Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School

ATTENTION STUDENTS!! 3D Printing/Maker Camp in Williamson and Bridgeport

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is expanding its popular series of 3D Printing & Maker Camps for middle and high school students to Williamson and Bridgeport this summer.


The Williamson camp will run June 24-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Applied Technology Center. 

The Bridgeport camp will return to the RCBI facility in Bridgeport July 22-26 for a sixth-consecutive year.

At these camps, participants will gain first-hand experience in 3D design and printing, computer coding, soldering, electronics, electromagnetism and hydraulics. Campers also will explore careers in manufacturing and technology as they tour a local business, startup or production facility. The camp will conclude with a mini-maker festival so participants can demonstrate what they created as well as their entrepreneurial ideas.


The cost is $180 per camper, and includes all equipment and supplies, snacks, lunch daily and a camp T-shirt. Scholarships are available to cover the full cost for a select number of students. Details are available on the sign-up page. Register at www.wvmakes.com/2019camps.

RCBI’s 3D Printing & Maker Camps are supported in part by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. 


For more information about the 3D Printing &Maker Camps or any of RCBI’s STEM activities for students, contact Deacon Stone, Maker Space/STEM Coordinator, at 304.781.1659 or dstone@rcbi.org.