Hands-on training experience exposes girls to the magic of construction

More than 30 girls are participating in MAGIC Camp this week. No, there are no magic hats involved but there are hard hats. MAGIC stands for Mentoring a Girl in Construction.The camp, which began Monday at Architecture Construction & Engineering Charter High School in Camarillo, gives high school girls the chance to learn construction and […]

Girls learn art of construction

Girls are watching.

Emma Fisher, surrounded by her classmates, bends a piece of sheet metal to make a tool box during the MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Camp held at ACE Charter School on July 13

Camarillo summer camp teaches construction skills to young women

Girl is trying to cut wood.

The tools may be pink, with smaller grips for smaller hands, but the work being done by the young women in the Mentoring a Girl in Construction, or MAGIC, camp in Camarillo is anything but lightweight. Among other things, they are making picnic benches, creating sheet-metal toolboxes, doing plumbing and operating heavy equipment. “There are […]