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Camp Millionaire…a highly unique and effective financial education camp program for kids and teens. In just 5 days of activities, games, rituals and sayings, a child’s financial future can go from grim to great!

Why Money Camps?

The fact is…most of us never learned about money or investing when we were young…and we all wished we had. If you’re an adult, chances are you’d be a lot closer to reaching your financial goals if you had learned how to manage your money and invest it wisely when you were young. If you’re nodding your head at this point, you’re not alone.Virtually every single adult we’ve ever talked to about financial education has said one of the following two things…

“I wish someone had taught me about money when I was young!”
or
“Do you have programs for adults?”

Far too often, parents tell us they still don’t have a clue how to manage their money or invest it for the future. What they have learned about money they’ve learned from painful financial mistakes they’d rather not have their children have to experience.

The fact is, if we don’t set good financial examples and make sure we teach our kids and teens how to use money wisely so they can live succesfully on their own, there’s a good chance that no one else will.

Kids all too quickly grow into adults who don’t know how to budget, spend wisely, invest for the long term and create passive income streams so they can be financially free sooner than later.

And…if you are anything like us, you believe financial education should be a major priority in school and at home. Parents understand the importance of their children learning about money before they leave home instead of having them learn the hard way after they move out.

THIS is why we created money camps for kids and teens…to help you make sure your children are prepared to handle their hard-earned money wisely as adults.

Camp Millionaire lays a solid foundation of smart, time-tested financial beliefs, financial habits and financial information to make sure your kids grow into financially savvy adults who thank you for teaching them about money when they were young.

I loved Camp Millionaire a couple of summers ago. I have actually been thinking about the camp a lot recently since it inspired my club, Miramonte Financial Footholds that I started in September. You taught us so many helpful tips and lessons during camp that I have been able to convey to my friends and members of my clue. Thank you for that!

I also took your lesson about early financial freedom to heart, and since I now work part-time, with the hep of my mom, I have been able to set up a Roth IRA account to get started on retirement savings. I gained so much invaluable knowledge that has really given me a head-start on being financially savvy. ~ S. Weber

We change the paradigm around how kids learn about money:

  • How and what they learn about money and wealth creation
  • How they think about money and wealth creation
  • How they talk about money and wealth creation
  • What they believe about money and wealth creation
  • How they pass this information on to the next generation

What Kids and Teens Learn in Camp Millionaire

In simple terms, kids and teens learn the following:

  • The Secrets of Savings
  • The Basics of Budgeting
  • The Dangers of Debt
  • The Ins & Outs of Investing
  • The Goodness of Giving
  • And SO much more!

In more detail, they learn how to make/earn (there is a difference), manage, multiply and donate their money wisely using the following our thirty (30) Creative Wealth Financial Principles, aka Rules to the Money Game.

Day One:

  • Parent questions
  • Learning how to learn
  • Why learn about money
  • Choices
  • Money Mindsets
  • Goals
  • What is money
  • Money Habits
  • The Money Game, activities and too much fun.
  • Wealthwork

Day Two:

  • What is money
  • Making vs. Earning Money
  • The Money Jars
  • Interest
  • Budgets
  • Savings
  • Money habits
  • The Money Game, activities and too much fun
  • Wealthwork

Day Three:

  • Investing
  • Three pillars of wealth: business, real estate, stock market
  • Assets and Liabilities
  • Good debt vs. bad debt
  • Creating passive income streams
  • Starting businesses
  • Money Habits
  • The Money Game, activities and too much fun
  • Wealthwork

Day Four:

  • Risk management
  • Diversification
  • Credit/debt
  • Language of money
  • Taking businesses public
  • Money habits
  • The Money Game, activities and too much fun
  • Wealthwork

Day Five:

  • Investment – How to start
  • Money habits overview
  • The Money Game – How to win!
  • More activities
  • More fun
  • Where to go from here
  • Parents join camp for afternoon
  • End of camp activities

NOTE: Camps in Santa Barbara use Day Five (Friday) as a fun-filled field trip of learning, playing and celebrating. Other camps continue the programming on Day Five.

learning the money jars
kids investing in assets
teaching kids about debt

More about what kids and teens learn in Camp Millionaire:

At the very least, children develop a heightened awareness of the financial world around them. Just a short list of what kids learn…

  • How to make money (jobs and businesses).
  • How to manage their money (budgets).
  • How to multiply their money (investing in businesses, real estate and the stock market).
  • How to think like, and act like, a person who values financial freedom over stuff.
  • When to use other people’s money and when NOT to!
  • How money can be used to give back and help their communities.
  • And so much about life we can’t begin to tell you.

Camp Millionaire is based on 30 simple money management and wealth creation principles:

  • Financial freedom is your choice.
  • Make money work by putting it to work for you.
  • Money is a tool to reach your dream…
  • Life is an adventure; let passion be your guide.
  • You are the CEO of your own life.
  • Pay yourself first.
  • Save early, save often, and invest wisely.
  • It’s not how much money you make that’s important, it’s how much you keep.
  • Interest is only interesting when YOU are receiving it.
  • Only borrow money when it’s going to make you money.
  • See the entire 30 colorful wealth principles here.

