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Many young girls are unaware that a career in construction can be extremely fun and financially rewarding.  The first camp of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania was held by NAWIC Philadelphia during spring break in 2009.   MyWIC  is designed to give girls real hands-on experience to gain better knowledge of the industry.  Girls experience the exhilaration of successfully performing tasks that promote leadership and team-building skills, as well as build self-confidence, self-esteem, and boost their overall self image.  

MyWIC is a free, construction industry, day camp for 8th through 12th grade girls in the Philadelphia region.   MyWIC is sponsored by the  NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, and various organizations throughout the Philadelphia region.

2020 MyWIC Camp

During the COVID-19 pandemic the volunteers at NAWIC were able to hold the 2020 MyWIC Camp virtually over a 6 week period.   

MyWIC participated in a 6-week summer program in partnership with NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation and Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

With the support of a WorkReady grant, twenty 12-14 year old girls gained hands on exposure to architecture, engineering, innovative techniques, program management, estimating, and trade construction along with lessons on leadership and community action, post-secondary readiness, STEM education and healthy decision making.


MyWIC 2020 Accomplishments Book - Final.pdf

 2019 MyWIC Camp 

Congratulations to the

Class of 2019 !

AND A special thank you to the

following site sponsors  for the

2019 camp:

    • GIRLS Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & SNJ
    • Carpenters  Apprentice School of Philadelphia
    • Painters • Wallcoverers • Glaziers • Drywall Finishers at District Council 21
    • Insulators and Allied Workers Local 14
    • Electricians Local 98
    • Sprinkler Fitters Local 692
    • Laborers District Council Training Center
    • Penn First Job Site Tour, and 
    • Our NAWIC Volunteers

Camp objectives 

      • Introduce young girls to women role models including: tradeswomen,  engineers, architects, project managers, superintendents, lawyers, business owners, and administrative support.
      • Provide a supportive and nurturing environment for girls to explore and develop basic skills in carpentry, electrical, fire sprinkler, painting, taping, glazing, and laboring.
      • Offer girls a gender neutral environment to learn and practice new skills without fear of being teased or isolated.
      • Develops a Safety First attitude and a "We Can Do It" mindset.
      • Introduces girls to apprenticeship programs and scholarship opportunities

Top 5 Reasons to Join US at camp

    1. Make new friends: Meet other young women who share your interest in exploring new career opportunities.
    2. Explore jobs in construction:  Learn about great paying construction careers and ad an important experience to your resume.
    3. Get cool swag: We provide awesome tools, cloths, boots and food. 
    4. Make stuff: Get hand-on experience with a variety of tools and building equipment.
    5. Make a difference in your life: You will have an amazing time learning, and becoming part of a community of builders and makers.

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