Wargames: BowMaker (Grades 5 and up)

For centuries, the bow and arrow has been a valuable tool used by cultures around the world. Building a well-functioning bow is no easy task, and this class is designed to give students some insight into the process. The class starts with solid wood blanks from which custom risers (handgrip) are fashioned as students carefully sculpt the grips to fit their hands. Once the risers are finished, the class focuses on fabricating the limbs of the bows either from wood or synthetic material. Each bow is custom fitted to the student, and when finished, students are instructed on proper technique. To finish the class, the students engage in a tournament of archery tag where they use foam tipped arrows in a laser tag style game.  This class builds skills in tool use, attention to detail, focus and persistence and knowledge of energy transfer.



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General Information

  • All camps are only one-week long, Monday-Friday. Please see below for dates offered.
  • Flexible drop-off and pickup times (8:30 am –5:30 pm) at no extra charge; earlier and later times by request for $5 per half hour per child per day.
  • Most camps are half-day, but two half-day camps are often combined for a full-day camp. Lunchtime supervision provided; bring your own lunch.
  • Half-day mornings: 9:00 am –12:30 pm • Half-day afternoons: 1:30–5:00 pm • Full-day camps: 9:00 am –5:00 pm
  • If you find a class full, please register on the wait-list so that we can contact if you if space becomes available. We do our best to accommodate wait-listed students, who will be given priority if we are able to add another section of the class. We will then be in touch to confirm our ability to register your child.
  • If any class has not met the minimum of three students required for the class to run by one week prior to the start date, we may cancel the class to free up the instructor and class space for other classes which may have waiting lists. Should this need to happen, we will inform affected families immediately.
  • Use the grade your child will be entering next fall to determine age appropriate camps.
  • There are no classes on Memorial Day or July 4th. The prices have been adjusted for the four-day camp week.
  • Newton’s Attic supplies the computers for all computer based classes.
  • Small class size and personalized instruction. Shop classes limited to 6 students per instructor. Most computer classes limited to 8 students per instructor.

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