Junior Achievement Summer Camps
Welcoming Students Back for a Summer of FUN & LEARNING!

Camp Today, World Leader Tomorrow!

Engaging. Innovative. Unique.

The best parts of JA Summer Camps are meeting new friends, the friendly staff and the fun activities we enjoyed together. It’s a blast, and I look forward to it every year!

Imagine a city where young consumers rush to the bank to deposit their paychecks, sales clerks create displays and reporters interview local business leaders to get the most up-to-date story. This could be any city in the country, but it is this image that perfectly describes a day at JA BizTown Camp. 

Campers will learn how to manage their personal bank account, participate in job interviews, and then spend their week in their new positions running the business as a team. They will also participate in art and science projects, learn from guest speakers, and have fun with engaging fitness activities. For those who have participated in JA BizTown as a 5th grade student, JA BizTown Camp is an extended version of their school experience, with exciting summer camp activities mixed in!

For more information about JA BizTown Camp, please contact Lora Schemel, Summer Camp Director, at (954) 979-7122 or email Lora@JASouthFlorida.org.

JA BUILD-A-BIZ

Do you DREAM of being an ENTREPRENEUR? Are you interested in someday owning your own business? 

Put your idea into action while being CREATIVE, PASSIONATE, DECISIVE, PERSEVERING and having FUN! 

Join Junior Achievement of South Florida, as we introduce you to being your own Boss!

Our 2-week Camp is open to all 7th to 12th grade students and will: 

  • Empower you to fill a need or solve a problem in the community as you learn and practice skills to conceptualize, fund and manage a business venture. 
  • Apply entrepreneurial thinking to all aspects of school, work and life. 
  • Work in small groups to make crucial business decisions, and practice communicating with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Meet other young entrepreneurs and business mentors who provide real-word guidance and experience.  
  • Build self-confidence. 
  • Participate in a final competition to showcase your product and business idea.
  • Identify your own Roadmap to Success. 

If a kid has any interest in starting or running a business, JA is unquestionably the place to start. Not to be the next Mark Cuban. To be the person any of us dream of being.

Mark Cuban, JA Alumnus and Serial Entrepreneur

For more information about JA Build-A-Biz, please contact Claire Aguilera at (954) 979-7104 or email Claire@JASouthFlorida.org.

CAMP INFORMATION

Camper Groups:
Based on Grades Entering in the Fall of 2021

JA BizTown Camp: Grades 4th-8th
JA Build-A-Biz: Grades 7th-12th

Sessions:
JA BizTown Camp (1 Week Sessions)

June 21 – June 25
June 28 – July 2
July 12 – July 16

JA Build-A-Biz (2 Week Sessions)

June 21 – July 2
July 12 – July 23

Fees:

JA BizTown Camp: $275 / Weekly Session
JA Build-A-Biz: $600 / 2 Week Session

Registration Fee: $30 Non-refundable
Down Payment: $100 Non-refundable

*Extended Day: $25 per week / 8-9 a.m. fee
$75 per week / 3-6 p.m. fee

*Extended day will include fun learning activities.

Hours:

Camp: 9 am – 3 pm
Extended Day: 8 am – 6 pm

Location:

JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Limited scholarships are available
(Details Coming Soon)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register by May 7th – Receive $25 Off Per Session – When You Pay in Full!

FREE LUNCH & SNACKS!

Included for each camper will be a daily lunch and snack. Lunches and snacks are pre-packaged meals provided by FLIPANY.

At Junior Achievement of South Florida, we guide each camper to make the right decisions, demonstrate patience and understanding for others, and build self-confidence. Our staff promises to demonstrate and develop the Five Core Values of JA in all aspects while working with each camper. 

  • Integrity: To demonstrate honesty and trustworthiness
  • Commitment to Excellence: To conduct yourself as a business professional and a quality community citizen
  • Respect: To value others, the property, and yourself
  • Responsibility: To always be accountable for your obligations and behavior
  • Team Collaboration:  Showing sensitivity to others opinions and decisions. Having the ability to be able to help guide and assist others

SUMMER ESSENTIALS

Participants are encouraged to bring a set of supplies with them each day, to minimize sharing with others.  We encourage the labeling of items with participant names. 

  • 2 masks (one to wear, one to bring in case the other breaks or becomes dirty) 
  • Reusable water bottle (staff will refill students water bottle as needed throughout the day) 
  • For campers providing their own lunch/snacks, a cooler style lunchbox with ice pack, lunch and snacks (refrigeration will not be provided, but lunches will be stored in air-conditioned space) 
  • Additional art supply list will be provided after registration, based on the summer program selected. 

HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES

Junior Achievement of South Florida is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our staff, students and guests. We will continue to monitor local conditions and guidelines as they evolve through the COVID-19 pandemic and will adjust our policies accordingly. We will follow the CDC guidelines, as well as recommendations from the Florida Department of Health and Broward County.

