Heavy Equipment Camps


Extreme Sandbox Heavy Equipment Camp

Trained heavy equipment operators and diesel mechanics are in extremely high demand.  Extreme Sandbox has partnered with local contractors and equipment manufacturers to provide an overview of the heavy equipment trades.  We provide experiential student learning with a hands-on approach, this gives the student the tools to successfully transition in to the heavy equipment field.  While we are not a formal education facility our goal is to be able to expose young adults to these trades and hopefully inspire and prepare them for this potential career path.  We are the first and only facility to offer this type of experience in the US.

1/2 Day Experiential Student Learning Event – (school groups)

– Classroom lecture and discussion from experts in the field: including mechanics, operators, and local business owners.
– Hands-on shop experience with an emphasis on heavy equipment maintenance and repair.
– Behind the controls equipment time to learn basics on operating heavy equipment in the field.
– These should generally be coordinated through school career counselors, general target audience are 15-18 year olds


$695 for a group up to 8 students
$995 for a group up to 16 students

(financial assistance is available)


Contact us here: [email protected] to get more information or schedule a camp for your school.



Heavy Equipment Explorer Program – (individuals)

– Our on going program is tailored to meet the student’s needs and enhance their skill-sets.
– Monthly check in and progress on their goals toward entering the Heavy Equipment Field.
– Goal is to give the student ongoing exposure and experience with both operating and working on heavy equipment.  This is not a formal training program and no official certificates are earned.   This program will better prepare the students to enter in to a formal two year or union apprenticeship program and/or start with an entry level operator/mechanic job.
– Sessions last approx. 3 hours and occur twice per month (late afternoon/early evening).  Additionally, students will have access to site/equipment for additional “stick time”.

– Ages:  15-20 years old

– Max class size is 10 students

– Preference given to students who are recommended/supported by their schools


$65/per session


$595 for 6 months (2 sessions per month – 12 total sessions available)

(financial assistance is available – students can also work to be sponsored by a potential future employer)


Contact now to find out eligibility, requirements, and current program dates.


 Contact us here: [email protected] to get more information or schedule our Explorer Program.