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Located in the mountains above beautiful Boulder, CO, Camp Inc. provides seventh through 12th grade campers with a unique Jewish overnight summer camp where they develop community, confidence, leadership, and Jewish identity through hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and business.
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Camp Inc. is a Jewish overnight camp where teenagers from around the world join together to explore what it means to be an entrepreneur. Campers work together to launch a product or service using the skills and tools learned through daily team challenges, interactions with guest entrepreneurs, tours of local businesses, and weekly “Shark Tank” style pitch competitions.
Camp Inc. sits on 135 acres about 35 minutes from Boulder, Colo. The 9,000 foot high mountain property boasts an eight-acre lake for swimming, boating and fishing, natural rock climbing, archery, sports fields, miles of hiking, and incredible views of the continental divide.
Campers spend two to three days per week in Boulder (ranked as one of the top entrepreneurial cities in the country) touring local businesses, meeting with entrepreneurs, and working on their team’s products or services.
Camp Inc. offers two, two-week sessions for campers entering seventh and eighth grade, and two, three-week sessions for campers entering ninth to 12th grade. The seventh and eighth grade program is called Explorers, or “Chokrim” in Hebrew, and provides campers with an opportunity to explore what it means to be an entrepreneur.
The ninth and 10th grade program is called Apprentices, or “Mitmachim” in Hebrew. The Apprentices learn about the process of launching a company and the skills and tools needed to bring a product to market.
The 11th and 12th grade program is called Entrepreneurs, or “Yazamim” in Hebrew. The Entrepreneurs are introduced to the startup process and taught how to build a company, while honing in on specific skills great entrepreneurs need to have.
Each three-week session starts with a week focused on team building, leadership, and philanthropy where campers start their own foundation and grant real money to local non-profit organizations.
The vision of Camp Inc. is to inspire a global community of multi-generational entrepreneurs and innovators, who continually work to develop the skills needed to turn their ideas into reality, build their Jewish identity, connect to Israel in meaningful ways, and make a positive difference in the world.
With the support of counselors and professional staff, campers explore how Jewish values impact their own lives both right now and as future business leaders.
From interacting with Israeli startups and networking with other Jewish teens, to celebrating Shabbat and singing Hebrew songs around the campfire, Camp Inc. combines the best of Jewish summer camp with a top-notch business program.
Camp Inc. is a program of the Boulder JCC and is funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and AVI CHAI Foundation, in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Camp Inc. was competitively selected as part of the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s esteemed Incubator II to receive both funding and mentorship to build the best Jewish overnight camp experience.
First time Jewish overnight campers may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 off the cost of camp through our One Happy Camper Program. Additional financial assistance is available.