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Kappa Kamp focuses on leadership, academic success

Special to The Dallas Examiner | 7/25/2014, 9:14 p.m.
The Dallas-area chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. hosted its annual Kappa Kamp Summer Enrichment Program June 15 through ...
Male high school students participate in the Kappa Kamp Summer Enrichment Program. Paul Quinn College

Special to The Dallas Examiner

The Dallas-area chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. hosted its annual Kappa Kamp Summer Enrichment Program June 15 through Sunday on the campus of Paul Quinn College, located at 3837 Simpson Stuart Drive. The camp was open to young men ages 12 through 16.

The camp was established in 1995 to help educate students about the opportunities available to them within the free-enterprise system. The two-week residential summer program provided the campers with hands-on activities and trained them in entrepreneurship, principled leadership, philanthropy and economics.

The residential summer program for high school students offers an outdoor residential camp-setting. The purpose of the camp is to expand PQC programs and focus on college readiness, as well as career planning. The goal is to increase class attendance and graduation of young men attending college and those interested in graduate school.

During the program, the core activity is a business plan development and company competition. Students worked in small teams to create a functional business which must turn a tangible profit by the close of the program. In addition to college readiness, the camp offered sports instruction in golf, basketball, football and swimming/water safety. Campers were also exposed to the area business, local attractions and the unique features of the Dallas/Fort Worth area that make it a top city for business.