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© Donald
September 22, 2008

It might seem a bit early to be thinking about summer vacation with the kids just back to school, but the truly enterprising parent might be intrigued to learn about the many summer business camps on offer for kids.

Here’s the idea: rather than have kids sitting in front of their Playstation all summer, why not have children learning about business in a more informal environment, like a summer camp? And let’s face facts: the likelihood of your child working in business twenty years down the road is somewhat better than he or she being the next Michael Phelps or Lisa Leslie. A bit practical know-how here and there might going a long way.

The American Camp Association has noted a big push towards business-related camps in recent years.

GirlsInc: Partnering with investment giant Goldman Sachs, Girls Inc. operates a corporate camp for young female entrepreneurs for one week every summer. Girls Inc. is a national non-profit youth organization designed to empower young women.

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs: There’s everything here from day camps at Bryn Mawr University for 4-6 year olds to pre-college at Princeton for teens. A great number of exciting things to do for young people in the greater Pennsylvania area. Finally, search the national database at for the perfect opportunity for your child, whatever the age or the location.

Have your child make the most of his or her summer next year.