Soapbox Derby 

April 24 - June 17, 2018

  • Ages: 8 -14
  • Dates: This program is offered on two separate afternoons for different age groups
    • Group A (ages 11-14): Tuesdays, April 24, May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
    • Group B (ages 8-10): Wednesdays, April 25, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
  • 7 sessions
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Knoll Farm, 700 Bragg Hill Rd, Fayston, Vermont
  • Tuition: $250/ siblings $125

*Group B (ages 8-10) is full, waiting list registration is available

The 4th annual soapbox derby program gives kids the opportunity to imagine and create the car of their dreams. Kids, ages 8-14, design and build rideable cars out of wood, chickenwire, and recyclables. Over the course of seven sessions they learn how to safely use power tools through hands-on exercises and demonstrations on tool safety, concept development, frame assembly, steering mechanics and wire forming.

 

Roller Coaster 2.0

May 10 - June 14, 2018

  • Ages: 8-14
  • Dates: Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14
  • 6 sessions
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Knoll Farm, 700 Bragg Hill Rd, Fayston, Vermont
  • Tuition: $250/ siblings $125

Last year we built a 50 ft. roller coaster track in the woods using 2x4's and scrap wood. This year we want to expand on this idea and make a 200 ft. track that weaves through the forest at Knoll Farm. This class is an opportunity for kids to learn applied engineering skills to build a functional and rideable structure.

 

4th of July Parade Float

June 25 - 29, 2018

  • Ages: 8-14
  • Dates: Monday - Friday, June 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
  • 5 sessions
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Knoll Farm, 700 Bragg Hill Rd, Fayston, Vermont
  • Tuition: $300/ siblings $200

In this week long summer program, kids will build a float for the 4th of July parade in Warren, Vermont. They will learn design and building skills through the production of a large-scale sculpture made out of wood, wire, paper mache, fabric and recyclables. The finished float will be presented at the parade on July 4th in front of hundreds of kids and families.

 

Plastic Bottle Boats

JuLY 16 - 20, 2018

  • Ages: 10-14
  • Dates: Monday - Friday, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
  • 5 sessions
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Knoll Farm, 700 Bragg Hill Rd, Fayston, Vermont
  • Tuition: $300/ siblings $200

In the 3rd annual boat building program kids build floating vessels out of recycled plastic bottles, duct tape, and chicken wire. This week-long study on the wonders of buoyancy will culminate in a group race down the Mad River.