The camp, which is in its 17th year, isn’t just for an hour one afternoon over the summer. Instead the facility offers programming all day for an entire week and any child of an employee is welcome and encouraged to attend. This year, 350 children learned about the importance of seat belts, the proper way to brush their teeth and spent lunchtime with their mom or dad – not to mention the basket full of goodies they received at the end of the week.
So why is an automotive plant that produces safety technology hosting a weeklong kids’ summer camp? “To integrate our employees’ families into our big ZF family,” explains Edith Gutierrez, human resources manager at the plant. “We want them to know where mom or dad work and what they do for a living; plus, it’s fun to have them around!”