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!


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
2017 Brochure