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Money 202 Camp — Economics: The Science of Decision Making

 

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Money 101, 201, 202, and 203 camps will be conducted in a virtual, live, interactive format.

2021 Virtual Camp Dates

June 21–25, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

About Money 202 Camp

Money 202 Camp is hosted by Westminster College’s Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business and the Center for Financial Wellness. This camp is designed for youth who already have a handle on financial literacy basics but who want to delve more deeply into select money and finance topics.

This camp helps youth learn the economic underpinnings of our financial society, leading them to an understanding of economics as a science of decision making and how it forms the basis for accounting and finance in the real world. Youth participate in assignments and projects to help them see how they fit into markets and what market forces result in different levels of lifetime income and wealth.

Concepts Covered

  • Principles of scarcity, supply, and demand.
  • The roles of markets, central banks, consumers, and firms, and how each act and react to organic and external influences.

Format

Five virtual, half-day sessions aim to simplify the more complex concepts of adulting. A mix of live, remote instruction, activities, breakout sessions, assignments, and projects are used by the Westminster faculty and knowledgeable undergraduate students leading the sessions. Youth are challenged to engage with camp faculty, guest speakers, and each other.

As youth progress through assigned projects, they earn points towards rewards (gift cards [Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks], swag, and recognition) offered at the end of each camp session.

Sessions are designed to be adaptive and highly participative and will expose students to both the Gore School of Business and Westminster College.

Enrollment Limit

Enrollment is limited to 25 students per camp session. This offers the most engaging and personalized experience, keeping the ratio to about 10–12 youth per faculty member.

Cost

The cost of the camp is $175. This includes the cost of all necessary materials, an online financial calculator, camp t-shirt, and Westminster merchandise (including a t-shirt, book bag, and more).

Discount Opportunity

A discount is available for households of Westminster College faculty, staff, and alumni. Email wcfw@westminstercollege.edu to receive the discount code to use during registration.

Contact

For more information or questions about the camp, email wcfw@westminstercollege.edu.

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