What is Camp Enterprise?
Started in Canada in 1976, by the Youth Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Toronto, Camp Enterprise is a 31/2 day program for high school students.
The program consists of a series of panels, presentations and discussions on the subjects of business and the free enterprise system where students can interact with business professionals.
Based upon a program of the American Management Association, the Camp Enterprise concept developed by Rotary has now been adopted in various areas throughout North America.
What is the Objective of Camp Enterprise?
The Objective of Camp Enterprise is to expose, explore, and spur the student’s imagination on the whole subject of business and private enterprise.
In providing students with a broad view of professional, business and managenment careers, the program presents business and management as challenging positions offering enormous personal satisfaction. While allowing the individual to exercise maximum creativity, the program at the same time emphasizes obligations to serve and contribute in the community.
What Topics are Covered in Camp Enterprise?
- Presentation and panel on starting a business.
- Presentation and discussion exercise on planning and team building in business and life.
- The acting out of an educational and enjoyable, business game.
- Presentation of the fundamentals of the free enterprise system.
- Participatory labor and management agreement negotiations.
- A presentation on communications and financing.
- A presentation on business ethics.
- Marketing and branding presentation.
Are There Any Recreational Activities in Camp Enterprise?
In Addition to the presentations, discussions, etc.,there is also generous amount of “free time” scheduled to allow students to participate in recreational activities and to interact with other students on a more social basis. See the various outdoor activities on our video and photo gallery.
Who Can Attend Camp Enterprise?
Up to 64 students from grade 11 and 12, from local secondary schools within the local Rotary Clubs jurisdiction are hosted by the Camp.
Who Runs Camp Enterprise?
Rotary district 7070-7080 Camp Enterprise is run each spring by 15 Rotary clubs in the northern Greater Toronto Area. We recruit students from 25 area high schools.
What Are The Facilities?
Camp Enterprise is located at YMCA Cedar Glen 13300 11th Concession Nobleton, on 905-859-9622. Glen Cedar has rustic chalet accommodations to house two or three people per room. Each room has its own washroom with shower. All sleeping accommodation are chaperoned by Rotarians.
What Is The Cost?
Supported by the Rotary Clubs of the area, there is no cost to students or schools. The cost to participating Rotary Clubs is about $350 per student. All presenters and Rotarians volunteer their time and skills.
What Is Rotary?
Rotary is a world wide organization of business professionals dedicated to the idea of “Service Above Self“. It has local business and professional men and women as members. Members of Rotary volunteer their time and services by working on many projects. Please check out Rotary at www.rotary.org.
Each member of each Rotary Club is unique in that they are the only person in their club representing a certain profession.
Membership in Rotary is evidence of the fact that highly successful, busy men and women can,at the same time, be heavily involved in valuable service work in the community.
Rotary members use the Four Way test to guide them in every day decision making.
The Four Way Test
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?