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A group of Virginia Beach eighth graders will boost their problem solving and critical thinking skills next week in a new entrepreneurial camp.

About 20 students who plan to attend Kempsville High School in the fall will participate in a new five-day camp there from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12. The students will interact with local entrepreneurs and learn more about owning and operating a business, according to a release.

The Entrepreneurship and Business Academy at Kempsville High School is for students who are contemplating careers in business, according to the website for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. The academy offers three areas of study: entrepreneurship and innovation; business information technology and corporate finance. Students complete senior internships. Depending on their course of study, they may qualify for an associate degree in business administration before graduation.

More information about the camp can be found by calling Meghan Timlin, coordinator of Kempsville’s Entrepreneurship and Business Academy, at 757-648-5450.