KCC, Generation E offering Entrepreneur Camps for youth in August

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Area youth in third through eighth grades will have a chance to learn how to become entrepreneurs by starting actual businesses as part of Kellogg Community College’s Entrepreneur Camps in August.

KCC’s Entrepreneur Camps, offered in conjunction with Generation E as part of the Lifelong Learning Department’s new Bruin Youth Programming initiative, will be held on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. The camps will be offered in two sessions, each costing $79:

  • Camp 1: Grades 3-5
    9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, Aug. 1-4
  • Camp 2: Grades 6-8
    9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, Aug. 8-11

Scholarships are available for select participants; interested parties should contact KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 or ll-info@kellogg.edu.

Entrepreneur Camp participants will learn about business ownership and what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Working in teams, participants will take on the challenge of redesigning an already existing product and come up ways to market their new and improved creation to customers.

Topics covered at an age-appropriate level include:

  • Business plan development
  • Customer service
  • Marketing
  • Pricing
  • Production
  • Selling

Participants will operate their own businesses and sell their product(s) throughout the week while exploring their own personal interests, talents and abilities to discover if being an entrepreneur is in their future.


Entrepreneur Camp registration forms are available online at www.kellogg.edu/youth. Registration can be completed:

  • By mail by completing a camp registration form and mailing the form with payment to Lifelong Learning, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI. 49017
  • By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card
  • By fax by sending the completed form to 269-565-2129
  • In person at the Lifelong Learning office in room 102 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek

Space in each workshop is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bruin Youth Programming

Kellogg Community College’s Entrepreneur Camps are part of KCC’s new Bruin Youth Programming, an initiative of the College’s Lifelong Learning Department that is focused on connecting area youth with experiences related to athletics, education and careers. Bruin Youth Programming expands the College’s traditional offerings of sports camps and Bruin Bots robotics initiatives held throughout the year on campuses in Battle Creek, serving kids from first grade through high school. For more information, including dates and descriptions of upcoming camps and other activities, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth.

Generation E

The Generation E Institute, a nonprofit headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, is dedicated to igniting the entrepreneurial spirit through curricula that prepares individuals to succeed in the ever-changing economy. For more information, visit www.genei.org.

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