When: June 25-29, 2018
Where: Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, 10711 Red Run Blvd., Suite 110, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Before and after-care included from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m.
JA SUPER Summer Camp immerses youth ages 9-12 in our acclaimed, one-of-a-kind JA BizTown experience. They'll operate their very own business, manage a bank account, use a debit card, and get their dream job--like radio DJ, scientist, CEO and more. As they run this simulated city, they'll have the opportunity to be creative, collaborate with campers and mentors, and learn skills that will last a lifetime.
The camp will take place within the simulated city space of JA BizTown. As one of 24 JA BizTown facilities in the United States, this miniature town comprises City Hall, a bank, radio station, television station, business and insurance office, newspaper office, cafe, distribution center, investment office, science lab and retail shops.
Great for children who have visited JA BizTown and newcomers alike, the JA SUPER Summer Camp offers an in-depth experience running JA BizTown, while focusing on additional activities around work readiness and entrepreneurship. They also will have the opportunity to participate in Fit N Fun fitness activities and challenges in conjunction with JA's partnership with the Y of Central Maryland.
See our campers in action here.
The week kicks off on Monday with lessons about community leadership and work readiness.
On Tuesday, campers learn financial responsibilities, participate in a job fair and hold the town elections.
Wednesday involves creating business plans, preparing budgets, determining inventory and getting the businesses customer-ready.
Thursday is pay day! Campers carry out their job responsibilities and track their personal spending while shopping after they receive paychecks.
Friday focuses on entrepreneurship. Campers will collaborate to create a new business and/or product and then present their plans in a "Shark Tank" event with judges.
JA maintains a 10:1 camper-to-staff ratio. Counselors are traditionally teachers from local school systems. Overseeing the JA SUPER Summer Camp is JA Biztown Program Manager, Brittany Riggins, who has a dual certification in elementary and special education. She also oversees JA BizTown during the school year.
There are two steps to register your child for JA SUPER Summer Camp. First, fill out our registration form. Then, return to pay the admission fee. Admission is $250, which includes a camp T-shirt, enrichment materials and fun giveaways.
Registration is currently closed.