Summer Camps

At Startup Skool, we’re focused on teaching the next wave of young leaders how to think with an entrepreneurial mindset so that one day they can make real change by tackling our society’s most difficult problems. Our hands-on programs focus on developing the core skills that are found in today’s cutting edge leaders: critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, creativity, confidence, and resilience. Over one week, your child will learn the fundamentals of how to start a business, improve their digital literacy, and build strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will, ultimately, serve a foundation for success.

Throughout the week your child or teen will build a plan to turn an idea into a business or work on a real-world challenge. On the final day, they will present their concept to respected local entrepreneurs and industry experts. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to teach your child to think differently!

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Why These Camps?

  • Complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity will be the top three skills required in 2020 according to the World Economic Forum’s study on the future of jobs.
  • The user experience design job market grew 70% in 2015.
  • In 2020, there will be over 1.4 million jobs in computer science.
  • Fast Company recently stated, “to change the world, we need a generation of new minds equipped with new ways of thinking. Design thinking can achieve this.”
  • “Five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed.” – World Economic Forum
  • Our landscape is changing, it’s time to prepare our children and teens for the future.

Each Course Includes:

  • Interactive, hands-on learning
  • 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Early drop-off and late pick-up available no extra charge
  • Networking with startups, entrepreneurs, universities, and companies
  • Digital portfolios that include all of their work
  • Program assessments and graduation certificates
  • T-shirts and take-home swag
    • University of British Columbia
    • Centre for Digital Media
    • University of Victoria
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FAQ

Who can participate in Startup Skool summer programs? Youth between the ages of 8 – 18.

Is there any kind of physical activity during the camp? Every day during lunch and break times, students are taken outside for games like capture the flag or soccer. We also practice mindfulness, meditation, regular stretching or yoga throughout the week.  

How do I know what program is right for my child? All our programs focus on the three pillars of innovation: Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, and Technology. Each program focuses on a different pillar so that each program can complement one another. Our innovation program is the beginners guide to business that will have youth creating and sharing ideas, building off their ideas, creating a sales pitch and putting together the components of a business. The Design Thinkers program advances youth to focus on people and empathy. It dives deeper into problem-solving so youth can build products and services around the needs and wants of people. The Tech Entrepreneur helps youth develop technical skills while further understanding the role technology plays in everyday life. Shopify & T-Shirts is an advanced version of all 3 pillars where students learn how to start their own e-commerce business. Unsure of what program is right for your child, give us a call at 604 398 3992 or email us at info@startupskool.com

Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made over the phone or by email with confirmation from the Startup Skool team. Requests for refunds received prior to 30 days from your camp session will receive a full refund minus an administration fee of $50. Refund requests received with less than 28 days notice from your camp session will receive a 50% refund minus an administration fee of $50, unless the camp is sold out and the vacated spot is filled by another child, then a full refund minus an administration fee of $50 will be granted.