Juniorpreneur Camp was a lot of fun, and we’re so impressed by the remarkable talent that walked through our doors for this year’s Juniorpreneur March Break, March 12-16.
We had a full house– 20 young budding entrepreneurs ages 8-14 years. These bright young campers grouped together as teams and worked hard to develop business ideas over the week. Finally, on Thursday, March 15 they all got to cash-in on their product development and customer-savvy skills and bring their products to market at the Bayers Road Business Centre’s “Juniorpreneur Marketplace.”
The two girls behind Candy Bombs thought it would be a unique idea to sell homemade bath bombs and elaborate, colourful candy kabobs. Their products may have been higher priced than other team’s, but their profits made their work worthwhile!
The Wam Parlor
The team behind The Wam Parlor packed a *wam* with a wonderful variety of products to sell, including used books, baked goods, and delicious homemade bubble tea.
The four juniorpreneurs from Mr. Candy chose to invest in a popcorn machine– and they chose wisely! Their purchasing costs were covered by popcorn sales alone! And while the popcorn kinda stole the show, they also sold assorted candy bags and popsicles.
Our one solo ‘preneur sold out of all her brownies, cupcakes and adorably sweet homemade earrings! The items and her fun-filled dance routine were a huge hit among staff working in Bayers Road Centre.
Piggly’s Pastries & Fun
Four active campers set up the ball toss and magnetic dart games with prizes to attract passers-by, and while they had these new customer’s attention, they managed to sell them delicious homemade treats as well.
The Green Café
The group of three boys took a different approach from all the others by deciding to sell healthy “green” snacks such as apple cider drinks and homemade sandwiches and salads. (It was great to have the healthy alternative!)
A&L Sweet Treats
Cashing in on a need for more drink items (other than the Wam Parlors’ bubble teas, of course). A&L sold fruit smoothies along with other delicious homemade snacks such as brownies and crackers.
Our March Break marketplace made a combined total of over $1,400 in gross profits, while two of our seven teams donated a percentage to the IWK and the SPCA charities.
Thank you to all of CEED staff, parents, campers and volunteers who came together to make this Juniorpreneur Camp such a success! A special thank you to our co-op students who were here for the semester: Douglas Wetmore who organized plenty of the camp’s logistics, and Laura Hines who organized the camp’s public relations.