Hampton Lumber is partnering with Portland-based non-profit, Girls Build to bring a week-long summer camp for girls to Warrenton, Oregon this August. Girls Build camps are opportunities for girls 8 – 14 years old to build curiosity and confidence by learning the basics of building, including carpentry, plumbing, electricity, concrete, and sheet metal from female instructors.

“In the lumber business, we experience the gender gap in the skilled trades first-hand,” said Hampton CEO, Steve Zika. “There are great career opportunities in the manufacturing sector for people with building, electrical, and mechanical skills. Camps like these expose girls to these and other possibilities and help build their confidence,” said Zika. “It’s good for the kids, good for the community, and good for local businesses like ours.”

Girls Build is grateful for the opportunity to work with Clatsop County. “Hampton Lumber is exceptional for stepping up to support a camp in this area,” said Girl Build Executive Director, Katie Hughes.  “And we can’t wait to meet and teach the girls who will be attending, and to learn about the unique opportunities available here.”

The Warrenton Girls Build camp will take place August 20-24, 2018 from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Warrenton Grade School. Cost to attend the camp is $300 with breakfast and lunch included. Scholarships are also available. Space is limited. For more information email Girls Build at info@girlsbuild.org or visit www.girlsbuild.org.

Kristin Rasmussen
Hampton Lumber

Katie Hughes
Girls Build