Summer Manufacturing Camps

Every summer, Senator Brown’s office hosts manufacturing camps for 4th-8th graders – and WKYC got a special look into a camp in Auburn, Ohio.
 

A few years ago, I was talking to an official in the last administration about how to best support American manufacturing, and he remarked to me, “you know, everyone says they want more manufacturing, but no one wants their kid to do it.” Too often, when some students and parents hear the word “manufacturing,” they think about dirty, dusty old jobs, and the outdated, offensive term “rust belt.” We are working to change that impression, because we know that today’s Ohio factories aren’t rusty – they’re innovative and high-tech, and will provide good-paying, high-skilled jobs to future generations of Ohioans. That’s why for six years now, every summer, my office hosts manufacturing camps for 4th through 8th graders. We partner with local companies, research institutions, educators, and community organizations to give campers the opportunity to tour actual engineering and manufacturing facilities, and work on hands-on projects that allow them to see where STEM education can take them in the real world.

These camps grow each year, and my hope is for all our students to see the many Ohio manufacturing opportunities out there, and to get excited about their future.

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Information about this year's camps:


ALLEN COUNTY
'Advanced Manufacturing & Food Manufacturing'
Date: July 29 - August 2, 2019
Age range: 5th - 8th Graders
Contact: Doug Durliat: Durliat.D@RhodesState.edu, 419-995-8353


ASHTABULA COUNTY
'Chemistry'
Date: July 8 - July 12, 2019
Age range: 5th and 6th Graders
Contact: Alice Cable: Alice.Cable@thinkmfg.com, 440-346-5959


ASHTABULA COUNTY
'Robotics & Automation'
Date: July 15 - July 19, 2019
Age range: 5th and 6th Graders
Contact: Alice Cable: Alice.Cable@thinkmfg.com, 440-346-5959


ASHTABULA COUNTY
'Food & Agricultural Production'
Date: July 22 - July 26, 2019
Age range: 5th and 6th Graders
Contact: Alice Cable: Alice.Cable@thinkmfg.com, 440-346-5959


COSHOCTON COUNTY
'Explore Today's High-Tec World of Engineering'
Date: June 24 - June 28, 2019
Age range: 6th - 9th Graders
Contact: Lynn Jacobs: 740-295-7516


CUYAHOGA COUNTY
'Manufacturing Health & Wellness'
Date: July 29 - August 2, 2019
Age range: 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Michael McMillon: MMcMillon@mfgworkscle.org, 216-920-1966


DEFIANCE COUNTY
'Manufacturing'
Date: July 8 - July 11, 2019
Age range: 6th - 8th Graders
Contact: Carla Hinkle: chnkle@defecon.com, 419-784-4471


DEFIANCE COUNTY
'Manufacturing'
Date: July 15 - July 18, 2019
Age range: 6th - 8th Graders
Contact: Carla Hinkle: chnkle@defecon.com, 419-784-4471


FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Date: June 24 - June 28, 2019
Age range: 8th - 9th Graders
Contact: Rick Szabrak: Rick.Szabrak@fairfieldcountyohio.gov, 740-652-7160


FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Date: July 8 - July 12, 2019
Age range: 8th - 9th Graders
Contact: Rick Szabrak: Rick.Szabrak@fairfieldcountyohio.gov, 740-652-7160


GUERNSEY LAKE COUNTY
'MADE Manufacturing and Design Experience'
Date: June 10 - June 13, 2019
Age range: 6th, 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Shelly Hesson: shesson@zanestate.edu, 740-588-1324


HAMILTON COUNTY
'Manufacturing'
Date: June 24 - June 28, 2019
Age range: 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Daniel Trujilio: 513-652-5959


HENRY COUNTY
'Maker - Facturing'
Date: June 24 - June 27, 2019
Age range: 6th - 8th Graders
Contact: Tori Atkinson: tatkinson@northweststate.edu, 419-267-1219


