Innovation Camp program

Program Implementation

Classroom Based

Age Range

14-17

Grade Level

High school

Entrepreneurship

High knowledge

Financial Literacy

No

Work Readiness

High knowledge

About Program

The Innovation Camp is an exciting one-day workshop that will challenge students to find an innovative solution to a real business challenge using creativity, thinking outside of the box, and teamwork. Students will experience leadership, critical thinking, presentation skills and learn about business start-ups in a fun way. Students will be divided into teams that compete against each other through a set of educational activities and recreational games. Students are given a business challenge to which they have to propose a solution within a very limited time, given access to tools, information and resources. Students will have the possibility to foster an understanding of the world of work and the spirit of entrepreneurship through the principle of learning by doing. They will be able to develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under tight deadlines. The workshop is delivered by trained corporate volunteers from the private sector. The volunteers will help them expand their horizons and direct their team towards an entrepreneurial future.

After participating in the program, students will be able to:

• Think of self-employment as a serious option and apply critical
skills and concepts to their learning.
• Evaluate an entrepreneurial idea and pitch it.
• Demonstrate basic planning skills and evaluate the marketing,
financing, and management aspects of a business.

Activities Titles and Summaries

The activity aims to develop the sense of trust between team
members and test their listening and communicating skills.

It is important for the student to be familiar with their environment. The student will be given a chance to approach other students and gather information to win.

The students will be introduced to the concept of inspiration, which raises the awareness and importance of having a motivational cause.

The student will learn the difference between learned and inherited skills. Student will identify their skills.

Students have to come up with a product or a service that addresses a need for the given topic.

Students are introduced to the elements of successful business start-ups, myths and facts about entrepreneurship, and participate in business team challenge. Teams will prepare and present their idea to the judging panel which will announce the winning team for the day.