Build America is a six week team
event traveling the country promoting accessible recreation for people with
disabilities. From the construction of accessible amenities at camps to
wilderness adventures with athletes with disabilities, the Build America team
is dedicated to proving true human ability.
At the core of Build America is the
construction of accessible environments and camps serving the disability
community. In six weeks, the team will build accessible fishing piers, nature
trails, climbing walls and many other amenities providing opportunities for
campers to experience everything summer camp has to offer. Throughout the
summer, the team will log over 4,000 man hours, save camps and communities
$50,000 in labor costs, over $30,000 in materials expenses and impact the lives
of thousands of people with disabilities.
The best experience on this journey
is in the evenings when team members gather with campers for dinner and other
camp activities. This is the time team members say is most rewarding. They get
to spend quality time with the very people who are benefiting from their hard
work. These are the times that create the special memories of camps and
lifelong friends. There is no experience like Build America and being able to
leave a tangible product after departing a camp or community sets this event
apart from all other events.
The Build America Xperience
Through the Build America Xperience, members of Pi Kappa Phi can join the Build America team for one week increments over the course of the summer. Realizing the time commitment of Build America, this opportunity allows you to attend a week of Build America that best suits your availability. Think of it as a summer Ability Camp! It's a great opportunity for you to get a taste of a The Ability Experience event while still being able to work a summer job or internship.
If you're interested in joining the Build America team or participating in the Build America Xperience, please click here!
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