MSU camper creations available at Idea Shop in time for Father’s Day, lemonade stands forecast weekend refreshment

June 16, 2021

Contact: Allison Matthews


MSU Associate Professor Charles Freeman talks with iCREATE campers in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach. (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Summer campers participating in Mississippi State’s iCREATE Camp will sell items this Saturday [June 19] at the MSU Idea Shop in downtown Starkville from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Camp participants—ages 14-17 and hailing from Mississippi, Louisiana and Colorado—have spent the week learning entrepreneurial skills, including how to set up a business plan. They are challenged to design, create, market and sell products in a short timeframe, and their featured items at the Idea Shop this weekend are themed around Father’s Day, offering last-minute gift options.

The iCREATE Camp is a partnership between MSU’s School of Human Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach in the College of Business.

Also on tap for Saturday is Lemonade Day, a separate program also sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach, among others. More than 50 stands will be set up at various locations around Starkville for the event that also is designed to introduce youth to entrepreneurship. For more, visit https://lemonadeday.org/golden-triangle.

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