Teens can create products at Moraine Park's Toolin' It!

by admin16. February 2009 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College’s Toolin’ It!, a high-tech and hands-on manufacturing experience for middle and high school students ages 13-16, is again being offered in two forms this June.


Toolin’ It! participants use technology to create a product from start to finish. From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day, June 22-26, participants will explore 3D design, computer numerical control (CNC) programming, welding, machining and more, while emphasizing problem solving and team building. On the last day, visits to area manufacturers will provide an up-close and personal look at products being made.


The program is being held in conjunction with YMCA Camp Matawa’s week-long residential experience. Participants who choose both the Toolin’ It! and Camp Matawa experiences will travel by bus each morning to Moraine Park’s Applied Manufacturing Technology Center in West Bend. Later, they return to Camp Matawa for activities that include canoeing, archery, hiking, climbing, campfires, and much more with their cabin groups. The fee for this combined camping experience is $655; scholarships and financial assistance are available. YMCA Camp Matawa boasts an indoor climbing wall and outdoor high adventure Alpine Tower, swimming pool and 50-foot waterslide, as well as cabins with bathrooms, showers and a common area. The camp is located 45 minutes north of Milwaukee, adjacent to Kettle Moraine State Forest.


For those interested in participating in the daily Toolin’ It! component only, the fee is $125 which includes all materials and daily lunch. To register or for more information, contact Marcia Arndt, dean of manufacturing technology, at 262-335-5725 or marndt@morainepark.edu.


For more information about the combined Toolin’ It!/Camp Matawa experience, contact Marcia Arndt.
To register, visit www.matawa.org or contact Camp Matawa at 262-626-2149.