Summer Camp Descriptions

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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.  A rising 4th grader is a student who will enter 4th grade in the 2021-2022 school year.

Registration opens Monday, March 1, 2021.

New for 2021: We are so excited to offer International Towne and Young AmeriTowne 3-day camps for students who did some or all of the Towne curriculum at school but were unable to run Towne.  Dates are included below.  The cost for 3-day camps is $150 and scholarships are available.  Contact registration@yacenter.org for more information.

Young Americans Center plans to hold in-person Summer Camps in 2021.  We will continue to follow direction from local and state health officials, and we will practice the following measures this year:

  • Camp sizes are limited to accommodate social distancing
  • All staff and participants are required to wear masks
  • Drop-off and pick-up will occur outside the building
  • Regular cleaning and surface sanitation

We will also continue to evaluate and update our procedures as necessary to keep staff and participants safe.

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Girls Can

Rising 6th or 7th Graders

Students entering 6th or 7th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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 21-25 (1 week – $250)

Week-Long Camps ($250)
Denver: June 21-25

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International Towne

Rising 6th, 7th, or 8th* Graders

Students entering 6th or 7th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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.  There is also a 3-day version of this camp for students who have completed some or all of the curriculum at school but didn’t have the opportunity to run International Towne.

Week-Long Camps ($250) 3-Day Camps ($150)
Grades: 6th-7th Grades: 6th-7th
Denver: June 14-18 FULL Denver: June 2-4
Denver: July 19-23

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Junior Money Matters

Rising 3rd or 4th Graders

Students entering 3rd or 4th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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.

Week-Long Camps ($250)
Denver: June 7-11 FULL
Denver: July 26-30 FULL

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Just Start It

Rising 6th or 7th Graders

Students entering 6th or 7th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

Have you ever thought about making some extra money, but you’re not sure how or where to begin?  This camp gives you tools and tricks you need to make a business happen now!  Campers develop real businesses and real products that they’ll present on Friday for a chance to win awesome prizes.  Plus, you’ll be on your way to earning real profits!

Week-Long Camps ($250)
Denver: June 28-July 2
Belmar: July 12-16

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Make it App’en

Rising 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders

Students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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

Week-Long Camps ($250)
Denver: June 21-25 FULL
Denver: July 26-30 FULL

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Running Your Own Biz

Rising 4th or 5th Graders

Students entering 4th or 5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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!

Week-Long Camps ($250)
Belmar: June 7-11 FULL
Denver: July 19-23 FULL

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Young AmeriTowne

Rising 5th, 6th, or 7th* Graders

Students entering 5th, 6th, or 7th* grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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. There is also a 3-day version of this camp for students who have completed some or all of the curriculum at school but didn’t have the opportunity to run Young AmeriTowne.

*Rising 7th graders are eligible for the 3-day camp but not the week-long camp.

Week-Long Camps ($250) 3-Day Camps ($150)
Grades: 5th-6th Grades: 5th-7th
Denver: June 14-18 FULL Denver: June 2-4 FULL
Denver: July 12-16 FULL Denver: July 7-9 FULL

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Young AmeriTowne 2

Rising 6th or 7th Graders who have completed Young AmeriTowne

Students entering 6th or 7th grade for the 2021-2022 school year

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. **Students must have completed Young AmeriTowne before, either as a summer camp or with their school.**

Week-Long Camps ($250)
Denver: June 28-July 2

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the start of camp will receive a full refund.  Cancellations made within 30 days of camp starting will receive a partial refund: the original cost of the camp minus $100 (for example, if the original cost of the camp was $250, the family will receive a refund of $150).  No refunds will be given once the camp has begun.  To make any changes or to cancel registration, written notice is required and should be provided to Jeremy Ollie, jollie@yacenter.org.  If Young Americans cancels a program due to insufficient enrollment, you will receive a full refund.