Due to COVID-19 and the University of Iowa's decision to cancel all in-person summer programs through August 7, 2020, the Jacobson Institute Entrepreneurship Camps will not meet in-person in summer 2020.   

Students who enter grades 5-9 in the fall are invited to join our virtual entrepreneurship camp sessions the weeks of:

June 15-19 (FULL)
June 22-26

Learn about entrepreneurship by:

  • Playing games
  • Creating new “products”
  • Producing commercials
  • Making a pitch
  • Writing a jingle
  • Sitting in the investor’s seat!  

Each 75-minute session will be engaging and fun. Campers will have the opportunity to work with other participants in online break out rooms. They will use their innovation and creativity skills to transform items around them into new inventions and products.

Join in the fun this summer with a NEW experience offered by the Jacobson Institute! Come spend time thinking like an entrepreneur and practicing being the boss!

Note: If you have already registered for a camp but do not wish to participate in the virtual alternative you will receive a full refund. If you have already registered and wish for your child to attend the virtual programming, we will apply any payment made previously to your child's virtual camp experience. We will let you know what you owe or refund you the amount due.

Register or Request a refund


We will be offering 75 minute morning sessions and afternoon sessions for the weeks of June 15-19 (FULL) and June 22-26. Campers can sign up for one or both weeks regardless of grade. Within each week, campers can choose between only the morning session or only the afternoon session or can choose to participate in both.

COST: The morning and afternoon session each cost $50 per week. For example, if you choose to participate in both morning and afternoon sessions for both weeks the total price would come to $200. Partial and full scholarships are available for families in need of financial assistance. 

WHERE: Virtual camps will be held online via Zoom.  

HOURS: Virtual sessions run M-F from 9-10:15 AM and 1-2:15 PM. 

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


Michele Williams, camper mom

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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. 


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