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Build America 

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.  

Construction 

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 Push Camp! It's a great opportunity for you to get a taste of a Push America 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!