Students who enter grades 5-9 in the fall are invited to join our virtual entrepreneurship camps on:

June 21 - June 25, 9am-12pm Central Time
June 28 - July 2, 1pm-4pm Central Time

Half-day online sessions filled with fun, interactive activities to build an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset including:

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

We’ve taken our know-how and experience for running online programs and applied it to our camps. Each day will be engaging and fun – giving campers the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and learn to think like an entrepreneur!  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 the Jacobson Institute! Come spend time thinking like an entrepreneur and practicing being the boss!

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We will be offering virtual Kid Innovator Camps the weeks of June 21-25 and June 28-July 2


  • Iowa campers pay $125
  • All other campers pay $150
  • 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 9am-12pm Central Time the week of June 21-25, or 1pm-4pm Central Time the week of June 28-July 2

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. 


  • Hills Bank and Trust Company
  • Iowa City Area Development Group
  • Iowa City Area Business Partnership 
  • Marion Chamber of Commerce
  • Marion Economic Development Corporation
  • Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association
  • Toyota Financial Services