GEAR UP Birmingham City Schools
Jr. Tiger Cage: Be Your Own Boss: June 23-28, 2019

Do you dream of being your own boss some day? Do you have big ideas? Well, this is the camp for you. The Jr. Tiger Cage: Be Your Own Boss Camp is designed to help students develop ideas to start their own business. Students will practice real world business skills: team building, leadership development, financial management, verbal communication, and business etiquette through interactive lessons and exercises. Students will work on their ideas in the computer lab and take a field trip to a local business. The Jr. Tiger Cage camp provides a hands-on learning experience designed to guide program participants towards becoming excited about being the owner of their own business. Tiger Cage students will also learn about the various college majors and business careers that support entrepreneurship (accounting, finance, marketing etc.) from Harbert College of Business Professors and visit with university admission officers.

This camp serves rising 11th and 12th grade GearUp Birmingham students.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.

Registration opening Spring 2019.

Last Updated: March 1, 2019