Summer Camps      
Apex, NC by Jordan Lake               

2021 © Tinkering School NC      2092 Martha's Chapel Road, Apex NC 27523       |   919.585.1488   |        Email Us.

Covid Plan for 2021

  • In 2020 our camps followed the American Camp Associations (ACA) 'Field Guideline for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance', which included social distancing, cohorting in separate groups, mask wearing when within six feet, and extra cleaning and disinfecting and making adjustments to our programming.  
  • The great news: The campers had a blast outdoors and we are grateful to report that our customers, staff and family had zero covid cases the entire 2020 summer and zero cases this fall in Sun Star Farm Preschool and Afternoon Adventure Camps.
  • Campers are in very small groups and outdoors 99% of the time 
  • For 2021: we will continue to implement the latest CDC and local Health Dept guidelines for camp and will make adjustments to activities if needed.  

General CDC & NC Dept of Human Health Guidelines...

Implementing these procedures will be our first priority:

  • Temperature check for all campers and staff during drop off using a touch-less thermometer
  • Campers/counselors stay in small groups a.k.a "cohorting", and no co-mingling of people or items between groups.
  • Lots and lots of hand washing/sanitizing before and after activities throughout the day
  • Lots of systematic cleaning/sanitizing
  • Not sharing items between campers.
  • Activities and logistics planned with social distancing in mind.
  • Regarding mask wearing, the rules and executive orders continue to change so we will follow whatever rules are in place at the time summer rolls around.

We will email parents two weeks in advance of your child’s camp week with a procedures checklist for you to follow to make it easy (i.e. what to bring / do / check-in process, etc. factoring in the most up to date CDC and local health department guidelines. 

Tinkering School NC Details - CDC & NC Dept of Human Health Guidelines...

If you’ve participated in Tinkering School NC in the past, then you know that our focus has been on collaboration and teamwork - side-by-side - to build something huge and wonderful.  To make it work this summer, we are going to do individually-based projects.  Of course, all kids love making their own stuff so campers will love it.

We have 12 campers with 3 counselors.  This will be one of the smallest camp groups in the Triangle.  Lots of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and supervision to make sure everything goes according to plan.

Each camper will have their own storage area for their belongings and labelled tools and items.  We’ll have ample space and spread out our work areas.  We will build outdoors in the shade as much as possible. Our workshop has a huge 12'X16' sliding door that remains open throughout the day.  

In the past, each week normally would end with “Power Hour' where parents and campers all participate together to deconstruct our group project.  

Instead of our traditional Power Hour, we’ll do a socially-distanced 'show and tell' so parents can see their child’s efforts…and take many pictures of their happy camper and creation.

Tinkering School NC is about the experience and learning of making and doing, rather than attachment/possession of your created item.  
The takeaway is awesome memories, learning, and cool pictures - just like all other previous years of Tinkering School NC.

Please just tell your child to show up with an open mind for building and fun!

It is our belief that children thrive being outdoors and being social, we look forward to helping make this summer as joyful and fun as possible, while also making it as safe as possible.   Thank you for entrusting your children to us.​

Please email if you have any questions...​​

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