Zonta Club of Coos Bay Area and the Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation are pleased to announce our second annual summer camp for girls, Girls Rock it Tools & Trade (“GRiTT”) Building off Zonta’s Girls Rock STEM Fair (since 2015) and 2021’s successful GRiTT program, this year we are offering a free introductory and intermediate program for girls ages 8-12 to learn basic construction methods using handheld tools. The camp is made possible with the support of Oregon Coast Artisan & Trade Education Collective and Alternative Youth Activities, with generous grant funding from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and support from Zonta volunteers.

  • Introductory session: August 3-5, 2022 (9am-2pm) – toolbox construction
    • Available to youth who did not participate in the GRiTT 2021 program
  • Intermediate session: August 10-12, 2022 (9am-2pm) ~ cold box construction
    • Available to introductory session campers and returning 2021 campers

Included in the day camp are lunch, snacks, safety gear, GRiTT t-shirt and handheld tools (measuring tape, carpenter pencils, etc.) that participants can keep. Youth will learn basic measurements including fractions, as well as basic carpentry skills, as they construct their projects from pre-cut materials. Interspersed throughout the camp will be icebreakers. teambuilding, and guest speakers – local women in leadership, STEAM, and/or construction professions.

Camp will be held at Oregon Coast Artisan & Trade Education Collective, located at the Old Charleston School. Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. All current COVID-19 precautions will be followed by participants, instructors, and volunteers.

Both sessions are capped at 20 participants. Please return completed applications to [email protected] or to PO Box 245, North Bend, OR 97459 by July 15, 2022. Applicants will be notified of participation eligibility by July 22, 2022. Questions can be directed to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications are available by clicking here.