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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs awards grants to schools for hosting summer manufacturing camps that introduce middle and high school students to exciting career choices in today’s manufacturing.

Helping hosts

Helping Camp Hosts

Hosts receive grant funding up to $2,500 the first year, interactive curriculum based on entrepreneurship, instructor and student guides, marketing materials, and administrative support throughout the process.

Helping campers

Helping Campers

Campers receive a one-year student license for SolidWorks™ CAD software, a customized camp T-shirt, hands-on learning while creating take-home projects, and discovery that leads to the experience of a lifetime!

How to Host an NBT Camp

Determine eligibility: You are eligible if your school offers a degree program or curriculum that leads to a career in manufacturing, can provide adequate facilities and staffing, and is capable of offering instruction on entrepreneurship. Learn more by reviewing Grant Awards and Requirements.

Plan your camp: What you need to know before, during, and after.

Apply to receive a grant: Learn more about the camp grant process by viewing the Application Preview at any time before starting your application.

Applications for the following year are accepted:

July 1 — December 1.

Camp Grant Application

Camp Host Resources

We’re here to help

We are here to help every step of the way. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Brown at (815) 227-8205.