Be the Boss!

For students entering grades 5-6

Students will experience hands-on entrepreneurship through a variety of highly interactive classroom activities, guest speakers, and a tour of a local business! They will learn to make money doing something they love by:

  • Going through the process of planning and implementing a business idea
  • Meeting and learning from successful entrepreneurs
  • Designing business cards and flyers
  • Inventing a new ice cream flavor

At the end of the camp, parents will be invited to attend a business fair showcasing the students’ hard work and creative minds!

Session July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th Street, West Des Moines

Instructor Jon Williams, Business Teacher at Valley High School

Cost $175 – includes a T-shirt. Depending on your child’s business idea, you may need to purchase additional supplies.

Lunch Please have your child bring a sack lunch each day as lunch is not provided.


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Be the Boss! Extended Day Opportunities

Need child care before and/or after the camp? Kids West provides a variety of fun activities and breakfast/snack both before and after Be the Boss! Register for the full week or just a few times.

Mornings – 6:45–9 a.m.
Cost $6 per morning

Afternoons – 3:30–6 p.m.
Cost $6 per afternoon

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