Entrepreneurial Camp for Kids Ages 14-16

Crowder to Host Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Manufacturing Camp

Crowder College will be hosting a camp this summer that is designed to help inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers, the camp is a technical, hands-on experience to introduce students to 21st-century manufacturing technology and basic entrepreneurial skills.

The camp is for girls and boys ages 14-16 and will take place June 18-29, 2018, in the Roy Blunt MARET (Missouri Alternative & Renewable Energy Technology) Center on the Neosho campus.

Students in the AMPED (Advanced Manufacturing Product Entrepreneurial Design) program will learn about renewable and alternative types of energy, particularly solar energy. In addition, students will be introduced to the world of entrepreneurship and to pilot a recycling project that will keep virtually 100% of powder coat waste out of Missouri’s landfills.

“This camp will provide students an opportunity to learn firsthand how to design, produce and bring a concept to market. Industry is always looking for employees who have a mix of creativity, technical aptitude and critical thinking skills – Crowder’s AMPED summer camp will help students grow in each of these abilities,” Dr. Melissa Oates, AMPED Summer Camp Coordinator.

The registration fee is $200 per student, which includes a camp t-shirt, instruction and materials, lunch, and transportation to field trip at K&S Wire. Due to the hands-on nature of the program, space is limited. Scholarships may be available to qualified campers. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration is available at: https://www.crowder.edu/ grants/amped-camp/

This camp is part of a national program developed by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

Crowder College is a two-year community college with over 80 degrees and programs. Crowder College prepares students to enter the workforce or transfer to a 4-year university to continue their education.


Please contact the Grants Office at 417.455.5773 if you have additional questions.


Last Updated on May 22, 2018 by Steven Brunson