Now in its eighth year, Camp MetalHead is a free six-week camp that provides relevant job skills training and quality arts instruction in metal arts and metalsmithing. Geared toward at-risk teens, ages 13 to 17, Camp MetalHead includes welding instruction through metal art and jewelry classes and focuses on skills such as shop safety, while using tools like oxyacetylene torches, arc welders, pneumatic hammers, jewelry torches, grinders, sandblasters, polishers and other tools. It is an opportunity to learn impressive job skills through fun, artistic expression. In conjunction with the Camp, CAC hosts a Lunch ‘n Learn series for the students exploring careers and education about both industries.
Many thanks to our supporters, including Gold Metal Recyclers for donating metal for the program and Airgas for donating helmets and other safety equipment. Last year’s food supporters include Hunger Busters, Empire Bakery, La Madeline, Panera Bread and Chipotle. Underwriting for the program includes ExxonMobil Community Summers Jobs Program, the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program with support from Bank of America and Thomas Charitable Trust.