The Rosendin Foundation has launched its TRF Camp Build, a summer program designed to inspire and empower middle school students to discover the joy of building with their hands. Recognizing the significant shortage of workers in the construction industry, The Rosendin Foundation aims to bridge the gap by providing students with hands-on experiences and a new perspective on career options.
TRF Camp Build is a summer program designed for sixth-eighth graders interested in learning how to design and build projects using power tools. This free co-ed day camp offers hands-on construction experience and equips students with the necessary skills to continue building in the future. Under the guidance of skilled professionals, participants will learn essential skills such as personal safety, concrete/rebar work, soldering, pipe bending, BIM, heavy equipment operation, framing/woodworking, roofing and painting, while also exploring career opportunities.
Throughout the program, students will engage in various interactive projects, such as wiring lamps, pouring concrete stepping stones, and building doghouses, which they will donate to the local community. Inspired by Rosendin’s participation in the national Camp NAWIC, TRF Camp Build provides students with a safe environment to explore different career paths in construction and gain practical learning experience.
The TRF Camp Build program will take place at the following locations and dates:
- May 6: Sherman, Texas (Electrical Mini-Camp) @MPS
- June 5-9: Gallatin, Tenn. @Rosendin
- June 10: Anaheim, Calif. (Electrical Mini-Camp) @Rosendin
- June 19-23: Tempe, Ariz. @Rosendin
- July 24-28: Austin, Texas @Austin Electrical Training Alliance
The deadline to apply for TRF Camp Build is March 31. To learn more, visit therosendinfoundation.org/camp-build