Innovation Camp

This hands-on program brings together a group of creative youth to explore entrepreneurship and the basics of coding while collaborating with like-minded peers and local entrepreneurs. Over the course of one week, students will be challenged to create their own innovative ideas, test their product in the market, build prototypes, and pitch their ideas to a “Dragons’ Den” panel of respected local entrepreneurs. By the end of the camp, the group of young innovators will be equipped with the foundational skills that they need to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys.

At Startup Skool, we focus on exploring entrepreneurship and technology in a way that’s exciting, fun, empowering, and, most importantly, in a way that motivates students to continue learning on their own time! We want our students to change their mindset from one of a consumer to one of a creator.

The Program:

Ages: 8 – 11
Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Category: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Duration: July 20-24 &/or August 17-21, 2020
Prerequisites: None
Skills Taught: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Coding

Program Details:

  • Maximum 20 students per class
  • 35 hours of coursework
  • 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Early drop-off and late pick-up available no extra charge
  • T-shirts and take home swag
  • Digital portfolios that include all of their work.
  • Program assessments and graduation certificates

What Students Will Learn:

  • The fundamentals of starting a business
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication
  • An introduction to programming: make your own website

What Students Will Experience:

  • Hands-on innovation
  • Inspirational presentations from guest speakers
  • Skilled and thoughtful leadership
  • Presenting their very own “Dragon’s Den” pitches to a panel of judges

Why This Program:

Over the past decade, there has been an influx of international entrepreneurial thought leaders who draw upon business techniques to find solutions to everyday problems. These techniques weren’t taught in school; they learned them all on their own.

Now, imagine what could happen if we opened up the world of entrepreneurship to all students?

Our program is aimed at teaching students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship so that they build skills that they need to excel beyond the classroom. We want them to bring their bright ideas to the real world and be ready to tackle today’s most difficult social and environmental problems.

Please note, Startup Skool Camps will be run by Glenlyon Norfolk School in Victoria, BC.