JA Virtual Summer Camp - Middle
Featuring: JA Finance Park (Virtual)
JA Finance Park Virtual includes a virtual culminating experience for students who have completed the educator-led curriculum. Students put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. The JA Finance Park Virtual simulation has been fully redeveloped, with a brand-new experience that offers two implementation options: entry level for middle school students and advanced for high school students. (Grades 7-12)
Featuring: JA Finance Park (Entry Level)
JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone program for personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-9)
This virtual camp experience is for campers entering grades 7 - 9 in the 2020-2021 school year.
When: Monday, July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Campers will be participating in JA Finance Park Virtual, a program where each camper receives a life scenario, including a job, salary, and family situation. Using "real-life avatars"" campers will learn how to construct and adhere to a personal budget, including housing, food, savings, transportation, entertainment, healthcare, utilities, clothing, and education. Campers engage in a variety of financial education topics such as personal finance, budgeting, money management, saving, spending, and financial institutions.
Each day for one week, campers will have an AM session and a PM session. Campers will select their preferred week to participate. Note: The second week is running the same program as week one.
July 13 - 17
10:00 a.m. - Sign on to JA Virtual Summer Camp
10:10 a.m. - Meet your fellow campers in a virtual campsite
10:20 a.m. - Participate in your daily activity and learn about prizes and surprises for the week.
11:00 a.m. Surprise Guest Speaker
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 Lunch Break -on your own
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 - Self-guided JA Finance Park Virtual time -JA Staff on hand
1:30 p.m. - Wrap for the day!
Additional Session Information
-Campers will take part in lessons and activities that explore exploration, saving and spending, and managing credit. Lessons are taught virtually by Junior Achievement staff with additional speakers as necessary.
-Campers will have activities in a virtual classroom using Zoom. Link and details to be provided to registrants.
-In the afternoon, campers can complete the session at their convenience, but JA representatives will be online and available from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. to answer questions and assist with any challenges.
-Campers need access to a computer or device that is capable of running Zoom Meetings each day of their chosen week from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
-Campers will need additional access to a computer or device for 60 - 90 mintues each afternoon (preferred 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) to access self-guided simulation. (Preferred browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari)
-Parents must complete a separate registration form for each camper.