Michael’s Woodshop

Sign Up for an Event

Michael’s Woodshop offers a number of scheduled events:

  • Pinewood Derby Days (seasonal)
  • Woodwork Merit Badge Classes
  • Woodworking 101

Schedule Your Own Event

Michael’s Woodshop may be reserved by NCAC Scouts, Units, and Districts for events such as:

  • Eagle Scout Projects
  • Pack or Den Activities (Pinewood Derby, Baloo the Builder)
  • Troop Activities (Service Projects, Trailer Build-out)
  • District Events (Camporees, Merit Badge Days)

For questions or additional information, please email us at michaelswoodshop.cwbs@gmail.com.

More Information

Reserving Michael’s Woodshop

Michael’s Woodshop is a well outfitted wood shop with tools and work space to complete almost any wood working or carpentry project.

Our group of volunteer Shop Stewards can help you organize your event and tailor your activities to the age, group size, and time available. If you have an adult leader who is willing to attend training to become a Trained Leader, you may host your own events in the wood shop.

Shop Stewards are also available to supervise or assist with your event.

Woodshop Usage Fees

How to Reserve

  1. Decide on a project (and have plans or drawings if possible)
  2. Determine the number of Scouts who will attend and their ages
  3. Determine if you will provide a Trained Leader
  4. View our Calendar to identify dates that the shop is not in use. We recommend selecting a primary date and one or two alternates.
  5. Request a date.

Support Michael’s Woodshop

We are always looking for ways to expand or improve the capabilities of Michael’s Woodshop. We happily accept donations of new or good condition used tools. We have created a wish list of items that we currently need. For those that wish to purchase an item for the shop, we have included many items on our Amazon registry. Small items may be dropped off at the office or shipped directly to Camp Snyder.


View our Amazon Registry

Camp William B. Snyder
Attn: Wood Shop
6100 Antioch Rd
Haymarket, VA 20169
Phone: 571-248-4904

Just because an item does not appear on our wish list does not mean we can’t use it. If you have good condition used tools that are not listed or large equipment that you would like to donate, please contact us at michaelswoodshop.cwbs@gmail.com to determine our current needs. We are happy to arrange to pick up large, heavy or bulky items.

Please enjoy our photo gallery. If you would like to submit photos of your wood shop event or project, please email your photos and a brief caption to Camp.Snyder@Scouting.org. Please include “Wood Shop Photo” in the subject line of your email.

Large Tools

Scroll Saws

Bench Top Tools

Work Space

Shop Safety

We are committed to the safety of all participants. While you are always welcome to bring your own safety gear, we do have safety glasses and ear protection available. Airborne saw dust is not only an irritant; it can pose health risks. To minimize this risk, we have installed a dust collection system, a down draft table for sanding and two air filtration units.


About Michael’s Woodshop

Michael’s Woodshop was created through the vision and leadership of Michael W. Snowden and is dedicated in his memory