Summer Business Camp for Kids

Where youth entrepreneurs are created. For grades 4-8.

Busine$$ of Giving Summer Camp

Campers will open their own business in just one week! Limited enrollees mean campers receive personalized attention as they launch and run their first revenue-generating business using our business kits for kids.
Make money when you open and run your first revenue-generating business.
Learn how to use your business to help your community.
Identify steps to keep you and your customers safe.
Strengthen critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
Improve your confidence and self-responsibility.
Meet new friends and have fun!

Upcoming youth business camps

Homemade Cookie Making & Decorating Business Camp

August 1-5, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Social Issue: Food Justice
$175 | After-Care Available | Scholorships Available
Who doesn’t love cookies?! This week, campers will tap into their inner baker and entrepreneur, becoming the boss of their very own cookie making and decorating business using our “business-in-a-box” (imPACTful Creations) kits! Campers will let their creativity shine as they create a unique name and logo for their business, before making, pricing, and advertising their cookies. They’ll also design and set up a branded display “storefront” to sell their cookies to real customers on the last day of camp! Throughout the week, campers will learn about social entrepreneurship, or building a business that addresses an issue and benefits society. As a group, they’ll focus on food justice, or the way they can use their business to promote equal access to healthy food. Fun is never in short supply this week: campers will embark on a field trip and have plenty of time for games, outdoor recreation, and making new friends!

Homemade Lotion Business Camp

August 8-12, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Social Issue: Self-Care
$175 | After-Care Available | Scholarships Available
Ahhh . . . there’s nothing like a little self-care to boost your mood and be your best self. This week, campers will launch their very own lotion business using our imPACTful Creations kits, while learning and practicing self-care techniques. They’ll focus on social entrepreneurship — or building a business that benefits society — and explore ways their business can promote self-care in others. Campers will quickly transform into entrepreneurial thinkers, learning the ins and outs of business development and management — everything from choosing a business name and designing a logo to advertising and selling to real customers. Campers will flex their critical thinking skills, grow their confidence, make new friends, and have tons of fun along the way. They’ll also go on a field trip and have plenty of time for games and outdoor recreation!

Camp Scholorships Available

We provide need-based scholarships, awarding amounts based on household income and special financial circumstances. Call 608-298-6949 for more information and to request a scholarship application.
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Homemade Candle Business Camp

Social Issue: Mindfulness
Campers spread light and joy by launching their very own candle business! In between designing a business logo, creating ads and a video commercial, and selling to real customers, campers explored uplifting mindfulness techniques. They practiced being present and accepting their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, while having fun trying yoga, meditation, and dance! Campers considered the flipside of mindfulness — a lack of presence and acceptance that leads to stress and anxiety — and explored ways their business could help those affected.
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Homemade Gummy Animal Candy Business Camp

Social Issue: Humane Treatment of Animals
Campers made every day a bit sweeter by opening their very own gummy animal candy business! Campers visited Madison College, which offers a Baking & Decorative Arts program, and learned to make and package homemade truffles. They also met with the owner of Edible Arrangements, which creates and sells gourmet chocolate-dipped fruit baskets. Equipped with a wealth of new knowledge, campers got to work creating a logo, ads, and video commercial for their business — they even sold to real customers! To round out the fun, campers shifted their focus from gummy animals to the real deal. They met a few furry residents of Henry Vilas Zoo and learned how the zoo keeps its animals happy and safe. They also explored how their new business could support the humane treatment of all animals!

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