Campbell summer camp brings out the entrepreneur in students

June 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Campbell summer camp brings out the entrepreneur in students

Buies Creek, N.C.— Lundy Chair of Philosophy and Business Dr. Derek Yonai  believes there is an entrepreneur in just about everyone—an  innovative risk-taker whose ideas and initiative have built American business. To encourage the entrepreneurial spirit into the next generation, Yonai and members of the camp faculty created a summer program for incoming high school juniors and seniors—the Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise Camp being held this week, June 20-24, at the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business.

During the week, 12 high school students from around the state and one student from Georgia are being exposed to the ideas and expertise of some of the most outstanding business leaders in the area, including Darren Bakst, director of Legal and Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation, Dr. Benjamin Hawkins, dean of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Karen Palasek, director of Education and Academic Programs at the John Locke Foundation, Lorana Price, CEO and Brand Strategist for Holy Cow Branding, Inc., and Bob Barker, owner and operator of the country’s leading supplier of correctional facilities.

The students also visit on-site business operations, engage in panel discussions and attend lectures and special presentations by faculty and the Entrepreneurial Panel which includes Kyle Held, Managing Partner of SkyBound Designs, Price, Michael Savage, president of Red Metal Box, Michael Shanklin, president and owner of DTF Consulting, LLC and Lieutenant Kevin Tingen of the Cary Police Department. Additionally, they work in teams to create their ownbusiness proposal to present to the experts.

“This program is designed to light the fire of entrepreneurship and creativity in students’ imagination and spirit,” Yonai said. “With this workshop, we are able to utilize our over 30-year tradition of free enterprise education and help cultivate the young business people of tomorrow.”

Michael Conlin, an upcoming junior at Grace Christian School in Raleigh, said he hopes to become an entrepreneur in the future. “I learned a lot of new things in this course,” he said. “I learned there are a lot of rules, but that anybody can do it if they try, even someone as young as 19 like Michael Savage, president of Red Metal Box, who was one of our speakers.”

For more information about this week-long, residential program, contact Dr. Derek Yonai, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, 910.814.4354, or 800.334.4111, ext. 4354.

Photo Copy: High School students from around the area and as far away as Georgia attend Campbell’s Entreneurship and Free Enterprise summer camp. From left, front row: Abiye Fubara, Harnett Central High School; Fuller Roberts, Southern Lee High School; Kevin Cortez, Wakefield High School. Back Row, from left: Lauren Gillette, Broughton High School, Alyssa Conlin, Grace Christian School, Ahkeemah Pearson, Wakefield High School.