SUMMER ENTREPRENEURSHIP & BUSINESS CAMPS 2015 

USA: Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week; "Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business"; This one-week overnight camp for in-coming high school junior and seniors has sessions held at Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; Various sessions starting from July 1, 2015; Accepted students receive a scholarship of $1500 from a Pennsylvania corporation and the students have to pay $285. Final application deadline is April 10, 2015. > More 

USA: Summer At Georgetown Entrepreneurship Program. "Explore the advantages and challenges of managing your own enterprise in a program focused on ethical entrepreneurship and the business operations of both private and non-profit sectors. Lectures given by guest speakers including faculty members from Georgetown’s prestigious McDonough School of Business as well as local entrepreneurs discussing social responsibility, personal development and risk management". This overnight camp is for high school students; Held on the campus of George Washington University in Washington DC; June 21 to June 28, 2015; Cost: $2695; No information on scholarships. > More

USA: TechGirlz Summer Camp. "TechGirlz empowers middle school girls to become tomorrow's technology leaders . The camp  takes girls from ages 11-15 from ideation to presentation of a business. Attending a pre-camp 1/2 day on 6/6/15 is mandatory for this camp." Camp is for 6th to 9th grade girls; Held at Drexel University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; Held July 13 to July 17, 2015; Apply by February 21, 2015; Cost: $250; Scholarships available.  >Application    >Site   >Article    

USA: Teen Advantage Program; "Students will envision a new product or business idea and work in teams to develop marketing, competitive, financial and operational plans. At the end of the week, students pitch their idea to a group of “investors” who challenge them on their concept and plan. Students will finish the program with stronger business, financial literacy, critical thinking and communication skills." ; Overnight business camp for  high school students held at Tilton, New Hampshire at the Tilton School -- A private boarding school; August 16-22, 2015; Cost: $2500; No scholarships specified. > More

USA: Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp; "The Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp is a week-long day camp for Iowa students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall and are interested in entrepreneurship and owning a business. The Jacobson Institute holds two academies each summer, in Iowa City and Des Moines"; For students entering grades 7-9; 2 session day camp in Des Moines, Iowa (June 15-19, 2015) and in Iowa City, Iowa (July 13-17, 201);  Cost: $200. > More 

USA: LeanGap Program Summer 2015"We founded LeanGap to empower students to build and ship products. Creating a product that improves the lives of others is a thrilling and fulfilling experience that opens the door to a successful career. We’re building the entrepreneurial experience we wished existed in high school, one where our founders love coming to build every day and are passionate about their work"; 6-week summer session from June 29 to August 7, 2015; For high school students; Application deadline is April 1, 2015.  > More

Italy: Innovate Rome; "Innovate Rome is a unique 3-week program open to aspiring high school students ages 16–18 interested in learning the essential elements of business start-ups from university instructors and successful young entrepreneurs, inside Europe’s premier business accelerator in the heart of Rome" ; Held at  Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli  (LUISS University) in Rome; residential program open to students entering 11th or 12th grade; program runs from July 19 – August 7, 2015; Cost: $6900. Apply by May 15, 2015. > More

USA: Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program 2015; "The program is 7 weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers"; Program open to current sophomores our juniors in high school; This day camp is held during the summer in 15 cities around the US; Cost:  program is free for all participants and limited transportation stipend may be available > More 

USA: Columbia University's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Course; "Intended for students interested in creating new business or social enterprises that can help change the world, this hands-on course focuses on the creation, evaluation, development, and launch-readiness of new business or social ventures"; Open to students entering 11th or 12th grade in fall of 2015; Columbia University, New York, NY; June 29 - July 17, 2015; Cost: from $7,000 to $10,000 depending on if staying on campus > More

USA: Summerfuel 2015; "Summerfuel’s Social Entrepreneurship programs aim to expose high school students to the cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions to social problems"; Open to grades 9-12; Social entrepreneurship training for teens; Held on both the Stanford and Yale campuses simultaenously;  June 28-July 18, 2015; Cost: $5,695. > More

USA: 2015 Teen Entrepreneur Academy; "The purpose of the Teen Entrepreneur Academy is to educate, train and empower the next generation of honorable entrepreneurs (TeenPreneurs) so that they become difference-makers who lead productive, fruitful and purposeful enterprises"; Concorida University at Irvine, California; 1-week residential summer academy for teens July 12 to July 18, 2015; Cost: $800 per student but scholarships available. > More 

USA: 2015 Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs; Business concept competition covering several states and two international sites (Kenya and Moldova); Sponsors include: University of Delaware & Junior Achievement, Registration opens September 2014. > More 

USA: MIT Launch; "MIT Launch is a 4-week entrepreneurship program for high school students, teaching students the entrepreneurial skill set and mindset through starting real companies. Students go through rigorous coursework, collaborate with peers and mentors"; Cambridge,  Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Launch enables high school students to launch a company, by providing the resources needed to go from "idea" to "implementation."; 2 four-week sessions each summer; Accepting applications for summer 2015 from October; Cost: $5,290 – limited needs-based scholarship available. > More

