KNTV (NBC) – 12-Year-Old Aims To Raise $10K To Help Kids Get To Camp

Cash Ashkinos is a Pacifica 12-year-old who used a lemonade stand and a crowd-funding campaign to raise enough money for him to go to an entrepreneurial summer camp in Colorado. Watch Full News Segment

NBC News-80px9News (NBC) – New summer camp teaches kids entrepreneurial skills

“There’s no other camp like this anywhere in the world,” Goodman said.  Watch Full News Segment

As Seen on Channel 9 News! – The Next Mark Zuckerberg? Meet the Kid Crowdfunding His Way to Summer Camp

“It just made sense,” Tanya says. “It’s exciting to think about activating the power of community through the internet in this way to help Cash. He loves everything about computers and the digital world of today and so it is a perfect fit to take his initiative of raising money online. It is also a great way for him to see the concept of ‘it takes a village’ in action when people he doesn’t know are contributing to help him get to camp and do something he cares about.” Read More

Fox-News-logo-80pxFox News – Ultimate guide to the coolest kids summer camps

Young entrepreneurs are encouraged to develop a product, start a business or create a non-profit organization, with business specialists guiding them through the process. “It’s a great resume builder for college,” Pierce said. “People don’t realize how transformational a two- or three-week camp can be at that age.”  Read More

HuffingtonPost-80pxHuffington Post – New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

You know it’s a good idea when parents lament that they wish there was something like this when they were teens. …More than an MBA program for teens, Camp Inc. promises to teach practical entrepreneurship and real life start up experiences. …The entire camp experience at Camp Inc. mimics the real life world of a day-to-day entrepreneur. The startup team becomes the colleagues, the bunkmates become the family and the entire camp becomes the local Jewish community.  Read More

mashablelogo-80pxMashable – Camp Inc.: Summer Camp for the Next Mark Zuckerberg

“They generally know they’re thinking differently,” Camp Inc. Director Josh Pierce told Mashable. “They have these wild, great ideas and with a little help and some mentorship can really turn them into fantastic products.”  Read More 

JTA – With Launch of Four New Camps, Specialty Sector is Booming

Camp Inc. is structured to culminate in a “Shark Tank”-like presentation: Last summer’s campers formed teams, worked on an idea for a business and then presented their plan to a panel of professional entrepreneur judges. The judges included “Punkass,” a founder of the popular Tapout clothing line. Read More 

IJN logoIntermountain Jewish News – Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

We are thrilled with the success Camp Inc. has had in its inaugural summer, inspiring young innovators and entrepreneurs to make a positive difference in the world — all within a Jewish context,” said Jeremy Fingerman,CEO, Foundation for Jewish Camp. “Our new specialty incubator camps are modeling innovation for the broader field, giving kids from across the country a place to follow their passions and hone skills, while still experiencing the joys of Jewish camp.”  Read More  

NJJNLogo-80pxNew Jersey Jewish News – Niche camps help kids connect to Judaism

For Adam Klein, the aim was to find a good fit for a young teen outgrowing day camp who wasn’t interested in traditional sleepaway or travel options. With a head for business, and a desire to travel, Adam himself felt Camp Inc. fit the bill. …Shari Klein said of her son Adam, “The person who came back from camp is different from the one I sent. The person who came back is much more secure and self-sufficient. He takes responsibility for his actions. He initiates things without prompting, and he came back concerned with the world around him.”  Read More 

jewishweekNY-80pxThe Jewish Week (New York) – Camps Build Robots And Ruach
Next cohort of boutique camps luring new generation of sophisticated Jewish teens.

For Val Weisler, an 11th grader in New City, N.Y., it was the focus on entrepreneurship that attracted her notice. …Weisler was thrilled at the idea of going to a camp full of teen leaders. “The thought of being in the same place for a couple of weeks with people who are like me — today for example, I have a call with you [The Jewish Week] and I have a video chat with Pepsi, but I also got my braces off — it’s literally my definition of heaven.”  Read More 

DailyCamera-80pxBoulder Daily Camera – Jewish teens learn how to start a business at new summer camp

About 40 Jewish middle and high school students pitched their business ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs this week at Spark Boulder, getting advice on how to improve their business plans. …”Get people’s minds to the point where they feel frustration, then give them a solution,” said David Mandell, CEO of PivotDesk. He said many of their ideas are as good or better than those he’s heard from adults pitching startups. “I’m blown away by the ideas these guys have,” he said. “Some of them are amazing.”  Read More

 DailyCamera-80pxBoulder Daily Camera
 – Coal Creek Canyon camp mixes standard features, entrepreneurship
‘Camp Inc’ highlights Jewish values, promotes start-up principles

Scott Yates of Boulder-based company BlogMutt is one of the mentors planning to visit the camp. …”We try to be a good corporate citizen,” Yates said. “I’m interested in entrepreneurship, and I’ve certainly made lots of mistakes. It’s good to share those with kids other than my son. It’s just enjoyable to be able to share information in a place that it’s useful and helpful to people.”  Read More 

DenverBizJournal-80pxDenver Business Journal – Boulder-area startup summer camp meshes innovation with tradition

“Every day, campers have opportunities to experience the best of overnight camping, complete with hiking, rock climbing, boating and swimming, sports, talent shows, dances and more,” said Camp Director Josh Pierce. “They also have ‘Inc.’ sessions daily with a variety of guest entrepreneurs who travel up to camp throughout the week to present, teach and mentor each camper startup team,” he added.  Read More 

rabbi_jason_miller_blog-80pxRabbi Jason Miller’s Blog – Startup Entrepreneurship at Summer Camp in the Rocky Mountains

“After finally making my way up the mountain in Golden, Colorado (just outside of Boulder) the other night, I pulled my rental car into the parking lot of Camp Inc., the world’s first Jewish specialty summer camp with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. My interest was piqued half a year ago when I met with the leadership team of Camp Inc. and heard about their lofty plans for their inaugural summer.”  Read More 

jewishweekNY-80pxThe Jewish Week (New York) – Summer Camp For Budding Mark Zuckerbergs

The ultimate goal of this camp for budding business leaders is to promote confidence, independence, leadership and philanthropy, all the while encouraging Jewish values in a dynamic Jewish summer camp community. More than an MBA program for teens, Camp Inc. promises to teach practical entrepreneurship and real life start up experiences.  Read More 

SDJewish WorldSan Diego Jewish News – Young business talents may win camp stays

“Camp Inc. is going to be the first camp of its kind — educating campers about business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy in a ridiculously fun overnight camp experience,” said Scott Peppet, President of Camp Inc.’s Advisory Board. “It’s also going to be the first camp to connect entrepreneurship to Jewish values and to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Jewish community.”  Read More 

IJNews-80pxIntermountain Jewish News – Boulder’s new Camp Inc. rewards young entrepreneurs

Although geared toward business, the camp is not limited to aspiring entrepreneurs. Campers will learn leadership skills such as team building, cooperation, articulating and achieving a vision, and thinking outside the box, all of which can be applied to any future endeavors.  Read More 

BoulderJewishNews-80pxBoulder Jewish News – Camp Inc. Prepares to Graduate Its Second “Class”

When BJN visited Camp Inc. this week, Marshall Levin from the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute was visiting to give a presentation about Weizmann, their basic research mission: “Science for the benefit of humanity”, and to invite the campers to participate in Weizmann’s “Care Share Repair” program by recording videos about their wishes and passions for the future and uploading them to Weizmann’s Tree of Humanity.   Read More