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july, 2018

23jul(jul 23)8:30 am27(jul 27)4:00 pmIdea Academy: Camp Original ThinkerCalling all makers, doers and dreamers


Event Details

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. For more information, email ldyer@jjhill.org.

Are you a maker or a doer? Do you have an idea? Come learn how to discover solutions, build concepts, and pitch creative solutions to real-life problems.

Idea Academy’s mission is to support the next generation of “Original Thinkers” by exposing them to new ideas, exploring new ways of thinking and encouraging every child to dream big.  The program is designed to equip youth with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need to thrive in today’s world by developing the hard and soft skills needed to succeed in business.

IDEA ACADEMY: Camp Original Thinker
Ages: Entering grades 6 to 8
July 23 – July 27, 2018
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $250 per student (limited scholarships are available)

Each session will be held at the historic James J. Hill Center. Lead teachers, Hill staff and business professionals from the community will come together to help your child learn how to transform their original thinking into action. Each day will be filled with activities, projects, presentations and visits to local businesses and startups to give them an inside look at the different ways a professional or business functions.

Lead Teacher

Aaron has taught for the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, the University of Minnesota, Concordia University of St. Paul, The Guthrie Theatre, The Children’s Theatre Company, Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Park Square Theatre, and the Minnesota Thespian Festival, as well as other schools and institutions. He is the Mid-America Regional Rep and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, as well as the Founder of the Fake Fighting Company, LLC.

Additional Camp Details:
Curbside drop off and pickup allowed (exception is day #1)
Lunch will be provided
Camp T-shirt provided
Student teacher ratio 1 to 10
Final pitch presentation for friends and family
Limited scholarships are available, click here for application

Empower your child to start shaping their future today!

Thanks to our community supporter:


23 (Monday) 8:30 am - 27 (Friday) 4:00 pm CST


JJ Hill Center

80 W 4th St, St Paul, MN 55102


Lindsey Dyerldyer@jjhill.org


Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.

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