Waitlist Only 7/26-30
Explore a variety of business strategies in SPARK Academy offerings. Each week, the teacher brings the financial literacy curriculum to life through projects and activities. These camps are popular, so enroll quickly!
TEEN MBAs (6/28-7/2)
This camp is like a mini-MBA for kids in a week! Praised in leading business publications as pioneering, this unique experience includes simulations and hands-on activities to empower campers with essential 21st century skills. Campers develop a mindset to make sound financial decisions and gain business savvy with different daily themes, such as personal finance, investments, entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. The camp day includes breaks and time outside.
TEEN CEOs (7/6-9, four-day camp)
How cool would it be for you to be the boss of Apple or Amazon for a day? In this leadership program, you can! Students act as CEOs for leading companies and work in groups to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues. Case studies include popular companies (such as Apple, Amazon and Coke) and examine the role of female CEOs. Students enhance their problem-solving skills, develop business savvy and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders. The camp day includes breaks and time outside.
TEEN PERSONAL FINANCE (7/12-16)
Learn how to manage your money in this camp promoting essential life skills! Develop a budget from scratch, set your financial goals, shop for a credit card, calculate the monthly cost of your dream car, apply for a mortgage, learn about FICO scores, file your taxes, and more. Campers internalize the dangers of piling up debt and calculate a person’s net worth based on various examples. A great step towards future financial independence! The camp day includes breaks and time outside.
TEEN SHARK TANK (7/19-23)
If you love “Shark Tank,” this empowering camp is for you! Join other intrepid campers and develop a business plan for your own business idea (or we can suggest one!). You will learn to take risks and persevere, while making “business-like” decisions about strategy, marketing and finance. Campers build confidence “learning by doing” throughout the week and make their “pitch” presentations on the last day of camp! The camp day includes breaks and time outside.
SPORTS MANAGEMENT FOR TEENS (7/26-30)
For the sports lover, future team General Manager, sports team owner or ESPN analyst, this unique program will “show you the money” in sports! Campers participate in fun mock drafts for various sports and analyze different sports topics, including the value of sports teams, player compensation, college sports, endorsements, Nike vs Under Armour competition, sports agents, the Super Bowl, e-sports and more! The camp day includes breaks and time outside.
INVESTING FOR TEENS (8/2-6)
Learn how you can start investing at a young age and make your money grow! Pick your own $10,000 stock portfolio with a cool stock-trading simulation tool using real-time market data. This hands-on experience empowers campers with the tools and mindset to face future investment decisions with confidence and “buy low, sell high”! The camp day includes breaks and time outside.