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Writer Marena Galluccio reports on the growing number of summer camps that focus on financial literacy topics. Included in the article is an interview with Rich Martinez, as well as a snapshot of what Young Americans Center for Financial Education camps offer: an underlying theme of personal financial responsibility, such as budgeting and managing money. Participants also tour the bank to learn what a bank is, how it works and about different account types. “At those ages, that is really what we are trying to do, to give them the vocabulary, as well as give them an experiential opportunity to put everything that they’ve learned into action,” said Martinez.
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