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Youth Programs

Youth Programs & Summer Camps in Jackson, Michigan

From our first camp in 2005 to today, Jackson Area Manufacturers Association has a proven history of successfully providing top-notch manufacturing- and engineering-related, hands-on youth education. From Kindergarten all the way through high school, our K-12 educational pipeline impacts hundreds of kids each year.

I Can Make It! Camp

A week-long overnight camp where 4th–6th graders learn math, science, technology, engineering and manufacturing principles through design, build and test of dozens of projects.


I Can Make It! Camp 2022 is cancelled. Check back next year for more information/sign-ups.

Machining U

A two-week long summer day camp for 7th–9th graders where they learn the basics of CAD design, metal fabrication, blueprint reading, measurement, welding, machining, metal finishing and more as they design and make various items.


The Jackson Area College & Career Connection Early/Middle College (JAC3=E/MC) is a Jackson County ISD program where high school students can earn, at no cost to them or their parents, an Associate’s Degree along with their high school diploma while also learning in-demand manufacturing-related skills both in the classroom and the workplace as AMC school-to-registered apprentices. Check out the JAC3 Promo Video and the JAC3 Info Website for more details!