Learning how things are built and put together can be fascinating for teens, and to encourage that curiosity, the Vicksburg Warren School District will host a summer maker camp.
Aimed at ages 12-16, the camp will include learnings about entrepreneurship, tours of manufacturing facilities, meeting top industry experts, and instruction in software programming and 3D printing, where participants will create, build and take home a product, Vicksburg Warren Career and Educational Center said student coordinator Kayla Kivett.
“We do a lot of 3D printing, and we love it because students can see how things are built and then how they’re put together,” Kivett said.
This will be the second year VWSD has offered the Summer Manufacturing Camp, which is made possible through a grant from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs.
Kivett said the camp is offered to expose students to the variety of careers available in manufacturing.
“There are so many things they could do,” Kivett, of the manufacturing world, said.
“They could weld and there’s engineering with manufacturing, and we want to expose that as much as possible,” she said, while introducing students to the career technology courses offered in the district.
The summer fabrication camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 6-10 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg Warren Campus George Oakes Fab Lab, 755 Highway 27.
The camp is free and applications must be completed by May 6. For more information, email email@example.com or call 601-629-6888.