Day Camp Teaches Middle Schoolers About Entrepreneurship

Camp Innoventure taking applications now

Registration is now open for Camp Innoventure in Albuquerque, a unique day camp for middle school students run by New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center. The camp, to be held Downtown at the Epicenter in Albuquerque’s innovation district, offers a week-long experience in innovative and critical thinking, as well as in entrepreneurial development.

Camp Innoventure allows students to learn about elements of starting a business while gaining hands-on experience in developing a product. Campers will spend the first half of each morning with set curriculum and the second half creating a marketable product.

At the end of the week, students partner with the Downtown Growers’ Market for public, hands-on customer discovery and interaction. Students keep any profits from market sales.

To hear student testimonials from previous years, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhSAx0Lu-Lo

Camp leaders include local educators, entrepreneurs and community businesspeople.

The camp is scheduled from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily July 10 – 15. Cost, which includes materials for students’ projects and a curriculum workbook, is $40 per participant. There are a limited number of need-based scholarships available. To inquire about them, call program coordinator Lydia Hammond at 575.646.5230 or email her at lh@ad.nmsu.edu

Camp is limited to 12 students, so early registration is encouraged.

To register:  https://campinnoventurealbuquerque.eventbrite.com or http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/camp-innoventure/

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