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Youth Enterprise Camp

Head Start in Business offers a unique and memorable summer camp experience where campers learn about entrepreneurship through a variety of games and activities and have the opportunity to run their own “Business for a Day.” Youth Enterprise Camp is offered as an overnight or day camp in various locations across Northern Ontario.

Youth Enterprise Camp introduces youth aged 9-13 to the values, attitudes, qualities and skills needed to be successful in today’s economy. High-energy games, activities and workshops challenge every participant to discover their entrepreneurial selves. Campers will develop entrepreneurial and financial awareness, confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

  • A summer camp unlike any other camp where campers learn to be their own boss.
  • Campers start up, run and close down their own Business in one Day.
  • They learn about Entrepreneurship, and enjoy summer camp at the same time.
  • Make friends and money at the same time!
  • Youth enterprise camp plants the entrepreneurial seed in our youth and teens in a fun exciting summer camp atmosphere.

How to register?

Find your desired camp location below and click on “Register Now” to register and pay online. You can also download a PDF copy of the registration form and submit it to your local coordinator along with cheque payment.

Camp locations

There are several Youth Enterprise Day Camps that run through the months of July and August in Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario.

Overnight Camps

Northeast Day Camps


Northwest Day Camps

This project would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors including FedNor, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund and all participating Northern Ontario CFDCs.

We also have many local sponsors that assist with funds to send kids to camp. Their generous support is pivotal to the success of our program.  If you are interested in supporting a local child please contact the CFDC in your area. For a list of our CDFC’S click here.

“It exposed my daughter to what it would take to open a business and opened her eyes to opportunities. Also, I like that a real banker worked with the kids.”