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Youth Entrepreneur Camp

Elementary Camp for 5th and 6th Graders

Cedar Rapids:
Summer 2015 TBD
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Iowa City:
Summer 2015 TBD
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Area students who will be entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall have an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and business during the Jacobson Institute's Youth Entrepreneur Camp. Hills Bank & Trust Company generously supports the Iowa City Youth Entrepreneur Camp.

The Jacobson Institute holds two youth camps each summer, in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. The 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).

During the camp, students will:

  • Learn how to make money doing what they love
  • Create business cards
  • Design a business flyer
  • Invent their own ice cream flavor
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun!

How much does the Youth Entrepreneur Camp cost?
The fee for the Youth Entrepreneur Camp is $200 for a week—snacks, materials, and T-shirt are included! 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 $10 per day.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Allison Winter at 319-384-0760 or



John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center The University of Iowa