The third annual Teen Pitch Tank high school video pitch competition is nearing completion. There were over 500 student entries from 58 high schools across Northeast Ohio. Twenty finalists are rallying friends and family to vote for their videos at Voting is open through Tuesday, March 13 at 11:59pm. Check out the finalist gallery to see this amazing student work and vote for your favorites! Winners will be announced this week.

In this month’s newsletter we are pleased to highlight summer camps that focus on entrepreneurship, business and leadership skills for students in grades K-12.

Lab Week 2018 – June 10-15

Since 1980, Learning About Business (LAB) has provided an award-winning, residential, interactive business experience for high school students on the Lake Erie College campus in Painesville, Ohio. LAB students get a taste of college life away from home during LAB week.
Deadline: March 16

Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp – June 18-22 & June 25-29

Geared to students with a high level of interest in entrepreneurship who will be entering grades 7-9. Through fun games, activities, group projects, and launching a small business, campers will learn business and marketing strategy, teamwork, and essential problem solving and leadership skills.
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RocketPad Accelerator Program – June 18-July 13

RocketPad is a four-week entrepreneurial accelerator program for high school students. Students will get hands-on experience starting a company, while using a state-of-the-art curriculum on entrepreneurship principles. Students will also have access to a database of mentors and consultants. RocketPad CLE will take place in StartMart in downtown Cleveland.

Ohio Business Week – July 22-28

During the week-long residential summer camp, high school students participate in a series of fun and exciting workshops, interact with business professionals and develop the skills needed for success.
Deadline: April 30

Camp Invention

K-6th grade students are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Camp invention is led by experienced local educators and new curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Camp Lead

Camp Lead is a fun and dynamic summer experience focused on innovative youth leadership. This intensive, one-week summer day camp engages 5th-8th grade students at a pivotal point in their development. This day camp encourages campers to focus on cooperation, teamwork, effective communication strategies, time management and the art of personal leadership.

Collegiate Leadership Competition for High School Students – August 6-10

A five-day program focusing on: attributes of effective leaders, leadership/followership styles, creative problem solving, influencing others, ethical decision-making, stressors, and building effective teams. Explore your leadership potential, build new skills, and add a unique leadership experience to your college application by joining the Collegiate Leadership Competition for its inaugural summer camp in partnership with John Carroll University.

TomTod Ideas – Camp What If

Overnight summer camp in the wild – June 11-15
The best parts of traditional outdoor summer camp with a TomTod twist: diving into social innovation and design thinking for the Lake Erie watershed! In partnership with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and funded in part by a grant from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation. For campers leaving 5-8 grade.

Day camp in downtown Canton – June 25-29
With a home base in the Canton Arts District, the city comes to you in a jam-packed week of immersive experiences where you discover what makes the Hall of Fame City tick! Our first camp to launch five years ago, be part of the camp that started it all. For campers leaving 5-8 grade.

Overnight summer camp on campus – July 9-13
Live like a college student for a week – on campus, in the dorms, having a blast with friends and summer camp awesomeness while becoming a master of social innovation exploring all things water! Hosted at Malone University and funded in part by a grant from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation. For campers leaving 5-8 grade.