* Some other training camps may be organized by the state LifeSmarts program. Please contact the state coordinator to register.
If a training camp registration is full, you may request a standby position for your team. Please email us if you wish to be placed on standby.
LifeSmarts Training Camps were designed to introduce students and educators to LifeSmarts content through games, activities and a live competition that includes buzzers and prizes. Training Camps inspire enthusiasm for learning important consumer and personal financial literacy skills through a full day of teamwork and fun.
Groups attend as “teams” consisting of one adult leader and four or five students. Working together, teams tackle a variety of activities and competitions throughout the day that help them explore the core content covered by the LifeSmarts program: personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety, and the environment. Teams will gain points throughout the day and prizes are awarded at the day’s conclusion.
Educators looking for activities to enliven current instruction, or those interested in gaining new strategies for using LifeSmarts in the classroom, are encouraged to attend. We welcome educators and community leaders from all backgrounds, including those in business education, family and consumer sciences, career and technical education instructors, 4-H clubs, FCCLA and FBLA chapters.
LifeSmarts Training Camps will help prepare your students for LifeSmarts competitions, and the chance to compete at the National LifeSmarts Championship in Seattle, WA in April 2015. We hope to see you soon!
Training Camp Details
LifeSmarts Training Camps are free of charge, with lunch and snacks provided. Teams will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the training, as well as incidental expenses incurred offsite. Some expenses may be reimbursed if requested in advance. Advance registration is required.
A LifeSmarts Training Camp release form is required for each adult leader and each student in attendance, and must be brought with the coach when registering the morning of the event. Additional permission or release forms may be required by your school district, organization or community group; please contact them directly.
Registering for online competition
The online competition is separate from the Training Camp, so it is not required. The purpose of the Training is to help your team get a leg up on the competition, so we encourage you to sign up before coming to camp.