News Business camp taking in applicants SHARE ON: Nick Birnie, contributor, Monday, Jun. 10th, 2019 Camping like this is delayed for a week at Kettle Lakes and Esker Lakes Parks, but is available this weekend at René Brunelle Park. (pexels.com) The future of the business world might be found in Moonbeam next month. North Claybelt’s Head Start in Business program will be putting together another five-day Youth Enterprise summer camp for ages 9-13 in early July sponsored by Regional CFDC’s, as well as FedNor. Head Start in Business Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator Natalie Leonard says the focus is on a one-of-a-kind business trip for youth to experience summer activities that include swimming, campfires and more, while also diving into the business world. Leonard says campers will be creating their own business under the supervision of staff and by the end of the week they will hopefully be able to take with them some terrific knowledge and skills. She also mentions this involves meeting with a real banker. “One of the key components that we have is the kids meet with a banker once they’ve started out their business plan, and then they have to pitch their business plan to the banker and they get approved for the loan.” Leonard says most kids will either choose to have a product or a service to offer, and the hope is they are planting that seed of confidence within them. “We’re pretty much hoping that we kind of plant the seed for future entrepreneurship later on, and they know that they have the little boost that they know they can do it no matter what age they’re.” She says the camp hosts participants from Hornepayne all the way out past Kirkland Lake. Leonard also says that on the final day campers will return to Kapuskasing’s Riverside Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm during the annual NEOFACS picnic in order to run their business, or show it off, to the public. The camp runs from July 8th through the 12th and for more details go here.