Lone Star College-Montgomery's Discovery College Woodworking Camp which ran July 28-31.
building children’s minds—literally, after a successful week of Woodworking Camp! Part of the productivity is due, however, to the generosity of the Magnolia/West Woodlands Home Depot, which donated most of the supplies.
During the camp session, held July 28-July 31, the group of 7- to 10-year-olds hammered together their very own bird nests’ and wooden mobile kits, which included cars and airplanes. They each individualized them with finishing touches and paint. Keith Godfrey, the camp session instructor, led the students on the construction project.
Godfrey shopped for supplies before the camp, and Nick Walker, a merchandising manager at Home Depot (store #6819), helped him cut, haul, and load most of the materials. When it came time to pay, Walker generously donated most of the items, which included cut wood, nails, wood glue, and sandpaper—enough for 20 youngsters to have a lasting memory of camp and the generous donation from a local business.
“The object of this class was so the kids could come in and get basic woodworking 101 skills,” Godfrey said. “This is the very beginnings of woodworking so they could have step-by-step classroom instruction and an individualized project that they can take home at the end of the day. They all seemed perfectly happy with their projects in the end.”
LSC-Montgomery’s Discovery College provides opportunities for children to use their hands and expand their minds. This summer it offered 60 camp sessions specifically designed to engage children in key areas like science, technology, and engineering. Topics include math, geography, history, and more. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/youthprogram-montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.