Aug. 5-8 Biz Kidz Camp offers business skills to kids 11-14

Contact: Shawn Kaskie, director of Center for Rural Research and Development, 308-865-8135

Kearney, Neb., July 1, 2013 – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Center for Rural Research and Development is sponsoring the Biz Kidz Camp: Kearney, which will equip youth ages 11 to 14 with the knowledge needed to start or improve a business. The camp is Aug. 5-8 at UNK.

Registration for the Biz Kidz Camp: Kearney ends July 22, and only the first 20 people will be accepted. The camp costs $35 for the entire week, and participants will need to bring a sack lunch each day.

The camp is structured around UNL’s 4-H EntrepreneurShip Investigation Camp Guide, an interactive project aimed at youth who are interested in creating and maintaining a business. It includes case studies, activities and technology to help develop entrepreneurial skills. By the end of the camp, participants will have created a business and will be able to sell their goods on the last day of camp and continue their businesses into the future..

The camp will end with the ESI Expo on Aug. 8 at the Downtown Farmers Market beginning at 5 p.m.

Janita Pavelka, an award-winning youth entrepreneurship educator from Holdrege, will lead the classes. Prior to bringing the classes to Kearney, Pavelka taught similar camps and high school honors camps in Holdrege.

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-Amanda Arnold