Building Construction Camp – June 11-16, 2023
Rising 11th – 12th Grade
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 construction project.
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. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.
Breakfast and dinner will be provided in one of the newly-renovated campus dining locations. Lunch will be catered by the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. All dietary restrictions and allergies are taken into consideration for each 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.
Jonathan Tucker, Field Lab Manager and Lecturer
Jonathan Tucker serves as the Manager of the Robins & Morton Construction Field Lab and Senior Lecturer in the McWhorter School of Building Science. Tucker holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana Tech and has spent his career working in the construction industry, including jobs as a project engineer and a superintendent as well as 13 years as a project manager. For the past three years he has worked as a construction project manager for Auburn University Facilities. He holds training certificates and qualifications in the areas of Scaffold, OSHA 30 & 510, and Stormwater Water Pollution Prevention.
Tucker teaches Service Learning and safety courses while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Robins & Morton Construction Field Lab for the McWhorter School of Building Science.
Interest areas in research and practice:
- Affordable Construction Applications in Residential Construction
Registration begins December 1st, 2022 at 9AM.
Camp Fees are $905 and include the following items:
- On campus housing
- All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
- Program instruction, materials and equipment
- Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
- Recreational activities
All cancellation requests must be submitted via email. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cancellation request received at least 4 week prior to the start date of the program: Full refund, less $50.
- Cancellation request received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date: Refund of 50%
- Cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the program start date or “no show”: No refund.
Note: Refunds will be issued to the individual/organization who made the original payment.
The Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) is offering full camp scholarships for Building Construction Camp.
Camp scholarship applications open on December 1, 2022 and close on March 31, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15, 2023.
If you plan on attending this camp even if you are not selected for a camp scholarship, please register now to ensure you have a spot. If you are selected for a camp scholarship and have already paid for camp, we will refund the registration fee.
What to Bring to Camp:
Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.
Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.
- XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
- Alarm Clock
- Phone Charger
- Body Wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bath Towel
Clothing & Shoes:
- T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
- Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
- Four (4) pairs of jeans/long pants (no leggings) for construction project
- Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
- Closed toed shoes – must be worn everyday
- Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
- Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
- Sweatshirt or Jacket
- Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
- Rain Jacket or Poncho
- Laundry Bag
- Beach Towel: For the pool
- Bug spray/Sunscreen
- $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
- Spending Money
Last Updated: March 29, 2023