Join the fun at the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Summer Camp
Long Beach City College is looking for high school students for STEM students

A schematic with nuts and bolts on laying on top.

Long Beach City College has announced an opportunity for 20 high school students to participate in a free Summer Manufacturing Camp from July 9 to July 13 at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) is a non-profit foundation that offers scholarships for manufacturing students and grants for STEM educators. This year, NBT awarded a grant to LBCC to provide a summer manufacturing camp experience that will introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering.

Camp attendees will learn hands-on and create projects start to finish using tools including SolidWorks/Fusion 360 for designing, a CNC Punch for metal forming, 3-D printer, Lincoln Electric Vertex Welding Simulators and CNC Plasma Cutters for welding, and a laser engraver. The end result will be an individual award designed and made entirely by the participant, utilizing what they learned throughout the week.

The camp hours are 8:00 am. to 2:00 pm. It is free of charge and lunch will be provided daily.

Students between the ages 14 – 18 who live in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon are eligible for this camp. Space is limited. You must enroll in the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Summer Manufacturing Camp at LBCC by June 18.

For more information, please contact Dana Friez.

Camp Activities

Day Activities
Day 1
  • Safety Orientation.
  • Using SolidWorks, design & nesting of a toolbox.
  • Export design to CNC Punch & Brake.
  • Punch out toolbox patterns on CNC Punch.
  • Download a CAD model to a 3D printer.
Day 2
  • Use CNC Brake to bend toolbox.
  • Assemble and spot weld toolbox.
  • Welding Safety & Orientation.
  • Introduction to welding using Lincoln Electric Vertex Welding Simulators.
Day 3
  • Tour local manufacturing facility.
  • Guest speaker at the facility.
  • Use CNC Plasma Cutter to cutout welding project.
Day 4
  • Practice welding.
  • Weld a model airplane with stand.
  • Demo use of robotic welders.
  • Use robotic welders in a simple project.
Day 5
  • Students will collect their 3D project.
  • Final assembly or welding of projects.
  • Use a laser engraver to add a name to an award template.
Dress Code

The dress code is mandatory. If a student comes to camp and is in violation of the dress code, their parent/guardian will be called immediately to come pick them up.

  • Loose, long pants (jeans or dockers)
  • Closed toed shoes that are genuine leather (not synthetic/manmade)
  • Long hair must be tied back/up
  • No earrings, necklaces, or other dangling jewelry
  • No polyesters; cotton required for shirts
Lunch will be provided every day of the camp for participating students.