What is RAYEC?
From AYEC to RAYEC
In 2018, Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp and Community Futures partnered with Rotary District #5360 to become Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp. Same great camp, just a new name!
But what exactly is RAYEC?
RAYEC is a week-long camp that takes place every August for youth ages 13- 15 who are interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship. The main focus of this camp is to educate youth about marketing, advertising, preparing a cash-flow statement and writing a business plan. Campers set up their own businesses and use real money which they borrow from actual bankers. The last day is “Business Day” at the camp, where campers have the opportunity to open and operate their businesses. The youth also get to participate in many fun recreational activities throughout their week at camp.
RAYEC accepts 60 youth age 13-15 each year based on their applications. This camp is FREE to attend for the campers that are selected, thanks to the generous support of our partners and sponsors. There is also an opportunity for 10 previous campers to attend as Youth Leaders. For more information on becoming a camper or youth leader, please visit the Apply page.
RAYEC campers and youth leaders must live in the Rotary District 5360 region. This region extends south from Lacombe to the Alberta border and includes Kindersely, SK.
You can also check out this webinar recording. The 2019 Youth Leaders talk about what it's like to go to RAYEC from an insiders point of view.
Campers take part in activities designed to encourage youth to explore and overcome challenges in a safe and educational environment.
Located in Cypress Hills, AB, Eagle's Nest Ranch offers a variety of fun activities including a zip line, climbing wall, paintball, yard games and more!