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Junior Achievement Summer Camp Registration

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Registration ends Friday, 05/31/2024 11:59pm EDT

JA Summer Camps

Imagine a generation of students armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their futures and equipped to achieve their dreams.

The JA of Central Carolinas Summer Camp is an engaging, hands-on experience that helps students entering 4th – 7th grade develop an understanding of basic business principles and the world of work ahead. They will learn first-hand what it means to be a citizen of a community, how to get a job, and how to make wise financial decisions to achieve the future they want for themselves and their families.

Camp Times:  9am – 4pm with extension activities before and after camp for an additional fee.

Camp Price: $325 per student includes t-shirt, daily instruction, all program materials and Friday lunch. Scholarships are available first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the Scholarship Application

Extended Care: Morning Only for $25 per week. Afternoon Only for $40 per week. Wrap Around Care (morning and afternoon) for $50 per week.

JA Summer Camp Know Before You Go

JA Central Carolinas offers the following summer camps for students entering 4th-7th grades:

  • Week 1: June 10 - June 14  
    • JA BizTown Summer Camp (rising 4th - 5th grade students)
    • JA Finance Park Summer Camp (rising 6th - 7th grade students)
  • Week 2: June 17 - June 21
    • JA BizTown Summer Camp (rising 6th - 7th grade students)
    • JA Finance Park Summer Camp (rising 4th - 5th grade students)
  • Week 3: June 24 - June 28
    • Camp CEO (rising 4th - 7th grade students)
  • Adaptive Week: August 5 - August 9 
    • Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp
    • Exclusive to students ages 10-21 with diverse needs

 

NEW: Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp

In partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Carolinas, JA of Central Carolinas engages students with different abilities in an inclusive summer camp experience. Throughout their week at JA BizTown Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp, campers with different skill sets from their peers will work on developing and practicing life skills in hands-on, interactive citizenship role-play that encourages future independent living and career adaptation. This adult-centered approach seeks to foster empowerment for campers to utilize healthy social and interpersonal skills, self-regulation during potentially overwhelming and overstimulating career centered-life activities, advocation for unique needs, and mindfulness for self-care.

 

NEW: Leader In Training Summer Camp

The camp environment provides a unique opportunity for teens ages 15-17 to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting JA Staff with younger campers. JACC's LIT program operates hand-in-hand with our Summer Camps providing young leaders the opportunity to mentor younger kids, participate in daily activities and help JA staff execute programming. The LITs always have an adult staff with them and this camp program gives teens the opportunity to build their skills, confidence and capacity for working with people of all ages. LITs are also able to volunteer during one or multiple camp sessions. Registration in this program is on an application basis only and spots are limited.


One Time Application Fee: $25 non-refundable
Program Registration Fee: $0 (includes leadership training, lunch on Fridays, camp t-shirt)

JA Summer Camps

Imagine a generation of students armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their futures and equipped to achieve their dreams.

The JA of Central Carolinas Summer Camp is an engaging, hands-on experience that helps students entering 4th – 7th grade develop an understanding of basic business principles and the world of work ahead. They will learn first-hand what it means to be a citizen of a community, how to get a job, and how to make wise financial decisions to achieve the future they want for themselves and their families.

Camp Times:  9am – 4pm with extension activities before and after camp for an additional fee.

Camp Price: $325 per student includes t-shirt, daily instruction, all program materials and Friday lunch. Scholarships are available first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the Scholarship Application

Extended Care: Morning Only for $25 per week. Afternoon Only for $40 per week. Wrap Around Care (morning and afternoon) for $50 per week.

JA Summer Camp Know Before You Go

JA Central Carolinas offers the following summer camps for students entering 4th-7th grades:

  • Week 1: June 10 - June 14  
    • JA BizTown Summer Camp (rising 4th - 5th grade students)
    • JA Finance Park Summer Camp (rising 6th - 7th grade students)
  • Week 2: June 17 - June 21
    • JA BizTown Summer Camp (rising 6th - 7th grade students)
    • JA Finance Park Summer Camp (rising 4th - 5th grade students)
  • Week 3: June 24 - June 28
    • Camp CEO (rising 4th - 7th grade students)
  • Adaptive Week: August 5 - August 9 
    • Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp
    • Exclusive to students ages 10-21 with diverse needs

 

NEW: Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp

In partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Carolinas, JA of Central Carolinas engages students with different abilities in an inclusive summer camp experience. Throughout their week at JA BizTown Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp, campers with different skill sets from their peers will work on developing and practicing life skills in hands-on, interactive citizenship role-play that encourages future independent living and career adaptation. This adult-centered approach seeks to foster empowerment for campers to utilize healthy social and interpersonal skills, self-regulation during potentially overwhelming and overstimulating career centered-life activities, advocation for unique needs, and mindfulness for self-care.

