About YMakers

YMakers is a STEAM-intensive youth development program. We put tools in the hands of youth and ideas in their heads. At each YMakers workshop, kids and adults get hands-on experience with basic woodworking and crafting tools while they build and make whatever they can dream up! Thoughtful, responsible, and SAFE making are at the heart of everything we do, so we open each session with practices that introduce and ingrain healthy habits of mind and muscle in our Makers.  Past participant projects have included toys and games, gifts for others, home decor, tables, chairs, shelves, door signs, pencil holders and much much more! 

There are several ways you can get involved and support the growth of YMakers at the Presidio Y and beyond. You can register your young Maker for one of our workshops at Winter, Spring, and Summer Camp, invite us to your school, send a supportive email, call us at the branch, donate to our Annual Giving Campaign, Like us on Facebook, and share this page with a friend. Gift cards to home improvement and crafting stores are a HUGE help. We can also help you with your spring cleaning! We'll take corks, wire hangers, scrap wood, and more!

If you are interested in something other than our Maker's Monday Workshop or Camp Days, we will work with you to create your own workshop or project.  Please take a moment to complete this online proposal form so we can move forward with planning your event!

YMakers Aftershool Workshops

Join YMakers on Mondays after school for woodworking and fun in the Breezeway at our Letterman Gym! 

At each YMakers workshop students gain hands-on experience with basic woodworking and crafting tools. Makers are coached through designing and building their own projects, and they can learn more advanced tools and techniques by working on group projects led by YMakers staff. The theme for our group projects will be "Engineering Hacks!" We will study machines and electronics, dissect them, and reuse/rework/hack their components into our own contraptions.

MONDAYS: 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Grades: 2nd and Up

Fees:

Facility Member: $45

Community Participant: $50

Please register ahead of time, any drop in's will need to complete waiver before allowed to participate in program. 

Register through your account (under Family Programs) or through links on the side

YMakers Camps

Due to popular demand, we've brought YMakers to the Presidio School Year Camp scene!  This is an amazing opportunity for your child to gain hands-on experience with basic woodworking and crafting tools. Makers are coached through designing and building their own projects, and they can learn more advanced tools and techniques by working on group projects led by YMakers staff.  Youth will learn the key safety skills of protecting their Fingers - Toes - Eyes - Ears & Nose, while learning to use hammers, drills, screwdrivers, and while there are power tools present, they are only handled by trained staff.  While we know these skills are invaluable to all ages, due to lengthy nature of some of the projects and fine motor skills needed, we are only enrolling 1st - 5th graders only. 

Dates

November 20-22

December 22nd, 26th - 29th  

January 2nd - 5th

February 16th & 19th

SFUSD: March 26-30

Cost
Facility Member: $65/day
Community Participant: $75/day

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