The Rotary Club of Houston Foundation Golf Classic
The Rotary Club of Houston Foundation
Benefiting Camp Enterprise
Thursday, March 2, 2017 ▪ River Ridge Golf Club
For nearly 30 years, Camp Enterprise has been an annual event held for area high school juniors to experience the free enterprise system, explore the world of entrepreneurship, and work on a team that actually develops a viable business! Initiated in 1986 by the Rotary Club of Houston, Camp Enterprise provides a first-hand, practical introduction to the business world. Each camper must demonstrate leadership, vision, and drive and is nominated by their school counselor, then hand selected by the Camp Enterprise Committee of the Rotary Club of Houston.
Camp Enterprise is facilitated by enthusiastic, qualified, professional entrepreneurs who provide stimulating and invaluable business skills and information. The students are immersed in a three- day, fast-paced, intensive learning environment where the realities of business development are explored and created. Camp Enterprise is a fabulous opportunity to practice team-building skills, collaborative problem solving, and to meet fellow students with the same interests. Held at Camp Allen near Navasota, the Rotary Club of Houston sponsors the campers’ transportation, lodging, speakers, meals, and amenities. Members of the Rotary Club of Houston act as coaches for the campers, while also becoming eternal mentors for them in the future.
Camp Enterprise provides outstanding speakers from professionals in various industries such as entrepreneurship, manufacturing, engineering, communications, health, and more. The Camp creates hands on competitive learning experiences that invite the students’ participation in obstacle courses, business management, and even a talent show!
The goal of Camp Enterprise is to inspire students to become the next generation of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs for the City of Houston. Students leave Camp Enterprise with immense enthusiasm, gratitude, and a sense of direction for college applications and degree programs. Having developed skills in analytical and conceptual thinking, the campers gain a better understanding and appreciation for business and the free enterprise system. Students improve their self-confidence, public speaking, and interpersonal communication all while making long-lasting friendships. Students who have attended the camp describe it as a uniquely positive and valuable experience they will always remember.