If we get enough participants interested the Economic Development Corporation will again be offering this very successful camp. If you have a child that would be interested in attending, Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (807)826-3227 Ext 240.
Camp introduces youth ages 9-12 to values, attitudes, qualities and
skills needed to be successful in todays economy. High energy games,
activities and workshops challenge every participant to discover his/her
Campers gain a basic overview of business and entrepreneurship through exciting, interactive games and presentations from
entrepreneurs in our community. Campers will choose a business at the
beginning of the week and work towards
, which is held at the end of the week!
Biz Kids in Manitouwadge a Huge Hit Again in 2013
August 23, 2013
market day in Manitouwadge for a group of fourteen youth, and you had to come
early if you wanted to see everything. From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the fourteen
Biz Kids youth set up twelve businesses in the downtown parking lot next to the
municipal building, and some of them were sold out within the first hour! There
was a wide variety of products from food (such as cookies, milk, and popcorn),
to beauty products, to wooden stands for your cellphone or tablet. Almost all
of the products were sold, and the total amount of money made by the twelve
businesses was $1847.64!
The 2nd annual Manitouwadge Biz Kids camp ran
from August 19 to August 23, and the kids spent the week learning about
business and having fun. The kids made advertisements and distributed them to
local businesses, learned how to be effective and polite salespeople, created
their own business cards, and enjoyed the experience.
They were visited by local entrepreneur and
Jocelyn Bourgoin, who
gave an informative presentation on how the business of trapping has evolved
since the fur traders and how furs are sold today. Karina Hunter also stopped
by to help the kids write their own press release for the event. The kids
enjoyed both special guests.
The Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative was
happy to send Travis McArthur, the youth entrepreneurship coordinator at
Superior North CFDC, to Manitouwadge as a co-facilitator to assist Karen
Robinson and Shawna Patterson in running their Biz Kids program. He was amazed
by the high quality of all the products available, a testament to the hard work
done by the kids. The support from the community was overwhelming, and
well-deserved congratulations go out to all the kids who were involved!