Summer Manufacturing Camps

Every summer, Senator Brown’s office hosts manufacturing camps for 4th-8th graders – and WKYC got a special look into this summer’s first 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often, when some students and parents hear the word “manufacturing,” they think about dirty, dusty old jobs, and the outdated, offensive term “rust belt.”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 five 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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List of this summer's camps and how you can RSVP or apply:

Athens County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Keith Gandor, 740-380-9315, gandork@hocking.edu

Camp Dates:

July 24-28

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Coshocton County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Dorothy Skowrunski, 740-622-7005, DorothySkowrunski@coshoctoncounty.net

Camp Dates:

June 19-23

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Cuyahoga County

Partners: CMSD, MAGNET, AFL-CIO, MBK Coalition of Greater Cleveland

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Tammy R. Toney, Tammy.Toney@ClevelandMetroSchools.org

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Guernsey County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Katie Good, 740-588-1325, kgood@zanestate.edu

Camp Dates:

July 24-28

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Henry County

Partners: Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Foundation (for Maker-Facturing Camp only), Northwest State Community College

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Tori Wolf, twolf@northweststate.edu

Location:

Northwest State Community College, 22600 OH-34, Archbold, Ohio 43502

Time:

9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Thursday

Camp Dates:

June 26-29  – Maker-Facturing

July 17-20 – Discovering STEM

July 24-27 – Exploring STEM

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Jackson County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Mayor Randy Heath, 740-286-3224, rheath@jacksonohio.us

Camp Dates:

July 24-26

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Jefferson County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Jeff Oblak, 740-283-3347, joblak@jcesd.org

Camp Dates:

July 17-21

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Lake and Geauga Counties 

Partners: Auburn Career Center, Alliance for Working Together, Ohio Means Jobs Geauga County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Alice Cable, Alliance for Working Together, alice.cable@thinkmfg.com

Location:

Auburn Career Center, 8140 Auburn Rd, Painesville, Ohio 44077

Time:

8:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday; 8:30am to 12:00pm on Friday

Camp Dates:

June 5-9 – Project Boom:  The focus of this camp is on sound, speakers, electronics, manufacturing principles, and magnetism.

June 12-16 – It’s Our Time!: The focuses of this girls-only camp are time & temperature, electricity & batteries, manufacturing principles, and magnetism.

 

Licking County

Partners: The Career & Technology Education Center, Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority, and The Works

To apply:

Register online at: http://www.c-tec.edu/high_school

Deadline to apply is June 9, 2017

For more information, contact:

Alyssa Johnston, ajohnston@c-tec.edu

Locations for Drop Off / Pick Up:

Monday 6/26            C-TEC 150 Price Road, Newark, Ohio 43055

Tuesday 6/27            Newark-Heath Port Authority 851 Irving Wick Drive W, Heath, Ohio 43056

Wednesday 6/28      State Industrial Products 383 N High Street, Hebron, Ohio 43025

Thursday 6/29          C-TEC 150 Price Road, Newark, Ohio 43055

Time:

8:00am to 1:00pm, Monday through Thursday

Camp Dates:

June 26-29

 

Lorain County

Partners: Hard Hatted Women, FireFish Arts, LCCC College for Kids

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

CFK@lorainccc.edu

Location:

LCCC, 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035

Time: 

8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday

Camp Dates:

July 24-28 – Rosie’s Girls: A one-week summer day camp that helps girls develop grit, confidence, and expanded possibilities by exploring hands-on STEM, Arts, Fab Lab, Advanced Technology and Trades-Related Activities, as they meet and work with role models in diverse career fields

 

Mahoning County

Partners: YWCA of Youngstown, OH WOW!

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Lisa Long, Associate Director at OH WOW!, associatedirector@OHWOWKids.org

Location:

OH WOW! Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W Federal St, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

(Drop off / Friday Breakfast at YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44503)

Time:

8:30am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; 9:00 to 12:00pm on Friday

Camp Dates:

June 19-23 – Engineering of Music: Students will spend the week exploring sound and the technology involved in music engineering. Students will build their own musical instrument. Visits with: The Summit Radio and Eastern Gateway Community College, financial literacy lesson from PNC Bank, participation on OH WOW moment with WFMJ

 

July 10-14 - Boat Building: Students will engineer a boat out of Inspire-Works materials and test the buoyancy and distance traveled of their designs in YSU's pool. Visits with: Great Lakes Towing Company and Shipyard and Brilex, financial literacy lesson from PNC Bank

 

July 24-28 – Construction: Participants will work with engineers and contractors to learn the basics of construction.

 

Muskingum County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Katie Good, 740-588-1325, kgood@zanestate.edu

Camp Dates:

July 31-August 4

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Ross County

Camp Dates:

July 17-19

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Stark County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Danette Lund, Education and Social Sciences, DLund@STARKSTATE.EDU

Camp Dates:

July 31-August 4: Transportation

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Tuscarawas County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Sherry Cardani, 330-339-2288 ext. 1207, scardani@buckeyecareercenter.org

Camp Dates:

July 18-21, Community Manufacturing Festival is on July 22nd

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Washington County

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Alice Chapman, 740-376-9533, achapman@elychapmanedu.org

Camp Dates:

June 26-30

More information will be added as it is available.

 

Wood County

Partners: BGSU, Wood County Economic Development Commission, Ohio Means Jobs Wood County, Bowling Green City Schools, Northwest Ohio for Excellence in STEM Education, Wood County District Public Library, Job and Family Services of Wood County, PENTA Career Center, Wood County Educational Service Center

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Jon Rife, jrife@pentacc.org (registration deadline is June 15)

Location:

BGSU Life Science Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

Time:

9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Thursday; 9:00am-12:00pm on Friday

Camp Dates:

July 24-28 – “Making It”

 

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