Building Construction Camp: June 24-29, 2018

The Building Construction camp hosted by the Auburn University McWhorter School of Building Science is a week long program geared toward rising 11th - 12th grade students interested in the field of Construction Management.

Participants will learn from McWhorter School of Building Science faculty and current students about construction materials and methods and how to plan and safely manage a construction project. There will be opportunities for hands-on experience and each participant will utilize and practice their learned skills throughout the week while working together to build a Tiny House.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Attendees will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

This camp is intended for rising 11th – 12th grade students.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


The McWhorter School of Building Science is located in the M. Miller Gorrie Center, which opened in 2006. Gorrie Center earned the State of Alabama’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification. This state-of-the art “green” building is equipped with unmatched information technology. Students will also complete a construction project throughout the week at the Building Science Field Lab.

Mike Hosey
Mike Hosey, Field Demonstration/Lab Manager

Mike Hosey received his Bachelor of Science in Building Science from Auburn University in 1978 and a Post Graduate Degree in Project Management from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom in 2013.

Mike has over 40 years of experience in residential, commercial and industrial construction both in the field and in the office. He was a project manager for over 28 projects and involved in estimating and building countless others. Currently, Mike is an Adjunct Professor in Auburn University’s Building Science department as well as a full time faculty position as Field/Demo Lab Manager and Senior Lecturer for the University of Salford. He is also President of Hosey Construction, Inc.

With his vast experience working for both large and small companies (as well as owning his own) Mike can not only show students how to build a wall as well as how to set up their own company.

Tuition is $800 per person and covers all instruction, housing, meals, transportation fees, and recreational activities. Enrollment will be limited to 30 students so register early.

Registration for camp will open on December 1, 2017. Want to know exactly when camps open? Sign-up for our e-mail updates today!

Last Updated: October 16, 2017