Biz Kidz Camp offers entrepreneurial, business startup skills; Registration ends June 2

Biz Kidz Camp flyer
Biz Kidz Camp flyer

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development is sponsoring Biz Kidz Camp: Kearney, which equips youth ages 10-14 with knowledge needed to start or improve a business. The camp is June 26-30 at UNK, and there are two sessions to choose from. The morning session is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the afternoon session is from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.

Registration for Biz Kidz Camp: Kearney ends June 2 and is limited to the first 40 people. Camp cost is for the entire week and includes a morning snack for all participants.

The camp is structured around the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 4-H EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) 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 be able to sell their goods throughout the summer.

The camp ends with two ESI Expos: 5 p.m. June 30 at Kearney Hy-Vee, 5212 Third Ave. and 7 p.m. July 6 at the Kearney Night Market in downtown Kearney on 24th Street.

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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Source: Lisa Tschauner, Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development, 308-865-8135