Hudson Lab School has an amazing summer day camp for Grades K-5. Children split their days Tinkering Outdoors, Making Indoors, and Connecting with Nature. With the freedom to fail, the time to persevere, and constraints to breed creativity and foster problem-solving, kids learn to trust themselves and their curiosity at Camp Hudson.
Grouped by age, Camp Hudson campers hang with one of our fun and caring counselors and move among our 3 activity areas run by our expert specialists. Children collaborate on a group tinkering project and have the option of working individually or in groups in our garden, in the woods or in our air-conditioned maker space. In each of these areas, we give children the freedom to play or deep dive into learning.
In the spirit of Gever Tully’s Tinkering School in San Francisco, we spend each week on a large scale, collaborative group project using real tools and lots of grit. With the support of our teachers, kids discuss, ideate, design, build and test an ambitious tinkering project that captures the excitement and fun of invention.
Camp Hudson takes full advantage of Andrus on Hudson’s 26 gorgeous acres. We explore the wooded groves, play games in the open fields, and get down and dirty in the garden where we learn about food and sustainability. Our outdoor program emphasizes a connection with nature through immersive exploration.
An indoor maker space gives kids a choice among tech and tactile activities like art, computational thinking, circuitry, storytelling, reading, robotics and more.