• School of Business

    • Quick Center
    • tel: 610-499-4300
    • fax: 610-499-4614
  • Jessica F. Hoopes

    • Assistant Dean for Relationship Development
    • Quick Center, Room 245
    • tel: 610-499-4304
    • jfhoopes@widener.edu


Business Summer Camp

High school students experience a highly interactive week-long event where they learn how to start a business. They buy product, learn how to package and market it, learn about income statements, and more. They truly get a taste of what it is like to be a young entrepreneur. As a bonus, they get to keep the profits from their start-up.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Learning about financial literacy.
  • Designing a website.
  • Buying product and packaging it.
  • Marketing and selling a product–and keeping the profits.
  • Presenting to parents and guests.
  • Dining out and bowling.

See slideshow from the most recent summer camp.

Full agenda for the 2016 summer camp


July 11 -14, 2016


Quick Center
Parking and driving directions


A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required. The deposit is refunded if your application is not accepted.

Benefits of Attending

Students get a feel for the college learning environment and experience the thrill of starting their own business. Our faculty and area executives coach the students along the way on a range of topics to ensure their business ventures succeed. Students walk away with new friends, lasting memories, and a strong foundation of business knowledge.

To Apply

Please send us a completed application to the following:
Widener University

School of Business Administration
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Attn: Deborah Walsh/Business Summer Camp 2016