ARCHBOLD, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encouraged Henry County students entering grades 6 through 8 to register for the “Maker-Facturing Summer Camp,” cosponsored by Northwest State Community College. The four-day camp will help students learn about manufacturing, teamwork, and local production facilities. The office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) assists with the camp, encouraging young people to explore careers in manufacturing.

  • The Maker-Facturing Summer Camp will take place at Northwest State Community College from June 25-June 28.
  • Students and parents can learn more about the camp and download the registration flyer HERE.
  • The camp costs $75 per session. Need-based scholarships are available.


“Manufacturing is one of our state’s most important industries, but too often, our companies can’t find workers with the right skills, while our students don’t realize all the opportunities available to them,” said Brown. “We need today’s Ohio students to realize all the potential careers they could have in Ohio manufacturing, and that’s why, for six years now, my office has put on summer manufacturing camps for 4th through 8th graders across Ohio.”

The camp gives local students the opportunity to learn about careers in their community, tour local manufacturing facilities, and learn from experts. Students will participate in a drone obstacle course, will learn about 3D manufacturing, and take part in a Lego Robot Build.

Local partners involved in the camp include Northwest State Community College, CK Technologies, Altenloh, Brinck, & Co., Edgerton Forge, Community Improvement Corporation of Henry County, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, and Sauder.  


About Summer Manufacturing Camps

Brown’s office started organizing summer manufacturing camps in 2013, and since then, the number of camps throughout the state has grown every year. This year, Brown’s office will help organize 19 camps in 15 counties. Learn more here.