Build Me Up Girls Summer Camp

We have heard from so many of you that your daughters, granddaughters, foster child, and friend’s daughter would benefit from our program but we are not in your school district or are home schooled. We have added to our Summer Build Me Up program to include paid weeks for your child. You will be supporting Girls at Work and building a stronger tomorrow for our girls.

Week 1 | June 17th – 21st

Week  2 | August 5th – 9th

Cost: $225 per week

Age Requirement: 9-13


Location & Parking:

We are located on the first floor of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society building, next to Blessed Sacrament church, at 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH. Park in the lot behind the American-Canadian Genealogical Society (closest to the building), enter the side door, or ring #1.

Sign-up now to reserve your daughter’s space for a rewarding summer camp experience.

Please fill out the registration forms and return them as soon as possible. Email to [email protected] or mail them to: Girls at Work, Inc., 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03103
If you have questions please call 603.345.0392


No Typical Days at Girls at Work

Our camps are not like any your girls have ever attended. Everyday is different and a challenge that our builders take on with fierceness. They have to think, try, fail, and retry to solve building problems that they encounter. They learn to work with each other to help support one another. Their inner strength is built up because they witness the power that they have behind those power tools and see the amazing things that they were able to build and proudly bring home.

We have lots of fun while learning too.

The girls help tend our summer garden by planting, building trellises, tending, and finally picking the vegetables and flowers that grow.

Every day and week is different. We might build picnic tables to donate to non-profits one day, design Adirondack chairs to bring home, have a female visitor from engineering come by and show us how to do 3D Printing or electronics. You just never know what the week will bring. But one thing is for sure… you will build, you will gain confidence, you will be emPOWERed!

What to bring to Girls at Work

  • Healthy snack and a Lunch
  • Hair ties to keep your hair up and away from tools
  • Water bottle
  • Wear sneakers or boots to protect your feet
  • Dress cool because the shop gets hot in the summer
  • Light jacket or sweater, if by chance it is one of those cool days
  • Sunscreen, because we will be doing work outside (Apply at home please)
  • Hat or baseball cap to protect your head from the sun
  • Your awesome attitude because we love that about you!

Cancellation & Refund Policy

In the event that your child is unable to attend camp, here is our cancellation/refund policy:

  • All refunds are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Refunds will be given if requested at least 14 days before your week of camp.
  • If you cancel less than 14 days before your week of camp, refunds will be given only for medical reasons or a family emergency.

If you need to cancel, you can do so by calling our office at 603.345.0392


Dear Ms. Elaine and staff at Girls at Work,

We just want to say whole heartedly thank you!! Our daughter is a much kinder and happier girl now than she was before camp. Today while going outside with her sister was struggling with her shoes. She said “I CAN’T do this.” Our daughter replied “Drop that “T”, you know what happens when you do? You CAN!

Her sister continued to try, then POP! In went her foot after a minute and many grunts later. She then said, “Can you do the other one for me?” To which she replied, “Nope, but I can support you.” Then gave her tips and motivation until she got her second foot inside the shoe. When it came time to tie them her sister said “I can’t tie them”.. and her big sister told her, “You can not tie them YET! We’ll work on it tomorrow”, then tied her shoes and they walked outside to play. On the way out her little sister asked why she doesn’t like the word “CAN’T” and then their conversation continued out of ear range.

She is a whole different girl thanks to camp. ❤️ She already has next summer’s bucket list started with *3 weeks of Girls at Work*.

Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration in her life.

P.S. – In place of headbands she intends to wear her glasses from the shop to school. She told me they remind her of how strong she is and that it’s okay to be different at school, just like it was at Girls at Work. Plus, they hold her bangs down better she said. Lol!