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2014 BIZ KIDS CAMP

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 karen@manitouwadge.ca or call (807)826-3227 Ext 240.

BizKid$ Camp introduces youth ages 9-12 to values, attitudes, qualities and skills needed to be successful in today’s economy.  High energy games, activities and workshops challenge every participant to discover his/her entrepreneurial self.

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 Market Day , which is held at the end of the week!

Biz Kids in Manitouwadge a Huge Hit Again in 2013

August 23, 2013  was 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 trapper 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!

Please check out the presentation regarding the 2012 BIZ$KIDS CAMP  Biz Kids Camp 2012 (music).pdf 
 


 
 
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