Have you ever considered starting your own business but aren’t’ sure where to begin? Or maybe you’re just curious about how a business operates.  If so, come and join the Northern Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (NAYEC)!

Business can be fun

NAYEC is a one-week business planning camp for youth between the ages of 13 and 15 designed to improve business, academic, and life skills through entrepreneurship. NAYEC creates an opportunity for regional youth to gain valuable, transferable entrepreneurial skills by participating in experiential education activities while enjoying the traditional summer camp experience.

NAYEC provides campers the opportunity to develop a profitable business.  How does this work?  Members from partnering Community Futures offices and community members volunteer to teach campers how to develop a solid business plan by learning the basics of budgeting, purchasing supplies, working with banks and suppliers and small business bookkeeping.

But of course, all business and no play is NOT what NAYEC is about!  Camp will be hosted August 12 to 18, 2012 at the Blue Lake Centre, located in the William A. Switzer Provincial Park located 25 km northwest of Hinton. Campers will enjoy a wide variety of activities. Additionally you will have the opportunity to work in teams and develop friendships that will last long after camp is over.

Learn to start your own business

NAYEC is definitely something to get excited about. You, a young entrepreneur, have the chance to work with other Northern Alberta Youth to start your own business. During the weeklong camp, NAYEC participants learn from experienced business professionals about topics such as how to deal with suppliers and bankers, how to order and purchase supplies, budgeting, and small business bookkeeping. On the final day of camp, participants present and demonstrate to their fellow campers, staff, visitors, sponsors and invited guests the operation of the businesses that they have researched and developed.

The Northern Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (NAYEC) is a unique partnership between 11 Community Futures Offices. This partnership was created in 2007.

If you’re age 13-15 and have an interest in business, NAYEC is the summer camp for you! Get your application forms from your local Community Futures Office, your school office or right HERE!