Aug. 4-7 Biz Kidz Camp focuses on building entrepreneurial skills

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KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Center for Rural Research and Development is hosting the Biz Kidz Camp: Kearney, which equips youth ages 10 to 14 with knowledge needed to start or improve a business.

The middle school summer camp is Aug. 4-7 at UNK and meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UNK West Center building. Registration ends July 18, and only the first 20 people will be accepted. The camp costs for the entire week.

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.

The camp is structured around UNL’s 4-H EntrepreneurShip Investigation Camp Guide, an interactive project aimed at youth who are interested in making money and learning about business.  It includes case studies, activities and technology to help develop entrepreneurial skills.

Participants will create a business and have the opportunity to sell their goods and make money at the ESI Expo/Sale from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 9 in Downtown Kearney: The Bricks. Last year the 12 campers sold over 0 in two hours.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Shawn Kaskie at 308-865-8135.


Writer: Todd Gottula, 308.865.8454,

Contact: Shawn Kaskie, director of Center for Rural Research and Development, 308.865.8135

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