Penn State Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Valley LaunchBox to hold virtual summer camp

TEC students participate in a discussion via Zoom

TEC students participate in a discussion via Zoom.

Credit: Penn State Lehigh Valley

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Valley LaunchBox will hold a virtual summer camp for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to think like an entrepreneur, or be their own boss one day.

“Teen Entrepreneur Challenge: Solutions for a Post-COVID World” will expose students to the issues we are facing as a nation, including public health concerns, and teach students how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to create business solutions to address these issues.

Experiences and outcomes include developing a profile that addresses an issue we will face as a nation in a post-COVID world; featured speakers from local businesses and virtual “field trips”; real-world case studies and problem-solving activities; exploring ideas on sustainability, improving existing processes, and sustainability; exploring STEAM educational programming; and developing new technology skills.

The program culminates with a pitch competition, including prizes. This year’s camp is sponsored by Victaulic and Bosch Community Fund.

The program cost is $350 per student and registration is now open. The deadline to register is June 18. Dates for the camp are July 6-16, starting at 10 a.m. each day. Formal instruction will take place Tuesday through Friday for approximately 3 hours per day. 

“We are thrilled to hold this event, which is sure to result in some great discussion, teamwork and problem solving,” says Janel Hanna, business development assistant, Penn State Lehigh Valley. “This is the perfect way to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

For more information or to register, visit the summer challenge webpage.