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Teen Entrepreneurship Summit is June 11-17

Staff report

Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The 40th annual Teen Entrepreneurship Summit at Camp Horseshoe will be held in Tucker County from June 11-17.

Rising high school students in West Virginia will gather under the guidance of the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association, a wide-ranging charitable organization celebrating its 150th year of serving youth.

Students from across the state will learn the process of developing a plan, building a team, and leading a successful business. Through the backing of Dominion Power and the West Virginia Department of Education, the cost of attendance for a student is a $75 investment.

“Camp Horseshoe was built on valuing young people and giving them the skills they need to reach their potential; that’s what the Entrepreneurship Summit is about,” Regina Phillips, Horseshoe’s camp director, said of the program.

For six days, the Entrepreneurship Summit will bring together the people, talent and resources to learn what it takes to thrive as an entrepreneur.

“A lot of the answers to West Virginia’s most pressing problems, from jobs to addiction to falling population, can be found in entrepreneurship,” Riley Keaton, a counselor and former camper at Camp Horseshoe, said, “I’m excited to see Horseshoe continue its history of being part of the solution here in West Virginia.”

Financial assistance is available for those who need it with regard to the $75 investment. For more information, please visit

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