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Spark Business Academy
(Rising 4K - Grade 8)

SPARK campers spend each day highly engaged in hands-on activities and gamification techniques as they develop essential 21st-century skills.  In all programs, campers will develop financial skills along with soft skills in communication, collaboration, and public speaking, all while becoming business savvy!  Most programs culminate with a showcase event each Friday that allows campers to present and learn from their peers.  

**All the grades are rising grades for your school year 2023-24. If you are a current Grade 4 student, you are in the Grade 5 summer theme. **

** 4K cut off birth date is 09/01/2019. Fully potty trained is required*

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Registration Opens January 2

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Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Regular Camp
8:00 am - 9:00 am Before Care (Optional, $10/day)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm After Care  (Optional, $10/day)
 
Business Academy Camp Fees
$440/ 4-Day week (June 20 -23) 9 am -- 4 pm
(including AM and PM healthy snacks)

$545/ 5-Day week 9 am -- 4 pm
(including AM and PM healthy snacks)

Spark Business Academy Week 1
6/20-- 6/23 (4 Days)
Rising grade 4K-8
9am - 4pm

Grade 4K-1: My First Lemonade Stand
Grade 2-4: Money Math
Grade 5-6: Personal Finance
Grade 7-8: Personal Finance

*This week we also offer Chess Camp Grade 3-8


Spark Business Academy Week 2
6/26-- 6/30 (5 Days)
Rising grade 5-8
9am - 4pm

Grade 5-6: Young Debaters 
Grade 7-8: Young Debaters

*This week we also offer Signature STEAM Camp for Grade 4K-6


Spark Business Academy Week 3
7/05--7/07 (3 Days)
Rising grade 3--8

NO BUSINESS CAMP OFFERED

*This week we also offer Chess Camp Grade 3-8 and Signature STEAM Camp for Grade 4K-6


Spark Business Academy Week 4
7/10--7/14 (5 Days)
Rising grade 5 -8
9am - 4pm

Grade 5-6: Personal Finance 
Grade 7-8: Personal Finance 

*This week we also offer Signature STEAM Camp for Grade 4K-6


Spark Business Academy Week 5
7/17--7/21 (5 Days)
Rising grade 5 -8
9am - 4pm

Grade 5-6: Bulls and Bears stock Market
Grade 7-8: Bulls and Bears stock Market

*This week we also offer Signature STEAM Camp for Grade 4K-6


Spark Business Academy Week 6
7/24--7/28 (5 Days)
Rising grade 5 -8
9am - 4pm

Grade 5-6: Sports Management
Grade 7-8: Sports Management

*This week we also offer Signature STEAM Camp for Grade 4K-6


Spark Business Academy Week 7
7/31--8/04 (5 Days)
Rising grade 4K -8
9am - 4pm

Grade 4K-K-1: My First Lemonade Stand 
Grade 2-4: Little Inventors 
Grade 5-6: Young Debaters 
Grade 7-8: Young Debaters


Spark Business Academy Week 8
8/07--8/11 (5 Days)
Rising grade 4K -8
9am - 4pm

Grade 4K-K-1: My First Piggy Bank
Grade 2-4: Money Math
Grade 5-6: Bulls and Bears stock Market
Grade 7-8: Bulls and Bears stock Market


 

2023 Weekly Themes/ Programs: 

My First Lemonade Stand

Let's sell lemonade! Young campers become "lemonade entrepreneurs"  and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money selling it!  From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting  with recipes, campers have fun all week while developing business savvy.  As an optional showcase event, campers launch the lemonade stand on  Friday to raise money for a charity they select! 

My First Piggy Bank

Earn, save, spend, donate! Let's learn about money! This innovative program provides a solid foundation for financial literacy for kids in a fun setting.  Games and hands-on activities help campers internalize key concepts (like money, budgeting, and saving) in an engaging and supportive environment fostering teamwork. Students use their arts & crafts skills to make their own piggy banks!

Money Math

This innovative foundation on financial literacy also serves as a practical math lab where campers learn and reinforce computational skills while developing a mindset for healthy financial habits. From playing money math games to learning about budgeting through engaging activities, campers have fun while they enhance their “real life” math skills! 

Little Inventors

Are you ready to innovate? Get your creative juices flowing in this project-based program, where you will identify the need for an invention, think on your feet, and create structures and solutions. Campers also learn about famous inventors and internalize how recent innovations improve our lives. 

Bulls & Bears Stock Markets

Learn investing fundamentals and how you can start investing at a young age! Build your own $100,000 stock portfolio and trade stocks like Apple,  Nike, or Amazon with a cool investing simulation tool. This hands-on experience empowers campers with the tools and mindset to face future investment decisions with confidence and buy low, sell high! A solid foundation for successful future investors! 

Personal Finance

Learn how to manage your money in this program promoting essential life skills! Set your financial goals, develop a budget from scratch, shop for a  credit card, and calculate the monthly cost of your dream car. Students also  learn about mortgages, FICO scores, taxes and the dangers of piling up  debt. Through simulations and hands-on activities, participants gain  confidence to explore financial decisions they will have to make in the future. 

Sports management

For the sports lover, future team General Manager, sports team owner, or  ESPN analyst, this unique program helps campers view the world of sports from a business perspective. Campers participate in fun mock drafts for various sports and analyze different sports topics, including player  contracts, college sports, NIL, endorsements, the Nike vs Under Armour competition, sports agents, the Super Bowl, e-sports, and more! 

Young Debaters

Campers learn the art of persuasion and help select debate topics they find interesting. In a public forum debate format, campers work in groups and practice their debating skills in a supportive environment, including developing arguments, issuing rebuttals, providing examples, rebuilding their case, and summarizing points of view. Campers learn to think on their feet and enhance their public-speaking skills, gaining self-confidence in the process.