In March the "Business Educators
Workshop” was held by the Business Enterprise Center to develop interest in the
Entrepreneur Camp among High School Teachers. In the afternoon, session of the
workshop, a discussion was held with the teacher to see what they thought
should be in the camp.
During the remainder of March
and into April, instructors were secured to teach the camp, room and space was
reserved for the camp and planing was started on what material should be
presented and in what way.
On April 16th a
planning meeting was held with the camp instructors, advisor, an entrepreneur,
to plan how the camp would be run and what the students would do during the
camp. Each student is to work on his or
her own business idea and develop a business plan for their business idea. The
students may work along, obtain help from their fellow camp members, or from
the instructors, or entrepreneurs at the camp. They will develop their business
plan as far, as possible in the two weeks of the camp. Materials will be given
to the students that they can use to continue working on the business idea
after the camp.
The instructors will have ideas of fun ways to introduce the students
to leadership and team work through actives that will also be incorporated into
the camp through out parts of the day. An advisor is working on developing
these activities. A business plan workbook is to be developed for the students
to use as a guide to use in developing their business idea.
Carlton R. Raines, PE
Summer Entrepreneur Camp Project
Associate Director Business
Lehigh Carbon Community College