Barbour County was well represented this year at the annual Free Entrepreneurship Camp held at YMCA Camp Horseshoe near Leadmine, West Virginia. 

The camp is sponsored by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and supported by chambers of commerce and high schools across the state.

Shown above, Betty Payne, right, Financial Specialist for Freedom Bank in Belington, presents the Barbour Chamber’s annual $ 1,000 check to assist with scholarships to YMCA CEO and Camp Director Tony Antonine, with Jenn Whetsel, Paralegal from Mullens & Mullens Attorneys, assisting at left.  Payne and Whetsel also served as judges for a marketing game played by teams of students from 13 West Virginia Counties, including Willow Norris from Barbour.  Alderson Broaddus Sophomore Marketing Major Greysen Gerth serves on the camp’s summer staff.

Entrepreneurship Camp is just one of several week-long camps sponsored by the Youth Leadership Association at YMCA Camp Horseshoe, and includes, in addition to the usual camping activities such as campfires, hikes and folk-dancing, field trips to local business sites.  The camp began with registration of Sunday, June 11 and concludes after flag-raising and breakfast on Saturday, June 17th.