Camp Communiversity isn’t your average bootcamp. Instead of exercising the body, the mind is given a workout.
The four-day program held at the UTAS Sandy Bay campus is designed for people 14 – 18 years of age interested in building their business capital and social capital future. The camp is intended to help investigate realistic ideas and pathways on how to build a future of community integrated opportunity.
The camp offers enjoyable explorations and attributes of enterprise development and entrepreneurial skills delivered through a series of interactive, hands-on workshops by a select group of speakers including academic personnel, registered teachers, certified workplace trainer-assessors and successful entrepreneurs.
It seeks to encourage business and social entrepreneurship at a young age. The Camp provides each participant with one Nationally recognised workplace certificate of participation.
Some of the ideas the young people came up with included a new kind of juice bar using imported fruit, an innovative new surf brand and a business to teach older people how to use technology effectively.
Dean of the UTAS Faculty of Business, Professor Gary O’Donovan, congratulated the young people on the variety of inventive ideas.
“It is important to align your passion with your work.
“Even the ideas shared today that are not for profit are still entrepreneurial and innovative.
“If you really want to do something, don’t get to the end of your life and realise you didn’t have a go at what you really wanted to do.”
The Camp is sponsored by the Mat Goggin Foundation and supported by the UTAS Faculty of Business.