Summer Camps

·        Since 2021, the PMMI Foundation has partnered with Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), to support manufacturing summer camps for kids ages 12-16. These camps aim to narrow the growing skills gap by educating and inspiring the future manufacturing workforce to explore career opportunities in packaging and processing. The PMMI Foundation and NBT are committed to developing summer camps as a means of fostering interest in the packaging and processing industry.


Donated to support summer
packaging and manufacturing camps
Students attending PMMI
summer camps since 2021


PMMI Members recognize summer manufacturing camps are smart investments to encourage the next generation workforce. Summer camps build students’ skill sets that will influence their career decisions, strengthen communities and enhance the industry. By supporting local camps, you can:

  • Highlight manufacturing’s significance to the local economy.
  • Create business and educational partnerships.
  • Showcase your company’s facilities and advanced technologies.
  • Recruit prospective interns, employees and apprentices.
Support a camp


Educators can make a positive impact for students and their schools by hosting summer manufacturing camps that create unique experiences for future workers. By serving as a camp host, you will:

  • Educate and inform students, families, and businesses in your community about careers in manufacturing.
  • Enhance your reputation with local manufacturers.
  • Demonstrate the value of manufacturing programs to area high schools.
  • Attract prospective students to your manufacturing programs.
  • Help fill the skilled labor gap, starting in your hometown.
host a camp


Summer camps are designed for students ages 12-16, where they experience modern manufacturing by creating, building a product they can take home. At camp, students tour manufacturing facilities, learn about entrepreneurship, and meet top industry experts. Campers will:

  • Experience a safe, hands-on learning environment.
  • Create products with Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Operate machinery under close supervision.
  • Discover potential future careers in manufacturing.
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