Campers will be grouped together in small groups with dedicated staff and will remain with the same group throughout the day (cohorts).  Campers will be seated 6 feet apart from each other within their groups and will remain 6 feet apart during all activities (lunch, fitness, arts/crafts, etc.) All shared spaces, supplies and equipment will be cleaned and disinfected between use. 

  • Due to the nature of camp staff helping campers with their activities, we understand that occasionally camp staff member will need to be less than 6 feet apart from the camper, however the camp staff member will limit that less than 6 feet distance as much as possible for the safety of everyone. 
  • Due to the nature of JA BizTown Camp, there will be some interactions between groups while campers open their storefronts for business.  Physical guides will be provided to maintain 6 feet social distancing. 
  • Students will be provided with a list of supplies to bring for each camp, to minimize the sharing of supplies between campers. 
  • Any guest speakers presenting at camp will be subject to follow all CDC guidelines and will maintain a distance of 6 feet from all campers. 

JA World has been upgraded with a variety of new features to provide enhanced safety of the students and staff, including:

  • Ventilation System – In accordance with ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) JA has increased the minimum outside air damper position on all of the AC Units. JA has also upgraded to MERV 13 Green Pleat filters to improve central air filtration.
  • Hand Hygiene Supplies are available throughout the building including hand sanitizer stations, hand soap and paper towels.
  • Electrostatic Disinfecting – JA World will be cleaned following the CDC guidelines and using CDC and EPA approved disinfectants. In addition to JA’s normal operational cleaning, additional procedures include:
    • Cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas throughout the day
    • Cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas each night and electrostatic spraying of all areas that multiple individuals use each day (for example lobby, main corridors, door handles, carpeting, etc.). Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they are aimed at.

Everyone entering JA World will be required to complete a Symptoms & Temperature Screening. Anyone who is found to have a temperature above 99.0F, and/or other symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter. A negative COVID-19 antigen test will be required prior to return.

Symptoms appear within 2 to 14 days and can include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Students, and/or staff suspected of having a communicable disease will not be allowed at JA World. In order to ensure the health and safety of everyone, we ask that everyone:

  • Check for viral symptoms daily
  • If anyone experiences any of the symptoms listed above or if anyone in their household experiences these symptoms, they must stay home.
  • If a viral antigen test is positive (or it a household member tests positive, or the student has direct contact with someone else who tests positive), the student must remain at home for a minimum of two weeks (longer if symptoms and a positive result persist). A negative viral antigen test must be provided to JA prior to the student’s return to the program. In order to return to the program, students must:
    • have no fever >99.0F (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and
    • exhibit no viral-like symptoms, and
    • provide a physician’s note with a negative viral antigen test.

In the event that a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, our team will work to safely limit the amount of students and staff members who must be tested and/or quarantine. This technique, along with managing assigned small groups without mixing, may help avoid a program-wide closure. All students and their families who are in the same group with the infected child will be notified if a student or staff member has symptoms and/or tests positive. It is the decision JA to take a more stringent approach of a test-based strategy

to help ensure the highest level of safety, despite the more relaxed CDC Guidelines. In order to help provide a safe atmosphere, please:

  • DO NOT send your sick child to JA World.
  • DO NOT administer medication to conceal symptoms.
  • DO NOT send your child to JA World if a member of your household tests positive for the virus or exhibits flu-like symptoms

The use of a face covering can potentially slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Good hand hygiene can also slow the spread of contagious diseases, including COVID19.

  • Everyone at JA World must wear a face mask at all times (except when eating lunch which will require social distancing). Students will be required to bring 2 masks with them to JA each day (one to wear, and one as a back up in case theirs breaks or becomes dirty).
  • We expect students to wash their hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer whenever possible, especially before entering the classroom and eating.

LOCATION & FACILITY

Junior Achievement’s Summer programs will be offered in the beautiful, 60,000 square foot JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion, located at 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066. Conveniently located on the Broward College North Campus just off the Florida Turnpike and close I-95 and the Sawgrass Expressway. Known locally as “JA World”, this facility is home to JA BizTown and JA Finance Park, interactive learning centers where over 40,000 students typically visit each school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those programs are being offered online to students throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties.

The ample square footage and unique design, including individual “storefronts”, allows for participants to be together with their small groups in designated areas throughout the building. Maintaining all CDC recommended guidelines for distancing.

The building also features state of the art WiFi and A/V systems (upgraded in 2019), full security system with HD cameras that are accessible to local law enforcement (also updated in 2019), close proximity to emergency services, and easy entry/exit lanes for easy participant drop off and pick up.

Take a virtual stroll through JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS JA SUMMER CAMP SUPPORTERS!

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