Want make real money from your own ideas and have a lot of fun doing it?
Join the Business Bootcamp, our hands-on online programme for young entrepreneurs.
CBF Business Bootcamp - Weekly Timetable TBC
Where is the CBF Business Bootcamp being held?
The CBF Business Bootcamp will be held at Barrow Hill’s School, Witley.
Set in the beautiful Surrey countryside, all activities and sessions will be held in well-equipped classrooms and Barrow Hills’s extensive grounds.
What are the dates?
The programme will be held across various dates in July/August 2020.
When is drop off/pick up?
Drop off – 8.30am – 8.45am
1st Pick up – 3.30pm-3.45pm
2nd Pick up (if playing afternoon sports) – 5.30pm-5.45pm
Please contact us if you require transport
What are the costs of attending the CBF Business Bootcamp?
Cost to attend per week £250.
Cost to attend per day is £55.
Fees payable in advance.
Please note, costs for setting up businesses are not included and should be paid separately (see FAQs “What are the business launch costs?”)
Can I choose specific days to attend?
We understand the need for flexibility to fit in with prior arrangements. Entrepreneurs are most welcome to join for specific days. Please provide minimum 48-hours notice if you intend attending individual days.
Bear in mind that entrepreneurs are developing a business in two weeks. As such, we recommend that entrepreneurs attend the two-week programme in its entirety, especially if they are part of a business team.
Who are UK2Learn?
We are partnering with UK2Learn, an accredited and highly respected education organisation that has been running summer camps for overseas children and families since 1997.
If you are keen to attend our two-week programme, but haven’t yet broken up for the summer holidays, please contact us as soon as possible to make the necessary arrangements with your school Principal.
What are the business launch costs?
We recommend that each entrepreneur budgets up to £100 for their business costs.
Materials are centrally purchased by the Business Bootcamp during the first week of the programme.
All materials purchased by the CBF to be reimbursed by 17th July at the latest. Failure to reimburse will result in that business’s withdrawal from the GCBF.
Is food provided?
Entrepreneurs and adults eat together in the dining hall and will be offered a cooked lunch daily. Throughout the day and in break, biscuits, fruit, juice, tea and coffee will be provided.
On trips and outings, packed lunches are provided.
We can provide healthy meals and cater for special dietary needs. Please notify us in advance of your child’s arrival of any special dietary or health requirements.
Will participants be expected to mix with the international students?
Yes – very much so. We are partnering with UK2Learn because we know that mixing and collaborating with international students is an enriching and rewarding experience for participants.
What are the goals of the CBF Business Bootcamp?
1) To equip entrepreneurs with skills, tools, and frameworks needed to start a business and learn as much about as much about entrepreneurship as possible
2) To learn more about themselves; to become more familiar with their individual strengths within the framework of a team and within the context of the world of entrepreneurship.
3) To feel what it’s like to earn real money from something they have made themselves.
4) To make new friends from the UK and abroad and most of all, have lots of fun.
What is our approach to learning? Do we follow a syllabus? ?
We are fortunate to be running an excellent programme that has in part been developed by Acton Academy over the past decade.
The programme is designed to be fun and hands-0n. Our approach is goal-driven, hands on, real-world learning, with a real imperative.
Our approach is light-touch in instructional teaching, instead relying on entrepreneurs being entirely self-directed and self-starting.
Students create a formal contract of behaviour themselves, and are accountable to each other. Just like in the real world, they’ll have to learn quickly that if they really want success, they’ll need to get on with each other and, of course, get on with their business.
How big are the classes?
Classes are kept small with an average class size of 10 students and a maximum of 18. On all excursions, the staffing ratio will be 1 member of staff to every 6 students. All group leaders will have been DBS checked and will have produced evidence of their suitability to work with children.
Which sports do we offer?
Those choosing to stay for the afternoon activities (4pm-5.30pm) can choose from a wide range of sports and activities, including – Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Football, Handball, Netball, Rounders, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis.
Who will care for participants?
All staff and adults involved with this program will have a duty of care to safeguard all children. All leaders within the CBF Business Bootcamp/ UK2Learn will have a degree or equivalent level of higher education. Activity coordinators are well educated and practitioners will have a subject specialism.
It is important that all reasonable steps are taken to prevent unsuitable people from working with children. All staff will hold current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks to prove they have no criminal convictions that should prevent them from working with under 18s.
How will children be kept safe online?
Every precaution is taken to prevent children accessing unsuitable websites. The school Wi-Fi has parental controls. Personal devices, mobile phones, iPads, laptops etc. are subject to supervision and spot checks by staff.
During induction, students will be warned against online communication with people they do not know and the dangers of establishing contact with them. We actively discourage excessive use of the Internet and social media in favour of socialising with others on the programme.
How do we build trusting relationships between staff and participants?
Our aim is that all participants and staff on our courses have a fun and rewarding experience.
Students engage in hands-on learning, play and activities and staff will protect, support and facilitate the learning experience of the students. In order for these relationships to be successful and for all parties to feel safe, students must follow the code of conduct given to them at the start of the course. All staff participate in our pre-course training and induction sessions and abide by the staff code of conduct.
How do I enroll?
To book your place on the CBF Business Bootcamp, the following is required:
A completed profile form via the contact form on this page
Payment in full for the days attending.
What is our cancellation policy?
If a participant needs to cancel for any reason, they must inform CBF Business Bootcamp in writing immediately and provide a medical certificate or proof of other exceptional circumstances.
Cancellation takes effect from the date that CBF Business Bootcamp receives written notification via email.
What is the early departure policy?
If a participant decides to withdraw from the CBF Business Bootcamp programme after the start date, they may do so on the understanding that no refund of fees will be made.
Refunds are given at the sole discretion of CBF Business Bootcamp founder, Sam Rogerson