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March 21, 2007

Registration Begins for Youth Entrepreneur Camp

Eastern Iowa students can learn entrepreneurial skills that last a lifetime at the University of Iowa's Youth Entrepreneur Camp this summer.

Sponsored by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) and Hills Bank and Trust Company, the weeklong camp shows students in grades 4 through 6 what it's like to start a business through classroom and practical experience. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily July 9 to 13, in the John Pappajohn Business Building in Iowa City. During the camp, students will:

--Meet successful area entrepreneurs.

--Identify the basic skills required of entrepreneurs.

--Learn how to market a product or service.

--Determine profit potential for a new venture.

--Develop a plan to start their own businesses.

The user-friendly course materials are designed specifically for youth, and include activities to stimulate interest in the various aspects of entrepreneurship.

Registrations received by May 4 will receive priority consideration. The cost is $159, or $139 if the application is received by April 20. The fee includes bus transportation for tours to business sites, class materials, snacks, lunches and graduation reception. Several scholarships are available for those in need.

Registration materials are available at

For more information, contact Dawn Bowlus, JPEC student activities and outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0985 or

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,