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Young Innovators Camp - Chicago

The Cornerstone Centre 1111 N Wells Street Chicago IL 60610, Chicago

Jun 26 - Jun 30 , 2017

Students, aged 10-14


The Young Innovators Program Helps Youth Build Big Ideas!

The FDS Young Innovators Program empowers kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. We help kids uncover their passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Students learn design methods and get hands-on experience building new business offerings.

Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, the FDS experience is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Students are mentored throughout the process, and are exposed to thought leaders through our global network of entrepreneurs. Throughout the program they develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of LaSalle Street Church, scholarships to attend this camp are available to all families in need. Please contact if you would like to access this highly discounted registration.

Key Takeaways

Build Solutions to Real World Challenges and Opportunities

Learn Design Thinking Strategy

Create and Pitch a Business

This course is
for you if...

  • You’re a youth aged 10-14

  • You want to make a difference in the world

  • You want to have fun!

"FDS Innovation Camp is an excellent program. My son learned skills of critical thinking and it’s application. It gave him immense self confidence. I was very happy to see my son was so proud that he can innovate ideas and apply them practically. Well done and thanks FDS."

Parent from London Camp


4pm Daily

Students are picked up from camp

9am Daily

Students arrive at camp

2pm Friday

Parents are invited to “Demo Day”



Rachel Douglas Swanson

Rachel is an Instructional Coach on the Curriculum and Development Team at AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership). Rachel has dedicated the past ten years of her career to teaching in Chicago Public Schools. She is passionate, collaborative, forward thinking coach and leader, with strong skills in interpersonal relationships, and innovative thinking integrated with technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and also the proud mother of her son who loves to show off his negotiation skills. The more public the place, the more adamantly he speaks.


$375 + tax

Included Materials:

  • All materials provided

Young Innovators Camp - Chicago

The Cornerstone Centre 1111 N Wells Street Chicago IL 60610, Chicago

June 26 - June 30 , 2017

$375 + tax