ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMER CAMPS: A GREAT WAY TO SPEND SUMMER 2022
Camps where your girl can meet new friends and engage in fun entrepreneurial activities
Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. Time to start thinking about camps, especially entrepreneurial summer camps for kids and teens! Besides combining summertime fun and learning, these camps give young girls the unique opportunity to explore entrepreneurship with hands-on experience. We’ve listed some of the best summer camps from around the country that focus on entrepreneurship and business. You and your girl boss can use this list to check which camp is the perfect fit for her.
Alexa Cafe by iD Tech – In-person training for girls 10 to 15 is back this summer. And a typical day in Alexa Cafe by iD Tech includes 5 hours of lessons that blend tech, entrepreneurship, and social impact, plus 2 hours of outdoor activities and socialization. Girls are also given an hour per day to fine-tune their STEM projects or just unwind with peers. Several campus sites on the east and west coasts offer this summer program. Prices vary by location and range from $679/week, including meals, to $1,149/week.
BizzyGirls – Girls (6 to 12 years old) who join the Bizzy Girls Entrepreneur Program learn how to create their own product line and open an e-commerce shop. The 2022 summer program curriculum, based on Social Emotional Learning, gives girls fun experiences while building self-confidence, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and creativity. In-person sessions take place in California (Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Sherman Oaks) and New York (Rye) as early as June 13, with tuition fees between $395 to $425. Additional locations in New York and Washington D.C. will be announced by March 15.
Camp BizSmart – The 10-day Camp BizSmart for 10 to 15-year-old kids and teens starts on June 19 and ends on July 1. Participants can also choose to stay on-site in Santa Clara University. With their teammates, aspiring entrepreneurs develop a product design and write a business plan that solves a challenge presented by select Silicon Valley startup founders. The summer program fee is $2,175, with a residential housing option of $1,800.
Camp WIT (Whatever it Takes) – Camp WIT’s week-long entrepreneur boot camp takes place remotely from July 25 to 31. In this virtual space, t(w)een entrepreneurs from 7th-12th grades meet with industry experts who coach them on business planning and pitch-making. Then, campers compete in the final pitch for a chance to win $1,000 in cash prizes. 25 spots are open, and tuition costs $875. Financial aid is available.
Female Strong’s IDEA Camp – With virtual and in-person options, this 5 day program in July brings together 8-12 year old girls who want to build their confidence, spark their passions, and discover more about themselves. Via Zoom or in downtown Chicago, campers will reflect on their own interests, goals, and confidence levels through a series of engaging activities and reflections. With the support of mentors, girls will develop vision boards and action plans to turn their passions into actions. Moderated by Female Strong and designed specially for girls, the guest speaker lineup for this program includes local Chicago executives, high school entrepreneurs, and more with materials provided by Paper Source and the Sloomoo Slime Institute. Program fees and dates are available at Female Strong’s website. Female Strong is also offering IDEA Camp to corporations in-house for employees and their daughters. Email [email protected] to learn more about pricing and availability.
Inc. Magazine Young Entrepreneurs – High school students from around the world have an opportunity to experience entrepreneurship this summer at the University of Michigan or New York University. Sponsored by Inc. Magazine, the program features successful CEOs sharing their entrepreneurial journey. The curriculum, developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), is taught exclusively by Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers. Summer Discovery, with more than 55 years in the summer-experience industry, is currently accepting applications.
Kid Entrepreneurship – All online sessions on the basics of entrepreneurship and business development by Kid Entrepreneurship take place year-round. So, your girl can simply choose a course that fits her summer schedule. Plus, it’s free! And depending on your girl’s age, she can attend the virtual program for either 5 or 16 days. Kids from 5 to 14 years old can register.
Launch Business Camp – Launch Business Camp is open to student entrepreneurs ages 8-17 nationwide. The virtual classes run for five days in July from 9AM to 4PM; campers are divided into three age groups, 8-12, 12-17, and 13-17. The action-packed five days cover idea creation, pitch, budget, branding, and sales and marketing. Program fees range from $300 to $425.
Moolah U – Kid and teen entrepreneurs (7 to 18 years old) worldwide are welcome to join Moolah U’s online summer camp from June 6 to August 26. The week-long camps include live interactive lessons on business, finance, and problem-solving. In just a week, campers will launch a startup and make their first sale before the weekend. Program tuition is $225, and scholarships are available.
Rocket Club – Rocket Club’s Robotics and 3D Printing summer camps will be held in three different cities, Chicago, Hoboken, and New York. Kids (7 to 14) in these areas can join the in-person sessions from July 18-22 and August 1-5 for Robotics and July 25-29 and August 8-12 for 3D Modeling and Printing. After-school students of Rocket Club can attend a week of Summer Camp for free.
SheEO Academy – SheEO Academy offers four summer camps for girls 7 to 17 years old: Girl Boss, Girl Entrepreneur, Business Girl, and the virtual She’s the CEO. For 5 days with date options from June 13 to August 5, these camps teach budding business moguls how to develop a business idea, write a business plan, and pitch a startup. The in-person camps are located in Fairfax, VA. Program fees are disclosed upon registration.
SPARK Business Academy Inc. – The 2022 summer schedule is up on SPARK’s registration site with a drop-down option of locations most convenient for your young girl entrepreneur. Programs include Budding Entrepreneurs, Bulls & Bears, Jr. CEOs, Money Matters, Sports Management, and many more. SPARK partners with top schools across the country for their face-to-face summer camps. Age groups (K-1, Grades 2-4, and Grades 5-8) and prices vary by location.
Unreasonable Kids College Club – For this summer, Unreasonable Kids College Club has two online camps, Teens in Action Camp: How to Disrupt to Change the World and Little Superheroes Camp: Social Entrepreneurship. Teens in Action Camp (July 12 to 16) challenges 13 to 17-year-old young entrepreneurs to develop innovative ways to improve human lives and protect the environment. Little Superheroes Camp (July 19 to 23) helps kids ages 6 to 9 discover their inner superhero through social entrepreneurship education. Each camp costs $100.
Young Founders Institute – Young teen (ages 12-14) and teen entrepreneurs (ages 15-17) can join the June 19th Summer Cohort of the Young Founders Institute. For 6 weeks, summer program attendees learn the ins and outs of product development, sales, and marketing and how to start a business with $200. Tuition for this 6-week fellowship is $1,700. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
Some of these camps may change their on-site or virtual plans and program schedules, so it’s best to refer to their websites and social media channels for the latest information. Let us know if we forgot to mention your favorite entrepreneurial summer camp for kids and teens so we can include it in future updates!