Dollars and Sense Camp

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Video of Dollars and Sense, Western Michigan University

Learn how to manage money!

The week-long Dollars and Sense camp is designed to help students prepare for the future. Camp attendees will have the opportunity to: 

  • Discover career pathways. 
  • Plan for college or a skilled trade. 
  • Build a financial plan to fund post-secondary education. 
  • Practice budgeting, saving and investing. 
  • Learn about cryptocurrencies and block chain technologies.
  • Explore insurance and risk management. 
  • Gain knowledge about real estate. 
  • Compete in virtual investing, budget and other personal finance games. 
  • Meet business professionals and interact with real-world work environments, learning from experts. 
  • Create a life cycle plan that takes campers from high school through retirement. 

The ultimate goal is for your student to understand and apply basic concepts in personal finance, such as budgeting, paying for education, saving for retirement and more. Content is taught by experts from the private sector and the Haworth College of Business Department of Finance and Commercial Law. Each module is discussion-based and designed to be fun and engaging. Participants will have the opportunity to make presentations to financial professionals demonstrating the knowledge they have learned. There will be giveaways for campers who attend all sessions. 

Camp details 

Dollars and Sense Camp is open to students in grades 8 through 12. Participants should plan to attend all five days of camp. Registration is only $299. The camp will be held in the Greenleaf Trust Trading Room in the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. 

  • 11th to 12th grade: June 19-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • 8th to 10th grade: August 7-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Campers should plan to attend all five days in order to maximize their experience and contribute to the team projects. 

Registration for summer 2023 sessions is now closed. All sessions are sold out.

For more information, contact the Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness.