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What You'll Do at CampBUILD

Girls learn from the experts doing hands-on projects. What an opportunity! These camps are led by the building trades experts from Madison College’s School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology and the Construction and Remodeling Program. Each session is progressive and age appropriate. All campers will be handling tools and building something. Older girls use power tools including drills and sanders. This is one of those "Whoa. I can't believe I get to do this!" kind of camp! Be inspired by women in the building trades.

Dates and Information

Camps are organized by the grade level your girl is COMPLETING this school year (2021-2022)

Dates Camp Build Program Cost
July 21-23 Journeyworker (8th - 12th) $105
August 1 Apprentice (5th - 7th) $35
August 2 Apprentice (5th - 7th) $35
August 4 Pre-Apprentice (3rd - 4th) $35
August 5 Pre-Apprentice (3rd - 4th) $35
August 6 Material Handler (PK - K) $25
August 13 Skilled Helper (1st - 2nd) $25
Material Handler (PK - K)

Saturday, August 6 @ Madison College

Cost: $25

You and your adult buddy will be introduced to hand tools and build a project together. You will learn basic carpentry and design skills. Gain confidence, new skills, and a project to take home. NOTE: While adults participate for free, registration is required to hold your spot.

Skilled Helper (1st - 2nd)

Saturday, August 13 @ Madison College


Cost: $25

Design and build in the carpentry shop. You’ll use power drills and drivers, handsaws, sanders, and measuring tools to complete your project. Finish this day with an amazing sense of accomplishment and a cool project you get to take home.

Pre-Apprentice (3rd - 4th)

Thursday, August 4 OR Friday, August 5

@ Madison College


Cost: $35

Power drills, orbital sanders, and handsaws, OH MY! Get your hands on all of these tools and more during your day at the carpentry workshop. Girls will complete a take home project and learn awesome building skills while completing it.

Apprentice (5th - 7th)

Monday, August 1 OR Tuesday, August 2

@ Madison College

Cost: $35

Step up your skills in carpentry and design. Get to know some common power tools and elevate your skills with hand tools while working on a project that you get to take home. This session is perfect for girls interested in careers in the building trades, but also those who want to learn basic skills.

Journeyworker (8th - 12th)

Thursday, July 21 - Saturday, July 23

@ Madison College & Local Worksite TBD

Cost: $105

Get ready for two days of working in the carpentry shop and a third day out at a worksite. We will be honing our skills with hand and power tools in preparation of a service project at a local school. Tradeswomen will be on hand during this session to give you insight into what it’s like to work in careers related to carpentry and design.

Note: This is a 3-day camp; no overnights.