Camp exposes teens to construction careers

Camp exposes teens to construction careers

MIDDLETON, Wis. — An annual construction camp introducing local teenagers to careers in the construction industry wrapped up Thursday at Middleton High School.

For the past three days, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District teamed up with Findorff to make it happen.

Thursday’s camp focused on bricklaying to give campers some hands-on experience with masonry.

“Throughout the week, they have had a chance to explore everything from electrical to masonry to getting hands on with some framing and carpentry,” said Dave Thomas, a career and technical education coordinator with the district. “It’s really just a chance to explore all of the different careers and occupations that are connected to the trades.

Campers were able to lay the same brick that was used as part of the high school referendum project. Over the course of the project, Findorff masons laid roughly 132,000 individual bricks.