2017 James K. Elrod- BizCamp Summer Youth Program

WHAT is BizCamp?

BizCamp is an entrepreneurship training program, created in 2001 by the Inner City Entrepreneur (ICE) Institute, in affiliation with local universities, Caddo Parish Schools, and Shreveport Job Corps.  ICE’s mission is “to create a new crop of entrepreneurs for the 21st century”. 

WHO are BizCamp participants?

Youth ages 13-17 years old, that are ambitious, creative, and have the entrepreneurship spirit!

WHEN is BizCamp?

June 12 - 23, 2017.  Activities will begin in the mornings at 8:00 AM and end at approximately 5:00 PM.

WHO are the BizCamp Instructors? 

BizCamp faculty will include top Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) (formerly the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc.) Certified Teachers who graduated from “NFTE University”. “NFTE University”, an international teacher-certification program, delivers high-quality professional training to public and private school teachers and community-based youth workers.

WHERE is BizCamp held?

In 2016, the majority of BizCamp activities were held at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana's Nursing and School of Allied Health Education Center, located at 1800 Line Avenue, Shreveport, LA. Registration occurred on the first day of camp. Parents/guardians are always given advance notice when BizCamp activities are held off-site.


  • Dynamic Business workshops                                   
  • Interactive Business Education Software
  • Meet motivational Business Leaders
  • Participate in Market Place
  • Field trips to exciting destinations
  • Nutritional breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided

The excitement continues year-round!  We invite graduates to join us on special community projects, speaker presentations, parties, and field trips throughout the fall and spring.  By applying for admission to the summer program, students agree to attend at least three events that will take place during the remainder of the year.

HOW do I join BizCamp?

Download the application, send it along with the letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and a 100 word essay.


Mail to:   ICE Institute                 

              820 Jordan Street, Suite 315

              Shreveport, LA 71101-4518

Fax:        318-425-4235    

Email:     shreveportbizcamp@gmail.com