Two students look at a laptop computer with a robot next to them.


Fairmont, WV – Pierpont Community and Technical College’s annual Maker Camp will return the week of July 15 to offer middle and high school students the opportunity to participate in immersive STREAM (science, technology, reading/writing, engineering, art, and mathematics) activities.

Now in its fifth year, the week-long day camp aims to foster creativity and innovation while engaging students with hands-on learning opportunities in manufacturing, technology, entrepreneurship, and more.

“The team behind the inception of this camp years ago was a diverse assembly, including science educators, political science scholars, visual arts designers, librarians, and local business leaders,” said Rachel Beach, Maker Camp Director. “Such a rich gathering of expertise forms the bedrock of our camp to inspire the next generation to reach for innovation, artistic brilliance, technological advancements, and the creation of platforms that generate employment opportunities.”

Attendees of the 2024 Maker Camp will dive into 3D printing, design, introductory welding, scratch coding, and robotics, among other STREAM activities. The group will receive instruction from Pierpont faculty while experiencing a college campus. A closing ceremony will mark the completion of the camp, and family and friends will be invited to view the projects prepared by campers.

Spots are limited. To register, click here. For more information, email or call (304) 367-4367.

Pierpont’s Maker Camp is grant-funded through Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International.


Event information

When: July 15 – 19 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Advanced Technology Center

500 Galliher Drive, Fairmont, WV

Who: Ages 12 – 16

Cost: $60 per camper

Includes shirt, lunch, and camp materials