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Entrepreneurship Camp

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Entrepreneurial summer camps focus on teaching kids business skills and include seasoned entrepreneurs who act as mentors. Camp students experience educational fun with peers and possibly start an actual business in the process!

For Middle Schoolers – Ages 11- 14
June 20-24, 2022
VGCC South Campus
1547 South Campus Drive
Creedmoor, NC 27522


  • Gain insight into the entrepreneurship and business fields
  • Learn what is takes to turn an idea or passion into a product or career
  • Meet and learn from real entrepreneurs
  • Create and develop business ideas in a fun environment
  • “Pitch” a business idea to a panel of “judges”
  • Make new friends along the way!

Camp Highlights

  • Walk away with a real plan to launch a real business- right away!
  • Opportunities to win awards
  • Student-centered & experiential learning
  • Intro to community resources
  • Meeting real, successful business owners

Build Soft Skills

In addition to business knowledge, these soft skills will also be developed:

  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concept sketching
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creative/Critical thinking
  • Goal setting
  • Innovative thinking
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Design/Prototyping
  • Public speaking
  • Scheduling
  • Team building
  • Teamwork

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Agenda Overview:

Day 1

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Lender Presentations
  • Team Building
  • Business Idea Selection

Day 2

  • Marketing & Sales (image, competitive advantage, promotion, etc.)
  • Guest Speakers
  • Team Work

Day 3

  • Introduction to Business Finances
  • Personal Budgeting
  • Breakeven
  • Teamwork

Day 4

  • Teamwork
  • Tape TikTok commercials
  • Intro to Business Operations
  • Creativity exercise
  • Finalize plan/presentation

Day 5

  • Practice Presentations for Judges
  • Pitches
  • Feedback


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For any questions, call 919-528-4737 or contact Dean Tanya Weary at wearyt@vgcc.edu or Small Business Center Director Sheri Jones at joness@vgcc.edu .