Camp Enterprise a fantastic experience, say local students
Two Springfield High School juniors, Abby Baumann and Kaelyn Platz, were among 110 students from 61 high schools who attended Rotary Camp Enterprise November 6, 7 and 8, 2014, at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi at Loretto, Minnesota.
Camp Enterprise is an intensive three-day retreat where qualified high school juniors explore the fundamental challenges, opportunities, and obligations of the free enterprise system. They were sponsored by the Springfield Rotary Club who paid all their expenses which included housing, food, and, transportation.
Abby and Kaelyn visited the local Rotary Club during their January 6 lunch meeting at Tommy’s Central Street Steak House and told about their experiences. During the retreat, the students interacted with a wide variety of keynote speakers and business professionals as they made presentations on their experiences. And all the while, with the help of their Rotary mentor and counselor, solved a group of business problems and developed a business plan for a struggling company that they presented to a Venture Capital team.
It was a fantastic three days of leadership training, presentation skills development, team building, business experience and fun, the girls said.