Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.
The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.
While nobody has ever been turned away for lack of funds, our ability to accommodate financial aid requests rests on the strength of our program enrollment and the generosity of the individuals, businesses and foundations that partner with Wild Earth to make financial aid possible.
We're in this together! Many of us are stretching ourselves to make sure that cost doesn't get in the way of anyone playing, exploring and learning in nature.
Requests for financial aid are processed alongside your registration. This enables you to reserve a space in the program while our team is reviewing aid requests. Register now and reserve your space in Hand Tool Woodworking: Making a Slingshot today.
$120 including all materials
9-14 year old boys and girls
2307 Lucas Turnpike
High Falls, NY 12440
Using locally sourced hardwoods, participants will experience the fulfilling process of shaping and smoothing wood into a useful and unique slingshot.
Who doesn’t love the sound of a rock hitting a tin can? For eons humans have used slingshots to have loads of fun. But how many of us have made a slingshot of our own? We will be working with material removal to shape a functional and ergonomic shape crafted to be a perfect fit for your hand. Tools will include rasps, hand saws, coping saws, spokeshaves and sand paper.
Students will gain confidence working with hand tools and crafting with wood. This workshop is designed to be a successful and inspirational encounter with the art of hand tool woodworking.
And of course, participants learn proper slingshot technique and etiquette, as well as safety.