JACKSON COUNTY
‘Making a Difference’
Date: May 28 - May 30, 2019
Age range: 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Tammy Osborne-Smith: Tammy.Osborne-Smith@jfs.ohio.gov


LAKE COUNTY
'Robotics & Automation'
Date: June 10 - June 14, 2019
Age range: 4th and 5th Graders
Contact: Alice Cable: Alice.Cable@thinkmfg.com, 440-346-5959


LAKE COUNTY
'Robotics & Automation'
Date: June 17 - June 21, 2019
Age range: 4th and 5th Graders
Contact: Alice Cable: Alice.Cable@thinkmfg.com, 440-346-5959


LAKE COUNTY
'Food & Agricultural Production'
Date: June 24 - June 28, 2019
Age range: 4th and 5th Graders
Contact: Alice Cable: Alice.Cable@thinkmfg.com, 440-346-5959


LICKING COUNTY
'Local Manufacturing'
Date: July 15 - July 18, 2019
Age range: 6th - 8th Graders
Contact: Windy Murphy: wmurphy@c-tec.edu, 740-364-2279


LUCAS COUNTY
'Manufacturing'
Date: June 10 - June 14, 2019
Age range: 5th - 8th Graders
Contact: Cassandra Seimet: cseimet@tps.org, 419-671-8781


MAHONING COUNTY
'Transportation'
Date: June 17 - June 21, 2019
Age range: 5th - 8th Graders
Contact: Emily Rauschenbach: ecoelho@mvywca.org


MAHONING COUNTY
'Transportation'
Date: June 24 - June 28, 2019
Age range: 5th - 8th Graders
Contact: Emily Rauschenbach: ecoelho@mvywca.org


MARION COUNTY
'Manufacturing Matters'
Date: July 15 - July 19, 2019
Age range: 6th and 7th Graders
Contact: Shannon Niedzwickis: niedzwickis@mtc.edu, 740-386-4176


PERRY COUNTY
'STEM'
Date: June 10 - June 13, 2019
Age range: 6th - 8th Graders
Contact: Hannah Kilbride: 937-508-3381


PORTAGE COUNTY
‘Makers of Tomorrow’
Date: June 10 - June 14, 2019
Age range: 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Jenny Stupica: jstupica@conxusneo.jobs


RICHLAND COUNTY
'Local Manufacturing'
Date: June 17 - June 21, 2019
Age range: 5th - 8th Graders
Contact: Nyasha Oden: nyasha@necic-ohio.org, 419-522-1611 x 112


STARK COUNTY
‘Start Your Engines’
Date: June 17 - June 20, 2019
Age range: 4th - 7th Graders
Contact: Don Ball: DBall@starkstate.edu


STARK COUNTY
‘Start Your Engines’
Date: June 24 - June 27, 2019
Age range: 4th - 7th Graders
Contact: Don Ball: DBall@starkstate.edu


SUMMIT COUNTY
‘Makers of Tomorrow’
Date: June 3 - June 7, 2019
Age range: 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Jenny Stupica: jstupica@conxusneo.jobs


SUMMIT COUNTY
‘Makers of Tomorrow’
Date: June 10 - June 14, 2019
Age range: 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Jenny Stupica: jstupica@conxusneo.jobs


TRUMBULL COUNTY
'Transportation'
Date: July 8 - July 12, 2019
Age range: 5th - 8th Graders
Contact: Emily Rauschenbach: ecoelho@mvywca.org


TUSCARAWAS COUNTY
'Local Manufacturing'
Date: July 16 - July 19, 2019
Age range: 7th - 9th Graders
Contact: Sherry Cardani: scardani@buckeyecareercenter.org, 330-339-2288 ext. 1207


WOOD COUNTY
'Making It!'
Date: July 15 - July 19, 2019
Age range: 6th - 8th Graders
Contact: Leslie Head: 419-354-9010

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