Summer camp, ECON-style


by Stephen Briggs

John Kruggel presenting during Econ Camp - 2019

Pictured (above): CEE associate director John Kruggel presenting during the 2019 ECON Day Camp. 

Who says summer camp is just for kids? The Center for Economic Education (CEE) recently held its first ECON Day Camp for middle and high school teachers across the commonwealth, designed to provide hands-on and engaging methods and activities to bring economic content to life in their classrooms. The camp featured guest speakers and topics such as the economics of natural disasters, renewable energy and natural gas vs. petroleum. 

CEE associate director John Kruggel explained the value of the camp, saying “We have Standards of Learning in Virginia that call for economic and environmental content across the grade levels. This will help teachers to cover that content in an engaging way.” 

CEE director William Wood said the day camp is just one of several new formats being tried out by the Center to reach more teachers. The Center has also introduced “Econ After Hours,” a 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. event in Harrisonburg to combine teacher training with networking opportunities. “Econ After Hours is a good deal less formal than a training workshop,” Wood says, “but it provides a great format for interaction and content delivery.”

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Published: Monday, July 8, 2019

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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