At this camp, the kids run the place. That’s because the place is Sam SwopeJA BizTown®, a 7,000 square-foot mini-metropolis. JA BizTown is home to Papa John’s, Stock Yards Bank, UPS, Kroger, WDRB-TV and other businesses you find in our own region.
JA BizTown Camp gives kids the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in a job and run a business. But it’s much more than that!
JA BizTown Camp is an indoor, academic camp that combines classroom-style teaching with hands-on activities. Much of the camp experience includes working with other campers of different ages on group projects.
Concepts learned and applied at camp:
Entrepreneurship – brainstorming ideas and bringing them to life
Job preparation – applying for and interviewing for a job
Business expenses – what are they and how do businesses cover costs
Marketing – why and how to communicate your products or services
Customer service – why it’s important to business success
Tradeoffs – what to do when business resources are limited
Making money for a business – how costs and sales affect profit and loss
Teamwork – working with a group to reach a goal
Personal banking – using a checkbook to pay for things you need or want