USA: Endevvr; "We view ourselves less as an enrichment or academic program, and more as a real business incubator, designed to help high school students start actual companies. We focus on real-world applicability throughout the summer; we minimize classroom time and highly value learning by doing"; Hosted in different cities each year; 2015 session will be held at the University of Pennsylvania from June 27 to August 1, 2015; Accepts current 10th and 11th graders; Residential entrepreneurial training designed as a business incubator; Cost: $6595 but merit-based scholarships are available. > More

USA: StartupTeen; Information and education for young entrepreneurs, nerds, and tech enthusiasts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; 2015 date not yet announced; $145; scholarships available. > More

USA: Young Entrepreneurs Challenge; "Young Entrepreneur Challenge is the first of its kind, intensive business bootcamp designed specifically for high school students with a passion for entrepreneurship and business. Our primary objective is to increase the analytical aptitude of students by using business and entrepreneurship as a vehicle"; For high school or secondary school students aged 14-19 years old; Residential programs In various cities; July 6 to July 11, 2015 (Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts); July 13 to July 18, 2015 (University of Austin, Texas); July 20 to July 25 (Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts); Cost: $1900 for on-campus tuition; limited financial aid available. > More

USA: University of Florida Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability; "Gives college bound high school students the opportunity to live, work, eat, and play on the campus of the University of Florida for five weeks each summer while learning about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship" for high school students who want to learn about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship; Held at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida;  June 21 to July 24, 2015; Cost: $7000 but full and partial scholarship available. > More

USA: Alexa Cafe; "Collaboration takes place in small, close-knit clusters. BIG ideas come to life around café tables and atop beanbags. With an emphasis on entrepreneurship, leadership, brand identity, and philanthropy, you’ll build tech skills in a unique, stylish setting, alongside tech-savvy mentors"; Various day camps and overnight girls-only camps offered;  Camps covers entrepreneurship, creative coding, brand identity & design, and philanthropy; 2014 dates were July 7 to August 1 but 2015 dates unknown as of yet; Cost:  $3000 in 2014. > More

USA: Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship; "The purpose of the PSGE program is to expose students to the topics of entrepreneurship, globalization, team building, project management, leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment and to ignite the students’ spirit of creativity, innovation and learning"; Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; 4-week residential summer entrepreneurship program for ages 15-18; July 1 to August 5, 2015; Application deadline is February 15, 2015; Cost: $3450 to $3900 but scholarships available. > More

USA: Camp Start-Up 2015; "Campers are immersed in the essentials of entrepreneurship, investing, and personal finance through a series of practiced based activities and site visits to some of the most innovative companies operating today"; Introduces teens (ages 14-18) to key concepts of entrepreneurship and financial fluency; Menlo College, Menlo Park, California ; July 1 to July 12, 2015; Deposit due April 1, 2015; Cost: $5000 but limited scholarships available. > More

USA: Explo Startup; "At Explo Startup, we’ll give you the tools you need to get your ideas up and running — from preparing a pitch and landing seed money to defining your business model and building a functioning business organization"; 2-week residential summer entrepreneurship program for grades 8-10; Wellesley College, Connecticut; July 19 to August 1, 2015;$4340 but limited financial aid available. > More

USA: Camp Inc.; "Camp Inc. is a Jewish overnight camp where teenagers from around the world join together to explore what it means to be an entrepreneur. Campers work together to launch a product or service using the skills and tools learned through daily team challenges, interactions with guest entrepreneurs, tours of local businesses, and weekly “Shark Tank” style pitch competitions". Held at Steamboat, Colorado; 2-week Jewish overnight entrepreneurship camp for grades 7-12; various sessions beginning June 18, 2015; $3375 per student but limited scholarships available. >More 

USA: Camp BizSmart; "Camp BizSmart located at Stanford University is unique 10-day experience full of fun and learning. Students will focus on a team-based, hands-on product design and a business plan challenge specifically designed by the CEOs and founders of some of the hottest start ups in Silicon Valley"; Stanford University in California; 2-week summer day camp entrepreneurship program; several sessions beginning June 15, 2015; ages 11-15;$1590 per student. > More 

USA: LeanGap Program Summer 2015"We founded LeanGap to empower students to build and ship products. Creating a product that improves the lives of others is a thrilling and fulfilling experience that opens the door to a successful career. We’re building the entrepreneurial experience we wished existed in high school, one where our founders love coming to build every day and are passionate about their work"; 6-week summer session; For high school students. No More details available yet.  > More

USA: Discover Busine$$ Teen Camp; entrepreneurship day camp at Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey; 2014 dates were July 14 to July 18, 2014; 2015 session dates not yet announced; $525 per student but limited scholarships available. > More