Camp Jumpstart Helps Adults Put Their Passions to Work

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Weekend immersion workshop helps budding entrepreneurs discover creative ways to start the business of their dreams.

Liz de Nesnera left her dependent, 88-year-old mother at home for the first time in years and traveled from her home in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey more than 1,100 miles to Camp Jumpstart in Northfield, Minnesota searching for a way to turn her passion for helping caregivers like herself into a purpose-driven, profitable business.

“That’s how important it was for me to attend Camp Jumpstart,” said de Nesnera. “My life for the past 10 years has revolved around caring for my mother who suffered a stroke when I was just 30 years old. It was only recently that it occurred to me that I had a calling to use my experiences to help others navigate life as a caregiver and also help them find ways to take time for themselves. Camp Jumpstart helped me focus those experiences and create a business that fits my lifestyle and is a natural extension of who I am.”

One year later, de Nesnera is in business having founded where she provides tips, resources and products to support caregivers.

She is among more than 20 adults who have participated in Camp Jumpstart since its inception in 2003 by internationally renowned self-employment speaker and best-selling author of Making a Living Without a Job, Barbara Winter (, and expert business guide and veteran entrepreneur, Rosemary Senjem, founder of and Hand Spun Digital, Inc.

The camp is for adults who want to start a business, or have just started one, and are looking for ways to center it around their values, passions and purpose. The idea for Camp Jumpstart came after noticing that so many adults attempting entrepreneurship had lost the drive for following their passions that they once had when they were kids.

“As a result, many adults leave the burn out of the corporate world only to explore starting a business that doesn’t fit their lifestyle or values any more than the job they once had. This can make life even harder work than the job they left. Camp Jumpstart can change that,” said Winter.

Activities include many things you might expect to find at a typical camp such as music, creative projects, inspirational stories and field trips. These activities are then infused with practical tools and tips around money, marketing, creating profit centers, attracting your favorite customers and providing stellar customer service.

“This camp is for inspired adults who follow their hearts into business. It is all about discovering principles and tools to create a profitable, values-rich business that feels good in the gut,” said Senjem.

Event: Camp Jumpstart Weekend Workshop for Inspired Entrepreneurs

Date: June 30-July 2

Location: The Archer House in Northfield, MN

Cost: $577 ($427 before May 20), includes training and most meals

Phone: 612-226-5101

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Rosemary Senjem


Barbara Winter



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