children doing an activityThe Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute is excited to announce its youth summer programming. We will be hosting a series of camps for grades 2-8 and 11-12. If a student falls between grades, please select the camp most appropriate for them.

Our institute prides itself in preparing youth to be changemakers and problem solvers by providing them opportunities to learn about their own strengths and talents while learning the importance of collaboration and teamwork.  Camps are designed for students who like to think with their hands and play outside of the box while being challenged.

All camps will be held at the ELI Launch Pad, located in the Oakwood Building, Room 133 on the Ball State campus. Snacks and lunch will be provided daily.

Space is limited* so register early:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/BALL_EMS099

Entrepreneurial Leadership Camp for Grades 11 and 12

June 6-8, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost $150 (scholarships available)
Space is limited to Minimum of 10/Maximum of 25

This program is designed for those students who wish to develop a foundation of skillsets needed to emerge as leaders.  Over three days, we will focus on self-leadership, others-leadership and problem solving.  Participants will spend time learning about their own strengths and talents while understanding the importance of collaborative and creative work styles. Campers will learn the importance of communication and how each unique problem-solving preference plays a role when it comes to teams.

Story-telling Through Lego® Serious Play for Grades 2 and 3children building with legos

June 9, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $50 (scholarships available)
Space is limited to Minimum of 10/Maximum of 20

This program will provide students the opportunity to tell their story through Lego® Serious Play. While using Lego® participants will see the value they bring to their family, their peers and society. Our campers will enjoy a full day of creative, imaginative and entrepreneurial activities. We will take breaks from the indoors to enjoy some fun outside (weather permitting).

Story-telling Through Lego® Serious Play for Grades 4 and 5

June 10, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $50 (scholarships available)
Space is limited to Minimum of 10/Maximum of 20

This program will provide students the opportunity to tell their story through Lego® Serious Play. While using Lego® participants will see the value they bring to their family, their peers and society. Our campers will enjoy a full day of creative, imaginative and entrepreneurial activities. We will take breaks from the indoors to enjoy some fun outside (weather permitting).

Problem Solving Through Innovation for Grades 6, 7 and 8

June 13, 2022 | 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Cost: $50 (scholarships available)
Space is limited to Minimum of 10/Maximum of 20

Campers will be given a challenge to complete. In teams, students will learn the importance of collaboration and communication while appreciating the unique strengths of their teammates. From concept to a final Lego® build, participants will be presented with intermittent challenges that will force them to pivot and adapt to external forces. Our campers will enjoy a full day of creative, imaginative and entrepreneurial activities. We will take breaks from the indoors to enjoy some fun outside (weather permitting).

Online registration for all camps is now open through May 31, 2022: https://commerce.cashnet.com/BALL_EMS099

*Note: All camps must have a minimum of 10 participants. A decision will be made no later than May 31 if there aren’t enough registrations to host the camp.

Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships that reduce the cost of the camp are available. Contact Candy Dodd at cdodd@bsu.edu for more information and details about how to apply for a scholarship.

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) is an institute that is focused on leadership and innovation, our program offerings are carefully designed for a range of audiences including students, professionals both at Ball State and in our local communities, as well as organizations that are looking to strengthen their teams and see their mission in action. The ELI is funded through the generosity of the Menard Family and the Charles Koch Foundation.