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:

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

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

Session July 8-12 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 $180 – includes a T-shirt. Depending on your child’s business idea, additional supplies may need to be purchased.

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


  • Registrations are due by Monday, July 1. Registrations after this time will be charged a $25 late fee
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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!

Mornings6:45–9 a.m.                     Afternoons3:30-6 p.m.
Cost: $6 per morning                         Cost: $6 per afternoon