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Summer Camps and Programs for Students

Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation for High School Students

This immersive business development experience provides the tools and knowledge to help bring your future business ideas to life. This 2-week program allows high school students to either stay on campus during a fully residential overnight experience or visit us during the day as a commuter. You choose the path that works best for you.

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Learn and explore the powerful tools and techniques successful businesses use every day. The Quinnipiac School of Business has designed this program specifically for high school students interested in exploring digital innovation and launching new business ideas. Topics include website development, critical thinking, problem solving, project management, team dynamics, leadership, research and validation of ideas as well as an introduction to business planning using a lean business model canvas.

At the end of the program, you’ll walk away with:
  • Analytical and entrepreneurship skills to make you feel more prepared for college and the world of business.

  • At least one new business of your own before the end of the program

  • Improved business presentation skills and gained confidence in public speaking.

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July 17 - July 28, 2023

  • Sunday, July 16, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Residence check-in for participants with full room & board

  • Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m. – noon: Residence check-out for participants with full room & board

This 2-week program offers both on-campus residential and commuter options.

Sample Schedule

Time Activity Detail
9 a.m. Morning Meetings and Skill Concept Introduction Introduction of the skill or concept focus of the day such as: business fundamentals, creativity, project management, presentation skills, etc.
10 a.m. Build Your Skills Participants have a chance to learn by doing, whether working in teams on challenges, brainstorm business ideas. Learn to develop applications, develop a business plan, collaborate, research and more
Noon Lunch Break All meals are included for students.
1 p.m. Apply Your Skills We take the concepts and skills learned in the morning and apply them to the ongoing project and goal of delivering high-quality participant-driven business ideas to move towards actual start-ups
3 p.m. End-of-Day Review and Debrief Meeting A chance to reflect and discuss the day as well as look to the days ahead.
4:30 p.m. Break/Commuter Student Dismissal Organized activities and a break for residential participants. Commuter students are dismissed to go home.
5 p.m. Dinner Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.
6 p.m. Organized Activities (Group Recreation, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects) Evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities.
10 p.m. Quiet Time  

Program Costs

Option 1: 2-week overnight program from Sunday to Saturday. Includes full room and board as well as evening and weekend activities: $3,360

Option 2: 2-week on-campus commuter program from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes lunch daily: $2,400

Both options offer:

  • Two weeks of faculty-designed programs taught on-campus with educational support staff

  • Technology and software support

  • A Quinnipiac T-shirt

  • A certificate of completion

  • Access to special Quinnipiac Admissions events

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for financial assistance in their online application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

Participation Requirements

Participants must be current high school students. Typically, participants are between the ages of 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program. Eligibility is based on grade level as of June 2023.

Equipment and Materials

Quinnipiac University will provide all required materials, including laptops, for students within this program. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or other devices for use outside of instruction periods or with the approval of their instructor.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 1, 2023
Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on when a deposit payment is received.

Deadline to submit payment: Payment is due within 30 days of applying to fully register for a program.

Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Applications are reviewed when they are received and students are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.

Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies for 2022