This summer girls will build a playhouse during the Girls Build PDX Camp at the Portland of University Campus and is an excellent opportunity for girls to learn fun building basics and mechanical engineering in a safe environment from female role models.
This is a hands on experience for girls to explore hammering, painting, soldering copper, concrete, roofing, electrical, wire circuits and much more. Girls will use the chopsaw, drill, hammer, speed square, tape measure and other hand tools. Campers will be trying something new, building and playing games with experienced tradeswomen who are passionate about passing their skills on to the next generation.
The playhouse will be donated to a local non-profit and the girls will see the project through from plans to paint. All campers receive a hard hat, safety glasses and ear protection to take home. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
40 girls are accepted between ages 11 and 16 and runs the week of July 18 – 22 from 8:30am – 4pm. 40 girls will also be accepted between ages 8 and 12 and runs the week of July 25 – 29 from 8:30am – 4pm. Camp is $350 for the week. To apply for a full or partial scholarship, email email@example.com.