About the Timber Frame Camp
The Light Foundation’s Timber Frame Leadership Camp is a three-day instructional and hands-on camp held at Chenoweth Trails in Greenville, Ohio for students entering grades 9-12.
This STEM-based program introduces young people to the age-old craft of timber frame construction. Under the guidance of professionals and adult mentors, students turn standing trees into a complete building frame in just three days. Instructors guide students through the safe use of hand and power tools, and through the process of translating drawings into a three-dimensional structure. The hands-on setting requires students to work collaboratively with one another. Through specialized skill development, campers gain a personal sense of achievement and mastery that they can carry with them into other aspects of their life.
“Woodworking and timber framing is ideal for building self-esteem and confidence. This is for a combination of reasons; through being empowered to use real tools, by being given responsibility, accomplishing tasks that they initially feel to be challenging, gaining new skills and finally taking pride in their creations.“
– Matt Light, Co-Founder