Summer Career Camps
Start In June

The Fairfield 33 Development Alliance and the Fairfield County Workforce Center will host Explore Career Camps this summer for Fairfield County students who will be in grades 6, 7, or 8 during the 2023-2024 academic year. These unique camps will introduce youth to one-week sessions to build interest in careers in engineering, healthcare, and construction.

There will be no fee or cost to the students participating in the camps – all are funded by the Fairfield 33 Development Alliance, the Fairfield County Commissioners, Lancaster City Schools, and a grant from the Ohio Department of Education.

Space for students in all the camps is limited and registration is required by May 26, 2023.


Camps run from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day.

The final day will provide an opportunity for family members to visit the camp to see what their students have learned throughout the camp.


The Totally Tech Bot Camp is part of Senator Sharrod Brown’s Manufacturing Camps held throughout Ohio. This camp will teach robotics and other advanced manufacturing skills to students.


The Healthcare Heroes Camp will introduce students to careers in healthcare in a fun setting.


The Builders Camp gives students an opportunity for hands-on learning in basic carpentry and other skilled trades.


New this year will be an All-Girls STEM Camp to encourage girls to become involved in engineering.

In its second year, the Workforce Center Career Camps will be led by instructors from Hocking College, Ohio University-Lancaster, and Lancaster City Schools.

“This next decade is going to provide plenty of opportunities in healthcare, manufacturing, and construction careers throughout central Ohio,” said Rick Szabrak, Fairfield County Economic and Workforce Development Director. “Our goal is to build interest in these fields. These are rewarding careers and the Career Camps provide hands-on experience for students to discover that for themselves. Students last year had a blast in the camps, so we’ve expanded it this year to accommodate even more local students.”


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Temple is a Senior Account Manager with Krile Communications. A Lancaster native, her love for writing, reading, and all things creative is surpassed only by her love for her family.