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Posted by: Dennis Hinkamp on Jul 8, 2013

Captain Cash Finance Camp for Kids

USU Extension Sponsors Youth Finance Camp 

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah State University Extension in Salt Lake County presents “Captain Cash Finance Day Camp” held July 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, south building, room S1010.

“Captain Cash,” a new curriculum designed by Purdue Extension, is an interactive educational program designed to teach basic financial management skills to youth. Participants will attend four class sessions that focus on earning, saving, planned spending and wise borrowing of money. Each session introduces money-related vocabulary words and teaches money concepts.

“It’s never too early for children to learn about finances,” said Marilyn Albertson, USU Extension family and consumer sciences associate professor. “This fun, interactive two-day camp will help youth learn skills they will use throughout their lives.”

Albertson will teach the class along with other USU faculty. The day camp is geared toward youth ages 8 to 12.  Along with learning basic financial concepts, students will have the opportunity to apply what they learn at the Kids Marketplace. This activity gives participants real-life experience as they are assigned an occupation and must determine how much they can afford to spend on essential items such as food, clothing, insurance, housing, transportation and other household expenses. 

Cost for this two-day camp is $20, which includes snacks and class materials. A reduced- cost scholarship is also available. For more information, call 385-468-4835. To register, visit or



Contact: Caresa Alexander, 385-468-4835


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