Students who enter grade 5-9 in the fall are invited to join entrepreneurship camp to: 

  • Work in teams.
  • Interact with local entrepreneurs.
  • Develop their own innovative product.
  • Determine their target market and pricing.
  • Learn how to give an elevator pitch.
  • Sell their product at the local farmers market.


Camp registration opens Feb. 1 each year. Registration link will become active here at that time and will remain open until the final deadline or the camp fills. Camp grade levels are based on the grade your camper will enter in the fall.


June 10 - 14, 2019 | Iowa City 5 - 6 grade and Marion 5 - 8 grade camps
June 17 - 21, 2019 | Iowa City 7 - 9 grade camp


COST: Pay in full pricing: $200 per camper Feb. 1 - Mar. 22. Regular pricing: $250 per camper March 23 - May 24.

WHERE: Camps held in the Iowa City and Marion areas.

HOURS: Camp runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Extended hours are offered for an additional $50 at Iowa City camps only. Extended hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. On market day, campers will reconvene in the evening and staff their booths at the farmers market. 

MEALS: Campers bring their own lunch, except for a pizza party near the end of the week.

COMMUNICATIONS: Most communications will come from Please add us to your contacts and check your spam folder for missing communications.

Michele Williams, camper mom

Camp Spotlight

Michele Williams, camper mom

"Excellent program. From creativity to public speaking to critical thinking to math, this program has it all. I highly recommend the Jacobson Institute camps for every child."


Don't tell the kids, but entrepreneur camp is a valuable learning experience brought to you by the expertise of the University of Iowa in entrepreneurship. Experienced, licensed Iowa educators and University of Iowa students studying education are the summer camp instructor and counselors.