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Your Teen Acting Like a Hotshot CEO? Send Them to Camp

April 23, 2014
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Josh Pierce, chief camp officer of Camp Inc., a new Jewish overnight camp aimed at budding entrepreneurs.
They say heading into the mountains can help people clear their heads and find direction.
 
If that’s the case, then a new Jewish overnight camp in Boulder, Colo., could become a hotbed for ideas from young entrepreneurs.
 
The program, Camp Inc., which will start this summer, is a specialty camp for young entrepreneurs from seventh to 12th grade. Those interested in attending could see their tuition waived through a contest that will provide a free session to the three people with the best product or service ideas. And if you enter the contest but do not win, you will still receive a $250 discount off of camp tuition, which ranges from $2,200 to $3,900 depending on age.
 
Camp Inc. was one of four new speciality camps to receive funding from the Foundation for Jewish Camp, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase the number of children and teens who attend Jewish camps.
 
“Instead of going to a business program on Stanford’s campus and not being religiously connected, we’re a very unique program that combines Jewish overnight camp and a top notch business program for teens,” said Josh Pierce, chief camp officer.
 
Over two- or three-week sessions, campers will learn leadership and business skills, such as website design and financial management, and also take part in more conventional camp activities such as hiking and swimming.
 
For more information on the contest, visit: Campinc.com/brightidea

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