Summer Camps at Appleby College-Oakville

Appleby College-Oakville: 540 Lakeshore Rd. W. Oakville, On.

Learning about money is something that has been made fun and exciting at Money Smarts 4 Kids and these upcoming events are sure to be a hit with your child:

Summer Camps 2017:

Money Smarts 4 Kids-

Week of July 10-14

Week of August 14-18

Would you like your kids to understand the value of hard earned money? Money Smarts 4 Kids is an interactive financial literacy summer camp designed to let kids have tons of fun as they learn new habits and develop attitudes towards money that are appropriate for their ages. Games and activities are used to demonstrate important concepts so kids are learning and enjoying a great summer camp at the same time!

Some of the topics that your camper will be involved with are: the many uses of money, what it takes to earn it, how to save it, how to make it grow and the value of sharing. Among other things, campers will learn the difference between wants and needs, how to pay yourself first, save early, save often, put your money to work for you, spend less than you make, only borrow when it’s going to make you money, as well as critical concepts such as ethical choices and giving back to the community. Recreational time, including supervised swimming is also featured in the program.

Here is a glimpse of the syllabus:

  • The importance of starting to save at an early age
  • The many options of where to save your money (From Piggy Banks to GICs)
  • Wants vs. Needs
  • Developing a simple budget
  • What is interest? How to earn it and avoid paying it
  • Debt: Various forms of credit
  • Credit Cards: How they work. Advantages/Disadvantages
  • The importance of a good credit score
  • Savings vs. Investing
  • Some simple forms of investing

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Summer Camps 2017

Money Smarts 4 Kids -Advanced Level

Week of July 17-21

Week of August 21-25

This camp gives your kid a glimpse into their financial future.

With all the excitement and fun expected in a summer camp, this program builds on the skills acquired in the basic Money Smarts 4 Kids camp. The Advanced level revisits the basic financial concepts and expands on them so that campers become more knowledgeable about key financial principles and how to use them to make personal financial gain. While having fun, games and activities provide opportunities for campers to gain experience in making financial decisions that they’ll face later in life and helps them to successfully prepare for them.

Some of the new things that kids learn in this camp are: understanding credit, differentiating between good and bad debt, how to earn passive income, start and run a business, trade on the stock market, buy real estate and how to build wealth.

Campers are empowered with contests, role playing games and more to keep them engaged and enable them to learn faster. Recreational time, including swimming, is included in the program.

In addition to a recap of what was covered in Money Smarts 4 Kids basic, the following is addressed in the Money Smarts 4 Kids- Advanced program:

  • The Banking system
  • Loan Investments vs. Ownership Investments
  • The stock market
  • Return on investments
  • Risk Management
  • Net worth
  • Appreciation/Depreciation
  • Taxation

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