Girls Garage: 

A space for girls to design & build together.

Our Camp H design/build program for girls is expanding in a new space, with a new name: Girls Garage! Help us renovate the new space and open Fall 2016 with increased enrollment and programming.

Since 2013, our Camp H design/build program for girls ages 9-13 has been a smashing success, thanks to an amazing community of girls and families. Over 130 girls have come through our doors, most participating in multiple sessions. We have welded, built architecture, made furniture for the local women's shelter, designed doghouses, flown tetrahedron kites, done automotive repair, and much more.

"I'm a 10-year-old girl and I know how to weld. What can't I do?"

Now, we are so excited to expand the scope of Camp H in a new space and with a new name: Girls Garage. We have secured a 3600 sq ft commercial space in West Berkeley which will be the new home for Girls Garage. Starting Fall 2016, we will be able to offer 4 days per week of after-school programming, year-round, and 6 weeks of summer camps, increasing our enrollment by nearly 250%.

In order to open the doors of our new space with the quality and environment the girls deserve, we have many renovations and improvements to complete: replacing windows on the front brick facade, replacing carpet in the upstairs classroom, painting and refinishing walls, installing signage on the front of the building, replacing bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and of course, installing all of our furniture, fixtures, and machinery.

We have already received generous corporate support from Lenovo (laptops and hardware) and Ryobi (power tools), but need additional financial support to complete the build-out. As our core community of supporters, we invite you to join this new charge as we expand our Camp H program into Girls Garage: a space for girls and women to create and build.

Learn more about Camp H / Girls Garage here:

What your support makes possible:

  • $25: One set of hand tools
  • $50: Materials for one girl in an after school or summer session
  • $100: One drill, circular saw, or jigsaw
  • $250*: Scholarship for one girl with financial need to attend Girls Garage
  • $500*: A new benchtop drill press or chop saw
  • $1000*: Heavy-duty woodshop workbench with storage and vise
  • $2500*: New front door and building signage
  • $5000*: GlowForge 3D Laser Printer
  • $10000*: All of our new fixtures, furniture, workbenches, and shelves

*All donors at the $250+ level receive a laser-etched donor tile on our wall!

All contributions are tax deductible. Our nonprofit Tax ID# is 26-1703034.

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