Screw Basket-Weaving, I'm Going To Personal Finance Summer Camp

Here’s four summer camps where kids will learn something really useful: how to manage their money. What a cool idea. I wish I had gone to one in my youth.

Camp Millionaire
Ages 10-12, $279-$300, Santa Barbara, CA, 5 days
YoungBiz Smart Start To Money Camp
Ages 13-18, $100-$300, Sarasota, FL, 3 days.
Camp Challenge
Ages 10-14, $350, Westfield, NC, 1 week.
Young Americans Center for Financial Education
Grades 4-5, $185, Denver, CO, 1 week.

It’s obvious that schools not teaching how to be a savvy consumer isn’t working so hot.

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  1. cerbie says:

    Cool. Awesome headline, too.

  2. snazz says:

    will they supply me with a protractor and a pocket-protector too?

  3. Bladefist says:

    I think we should make our Senate go to one of these camps

  4. shan6 says:

    @Bladefist: These kinds of courses should be mandatory for anybody holding public office.

  5. Robobot says:

    Awww, the cut-off age is 18? I would give up all the wonderful summers at taekwondo camp I had in my youth just to go to personal finance camp today!

    It’s just a shame parents have to shell out a few hundred bucks to send kids to a camp when these lessons should be taught at home or at school.

  6. juiceboxonfire says:

    Only if I also get to learn about fondling sweaters…errr…fondue-ing cheddar. Yeah. Fondue cheddar.

  7. whatdoyoucare says:

    What’s the deal with the picture? Lol!

  8. Tush says:

    Props for the Wet Hot American Summer image! I love that movie

  9. @juiceboxonfire: If you wanna smear mud on your ass, smear mud on your ass

    just be honest about it

  10. My sorority funds similar programs for urban schools, for free I might add. You’d be amazed how many school districts DON’T want their students to learn how to manage money.

  11. TranquilityGirl says:

    None in London then?

  12. louveciennes says:

    @whatdoyoucare: It’s from Wet Hot American Summer, the BEST SUMMER CAMP MOVIE EVER MADE. Yes, even better than Meatballs. Chris Meloni plays a wacked-out perverted ‘Nam vet who talks to a can of mixed vegetables and eventually humps the ‘fridge.

  13. RoninianHoon says:

    Its about goddamn time…

  14. Me. says:

    Ha! Everything I know about finances, I learned from WHAS! You smell like bbq,,,,,

  15. Asvetic says:

    @louveciennes: I concur. Greatest 80’s Camp Movie ever…