Summer Camp Descriptions

Summer camps are a great way for young people to experience FUNancial education through our award-winning programs. Read Summer Camp descriptions below to decide which camp is perfect for your young learner.

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Junior Money Matters

Completed 2nd or 3rd Grade

Explore fun things about money, banking and the world of work, while learning important basic financial skills. On the last day, you get to work in a business and run your very own life-like town.

Denver: June 11 – 15, July 9 – 13 FULL, July 30 – Aug 3

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Running Your Own Biz

Completed 3rd or 4th Grade

Curious about starting your own business? This program explores the basics of what it takes to get started, allows you to experiment with ideas, and helps you decide what business you might want to start.  At the Friday Marketplace, sell the products you made throughout the week!

Denver: June 25 – 29 FULL, July 16 – 20, July 23 – 27

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Young AmeriTowne

Completed 4th or 5th Grade

Here is your chance to learn about government, banking, economics, supply and demand, advertising and much more. Then put your knowledge to work by running your own life-like town on the last day.

Belmar: June 11 – 15

Denver: June 18 – 22 FULL

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Spark Change

Completed 4th or 5th Grade

Want to spark a change in your community and learn about giving back?  This camp is for you!  Join our NEW service learning and leadership camp, which culminates in a group project.

Belmar: July 30 – Aug 3

Highlands Ranch: June 4 – 8

Highlands Ranch: July 9 – 13

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Be Your Own Boss

Completed 5th or 6th Grade

Are you serious about working for yourself? Be Your Own Boss teaches specific skills you need to start and run a successful business. On Friday, participants share their business plans and ideas through a Mini Shark Tank pitch and at the Small Biz Kid Expo.

Denver: June 18 – 22

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Girls Can

Completed 5th or 6th Grade

Campers learn about women leaders around the world, connect with local businesswomen, and participate in activities to help discover how to be financially fit. The week wraps up with campers testing their skills by running Young AmeriTowne!

Denver: June 25 – 29

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International Towne

Completed 5th or 6th Grade

Are you interested in learning about foreign currency, global trading and cultures around the world? Learn all this and more! On Friday, you will “travel” and run the world as a citizen of International Towne

Denver: July  9 – 13, July 16 – 20

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Young AmeriTowne 2

Completed 5th or 6th Grade

Been through Young AmeriTowne and want to go again with more challenges? Young AmeriTowne2 is for you! Expand your knowledge about investing, budgeting, credit and debit cards and experience Young AmeriTowne like never before.

Denver: July 23 – 27  FULL

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Pick a Biz

Completed 4th – 7th Grade

Want to start a business but unsure of where to start? In this camp, you get to try making products in three different industries: pet accessories, candles, and baking, and then choose which one you like best to create your business plan!  Campers will present their business plans on Friday during the YouthBiz Business Forum for the chance to win cash prizes!

Denver: June 25-29 FULL

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Make it App’en

Completed 4th – 8th Grade

Do you love technology and gaming apps?  This camp will teach you how to create, market, and sell your very own mobile application as a business venture.  Campers will present and demo their apps on Friday in a mini Shark Tank pitch competition for the chance to win cash prizes!

Denver: July 16-20 FULL

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YouthBiz Basics

Completed 5th – 8th Grade

Are you looking to start a REAL business and make REAL money?  This camp teaches business foundations while taking campers through a real life business startup experience.  Campers will work to manufacture 20 high quality, finished products to be sold at the Out of the Box Marketplace on Friday, all the profits from which campers get to keep!

Denver: June 11-15, July 23-27 FULL

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YouthBiz StartUp

Completed 5th – 8th Grade

YouthBiz StartUp provides kids with the basic building blocks of success through an engaging curriculum and hands-on activities.  Students will: learnabout themselves and others, compose their own power team, develop a business idea, createa prototype, and pitch their business to panel of judges.  The winning team will earn a prize of $100 for best business pitch!

Highlands Ranch: June 18 – 22

Refund/Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to the first day of the program, a $50 processing fee will apply and the remainder will be returned to you via check or credit to your credit card. If you cancel 30-59 days prior, a $100 processing fee will apply and the remainder will be returned to you via check or credit to your credit card. If you cancel 29 days or less, NO refund will be issued. However, you will be issued a certificate valid for 50% off the cost of future enrollment for one individual. If Young Americans cancels a program due to insufficient enrollment, you will receive a full refund. To make any changes or to cancel, written notice is required. Please email all requests to jollie@yacenter.org.