When and where does FELC take place?
The summer program is always conducted at colleges and universities. Students reside in supervised dorms during the week and eat in university cafeterias. In 2013, we will host five summer sessions:
- June 16-20 at Wingate University (Wingate, North Carolina)
- June 23-27 at Northwood University (Cedar Hill, Texas)
- July 7-11 at Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach, Florida)
- July 14-18 at Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Michigan)
- July 21-25 at Campbell University (Buies Creek, North Carolina)
What do students learn?
Rather than relying on traditional lecture methods, FELC offers a unique opportunity to experience business through fun activities that have practical application! The core activity of the week is a company competition. Students form start-ups and are responsible for getting their companies running and turning a true profit. Just like any new company, students must work to write business plans, create commercials and keep accounting records. This fast-paced activity is supplemented with activities that help all future entrepreneurs. Debates, speech contests, and daily speakers round out a busy week.
Who can attend FELC?
If you will be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at the start of the school year you are eligible! Students should also have demonstrated a capacity for leadership, be interested in free enterprise and be ready for a challenge! No business experience is required, but students should be willing to work.
How do students apply and how much does FELC cost?
FELC is an application-based program. Applications can be submitted online or by mail. Accepted students demonstrate a strong interest in learning more about free enterprise, business and leadership. Applications are accepted in the order they are received. Housing limitations may dictate the number of boys/girls allowed in each session. The typical registration fee (paid after a student is accepted into the program) is $100 and covers all activities, housing, and meals for the student.