Detroit-area high-school students converge on WSU for 17th year of New Detroit business camp

By Victor Green

More than 100 high-school students from metro Detroit descended on Wayne State in July as part of New Detroit’s Camp Enterprise, a four-day educational camp aimed at youth with an interest in business.

Designed to provide students with leadership capabilities, college prep guidance and business-planning experience, the 2017 camp gave the high-school participants opportunities to cultivate skills in several key areas. Key skill-building courses targeted areas such as teamwork, performance under pressure, financial education and study skills.

At the camp, which is open to high-school juniors and seniors, the students are immersed in a highly competitive learning environment with other students from the Detroit area, and they are joined by business professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Camp Enterprise was started in 2003 as a one-day camp and has evolved over the years into a four-day event held each summer. 

The camp begins on Wayne State University’s campus and ends at Michigan State University. “We are grateful for our partnership with Camp Enterprise, which has given hundreds of local high school students the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and equipped them with the tools they need to succeed in college,” said Victor Green, director of Community Affairs for Wayne State.

WSU’s College of Engineering hosted the wrap-up and evaluation session in Danto Auditorium with parents and students who participated in this year’s Camp Enterprise.  The College of Engineering, Business and Auxiliary Operations, Academic Success Center, Admissions Department, and the Mort Harris team were also instrumental in staging this year’s camp.

Photo 1: Camp Enterprise students learn the importance of study skills and time management from Adam Bauer, Financial Literacy Program Coordinator for Wayne State University

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