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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 entrepreneurship, confidence and leadershipskills. Sponsored by Seton Hill College's National EducationCenter for Women in Business, two locations are set for thissummer: in June at Youngstown State University in Ohio, 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 Web site at

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