AWT Feature: Senator Brown Announces 2024 Ohio Summer Manufacturing Camps

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Contact: Kevin Donohoe/Brian Lyons

(202) 224-3978




For More than a Decade, Brown has Partnered with Ohio Businesses, Schools, and Community Organizations to Host Summer Camps to Introduce Young Ohioans to Manufacturing Careers


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call to announce the 12th year of hosting summer manufacturing camps designed to help young Ohioans learn about manufacturing jobs available in Ohio.


Brown’s summer manufacturing camps help introduce kids and their parents to an up-to-date, real-world understanding of American manufacturing.


“I often hear from parents that something they love most about these camps is how they help get their kids interested in careers in their own communities. You shouldn’t have to leave town or leave the state to find a good-paying, rewarding career,” said Brown. “The technologies of the future will be invented in Ohio and manufactured in Ohio. These talented, curious students are an integral part of that future.”


Brown’s office began working with local partners to organize summer manufacturing camps in 2013, and since then, the number of camps throughout the state has grown. This year, Brown’s office will help organize at least 51 camps in 29 counties.


Brown was joined on the call by Teresa SimonsExecutive Director at the Alliance for Working Together Foundation, a partner in a series of summer manufacturing camps in Lake and Geauga Counties this year.


“This week, the AWT Foundation kicked off our ninth year of working with Senator Brown and his office to host Summer Manufacturing Institute (SMI) Camps for Lake and Geauga counties. Daily STEM activities and tours of manufacturing facilities encourage campers to not only create and explore but also see firsthand how the projects translate into rewarding careers in manufacturing,” said Teresa Simons, Executive Director at the Alliance for Working Together Foundation.


These camps allow children to learn about careers in their communities, tour local manufacturing facilities, and learn from experts. Students learn how products are made, participate in team-building exercises, and often work on a project specific to their community.


For more information and to find a camp near you, Ohioans can visit: The website list will be updated as details for each camp are finalized with local partners. 




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