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Jacobson Entrepreneur Camp

Elementary Camp for 5th and 6th Graders

Cedar Rapids: $200
June 27-July 1, 2016
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Refer someone to this camp
& get $50 off!

Iowa City: $200
July 11-15, 2016
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SAVE $50
Referral Coupon
Refer a friend(s) to attend camp in Des Moines (June 20-24), Cedar Rapids (June 27-July 1), or Marion (July 11-15) and receive a $50 discount on your registration.
  • Those attending the Marion camp will not be eligible for the $50 referral coupon because they will each already receive $100 off.
  • $50 discount valid ONLY when your friend attends the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, or Marion camp in 2016.
  • Referral information must be designated on the online registration form.
  • Registration is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Jacobson Entrepreneur Camp is a week-long day camp for Iowa students entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall and are interested in entrepreneurship and owning a business. Camp runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (early drop off and late pick up are available for an additional fee).

Camp participants:

  • Hear from successful entrepreneurs
  • Tour local entrepreneurial businesses
  • Develop an innovative idea for a product
  • Sell your product at the Camp Biz Expo
  • Learn how to give a great Elevator Pitch
  • Make new friends
  • Have tons of fun!

What is the Jacobson Entrepreneur Camp?

A week-long day camp geared for young people who want to start, operate, or improve their business.

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How much does the Jacobson Entrepreneur Camp cost? 

Through generous support from our sponsors, you pay only $200 for a week—snacks, materials, and T-shirt are included! (NOTE: Lunch will not be provided for campers. Campers are required to bring a sack lunch from home.)  Participants may elect to drop their children off early (7:45 a.m.) and pick them up late (until 5:30 p.m.) for an additional fee of $50.

Scholarships are available for families in need of financial assistance. Please contact jacobson-institute@uiowa.edu for more information.

We also offer a Referral Coupon as a way to encourage campers to refer a friend to attend one of our camps:

SAVE $50
Referral Coupon
Refer a friend(s) to attend camp in Des Moines (June 20-24), Cedar Rapids (June 27-July 1), or Marion (July 11-15) and receive a $50 discount on your registration.
  • Those attending the Marion camp will not be eligible for the $50 referral coupon because they will each already receive $100 off.
  • $50 discount valid ONLY when your friend attends the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, or Marion camp in 2016.
  • Referral information must be designated on the online registration form.
  • Registration is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who can apply? 

Students who are entering 5-6 grades in the fall. Priority will be given to Iowa students. Students from outside the region in which the camp is being held must make their own arrangements for accommodations.

Schedule

Campers spend the day in the classroom learning about entrepreneurship, hearing guest speakers, and developing their business. By the end of the week, camp participants are able to get direct feedback from customers and sell their products!

Transportation

Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the parent.


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at jacobson-institute@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2036.

Hills BankStuff Etc. Medco
Geonetric Marion Chamber of CommerceRichard O. Jacobson Foundation
Imagination IowaIowa City Area Development Group
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center The University of Iowa