 

NEW: Leader In Training Summer Camp

The camp environment provides a unique opportunity for teens ages 15-17 to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting JA Staff with younger campers. JACC's LIT program operates hand-in-hand with our Summer Camps providing young leaders the opportunity to mentor younger kids, participate in daily activities and help JA staff execute programming. The LITs always have an adult staff with them and this camp program gives teens the opportunity to build their skills, confidence and capacity for working with people of all ages. LITs are also able to volunteer during one or multiple camp sessions. Registration in this program is on an application basis only and spots are limited.


One Time Application Fee: $25 non-refundable
Program Registration Fee: $0 (includes leadership training, lunch on Fridays, camp t-shirt)

JA Finance Park Summer Camp

Throughout their week at JA Finance Park Summer Camp, campers will explore careers and money management through team building and engaging activities. Discover your career pathway through guided self-exploration with real work experience through a life simulation. Campers will build a foundation to make intelligent lifelong financial decisions, related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.

  • Monday – My Life-Got Skills?
  • Tuesday – My Life-Pay Myself First?
  • Wednesday – My Life-The Cost of Credit
  • Thursday – My Life-”Riches to Rags”...Not Me!
  • Friday – Simulation and My Life Presentations

JA BizTown Summer Camp

Throughout their week at JA BizTown Summer Camp, campers will jump start their entrepreneurial spirit through daily lessons, hands-on activities, and team building games. Explore key economic concepts and job readiness skills preparing for the real world. Campers will discover unique personality traits, explore employment soft skills and build a resume to interview for jobs in JA BizTown.

  • Monday – Financial Literacy
  • Tuesday – Community and Economy
  • Wednesday – Work Readiness
  • Thursday – Business Management
  • Friday – Simulation

JA Camp CEO

Throughout their week at Camp CEO Summer Camp, campers will create a business plan which will be presented to senior management professionals at the conclusion of the week. Over the course of the week, students utilize brainstorming, collaborating with peers, access mini-seminars and workshops, and learn from business leaders and trained volunteer mentors. Develop the technical and soft skills needed to not only become successful entrepreneurs, but also to meet the demands of a rapidly changing economy in a variety of professions and careers.

  • Monday - Design thinking and ideation
  • Tuesday - Research and Prototyping
  • Wednesday - Develop a Lean Business Model
  • Thursday - Build the Business
  • Friday - Pitch competition

NEW: Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp

In partnership with the Down Syndrome Assocation of Greater Carolinas, JA of Central Carolinas engages students with different abilities in an inclusive summer camp experience. Throughout their week at JA BizTown Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp, campers with different skill sets from their peers will work on developing and practicing life skills in hands-on, interactive citizenship role-play that encourages future independent living and career adaptation. This adult-centered approach seeks to foster empowerment for campers to utilize healthy social and interpersonal skills, self-regulation during potentially overwhelming and overstimulating career centered-life activities, advocation for unique needs, and mindfulness for self-care.

Campers will work together on team building games, role-playing employment skills, raising confidence in their strengths for a work force, as well as practicing reading, writing, math, multitasking, and motor skills. Campers will gain valuable experience in writing resumes, working in a team environment, self-regulation in a workplace, and more day-to-day life abilities because all students deserve to feel proud, capable, hopeful, and included in their futures.

NOTE: Students must not have any significant behavioral issues and be able to be independent in the bathroom. This camp does require active engagement. Please contact ctaylor@jacarolinas.org if you are unsure if this camp is the best fit for your student. 

Leader in Training (LIT) Summer Camp

Overview 

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas is committed to providing teens with valuable learning opportunities to help prepare them for successful futures. The Leader-In-Training (LIT) program provides participants aged 15-17 with the opportunity to develop their leadership and job skills in a fun, safe learning environment. 

One Time Application Fee: $25 non-refundable
Program Registration Fee: Free! (includes leadership training, lunch on Fridays, camp t-shirt)

LIT Responsibilities 

Under the supervision of senior JACC staff, LITs will: 

  • Make summer camp a fun place to be by assisting in planning activities and games 
  • Help to provide a safe and supportive environment for campers by treating each child with dignity and respect 
  • Participate in “LIT Breakout Sessions” to develop their leadership, communication, and collaboration skills 
  • Follow and uphold all camp safety and security rules and procedures 
  • Support setup and cleanup for daily camp activities and end-of-week reset 

LIT Applicant Qualities 

If you identify as someone who is: 

  • Passionate about working with youth (campers will be between 8-12 years old) 
  • Responsible and self-motivated 
  • Open-minded and creative (you’re ready to try new things and grow as you learn) 
  • Friendly with a positive attitude 
  • Enthusiastic to assist in helping to create the camp experience 

…then you might be a perfect candidate for our LIT program! 

Important Dates to Remember: 

  • April 30: Applications Due 
  • May 6 - 10: Interviews – these will be set up once we have reviewed all applications 
  • May 13: Letters of Acceptance go out 
  • Late May/Early June: LIT Trainings 
  • June 10 – June 28: Summer Camp 

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00am Morning Gathering 
9:25am Morning Workshops 
11:00am Break 
11:15am Breakouts 
12:15pm Lunch 
1:00pm Afternoon Workshops 
2:30pm Break 
2:45pm Special Activity 
3:45pm Closing
4:00pm Dismissal