Pennsylvania Free Enterprising Week

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprising Week

The Foundation for Free Enterprise Education proudly presents Pennsylvania Free Enterprising Week. Attending this summer camp will allow students to:

  • Improve College Applications
  • College Exposure
  • Practical Experience
  • Build Self-Esteem & Understanding
  • Experience Independence
  • Make New Friends
  • Network & Make Contacts
  • Have Fun!

What is Pennsylvania Free Enterprising Week?

Pennsylvania Free Enterprising Week (PFEW) is a unique and challenging program that provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about PFEW's free enterprise system. This program opens doors for high school sophomores and juniors to learn what it takes to succeed in our fast paced world filled with endless changes and challenges. Students who participate will receive practical tools and knowledge that will help them determine their career path while making life-long connections and friendships.

What do I do at PFEW?


  • Form an executive management team with your peers and run your own imaginary business
  • Compete against other student companies throughout the week
  • Determine selling prices, marketing costs, production budgets, research and development, banking, and other decisions to help your company succeed
  • Develop a complete marketing and advertising campaign for your company
  • Make all the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives
  • Hear and meet world class speakers who will share their experiences on on a wide variety of topics
  • Live on a college campus and get a taste of college life
  • Spend a week with some of Pennsylvania's top executives who will inspire and motivate you
  • Explore career fields and have doors opened to your future
  • HAVE FUN!!

How Much Does it Cost?

Students submit a non-refundable $285 registration fee if accepted (do not submit fee with application). Financial aid and/or payment plans are available by contacting PFEW when accepted. Cost is kept low thanks to PFEW's generous donors who provide scholarships valued at $1,500 for every student accepted to PFEW. PFEW secures these donors for you.


Registration Fee covers meals, room and board, program materials and activities.


Transportation is the student's responsibility.

Who Can Attend?

All applicants must:


  • Be a current sophomore or junior
  • Have the written permission of a legal guardian
  • Have the endorsement of a school official/educator
  • Submit completed application and enrollment materials by the given due date

How do I Apply?


  • Complete the application, write two short essays, obtain the required information from school official/educator and submit to PFEW (Applications are available in the School Counseling Department)
  • You can also apply online at www.pfew.org. Online applications are processed faster.
  • Note: you may check the status of your application at www.pfew.org by clicking on the "check status" link on their homepage.


After review of your application, you will be notified of your acceptance status by EMAIL. If accepted, you will be emailed acceptance forms that must be completed and returned along with your non-refundable registration fee. Receipt of these forms and the fee confirm your attendance at PFEW. Additionally, you will receive program information about the week (ex: info on campus life, what to bring, directions, and campus map).

Where is the camp held?

PFEW is held at either Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology.


The following weeks are offered at Lycoming College:'

  • July 1 - 7, 2018
  • July 8 - 14, 2018
  • July 22 - 28, 2018
  • July 29 - Aug. 4, 2018


The following week is offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • July 29 - Aug. 4, 2018

Lakeland School Counseling Office

Mrs. deQuevedo - classes of 2018, 2020, 2022
Mrs. Valonis - classes of 2019, 2021, 2023

Miss Halpin - classes of 2019, 2021, 2023