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Summer camp usually means swimming and campfires. But for a select group of girls, it means business plans and marketing presentations. Camp Entrepreneur, sponsored by the National Education Center for Women in Business (NECWB), teaches girls aged 12 through 17 all aspects of business ownership, from brainstorming business ideas to making presentations.

"Studies show young women begin losing their self-esteem around junior high age," says Rebecca Campbell, NECWB's associate director of education. "We try to show them they can be anything they want to be."

The results? "For many, the experience is life-changing," says Campbell. "They don't want to leave."

This June and July, Camp Entrepreneur will be offered in six states: Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Call (412) 830-4625 for more information.

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This article was originally published in the May 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Center Stage.

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