LEMONADE CAMP 2020

Thoughts from the lemonade stand operators…

Name 3 things you did to help your stand be successful?

Handed out fliers and put it on Facebook.

Built and painted a stand with a sign on the top that said, Ice Cold Lemonade.

We made fresh squeezed instead of powder. We offered popcorn and strawberry also.

Favorite part of creating/planning the stand?

Painting and help decorate it.

Favorite part of selling lemonade?

Seeing all of the customers who came and told us they liked our stand.

What would you do differently?

Make more strawberry because people really liked it.

What will you do with the money earned at your stand? Are you planning to save/or invest your stand earnings, or have you already spent them on something awesome?

We chose to donate it to Christ Lutheran School.

Name 3 things you did to help your stand be successful?

We put flyers in neighbor’s mailboxes a few days before event.offered a very fair price on product, made signs and put them up at the end of the street, in our yard, and at the stand, had our stand in our driveway which is on the corner of a fairly busy street, we announced the stand by taking turns going around the neighborhood and telling people who were outside, we advertised that we are donating to the Animal Shelter, and we had a realistic looking dog and signs and props that were cute. 

Favorite part of creating/planning the stand?

Making and decorating the signs, wrapping the cookies and making the lemonade. 

Favorite part of selling lemonade?

Seeing kids get excited about the lemonade and cookies and seeing adults get excited that we are donating to the Animal Shelter. We got to meet new people and they were happy to get a treat. 

What would you do differently?

Sell more items- water or iced tea and another treat like brownies. 

What will you do with the money earned at your stand? Are you planning to save/or invest your stand earnings, or have you already spent them on something awesome?

We will be donating it to The Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska.

The money earned by kids running stands was theirs to choose how to spend – BOTH stands chose to donate their earnings to a charity. It is encouraging to see future philanthropists in our community!

Results – GREAT JOB Blaire, Gracyn, Sophia, Jonah and Ruby!!
Over $1,900 will be donated total!

McMill CPAs & Advisors is proud to announce the success of Lemonade Camp 2020!  We are thankful for the community support of our two lemonade stand finalists who collectively raised over $1,400 for their selected charities, Christ Lutheran School and the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska.  Both lemonade stands will also have a portion of their earnings matched by the firm to be included with their donation.

What a fantastic opportunity for the youth of our community to be encouraged to put their entrepreneurial skills to work, get a taste of what it’s like to run a small business, and have fun while doing so.

Every year, McMill CPAs & Advisors hosts an educational Lemonade Camp at our building in downtown Norfolk. Due to this years’ special circumstances, Lemonade Camp had a twist! This year, we encouraged kids to host their own lemonade stand. Because the money earned at Lemonade Camp is donated back to a charity every year, we wanted to keep that tradition going by allowing youth to create individual stands within their own neighborhoods.

The results were amazing!  Way to go Blaire, Gracyn, Sophia, Jonah, and Ruby!  Look what you can accomplish when you get your minds thinking and you let your community know what you’re working towards.  You’re all on your way to bright futures and financial literacy!

Details

Every year, McMill CPAs & Advisors hosts an educational Lemonade Camp at our building in downtown Norfolk. Due to this years’ special circumstances, Lemonade Camp will have a twist! This year, we are encouraging kids to host their own lemonade stand. Because the money earned at Lemonade Camp is donated back to a charity every year, we wanted to keep that tradition going. This year, we will match the earnings of selected stands and donate to a charity of the child’s choice; the child who runs the selected stand will also get a special prize! Parents, please read through all the information below with your child.
If you have any questions, please reach out at 402-371-1160 or email marketing@wealthfirm.info.

The three stands selected for the charity donation match and special prize will be selected based on:
               – Stand design/creativity
               – The “Wrap-Up Worksheet”
               – Designed/planned for success (price, product, promotion, etc.)

Guidelines

  1. Kids who will be in 1st – 6th grade this fall may participate.
  2. To be eligible for the charity donation match you must:
    • Be registered by a parent by August 14, 2020.
    • Host a lemonade stand between July 31 and August 14. Make sure to keep track of your earnings!
    • Complete the “Lemonade Camp 2020 Wrap-Up Worksheet” and submit no later than August 21, 2020.
    • Have a picture taken with the stand and child operating the stand. (to be submit with the Wrap-Up Worksheet)
  3. A parent must register a child. You can register in person at the McMill Building (125 S 4th St) or on this page.
  4. If registering in person, an information packet will be given to you with all the materials required. If you register online, be sure to print out all documents under the “Lemonade Camp 2020 Information” heading. You will be able to submit the Wrap-Up Worksheet online if you would like, but we recommend printing it out so the child can fill it out.
  5. Someone needs to take a photo with the child and their stand. If you complete the Wrap-Up Worksheet online, there will be an option to upload the photo on the worksheet. If you are returning the Wrap-Up Worksheet in person, please make sure to print out and include a picture or email a picture to marketing@wealthfirm.info.
  6. Display the blue printout (Lemonade Stand Flyer online document) at your stand so community members know your stand is participating in the Lemonade Stand Challenge.
  7. Have FUN!!

IMPORTANT DATES:
Now – August 14: Register and pick up/or print out information packet
July 31 – August 14: Host your lemonade stand
July 31 – August 21: Submit your Lemonade Camp 2020 Wrap-Up Worksheet
August 31: Check our website or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mcmill1903/) to see the stands that were selected

*McMill CPAs & Advisors will match up to $250 per stand.
**Eligible charities that may be chosen for donation match are on the “Guidelines & Eligible Charities” document under Lemonade Camp 2020 Information.

Previous Years of Lemonade Camp