Sizzlin’ Summer Camps 2015

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Brr!  Even though it’s cold outside right now, our staff are warm inside our building planning for summer camps.  We are going to host 13 week-long sessions for 2nd-6th graders, and we can’t wait to welcome in the new batch of summer campers.  Camps kick off the week of June 8, which will be here before you know it.  We’ll …

Reflections on the Year

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This past year was tremendous for Young Americans Center. It may have gone by in the blink of an eye or seemed like a whirlwind at times. Yet, in retrospect, it was profoundly successful. There were first time events that premiered, annual events that thrived, and many plans that had been put in place years ago came into fruition. Some …

A Summer Camper’s Story

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The following post was written by a young lady who attended our summer camp.  She asked our staff if she could share her story through our blog, and we enthusiastically agreed!  Read about her incredible experience in her own words here. Greetings to all readers of this blog!  My name is Sonya Zakarian, an amazed student of this summer’s BYOB …

Learning to Pitch: The Business Expo

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I really enjoyed celebrating a great week in Being Your Own Boss camp last week with a Business Expo and Shark Tank. Nearly 80 campers who had completed 5th and 6th grade worked all week on their existing businesses or new business plans and business pitches. By Friday after a pizza party and fun outside on our program deck, they …

Tales from Towne: Summer Camp Guest Speakers

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Summer camp is in full swing and the Programs staff is enjoying having 2nd through 7th graders in our facility for week long camps. Our camps give the staff a chance to teach kids all about running your own business, being your own boss, International Towne, and Young Ameritowne.  Programs staff love getting to know kids throughout the week of camp. Practical …

Tales from Towne: Fun Laws!

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Young AmeriTowne One of my favorite aspects of both AmeriTowne and International Towne are the “Fun Laws” that each school comes up with. Part of their curriculum is centered on the importance of effective laws for government and to close out the lesson each class must come up with a few laws for their day in Towne. They are first …

From Snow to Summer: Check Out Our Camps

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Brr, it’s cold outside!  What better way to beat the chill than to think about summer!  It’s time to plan for summer camps, and we have some great week-long camps available for a wide age range.  Our incredibly popular camps fill up rapidly each year, so be sure to check out the schedule and register as soon as you can! …

Out of Town Visitors in Young AmeriTowne

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Vail? Colorado Springs? Durango?  Sure – we’ve had students from these places come to Young AmeriTowne to get a unique and fun experience.  But Texas?  New York?  Korea?  We’ve never had anyone come that far before! Last week we hosted a junior camp of Young AmeriTowne.  These 2nd-4th graders learned about banking, finance, supply and demand, and how to budget …

The Inside Scoop on Summer Camp

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We’re in the midst of our third week of summer camp at Young Americans, and things have been great!  We’ve had more than 400 young people come through our various camps, including Run Your Own Business, Young AmeriTowne and International Towne. During the day… So what is a typical day like during one of our summer camps?  Watch this video …