KAYSVILLE -- While lots of high school students are probably thinking of nothing but the upcoming summer fun, others already are heavily entrenched in boot camp.
Marines, they aren't.
But call them future entrepreneurs and that is a more likely title for the group of 20 high school students from the Top of Utah who are spending the week making a business plan.
It's a plan that could earn them scholarship money and high-tech prizes.
The annual Young Entrepreneur's Boot Camp, sponsored for the third time by the Northfront Business Resource Center, started Wednesday and runs through next week.
Steve Cloward, Northfront's director, started the camp as a way to get teenagers primed for potentially opening their own businesses.
"What we hope to do is set the seed," said Cloward, who has experience at starting up a chain of franchised quick lube and carwash locations in Colorado and Utah.
Among the four-person teams competing for scholarship money -- $1,000 apiece -- is 16-year-old Elorah Chartier, of Clearfield.
She dreams of practicing law and opening her own firm.
"I figured it would be good to know how to run my own business," said Chartier, a NUAMES charter school student.
The groups, representing seven area schools from three counties, will spend their days listening to business speakers, learning about team building and creating their own business plans as part of a camp goal to practice making their ideas viable in the market.
But 18-year-old Bryce Masterson, who just graduated from Davis High School, came to the boot camp with a plan in motion.
Masterson is a Kaysville resident who already started up his own landscaping and lawn business and plans to expand his ideas and inventions as far as he can take them.
"It's an opportunity to learn and grow ... it's been absolutely wonderful," he said.
Cloward said, for Northfront, a nonprofit business center supported by Davis Applied Technology College, the camp is a natural fit with its goal to encourage and support entrepreneurship.