Come build with us this summer! SPUR is partnering with the Tower School to offer Camp InSPURation this summer, July 29-August 9. Open to ages 10-16, the two week camp will give kids the opportunity to work with local architects and builders to construct, customize and deliver a playhouse for Children’s Friend and Family Services in Salem for client use and therapeutic purposes. 

Camp InSPURation at Tower empowers young teens to realize their potential to positively impact the lives of children in the community while developing architectural and building skills, critical thinking, project planning and leadership abilities. 

Campers will be provided an exciting platform from which to learn and serve - igniting a passion for volunteerism and developing character and confidence.

Click here to read our recent feature in the Marblehead Reporter for more details. 

Space is limited! Click here to register

InSPURation at Tower
Dates: July 29-August 9   
Hours: Mon–Fri 9am – 4pm
Cost: $879

Extended Day Options: 
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day 

Visit Summer at Tower website to learn more about Tower camp’s facilities and policies. 


Morning Meeting.
(30 minutes)
Architectural and design skills introduced. Skills to include: reading architectural plans, understanding scale and dimension, hand sketching to communicate ideas visually, manipulating 3-D computer models, and basic building techniques. 

Skills and Build Time.
(2 hours)
Daily building skills introduced and practiced: framing, shearing, waterproofing, cladding, trim work, and detail work. 

Lunch, Swim, Sun, Fun! (1.5 hours)

Skills and Build Time.
(2 hours)
Build, build, build! 

Special Project Time.
(1 hour)
Campers will apply their design skills to a series of special projects that may include: flower boxes, raised garden bed, furniture, railings or a deck for the playhouse. Campers will determine which projects to design and build. 


Tower’s indoor facilities include:

  • art studios
  • woodshop
  • classrooms
  • technology labs
  • gymnasium
  • music rooms
  • performing arts center
  • science labs

The outdoor campus includes:

  • swimming pool
  • playground equipment
  • athletic fields
  • wetlands, plus easy access to a pond, trails, and woods
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