Camp Girl Boss Offers Virtual Competition

Jul 16, 2020

This fall over 100 middle school girls aged 10-13 in the Fayetteville area will have the chance to work with local entrepreneurs to build their own business plans. The Camp Girl Boss program is establishing a local presence in Fayetteville by teaming up organizations and mentors to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

The seven week virtual camp walks participants through foundational business building skills where they will learn to create their own business plan, website and video pitch through live events and design activities. Campers will be learning from dozens of experts, each with a niche specialty including experts in social media or starting a subscription box company. While the national program provides girls with the virtual road map to create a business, the campers will simultaneously work with local women business leaders to prepare their business plan for the state challenge. 

In each region, girls will pair up in teams of five along with one mentor to create their business plan for the state competition. The virtual state competition unites 500 girls from El Dorado, Fayetteville, Jonesboro and Little Rock in 100 teams to pitch their ideas to a panel of 10 judges. The judges’ top pick advances to the national virtual competition on November 21, 2020 for a chance to win $10,000. 

Camp Girl Boss is more than just an interactive quarantine activity; for many girls it’s their first exposure to learning entrepreneurial skills and transforming their ideas into business models. This camp inspires girls not only to be involved in the business world but how to be a leader from a young age. 

This camp is made possible for 125 middle school girls in the Fayetteville area through sponsors and participating organizations. Without support from the local community, it would not be possible for girls to participate in Camp Girl Boss at no cost. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or mentor click here or contact Morgan Scholz.