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High School Personal Finance Summer Camp

Your financial habits today will directly affect your financial situation as an adult. Gain the skills you need now to have a secure financial future!

Learn from the experts at this exciting, hands-on, and engaging 5-day residential camp hosted by the WKU Department of Finance and WKU’s Center for Financial Success.

Throughout the camp, you will gain the necessary knowledge you need to successfully manage your money, regardless of career and major choice. You will learn key financial tips to help you succeed in college and beyond.

Camp Dates: June 9-13, 2024 (Sunday – Thursday)



Camp Pricing

This is an overnight program that will include planned evening social activities. Camp tuition includes all meals, dorm housing, activities, and camp t-shirt.

Early Bird Tuition Price (extended until May 3rd) $299
Regular Tuition Price (After May 3rd) $399

*Need-based partial tuition scholarships are available to apply for that will further reduce the tuition cost.

Need-Based Scholarship Application:

This scholarship is designed for students who have demonstrated financial need. Additionally, while not a requirement to apply for the scholarship, students that would be considered first generation college students* and/or come from an underrepresented group are encouraged to apply. 

Please complete the "Contact Us" form to request a scholarship application.

*First generation college student means it is your intent to attend college and your parents/guardians do not hold a 4-year bachelor degree. 

Camp Details

  • Students will compete in a team-based, financial planning case study. This case study is designed to immerse students in the various aspects of personal finance.
  • Students will leave camp having learned basic personal finance principles needed for success in college and the marketplace.
  • Students will gain a better understanding of the personal financial planning career field.
  • Students that will be High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in the Fall of 2024 are eligible to sign up for camp.
  • Attending camp will be a great addition to resumes for college admission and scholarship applications.
  • This is an overnight program that will include planned evening social activities.
  • Camp tuition includes all meals, dorm housing, activities, and camp t-shirt. 

More Details & What to Bring


A group of students hang out in the rec room during camp.

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  • Leadership training
  • Team building
  • Campus scavenger hunt


  • Visit local financial planning firms
  • Financial literacy
  • Southern Lanes


  • Financial plan team competition
  • Guest Speakers
  • Game night


  • Personal Finance Case
  • College success skills
  • GFCB office Olympics


  • Financial Plan Presentations
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Keynote Speaker


The Personal Financial Advisor career provides exceptional work-life balance, and is listed as #6 in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Business Jobs. A Bachelor’s Degree, with course work leading to Certified Financial Planner™ exam, is typically required. The number of jobs in the United States exceeds 270,000 as of 2018, and the projected growth rate through 2028 is 7%, which is faster than the average for all occupations, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Please only complete the questions below if you would like for us to send you the need-based scholarship application. 

Thank you!


What will the campers grade be in the Fall of 2024?

Abound Credit Union

The WKU Personal Finance Summer Camp is made possible by our generous sponsor Abound Credit Union.

AACSB Accredited

The Gordon Ford College of business is a top business school with dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting programs.


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