Construction Camp Teaches Youth About The Trade

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Construction Camp Teaches About Industry

Cincinnati -- Construction Camp teaches children ages 11 to 14 about the various trades within the construction industry.  Not only do kids learn valuable skills, but they are introduced to a career path they may not have previously considered.

The camp is sponsored by the Spirit of Construction Foundation.  Rodney Toole, of Roofers Union Local 42, is one of several union workers who volunteer to teach children about construction.

The camp is working on building a shed that neighborhood residents could use to store gardening tools and other materials.

"It's kind of a cool building because we wired it," said Anne Mitchell, construction advocate for middle schools for the Spirit of Constructon Foundation.  "It is not connected to anything, but if there's an event at the garden site they can plug into an extension cord and they have power throughout the building.  It kind of makes for a nice centerpiece for their activities."

About a dozen local kids are part of the camp and taking part in the shed project.  They are working from plans provided by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati.  The shed is a 10 by 10 wooden structure that took three weeks to build.

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