Where is the best place for students to first explore entrepreneurship? In the classroom, of course!
Summer camp provides the perfect environment to foster entrepreneurship. Students dream big then analyze their vision to understand the knowledge needed and the risks involved in entrepreneurship. Taking the “big picture” and breaking it down into the components needed to make it successful often changes the course of a student’s future. Deciding to start a business is likely to affect students’ attendance, study habits, extracurricular activities, and much more.
This top down approach insures that the student learns the skill sets needed at each level. With thorough exploration of every level of a business, students understand the wealth of knowledge a business owner possesses. Becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy task, businesses must be planned, records maintained, ideas marketed, strategies evaluated and personnel hired. These skills develop in the summer camp as students commit to planning their future. Camp instruction assists students in personality development, teamwork, customer service, and knowledge needed to succeed in the business world.
Startup Wonder summer camp not only allow students to gain technology and business knowledge, they also develop soft skills, such as leadership, decision making, and communication skills. A successful entrepreneur must be a “well rounded individual” with a plethora of knowledge and personal skills. While technology is changing fast, the social and leadership skills are relatively more stable and therefore once developed can serve the students for a long time.
As students realize that technology is exciting, they may yet select another career path. However, students still plan their future and learn business skills to take risks within the security of the camp where they explore various career paths within their company team. Technical subject help develop analytical and critical thinking skills. Entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, particularly easily transfer to another career choice. The summer camp provides the confidence students need to freely explore all their options toward making a positive contribution to the economy.
Many schools do not provide a curriculum in business and entrepreneurship. If there is a chance to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship, it is an exciting and even inspiring enrichment opportunity that parents, students and educators should not pass up. Startup Wonder summer camp teach students Game, App and Python coding so students can develop a “product” quickly and can then practice their entrepreneurial skills in planning to bring this product to market, albeit in a controlled and simulated environment.