 

Camp Millionaire gives kids the financial education foundation they need to meet and exceed their financial goals when they grow up.

All of our financial education programs are organic in nature which means that each camp or presentation of the curriculum will be a difference experience because the students help create the program with the beliefs, prexissting knowledge and specific questions they bring into the programs.

Our custom financial education programs are custom-designed for the required time period and audience.

Some questions for you…

  • Do you want your kids or students to be excited about learning how to manage and invest their money?
  • Do you want them to understand the value of a buck, specifically yours if you’re a parent?
  • Do you want them to learn what it takes to experience the best that life has to offer?
  • With Camp Millionaire, kids and students learn the critical financial habits, beliefs, information, principles and concepts they need to grow into financially responsible adults.

This is a short video of our campers learning how to create an SSP (Savings & Spending Plan, also known as a budget). At the end of the activity they virtually always tell us how clueless they were about what it took to live on their own. 

We combine this activity with Wealthwork that night where they complete a page in their Playbooks called “What is costs to raise me.”

When they bring this sheet back the next day, the resounding these of their comments is always, “I had no idea how lucky I was.”

All of our programs feature our proprietary financial education game, The Money Game.

Using The Money Game, kids or students learn about money by DOING money. They work for a $1000 paycheck, get paid, pay their expenses, learn how to pay themselves first and then learn how to buy assets that then pay them passive income.

Once they start earning passive income in addition to their paychecks, a huge ah-ha lightbulb goes off in their brains.

This is when they realize that investing in assets is how they become financially free AND how they get to go out in the world and do a whole lot of good!

“It was great! You get to learn many new things about money. It teaches you how to handle money and start investing and it’s just great!” S. Parekh (Camp Attendee 2005)

Our programs are unique and highly effective for many reasons:

    • We use accelerated teaching techniques that turn complicated financial concepts and ideas into understandable chunks of information by engaging their ears, eyes, AND bodies.
    • Using a variety of games (including The Money Game), role-playing, activities, and other fun processes, your kids and students are never bored. They walk out of our program and camps with confidence and knowledge about the wonderful world of money that most adults wish they had.
    • We hold each child as perfect in their own being and empower them with the belief that they are fully in charge of creating their own lives now and in the future – and that includes how much money they want to have when they grow up.

    • We teach basic, time-tested personal money management skills and 30 wealth creation principles and we do it with a twist…we make it fun and memorable!
    • We bring you, the parent or guardian, in on the process by inviting kids to ask you certain questions every night after camp. This helps open up the lines of communication with regard to money for the whole family. We also include the parents at the end of each day of our summer camp programs.
    • We help our campers and students understand that they can do a whole lot of good in the world when they have more money coming in than going out. Just one more piece of inspiration to learn about money!

“I was remembering last summer and how much fun the boys had at camp. Thank you, again! The valuable knowledge they learned about money is something I see them using almost everyday. I am so relieved they won’t fall into the same traps I did. I also love how attending your camp has opened up our communication with them about money. I’m anxious to see how they will continue to use their money knowledge as they grow. I know they will both be very successful! With Gratitude!”       

~ Teresa Gasca-Burk – mom from San Luis Obispo, CA

Short video of campers learning our 30 Creative Wealth Principles in “The Money Cow Game”. We laugh so hard our faces hurt.

Notes about our summer money camp schedule:

  • 5-day camps run from 9:00-3:30/4:00 pm each day.
  • 2-day camps run from 9:00-5:00 each day.
  • We take several breaks and a lunch break.
  • We move around A LOT and the campers are NEVER bored.
  • Camps feature fun activities, games, contests, rebates, speakers, and fun and educational projects.

Will my kids have a good time?

YES! And WE have a great time teaching it.

Camp Millionaire uses a multi-sensorial (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) teaching technique known as accelerated learning to keep your kids and students engaged throughout the entire camp:

  • Making it relevant: Your kids may not care about checkbooks and credit cards yet because they don’t have to use them. We show them why it’s important to care now so they don’t “pay” later.
  • Experience before content: Nearly every major concept is tied to a game, activity or process, which means your child gets to learn about the concept without even knowing it.
  • Repetition and review: A wise man once said, “Repetition is the mother of skill.” Kids and students will be exposed to the most important information multiple times in a variety of different ways so the information really sticks

Camp Millionaire Testimonials

Our goal is to have Camp Millionaire financial literacy camps all over the world!

First Money Camp

From our humble beginnings, our program and mission has spread across the United States and even gone international!

Our very first Money Camp for Kids (now Camp Millionaire) was held in 2002 in a tiny room at the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Barbara with 39 kids.

Since then, our programs have taught over 10,000 kids, teens, and adults how to choose financial freedom and develop the beliefs and habits to make it happen.

We can’t wait to help you make sure your kids can move out eventually and stay out!