At the “Mentoring A Girl In Construction” summer day camp, middle- and high-school girls will
enjoy hands-on activities and site visits to introduce them to careers in the construction industry
From June 23 and June 26-30, 2017, the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) presented the sixth annual Mentoring A Girl In Construction (MAGIC) summer day camp for girls in seventh through 12th grade in Philadelphia.
Many girls are not aware of the possibility of rewarding careers in the construction trades or related fields. MAGIC is designed to introduce girls to potential careers in the construction industry through hands-on activities and immersive experiences, and to provide a supportive environment in which girls can develop and hone their skills.
MAGIC partners with local trade unions to deliver a diverse week-long program. Thirty girls enrolled in the camp this year will participate in construction projects, including 3-D modeling and carpentry, pipefitting, cement and plastering demonstrations, and meet female role models who have achieved success in the construction industry.
New for this year, an additional day has been added to the program on Friday, June 23, extending the program for six days, to include a full-day orientation at Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, where the campers will participate in team-building activities and safety training programs. From Monday, June 26 to Thursday, June 29, the girls will travel for activities on site with the Steamfitters Local Union 402, Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 692,United Brotherhood of Carpenters JAC, Cement Masons and Plasterers Union Local 592, and District Council 21 Painters and Allied Trades, GIFT – Girls in the Finishing Trades. On the final day of camp, Friday, June 30, girls will receive a personal job site tour of LOVE Park with Bittenbender Construction, followed by a camper graduation luncheon and awards ceremony.
Since 2009, NAWIC has offered the inaugural MAGIC Camp for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Premier sponsors of MAGIC Camp are Henkels & McCoy and GEM Mechanical Services, Inc.
About the National Association of Women in Construction
NAWIC promotes the employment of women in the construction industry and strives to create a better understanding of viable career paths for women in construction. Since its founding, NAWIC, an international non-profit organization, has grown to a membership of 5,500 women with more than 179 chapters. In its 60 years of service to its members, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades.