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San Domenico School

Craftsmen Kids

Learn How to Make Cool Stuff!

From stools to stilts, campers have the option of building teacher directed projects or creating their own projects. While learning the responsible use of hand tools and woodworking techniques, Craftsmen Kids have the satisfaction of creating various wood projects to take home! Have a blast in the "TAKE APART" area. Discover how telephones, DVD players and other home appliances work. Class size limited to a maximum of 12 students to insure each Craftsmen Kid receives plenty of individual as well as group instruction.

Sessions Schedule


Cost is TBD.



Mr. Brian Kaplan

After being in business as building contractor for 25 years Brian decided to change careers and go back to school in 2000 after working with children at his local church for many years. He completed his B CLAD credential at Sonoma State in 2004 and has been at San Domenico for 9 years. Brian has furthered his working knowledge of science by taking many professional development courses during the summer and school year. Besides having three children who attend San Domenico he has traveled extensively to Europe and Costa Rica, as well as working with Habitat for Humanity in Africa, relief work in Haiti and orphanages in Mexico.

Mr. Elliot Kaplan

Known by many as a longtime head counselor at Craftsmens Kids camp, Elliot grew up in Marin County often working alongside his father who owned a construction business that operated in the Bay Area. Having a penchant for hands-on work, Elliot became a certified professional bicycle mechanic in San Francisco where he also taught classes on bicycle repair. Following five years in the bike industry, he went on to explore other passions in agriculture and horticulture, opening an aquaponics farm in Half Moon Bay. This led to his current career, in Landscape Construction, based out of the East Bay; he has excelled in his field and studies in landscape horticulture. He brings a strong background of carpentry, technical knowledge, and passion for creativity to the camp. This summer, Elliot is excited to offer kids the opportunity to explore their imagination and passion for creating projects of their own, safely in the new Makers Lab at San Domenico!

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