|Young entrepreneurs summer camp planned|
The Center for Innovation will host a Young Entrepreneur Mini-Society Summer Camp June 12-16, sponsored by NDSU Extension, Grand Forks County 4-H and UND’s summer program council. The camp is open to all youngsters ages 9-12 who want to learn how to run their own business. The Camp is also open for local teachers and 4-H and Scout Leaders who want to integrate more entrepreneurial activities into their classrooms or club meetings. This is a unique combination of youth and adults working and learning together in an experienced-based, fun-focused summer camp.
Campers will form their own society, give it a name, elect its leaders and create their own currency which they can earn, invest, save or spend as they see fit. The members of this new community will learn how to recognize economic opportunities and then open individual businesses they believe will supply the goods and services that their fellow citizens need and want. Along the way, citizens will encounter dilemmas that naturally occur to entrepreneurs. From those unique individual experiences we will all learn more about the processes and the unlimited possibilities of entrepreneurship, active citizenship and cooperative community development.
The five days for youth participants will begin at 8:00 and end at 12:00. Each day will include a town meeting, product development, marketing practice and a campus field trip to highlight entrepreneurial thinking around UND. On Friday, there will be a final market day, auction and awards ceremony for campers, friends and parents. The registration fee for youth entrepreneurs is $ 50, which includes snacks, materials and a t-shirt. There is no registration fee for adult campers, and they may earn up to two semester credits from either UND or NDSU for their participation.
-- Barry Striegel, Science Mentor, College of Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4523