Youth Entrepreneurial Programs
Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp - cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19. Returning in 2022!
Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp and Community Futures are excited to partner with Rotary District 5360 to become Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp. Same great camp - just a new name!
The Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (RAYEC) is a one week business planning camp for youth aged 13-15 designed to improve business, academic and life skills through entrepreneurship. RAYEC creates an opportunity for regional youth to gain valuable transferable entrepreneurial skills by participating in experiential recreational activities while enjoying the traditional summer camp experience.
Held at Eagles Nest Ranch in the Cypress Hills, Alberta, this one week entrepreneurial-based camp combines the education of business training with a summer camp atmosphere. Campers hear from guest speakers and participate in workshops to learn the components of a business plan such as marketing, advertising, cash flow and record keeping. Youth are put into business teams where they plan a business idea, meet with suppliers and bankers, build a product and on the final day of camp these youthful business ventures are showcased for parents during business day. Campers pay back their business loans and split their profits amongst their business team.
It’s not only about numbers and business plans though. These youth get to participate in a variety of summer camp experiences and recreational activities. Zipline, archery, wall climbing and paint ball - just a few examples of activities the youth get involved in.
An additional component to RAYEC is the Youth Leadership Training Program. Each year, 10 youth who have previously attended the camp to attend the camp in a different capacity - to provide mentorship to campers. Youth leadership trainees benefit in the development of leadership capability, team building skills and community spirit.
Watch for camp dates in 2022.