VIRTUAL ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMER CAMPS: A GREAT WAY TO SPEND SUMMER 2020
As everyone adjusts to the new normal, social distancing continues to be a buzzword well into the summer season. Even summer camps across the country are adapting to the changing times. They’re doing their part by following social distancing guidelines set by the American Camp Association and taking the beloved camp experience online. We recently did a blog post about some amazing entrepreneurship summer camps. All of those camps are now offering virtual options and so we updated our post with all the online details.
Active SPARK Business Academy Inc. – Active SPARK’s online sessions run from June 15 to July 31, with different courses for aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages. Pre-registration is required, but you can register your kidpreneur in more than one session. Fees range between $185 and $325, and camp takes place in a password-protected Zoom call. You can head here to pick a course and reserve a slot for your kidpreneur.
Alexa Cafe by iD Tech – With Alexa Cafe by iD Tech’s emphasis on STEM, their Virtual Tech Camp definitely makes sense. From June 1 to August 21, Virtual Tech Camps allow young girl entrepreneurs to learn from experts on Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Adobe, 3D modeling, and many more. They’re all relevant tech skills for today’s modern entrepreneur. Each course comes with a healthy blend of 2 hours of live instruction and peer collaboration plus 2 hours of independent project development per weekday. Save up to $100 when you register for your girlpreneur with the code, TOGETHER, on their site.
BizzyGirls – BizzyGirls recreates the magic of its entrepreneurial summer camp with virtual courses from June 15 through August 14 for three age groups. Instead of the usual end-of-camp pop-up store though, BizzyGirls will help its attendees open e-commerce shops accessible with a “secret” code for friends and family. Part-time and full-time registration options are available here.
Camp BizSmart – Camp BizSmart has pivoted to a 6-day remote program called BizSmartChallenge. With two date options for the season (June 4-11 and June 18-25), BizSmartChallenge asks virtual campers to come up with real-world business solutions for struggling business owners affected by today’s challenging times. Teen entrepreneurs are expected to collaborate with peers, seek guidance from industry experts, and propose entrepreneurial innovations that can help local businesses bounce back. If your kidpreneur’s up for the challenge, you can sign them up here.
Camp Girl Boss – Camp Girl Boss goes live with its Virtual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summer Camp on June 1. This online summer camp for girls ages 10 to 13 still covers all of the fundamentals of becoming an entrepreneur. Campers learn about business, leadership, and essential life skills through engaging digital activities. Scholarships are available on the sign-up page.
Launch Business Camp is an exciting program for students to learn about business in a fun and engaging way. Through summer camps, workshops, and classes we create a project-based experience for students to become entrepreneurs. Our program covers idea creation, pitching, budgeting, branding, and selling goods and services. We welcome you to join us virtually or on a campus near you in Maryland. Tuition is $125.
SheEO Academy – SheEO Academy’s new and immersive online course, Business Basics Virtual Half-day Camp, is for girls in 1st Grade through 9th. Campers learn the basics of business and join SheEO Academy’s next generation of empowered female leaders and business moguls. Tuition is $160.
Start-Up Kids Club – The Start-up Kids Club’s ‘Make Yourself’ Entrepreneur + 3D Printing Camp transitions online and runs for two weeks starting June 15. When you confirm your kidpreneur’s slot here, you’ll receive access links and pre-work information via email. Tuition is $50 per week, and you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarships and financial assistance.
Venture Lab – Venture Lab’s Youth Startup Camps guide youth through the entrepreneurial process, from idea generation to pitching a business, and include guided instruction from experienced entrepreneurs, virtual visits from guest entrepreneurs, and a virtual pitch event. Programs run June 15-19 (grades 3-5) and July 13-17 (grades 6-8). Tuition is $200.
The pandemic has put a pause on a lot of summer plans and challenged everyone, including summer camp teams, to become more innovative, resourceful, and resilient. In other words, to be entrepreneurial! This same entrepreneurial mindset will help your girl succeed in whichever career she chooses and these camps can help to set her on that path.