[hackerspaces] Kids and Hackerspaces

Bryce Tugwell btugwell at fusestudios.com
Mon May 11 23:04:25 CEST 2009

One point worth mentioning on this front is insurance - which can be had,
and it's worth looking into. I am part of group that does and
tinker/technology camp for several weeks each summer in the UK - albeit the
UK isn't the US (which is where I live most of the year) but even here
insurance for this kind of activity with kids is available. We have roughly
120 participants - and host our summer program(s) at a private boarding
school. About 75% of our attendees board. (http://www.technologycamp.co.uk/)

For many hackerspaces, having a youth program - and or summer camp of this
kind can be a great way to bring in real revenue for the organization.
Generally insurance companies want to know what sort of classes are being
taught - and in a general sense what the risks are for each set of
activities. The Camp remains economically viable even after appropriate
insurance is acquired.

Bryce Tugwell
Wyoming Tinker Guild

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Aldert Hazenberg <aldert at rotz.org> wrote:

> On May 11, 2009, at 9:45 PM, 3ric Johanson wrote:
> > A topic which I would love to raise at some point in the near future
> > - -
> > 'children in hackerspaces'.
> Do not eat them.
> Aldert.
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