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Arts & Crafts

Candle Making, Ceramics, Leather Work, & Wood Work

A quick walk into the Arm & Hammer on a given day and you’re likely to find campers working with clay, making candles and woodburning plaques. So many campers at North Star Camp for Boys love spending time at arts and crafts, using their hands and their imaginations to create. We give them this outlet and it’s amazing to see the great things that kids make.

On a weekly basis, our arts and crafts director will come up with three or four new offerings for our campers to choose from. One week that slate of projects may include funky fleece pillows, duct tape wallets and tie dye shirts while the next week that may change to milkshake candles, mini basketball hoops and clay chess sets. Campers will get to choose from traditional offerings like lanyards as well as new, unique projects. We also have a few pottery wheels and a kiln so the boys can create bowls, cups, and more.

A camper learns how to use a pottery wheel with the help of an instructor at North Star Camp for Boys.
Two campers at North Star Camp for Boys knead clay during a ceramics activity.
A camper at North Star Camp for Boys participates in a craft activity making friendship bracelets from re-used materials.
A camper at North Star Camp for Boys shows off a clay bear made during an arts and crafts activity.
Ceramic artwork in the making on a pottery wheel at North Star Camp for Boys.