Tinkering School

come make amazing things with us

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Summer Tinkering Camp Registration is now open! 

Due to popular demand, we're excited to announce that we've doubled the capacity of our Overnight Camp, and added more weeks of tinkering fun at our Day Camps! 

There are two ways to sign up:

Enter the lottery to enroll in one of the original Tinkering Camps
Overnight Tinkering School Camp in Half Moon Bay
San Francisco Tinkering School - Day Camp

Register for a session in our newest camps on a first come first served basis
San Rafael Tinkering School - Day Camp - Traditional Tinkering School Camp


Wonderful Idea Company - Day Camp - See web link for details
WICO San Francisco
WICO Berkeley

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About Tinkering School

Founded in 2005 by Gever Tulley, Tinkering School believes that kids are more capable than they know, and to prove it, we give them real tools to solve real problems. By learning through doing, we strive to make mistakes and learn from them, collaborate and make friends, try harder than usual, and build things bigger than ourselves.

With wood, metal, cardboard, and sometimes paint, Tinkerers work with one another as well as our unique staff to team-design and team-create amazing projects.

Browse our Blogs to see what we've been up to lately!

  • Summer Day camp, where we build in a full wood shop, have lunch at the park, and everyone can work on multiple projects.

  • At Overnight camp during the summer, we build for seven days all together and really get to know each other.

  • Our Weekend Workshops and Break Camps run whenever there's a break from school, bringing kids from all over the Bay Area. 

  • In our After School program, we explore building with wood, welding, and other materials over the course of two months.


Tinkering School is a trademark registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.