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Kids Business Bootcamp coming to White Rock this summer

Weeklong camps teach essential business skills, financial literacy
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A Kids Business Bootcamp in White Rock this summer aims to instill financial literacy and entrepreneurial acumen in young minds. (Unsplash photo)

A White Rock mom has embarked on a mission to equip children with essential business skills through a pioneering summer camp initiative.

Kids Business Bootcamp, piloted in partnership with the City of White Rock, aims to instill financial literacy and entrepreneurial acumen in young minds, noted Shweta Sekhon, who has a business and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) background.

This weeklong program, designed by Sekhon – a business school professor – and an elementary school teacher, offers a unique learning experience with different themes each week.

“We received a lot of demand for this camp but also a few relevant questions about what kids would get from a business and financial literacy camp,” Sekhon said.

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“My STEM success led to lucrative jobs, but I was just a ‘working bee’ following other’s decisions. Without an understanding of business principles, my career path was limited. I want better for my kids – I want them to be savvy entrepreneurs and wise consumers from the beginning.”

She’s offering the camps under the banner of First Dot Educational Services, inspired by Steve Jobs’ philosophy of “connecting the dots,” Sekhon explained.

From exploring luxury brands to delving into sustainability and the automotive industry, children are immersed in a dynamic curriculum aimed at fostering critical thinking, teamwork, and diverse problem-solving approaches.

Through fun and interactive experiences, the camp encourages children to reflect on their passions, take risks, and collaborate with peers. By nurturing a culture of creativity and discovery, young minds are empowered to navigate the complexities of the business world with confidence, Sekhon said.

Camps – open to children aged six to 12 – are already filling up, but there are still spots remaining for many of the courses, during the weeks of July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 and August 12, with morning and afternoon camp options.

Registration is online at whiterockcity.ca/register or by calling 604-541-2199.



Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’m a lifelong writer, and worked as a journalist in community newspapers for more than a decade, from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey, from 2001-2012
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