GRiTT Girls Rock it Tools & Trade Summer Camp for Girls

by | Aug 17, 2023 | Uncategorized

Zonta Club of Coos Bay Area and the Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation are pleased to
announce our third annual summer camp, Girls Rock it Tools & Trade (“GRiTT”). Building off
Zonta’s Girls Rock STEM Fair (since 2015) and 2021-2022’s successful GRiTT programs, this
year we are offering a free introductory and intermediate program for youth ages 8-12 to learn
basic construction methods using handheld tools. The camp is made possible with the support
of Oregon Coast Artisan & Trade Education Collective and Alternative Youth Activities, with
generous grant funding from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund and support from Zonta volunteers.
• Introductory session: August 2-4, 2023 (9am-2pm) – toolbox construction
o Available to youth who did not participate in the GRiTT 2021-2022 program
• Intermediate session: August 9-11, 2023 (9am-2pm) – planter box construction
o Available to introductory session campers and returning campers
Included in the day camp are lunch, snacks, safety gear, GRiTT t-shirt and handheld tools
(measuring tape, carpenter pencils, etc.) that participants can keep. Youth will learn basic
measurements including fractions, as well as basic carpentry skills, as they construct their
projects from pre-cut materials. Interspersed throughout the camp will be icebreakers,
teambuilding, and guest speakers – local women in leadership, STEAM, and/or construction
Camp will be held at Oregon Coast Artisan & Trade Education Collective, located at the Old
Charleston School. Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the
Both sessions are capped at 15 participants, if more than 15 applications are received
participants will be chosen by lottery drawing. Please return completed applications to
[email protected] or to PO Box 245, North Bend, OR 97459 by July 21, 2023.
Applicants will be notified of participation eligibility by July 28, 2023. Questions can be directed
to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

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