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Discover Busine$$ Teen Camp

Is your teenager ready for college? Does he or she have basic business skills? 

Then enroll him or her in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s innovative Discover Business Teen Camp at FDU's College at Florham campus, located in Madison, NJ from July 14-18, 2014.

See My9 Real Talk feature talking about this year's teen camp
See ABC TV news feature that highlighted last year's teen business camp

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The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship, the University’s Top 20-ranked entrepreneurship center, is offering this one-week summer session from 9 am to 4 pm daily. The skills learned at this camp can be applied to all areas of life – in school, business, and the world. Students will gain knowledge in the following areas: 

Team work and Leadership

·         Being a team player in a global business environment
·         Group dynamics—how to work in a team and resolve conflicts.
·         Group projects—collaboration and new technology methods
·         Effective management and leadership skills

Communications

·         How to speak and write in professional environments
·         Making a positive first impression, the value of business etiquette

Networking

·         Building relationships of trust within and outside of business
·         Benefits of networking online and in person

Finance

·         Personal finance—saving, budgeting and investing
·         Cash management tools

 Marketing and Market Research

·         Using library resources and the internet to find business information
·         Selecting target market and designing a market strategy
·         Tactics to deliver an effective advertising campaign

 Entrepreneurship/Business Planning

·         Learn from the real life experiences of entrepreneurs
·         Explore entrepreneurship and business planning
·         At the end of the week, students present a team business plan

Dates of Operation

2014 Dates:
July 14-18, 2014  - College at Florham, Madison, NJ

Lunches/Snacks

Lunch and snacks will be provided daily, but you may bring your own.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the faculty/counselor to student ratio?  1 to 10

Will a certificate of completion be given? Yes

What is the age range for campers? Campers entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2014 may apply. This usually includes ages 14-18.

Is there a scholarship program for students?  Yes. Interested applicants should submit their medical/registration form first, and make note on their form that they are interested in a scholarship. Scholarships are on a case by case basis. Please inquire on the status of this after submitting registration.

Is a pretest necessary? No, but participants may be asked to write a short one-page essay for screening purposes after they register.

Is this a sleep away camp? No, the camp is from 9 am to 4 pm daily, ending at 3 pm on the last day.

Is transportation provided? No. Parents/Guardians are responsible to make sure their child is provided with transportation to and from the camp at the times given. FDU is not responsible for early arrivals or late departures.

What is the dress code? Khaki shorts, a polo shirt, and sneakers are suggested. There will be some outdoor recreational activities during breaks, and sneakers (or supportive footwear) are encouraged. Flip flops and open-toed sandals are discouraged for safety purposes.

What should I bring? Campers are encouraged to bring a notebook, pen, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. While the majority of time will be spent indoors in air conditioned rooms, during breaks there will be time spent outdoors. If students happen to have their own business cards, they are welcome to bring these for the networking portions of the course.

Tuition

Tuition: $495. All registration must be completed and received by June 24, 2014. A $150 nonrefundable deposit, plus a one-time $30 registration fee, is required at the time of registration to hold a space for each camper. The total is $525.00 (including the deposit and registration fees.) All fees must be paid no later than July 1, 2014. Space is limited.

Refund Policy

Prior to July 1, 2014, 100% of camp costs will be refunded, less deposit and registration fee.  No refunds will be given after July 1, 2014.

Registration

All forms MUST be mailed.  Hand-delivery of forms is not accepted.

To register, mail check with completed registration/medical form to:

Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship- Teen Camp
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave., M-MS2-05
Madison, NJ 07940

Make checks payable to: Rothman Institute-FDU

To pay via credit card, please mail completed medical form first and then call 973-443-8842.

ALL registration/medical forms must be MAILED to the above address. Hand-delivery of forms is not accepted.

For more information please call 973-443-8842.

Please note, filling out the medical form counts as the registration form. There is no separate registration form.

 

What students are saying:

“The camp was informative and interesting while still being fun.”

“The camp brought in experts that were extremely helpful to hear from.”

“This was a good way to learn with (and from) other young and aspiring entrepreneurs. 
Very well planned!”

NJBiz Article August 7, 2006

Daily Record Article July 22, 2006

Bergen Record Article July 20, 2006

Daily Record Article July 23, 2005

Daily Record Article July 26, 2003 

 
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