SU2023 Woodworking Camp

Woodworking Camp


Give your son the chance to work with his hands and experience the joy and wonder of woodworking. With the help of closely guided instruction the boys will be able to build items to bring home and take pride in. Your son will learn the importance of focus and attention to detail as he picks up some basic skills in using hand tools. Each day ends with some fun and games at the beautiful Sparhawk grounds.

Past projects have included:

  • Serving trays
  • Cornhole boards
  • Toolboxes
  • Slingshots
  • Ping pong paddles
  • Picture Frames
  • Insect boxes
  • Catapults
  • Treehouse construction

Woodworking FAQs

What’s the schedule of an average day of Woodworking Camp?
Camp runs each day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Drop-off starts at 9:30 AM. Parents should pick their campers by 4:15 PM.

Where does the camp take place?
All activities take place on the Sparhawk grounds and in the Sparhawk Barn.

What should my son wear to camp?
Campers should dress in comfortable, warm-weather athletic attire and bring a bag lunch and drink from home.

What else does my son need to bring with him to camp?
As we will be outdoors for much of the camp, campers should bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray!

Do Woodworking Camp t-shirts cost extra?
The price is included in the camp fee. Each camper will receive a Sparhawk Woodworking Camp t-shirt on the first day of camp.

Camp Leadership

Jim Golden teaches Craftsmanship, Language Arts, Literature, and Math at Sparhawk Academy. He puts his carpentry skills to work as the Director of Facilities for the school. This will be his fifth year teaching Woodworking at the Sparhawk Summer Programs. Contact Mr. Golden at

Full profiles for Mr. Golden and other Sparhawk teachers are available here.



Joseph Haggarty teaches Craftsmanship, Latin, History, and Math at Sparhawk Academy, and is dad to three Sparhawk students. He returns to teaching Woodworking at our Summer Programs for the third time. Contact Mr. Haggarty at

Full profiles for Mr. Haggarty and other Sparhawk teachers are available here.



All Summer Camps

Camp fee: $525 ($50 discount for currently enrolled Sparhawk students)

Session: June 26 – July 30

Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Entering Grades: 5-8

Enrollment cap: 30 Per Session

Camp location: Sparhawk Academy