Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest

The Urban Camp

Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest


The Urban Camp provides technology and entrepreneurship camps and programs for kids, teens and adults.


2 Employees

In Business Since 2019

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The Urban Camp has been nominated in the following categories:

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Best Immigrant Entrepreneur


Please tell us your personal story and about your business. How you started, and how you have overcome challenges.

I came to Canada thinking “I will make it there”. The reality was very different. I jump obstacles for about 10 years. From bullying to having people closing doors for not being “skilled” enough, good enough and everything in between. Choosing studies over marriage put me on a long path. A long journey that emptied my bank account. I studied (too) many different programs to maintain a legal status in Canada. One day I decided to start from zero with dignity and so I started studying digital skills. That opened my mind to other possibilities. I had my “AHA” moment and decided to blend education with technology and entrepreneurship connecting international students with locals. I reversed engineered The Urban Camp and the summer of 2020 was supposed to be the launch of my very first summer camp in Vancouver. I already had a group from Ireland wanting to come in May. Little I knew we were going to be hit by a pandemic... After worrying for about three days, I decided to go virtual. I am selling “technology”, “innovation” right? So I did, and we hosted 56 students from Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay and Ecuador. (unfortunately no Canadians). We also “brought Canada” into a school in Mexico. The idea was to educate 40 of their students, once a week on different topics such as VR Coding, programming for web and Apps, English with different purposes, digital marketing...we were going to cover 1 full academic year. Unfortunately, the school had to put the program “on hold” due to Covid. We managed to educate their students for 3 months though. In October we launched the first Digital Marketing cohort for adults and in late November we hosted a VR Coding workshop. Kids and teens from Uruguay, Mexico and Canada took part in the workshop. We sponsored a science trivia event hosted by SCWIST and Science World as well as an event for young entrepreneurs organized by Candian Small Business Women. Here we are, March 2021 and we already hosted our first event, another VR Coding workshop with participants from Canada, Mexico and the US! We are working very hard to host more workshops, 5-6 week online courses for adults and our summer camp this July. Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Why do you deserve to win the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur award?

Read it all again! (it was brutal!) You should have an award for “who made it to the finish line” or so haha. Well, I think more than recognizing me as an immigrant entrepreneur; is the cause. Education for the now and the future. The idea is to have younger generations prepared for the world they are already living in and the one they will face sooner than later. Also, of allowing them to learn how to think critically, to learn how to connect with themselves and with other people, to feel inspired and motivated. That is what the award recognition.

Best Innovation


What motivated you to start your business, what challenges did you overcome?

I came to Canada thinking “I will make it there”. The reality was very different. I jump obstacles for about 10 years. From bullying to having people closing doors for not being “skilled” enough, good enough and everything in between. Choosing studies over marriage put me on a long path. A long journey that emptied my bank account. I studied (too) many different programs to maintain a legal status in Canada. One day I decided to start from zero with dignity and so I started studying digital skills. That opened my mind to other possibilities. I had my “AHA” moment and decided to blend education with technology and entrepreneurship connecting international students with locals. I reversed engineered The Urban Camp and the summer of 2020 was supposed to be the launch of my very first summer camp in Vancouver. I already had a group from Ireland wanting to come in May. Little I knew we were going to be hit by a pandemic... After worrying for about three days, I decided to go virtual. I am selling “technology”, “innovation” right? So I did, and we hosted 56 students from Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay and Ecuador. (unfortunately no Canadians). We also “brought Canada” into a school in Mexico. The idea was to educate 40 of their students, once a week on different topics such as VR Coding, programming for web and Apps, English with different purposes, digital marketing...we were going to cover 1 full academic year. Unfortunately, the school had to put the program “on hold” due to Covid. We managed to educate their students for 3 months though. In October we launched the first Digital Marketing cohort for adults and in late November we hosted a VR Coding workshop. Kids and teens from Uruguay, Mexico and Canada took part in the workshop. We sponsored a science trivia event hosted by SCWIST and Science World as well as an event for young entrepreneurs organized by Candian Small Business Women. Here we are, March 2021 and we already hosted our first event, another VR Coding workshop with participants from Canada, Mexico and the US! We are working very hard to host more workshops, 5-6 week online courses for adults and our summer camp this July. Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Why do you deserve to win the Best Innovation award?

The Urban Camp promotes Education for the now and the future. The idea is to have younger generations prepared for the world they are already living in and the one they will face sooner than later. Also, of allowing them to learn how to think critically, to learn how to connect with themselves and with other people, to feel inspired and motivated.

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