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Sold Out – Makers Camp

July 8 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Date: Monday, July 8th – Friday, July 12th
 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Robert van de Walle
Assistant: Greg Valavanis
Location: Room 210
Registration Cost:

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About the camp

Working together, people can make amazing things! This week we’ll make a human-powered carnival ride from upcycled bikes, nursery pots, cardboard, paint, old bedsheets and whatever else we can get our hands on! We’ll explore basic engineering principles, the role of artists in culture and society, and learn hands-on fabrication skills. This camp is perfect for ages 8 to 14 and siblings are encouraged to attend together. It’s an ambitious goal which we’ll manage by using teams to work on different parts of the project. Minimum number of signups is 8, maximum is 15.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Robert van de Walle

Instructor / Artist

Mr. van de Walle made his first mobile at age 4 using a coat hanger, paper, glue and crayons. His most recent creation is an award winning collaborative work called Trashlantis, a human-powered amphibious pedal car decorated as the lost city of trash found beneath the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In the years between, he studied engineering and art, raised a family, studied facilitation and communication, and eventually found his own path towards environmental activism. He’s worked with youth his entire life.

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