Welcome to Camp Millionaire...a world where financial education, fun and effectiveness come together to create financially savvy adults.Camp Millionaire can be used as a financial education curriculum in schools or as a summer financial literacy camp program.
Camp Millionaire is a great school financial education curriculum for ages 10 and up. Kids love learning about money in a fun, experiential environment. Who wouldn’t love it?
Camp Millionaire began as a 5-day summer financial education camp in Santa Barbara. It didn’t take long before others wanted to host their own Camp Millionaire programs.
Whether you’re looking for a unique and highly effective financial education program for school or summer camp, Camp Millionaire is the perfect solution! Read on…
Why Money Camps?
The fact is that most of us never learned about money or investing when we were younger and we wished we had.
Most kids quickly grow into adults who don’t know how to budget, spend wisely or invest for the long term…and if you are anything like us, you just don’t understand why financial education isn’t more of a priority in this, and other, countries.
Parents tell us all the time that they still don’t have a clue how to manage their money and have only learned by making a lot of mistakes. Often, we’ve learned about money learned from too many painful mistakes and we suspect you don’t want your children to experience the same thing.
Parents understand the importance of their children learning about money before they leave home instead of having to learn the hard way after they move out.
If you don’t want YOUR children to have to learn about money the hard way…let us help!
Camp Millionaire helps by laying a foundation of smart, time-tested financial beliefs, financial habits and financial information to make sure your kids or students don’t have to grow up wishing they’d learned about money when they were young!
We want to change the paradigm around money in many different ways:
- How and what we learn about money and wealth creation
- How we think about money and wealth creation
- How we talk about money and wealth creation
- What we believe about money and wealth creation
- How we pass on this information to the next generation
You can use our Camp Millionaire program:
- Over a period of days or weeks (example: 1 hour for 12-16 weeks)
- Inside an existing camp program (as a specialty topic)
- As a stand-alone Camp Millionaire camp during summer or other break time
- As a youth group program for a nonprofit youth organization or church group
- As a home-school group program
- Anywhere there are kids who need to learn about money!
If you’re an adult, chances are you’d be closer to 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 talked to in our financial education journey says one of these two things…
“I wish someone had taught me about money when I was young!” or “Do you have programs for adults?”
Students learn how to make, manage, multiply and donate their money wisely using the following 30 Creative Wealth Principles (Rules to the Money Game). The students/campers are exposed to all 30 Principles in every program, however, the length of the program determines how in-depth we go into each topic.
“Thank you for giving me the tools to achieve my dream. I love teaching financial literacy. I would not have won the National Financial Award without your help or been asked by school districts to teach it. I have over 40 businesses supporting my company in Edmonds because of you. I had three families fly across the country to attend my camp. I carried my kid in my back pack door to door because financial literacy is my dream. You made it a reality for me. I hope you know how many people you have touched!” ~Kasey Hill in Edmonds, WA.
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
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).
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!
Using the Camp Millionaire Curriculum and The Money Game, 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!
“This is such an exciting program and I cannot wait to get back to my classroom. Financial Freedom is something that kids can take with them forever. The Money Game prepares kids and adults for the rest of their lives.” ~ James, High School Teacher
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 – 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.
- 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 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.
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
Our goal is to have Camp Millionaire financial literacy camps all over the world!
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.
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Get Camp Millionaire or The Money Game for your class or group today.
You can use both financial education curriculums for …
- Money camps
- Financial education component within another camp or youth group program
- Classroom financial literacy education program
- Family reunion programs
- Seminar programs for kids and teens (and families)
- Anywhere you have a group of kids or teens (or adults), ages 10 and up
(Note: The Camp Millionaire Curriculum includes The Money Game Downloadable Version.)
And finally, if you want to learn how to use accelerated teaching techniques in your own financial literacy programs, check out Financial Literacy Online Accelerated Teaching Videos (5th one from the top).