Register Here: Nelson
Join Waitlist Here: Vancouver
  • Grades 9-12 (as of fall 2023)
  • Free of charge
  • Led by JA Alum mentors and business experts
  • No experience required

Build Your Own Start-up this Summer!

The JABC Summer Start-Up Camp will give students the knowledge needed to create a start-up and pitch to a panel of expert judges. Students will learn about the initial steps of operating a business, and how they can present their business to angel investors or venture capitalists.

The program supports the curriculum objectives of a range of subjects including entrepreneurship, marketing, general business, career studies, public speaking, mathematics, leadership and co-op.

Program Details

Vancouver Camp (FULL)

July 10 – 14, 2023 | 9:00 AM -3:00 PM PST

TELUS Garden Offices, 510 W Georgia St, Vancouver, V6B 0M3

Vancouver Camp is now FULL. To join waitlist, please email Josh Willemsen at

Students on the waitlist will be contacted on the evening of Monday, July 10th if there are available spots to join Tuesday morning.

Nelson Camp

July 31 – August 4, 2023 | 9:00 AM -3:00 PM PST

Nelson Innovation Centre, 91-d Baker St, Nelson, V1L 4G8

Key Outcomes
In this program, students:
  • Discover the essentials of social media marketing
  • Demonstrate the importance of ethical standards in business
  • Systematically solve actual business challenges
  • Foster positive relationships between youth and business communities
  • Impart understanding of teamwork and responsibility
  • Gather data, evaluate alternatives and develop a plan
  • Make effective sales pitches and presentations
  • Garner good communication skills

For more information about the Nelson Camp, contact: Alanna Tynan at

For more information about the Vancouver Camp, contact: Josh Willemsen at