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Summer Session

S'mores and entrepreneurship -- what more could a teenager want?

This story appears in the May 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's that time of year again--when countlessAmerican teens are preparing for their annual trek to summercamp. But for those parents envisioning a more educational approachfor their daughters, consider these camps with anentrepreneurial edge:

  • Camp Entrepreneur: Thisweek-long program, open to girls ages 12 to 17, aims toinspire and develop , confidence and leadershipskills. Sponsored by Seton Hill College's National EducationCenter for Women in , two locations are set for thissummer: in June at Youngstown State University in , and inAugust at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Thenumber of participants per camp is limited to 24; the cost startsat $225. To reserve a spot, call (800) NECWB-4-U.
  • Mother and Daughter Entrepreneurs-In Teams(MADE-IT): The four cities hosting this year are Muncie,Indiana; Springfield, Massachusetts; Kansas City, Missouri; andBrooklyn, New York. This free program starts with a week-longsummer camp and extends into the next two years with regularinstructional workshops. Its goal? To help mother-daughter teamsstart homebased businesses that eventually turn enough profits tocover college expenses. This year, the program targets--and islimited to--girls between their seventh- and eighth-grade years.Registration for this summer's camps is closed, but forinformation about next year's camps and their locations, visitthe at

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