lunch. Snacks provided 

No paddling, swimming, or previous woodworking experience required

Location: Waterside Workshops, 82 Bolivar Avenue, Berkeley CA 97410


Participants Bring:


Water Bottle


Extra clothing layers (Jacket or sweater for windy days)

Closed toed shoes are required

Cancellation Policy:
60 days before the start of camp (before April 26) - 100% refund
30 days before the start of camp (before May 26) - 50% refund
After May 26 - no refund
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